Having a phone as powerful as Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ is, brings nothing but fun when it comes to usage. But, if the phone starts to misbehave and reboot on its own without any apparent reason, all that fun disappears. Usually, the reason behind random restarts is a corrupted file or a third-party app that could be poorly coded. It could be a hardware-related issue, but it’s less likely that’s the case. Here, we will share some workarounds that could help you get rid of the problem. Let’s see what to do if your Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ keeps restarting.
Things to try if your Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+ keeps restarting
Let’s see what to do if your phone keeps rebooting for no apparent reason.
Let it charge
Star with the basics. Let the phone charge, and observe how it behaves during charging. If it works fine but starts to misbehave as soon as you disconnect it from the charger, it could point out the battery-related problem.
A forced reboot can fix many issues and help you get rid of minor bugs causing problems. That’s why you should give it a shot. Here is what to do.
- Press and hold the power button and the volume down key simultaneously.
- Hold the buttons for a few seconds until the Samsung logo shows up
- Release the buttons.
Update the Software
Updating the software could fix the problem. A new version may bring new features and security patches, but it can also arrive with bug fixes. Here is what to do:
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll to and select Software update
- Tap Download and install
Boot the phone into Safe mode
One of the third-party apps could be causing the problem. The only way to make sure that’s the case is to boot your phone into safe mode. When you do that, all third-party apps will be disabled. You can use the phone and see how it works. If there are no issues, it means that one of the apps is the problem. You can either remove the apps one by one or perform a factory data reset that will erase everything, including the apps.
- Press and hold power off button
- Wait for the Power off icon to show up
- Press and hold it until you see Safe mode
- Tap on Safe mode
- Test the phone to see how it works
- When you want to exit the Safe mode, restart your phone the usual way.
Factory data reset
If your phone works just fine in the Safe mode, one of the apps is to blame. If you have only a few third-party apps, uninstall them would not take a lot of time. On the other hand, if you have many apps, removing one by one will require effort and time. You can go for a factory data reset, but make sure to back up your files first. When you create the backup, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to Settings
- Tap General Management
- Next, tap Reset
- Tap Factory Data Reset
- Tap Reset
- You’ll have to wait for the process to complete
- Set up your device as a new one.
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