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How To Fix Galaxy S6 Screen Won’t Turn On Problem

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were launched a few months back. As soon as they were out in the market they started selling like any other previous generation Galaxy phone. Now the users have been using their Galaxy Smartphones for quite some time and with the passage of time they have realized that there are some minor issues with the phone. These issues are not some big issues and they can be fixed with the help of some minor fixes. Now one such problem which has been noticed by the users of the Galaxy S6 phones is the screen won’t turn on problem. In this problem the buttons of the Galaxy S6 does light up like they do normally but the screen doesn’t turn on and remains black.

One of the first things that you need to do when you are facing Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on issue is to check if the Galaxy S6 screen is not giving problems because of a dead battery. So in this case it is recommended that the user should connect the phone to a power source. Now if even after connecting the Galaxy S6 to the power source the screen still doesn’t show up then there might be some other problem and so we are suggesting some ways to fix this Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on problem.

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See also- How to fix Galaxy S6 overheating issue

Steps to fix Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on problem

Press and Hold the Power button

The first fix that you can try if you are facing the Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on problem is to plug in your phone to a power source and then after waiting for 15-20 minutes just press and hold the power button. This is because it might be the case that your Galaxy S6 is not turning up because it is not getting sufficient charge for its screen. So connecting it to a power source and then trying to turn it on might be a good idea. Now after you have connected the phone to the power source then just press and hold the power button for at least 20-30 seconds. After doing this your phone might turn on in some seconds. If it doesn’t then just continue with the below guides.

Boot in Safe Mode

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If the above procedure has not helped then you might try to boot your Galaxy S6 phone into safe mode. This is because it might be possible that the problem is being caused by some third party app. So when you’ll boot the phone in the safe mode then no third party app would be active and only the most necessary apps would be running. In this way you can make sure that the problem is not being caused by some third party app. This might be able to fix the Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on problem in case the problem is being caused by some third party app. And if the problem has caused after installation of some particular app then you can just uninstall it.

Now to start the Galaxy S6 in Safe Mode just press and hold the power button until the Samsung logo screen appears. When the Samsung logo screen appears then you can let go off the power button and then press and hold the Volume down key. Once you have successfully completed the prescribed steps then the phone would boot up in safe mode and you can confirm yourself the same by seeing a small logo saying Safe Mode at the bottom left corner of the phone. After this just uninstall the problem causing app and also you can try doing a hard reset of your phone.


Boot in recovery mode and Wipe Cache Partition

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If the above two steps have not proved successful then you would need to boot the phone in Recovery Mode and then Wipe the Cache Partition. For this you would have to press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneously. Now when the Samsung logo shows up you can see Recovery Mode written at the top in blue colour.

Now just use the Volume Up and Down keys to navigate to the Wipe Cache option and then select it using Power button. After this just finish off the process by Restarting the system.

These procedures might be able to help you fix Galaxy S6 screen won’t turn on problem.


  1. Thank YOU!!!
    The “BLANK SCREEN DILEMMA” was CURED by following your specific instructions…,i.e., ” press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons simultaneously” Viola!! This “John Wayne Reset” saved me from the horrific thought of having my phone replaced…with the additional xfering of all data etc…

  2. My phone charges because the red dot appears. But the screen just doesn’t turn on start up. How am I supposed to start it in safe mode when the screen is not working? I can’t remove battery either…it’s one of THEM types. Thanks in advance.

  3. So my S6 has a problem with the charging port so instead I am using a wireless charger for it however after an hour of charging it,it still won’t turn on what should i do ?

  4. Thank you for posting this, I thought my phone was dead forever! Holding all four keys did the trick. I’ve had the phone almost two years with no problems so no idea why this happened, maybe something to do with the recent update?

    1. Yes please check if any update is available. Also, I would suggest you to perform the step 2 and step 3 once.

  5. thats what was needed after phone overheated and turned off it seemed permanently!!! now showing charging screen!!!!! fingers crossed x

  6. My rooted s6 frozen and overheated, and went off after I decided to reset it. Now its dead cant turn on or even charge. What can I do? I tried everything.

    1. One more step that you can try is restarting your phone. For that press and hold Power, Home, Volume Up and Volume Down, all 4 buttons together. You will see an option to restart your phone. Use Home button to select that option.

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