How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S9+ Is Not Responding

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S9+ is one of the best Android devices released in the market last year. This is an IP68 certified device that is made of an Aluminum frame with Gorilla Glass on both the front and back. It has a large 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display which makes it great to use for viewing multimedia content. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor which when paired with 6GB of RAM allows the device to run apps smoothly. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S9+ is not responding issue.

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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S9+ Is Not Responding

Problem: I recently got an S9+ from my dad and it hasn’t had many issues recently until today. I left it on the charger and then I got a message and when I tried to turn it on, some red text came in, the screen glitched and showed the battery charging symbol. I had encountered some crashing before so I attempted restarting using the volume down button + the power button and it worked. However, after that the phone was working for about 30 seconds and now it’s not responding to anything. I’ve tried charging it, using the volume button reset combinations but it’s still not responding. Please help.

Solution: Before performing any troubleshooting steps make sure that the phone battery has sufficient charge. If necessary plug the phone to its wall charger and let it fully charge.

What we will need to do right now is to check if this problem is caused by a software glitch. Follow the troubleshooting steps listed below which are recommended for this particular problem.

Perform a Soft Reset

The first thing that you will need to do in this particular case is a soft reset. This will usually fix issues caused by minor software glitches as it will refresh the phone software. This is also called as a simulated battery pull as it disconnects the phone from the battery.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if any of the the issues still occur.

Check if the issue occurs  in Safe Mode

Another factor that can cause this problem is an app you downloaded to the device. To check if this is the case you will need to start the phone in Safe Mode since only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Turn the phone off.
  • Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
  • When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  • Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  • When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

In case the issues do not occur in this mode then it’s likely that the problem is caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

The phone system cached data is used to speed up the access to your phone apps. Sometimes this data can get corrupted which results in issues occuring on the device. To check if a corrupted cached data is causing the problem you will need to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off the phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  • Press the Volume down key to highlight “wipe cache partition.”
  • Press the Power key to select.
  • Press the Volume down key to highlight “yes” and press the Power key to select.
  • When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

Check if the problem still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

One last troubleshooting step you should consider is a factory reset. This will revert your phone back to its original factory condition. Take note that this will erase your phone data so make sure to create a backup copy before proceeding.

  • Turn off the phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  • When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  • Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
  • Press Power button to select.
  • Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
  • Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
  • When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
  • Press the Power key to restart the device.

Do not install any apps after the reset has completed. Try to check first if the phone works normally. In case it doesn’t then this is most likely caused by a faulty hardware component already. The best thing you can do right now is to have the phone repaired at a service center.

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