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Samsung Galaxy S6 Doesn’t Switch On Issue & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S6 is still one of the top Android smartphones available in the market today despite being already a year old. If you are looking for a dependable mobile device then you can’t go wrong with this particular model. There are however instances when issues can occur on this phone. These issues are what we will tackle today. More specifically, we will address the Galaxy S6 doesn’t switch on issue & other related problems.

Samsung Galaxy S6

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S6 Doesn’t Switch On

Problem: Hi! The phone sometimes doesn’t switch on. Sometimes it does and makes it to the point of saying Samsung powered by Android. Sometimes Samsung starts to light up but then freezes. That’s as far as I get. When it is switched on it won’t switch off until the battery goes and it has a flashing blue light in the led notification. Sometimes the light is on permanently. I have tried a soft reset and that doesn’t work. I have tried a hard reset that just takes me to a blue screen that says something about a custom OS or power down. Power down does nothing and if I volume up power and home key at this point just outs a spinning Android man on and says updating but it’s been like that overnight now. All this started after an official firmware update.

Solution: If this issue occurred right after a firmware update then something may have gone wrong during the update. Have you tried starting your phone in recovery mode? If you are able to access this mode then I suggest you proceed by doing a factory reset in here. This will delete your phone data so make sure to have a backup copy of your phone data before doing this.

Another option that you should try is to connect your phone using a USB cord to a computer with Smart Switch running. This software will check if your phone needs a firmware update. Update your phone if you are prompted to do so. Once the update is done the phone should turn on normally.

If the above steps fail then you should consider flashing the phone with an updated firmware file. Instruction on how to do this procedure can be found at several of the popular android forums online.

Note 5 Charges Slow After Marshmallow Update

Problem: After installing the Marshmallow update yesterday my phone is charging extremely slow.  I have powered off the device hoping it would charge faster but it’s not.  I plugged it in at 16% and in one hour it was at 24%, it used to be at 100% easily within less than an hour.  I am using my same factory charger, have tried hooking up to my laptop to charge and even tried different cords.  Is there something I can do to fix this charging issue.  The “fast Charge” no longer comes up on my phone and at this rate I’m looking at 3 hours to get a full charge.  Thanks for any help!

Solution: Whenever the phone charges slowly the first thing that you need to do is to clean the charging port of the phone. Use a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol to take out any dirt or debris that could be present in the port. The presence of foreign matter in this port can usually interfere with the charging process.

Next, try using a different charging cord when charging your phone. This cord gets damaged easily especially if it is bent or coiled constantly. What happens in this case is that the thin wires inside this cord breaks when it is stressed. This can then lead to slow charging problems.

You should also try using a different adaptive fast charging charger when charging your phone.

If the issue still occurs even after performing the steps listed above then I suggest you backup your phone data and do a factory reset. This can be quite effective since you mentioned that the problem only occurred right after a software update. What the reset does is it take out any old software data that could still be in your device and is causing this problem.

S6 Does Not Turn On After Getting Wet

Problem: Hi, My phone was recently treated to a Ribena bath thanks to my niece. I didn’t realise straight away and it may have had a slight wetting with the liquid for up to 5 minutes but when I found it it was still on. I dried it off and left it to dry completely. Half an hour later it was extremely warm and turned off with a blue notification light flashing and then nothing. I have left to dry for 24 hours and won’t turn on, if I try to charge it just gets hot. Is there any point trying to get it fixed or is it just done?

Solution: The only thing you can do at this point is to make sure that the inside of the phone is totally dry. You can do this by placing the phone in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours. The rice will absorb the moisture inside the phone. After 48 hours check if the phone turns on. If it doesn’t then try to charge it for 20 minutes then turn it on. If the phone gets hot when charging then disconnect it from its charger immediately. Have your phone checked at a service center as it could already be water damaged. If it’s only the battery that has been affected then this can be easily replaced at a service center. If it’s the motherboard that has been affected then you might want to consider getting a new phone.

S6 Not Charging Fully On Wireless Charger After Marshmallow Update

Problem: After updating to marshmallow and doing a factory reset, my phone does not pass 95% on the wireless charger. If I plug it into the USB cable, it charged fully.

Solution: Whenever the phone does not completely charge using a wireless charger right after a software update a factory reset is highly recommended. Since you performed this step already and it didn’t resolve the problem then this could be caused by a bug in the update as several other owners are also having the same issue. I suggest that you wait for another update to be released by Samsung which could come with the fix to this issue.

S6 Custom Binary Blocked By Reactivation Lock Error

Problem: when I try to turn on my Samsung galaxy s6, the screen will just say Samsung galaxy s6 screen with little red letters at the top left had corner of my phone that says custom binary blocked by reactivation lock. then when I let go of all three buttons it just shuts off.

Solution: Have you tried installing a custom ROM on the device? This error message usually occurs when something goes wrong during the installation of the custom ROM. This error can also occur when the stock firmware of the phone becomes corrupt. Have you checked if you are able to access the recovery mode? If you can access this mode then I suggest you do a factory reset. Take note though that your phone data will be deleted in the process so make sure to have a backup copy before proceeding with this.

If the above steps fail then you should consider flashing your phone with its stock firmware. Instructions on how to do this can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

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