How To Fix The Huawei Mate 20 Lite Won’t Turn On Issue

The #Huawei #Mate20Lite is the affordable version of the Mate 20 device. This phone was first released in September 2018. It has an Aluminum frame with a glass back and a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels on the front. It uses a dual rear camera system and a dual front camera system. Under the hood is a Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa core processor paired with 6GB of RAM. 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 Huawei Mate 20 Lite won’t turn on issue.

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How To Fix The Huawei Mate 20 Lite Won’t Turn On Issue

A major issue that could happen to your phone is when it refuses to turn on no matter what you do. This can become quite frustrating especially if you need to use your device or access the information stored in it. If you are experiencing this issue with your phone then the first thing you will need to do is to make sure that its battery is fully charged by following the steps listed below.

  • Clean the charging port of the phone using a can of compressed air. Make sure that any dirt or debris stuck in this port is removed.
  • Fully charge the phone using its wall charger.
  • In case the phone does not charge then try using a different charging cord and wall charger. You should also try charging the phone from a computer USB port in case charging using the wall charger fails to work.

Once the battery has been fully charged try turning on the phone. If it still does not turn on then proceed with the additional troubleshooting steps listed below.

Perform a soft reset

Try to refresh the phone software to eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a minor software glitch. This can be done easily by simply restarting the device.

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

Check if the Huawei Mate 20 Lite won’t turn on issue still occurs.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

There are cases when an app you downloaded from the Google Play Store will cause issues on the phone when it is installed. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the power button and release it when you see the Huawei logo on screen.
  • After releasing the Power key, immediately press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Keep holding the Volume key till the phone completely boots up.
  • Once the phone boots up,  “Safe mode” should be appeared on the bottom of the screen

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

You will need to do a trial and error method to pinpoint the problem app. Try uninstalling the last app you downloaded then check if the issue still occurs. Repeat this step until the issue no longer occurs. The last app you uninstalled is most likely what is causing the problem.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  • While holding the Volume Up button, connect USB charger to the phone.
  • Within a few seconds, your phone will boot into the recovery mode.
  • Now, remove the USB charger.
  • Use volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Check if the Huawei Mate 20 Lite won’t turn on issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then chances are this is caused by a software glitch. The best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold the Volume Up button.
  • While holding the Volume Up button, connect USB charger to the phone.
  • Within a few seconds, your phone will boot into the recovery mode.
  • Remove the USB charger.
  • Use volume buttons to highlight  select wipe cache/factory reset and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

If the issue still persists then you will need to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked as this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component.

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