How To Fix Galaxy S23 Won’t Turn On

Your Galaxy S23 won’t turn on? This article provides in-depth information to help you troubleshoot and fix your unresponsive Samsung Galaxy S23. We’ll guide you through multiple step-by-step methods, so there’s a better chance of success.

Check Connection and Charging Issues

Inspect Your Charging Cable And Adapter

Before panicking or going through more complex troubleshooting techniques, it’s essential to rule out any power-related issues. The first step is to check if the charging cable and adapter are working correctly. You can try the following:

  1. Use the original charger provided with the device.
  2. Ensure there are no damages or bent pins on the charging cable or adapter.
  3. Connect the charger to another power source to check if it charges in a different socket.
  4. Try using another compatible charger, as faulty chargers are often a common cause of mobile devices not powering on.

Check Battery Status

If your Samsung Galaxy s23 still won’t turn on after checking for connection issues and charging it for more than 10 minutes:

  1. Disconnect your charger from the smartphone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Release both buttons once you see the Samsung logo on the screen.

This method often revives a smartphone’s battery that may have deeply discharged, forcing it to go into protection mode.

Use Safe Mode to Diagnose Software Issues

If power-related issues aren’t the problem, your Samsung Galaxy s23 may be experiencing software-related hiccups. Booting your device in safe mode allows you to diagnose and fix software troubles:

  1. Press and hold the Power button until you see the Samsung logo on the screen.
  2. Release the Power button, and immediately press and hold the Volume Down button.
  3. Keep holding until your device successfully boots up.
  4. You’ll notice ‘Safe Mode’ at the screen’s bottom left corner if your smartphone has booted successfully in Safe Mode.

In Safe Mode, third-party applications are disabled, allowing you to isolate any app-related issues that could be causing your Galaxy s23 not to turn on. If your device does turn on during Safe Mode, try uninstalling recent apps or performing a factory reset.

Performing a Soft Reset

A soft reset can resolve minor software glitches and help fix unresponsive devices without wiping any data from your Samsung Galaxy s23:

  1. Press and hold both the Volume Down key and Power button simultaneously for about 10-15 seconds.
  2. Wait until the device restarts; it will vibrate once before rebooting.
  3. If successful, your phone should now power on normally.

Try a Hard Reset Using Recovery Mode

If other methods fail to resolve your issue, a hard reset (also known as a factory reset) might be necessary. However, note that this will erase all your data and can only be done when the device is off. If you want to go through with this step, be sure to back up all your data first. Your phone will be wiped and be like new when you first got your phone.

Here’s how to perform a hard reset on your Samsung Galaxy s23:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Up button and Power button simultaneously.
  2. Release all buttons once you see the Android recovery logo on the screen.
  3. Use the volume buttons to navigate and select “Wipe data/factory reset,” press the Power button to confirm your selection.
  4. Choose “Yes” to continue, and wait for the process to complete.
  5. Finally, highlight “Reboot system now” using the volume keys and confirm by pressing the Power button.

This method will restore your device to factory settings, which might fix any potential software or firmware-related issues preventing your Galaxy s23 from turning on.

Connect the Device to A PC or Laptop

If your Galaxy s23 still fails to turn on after following the methods above, try connecting it to a PC or laptop:

  1. Install the appropriate Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
  2. Connect your Samsung Galaxy s23 using a compatible USB cable.
  3. Check if your computer recognizes your device.

If successfully recognized, it indicates there may not be significant hardware damage; try reviving it by reinstalling or updating its firmware.

Seek Professional Help

If all these methods fail to turn on your Samsung Galaxy s23, it could be due to hardware damage that requires expert intervention. Visit an authorized Samsung service center for further diagnostics and repairs.

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George Tsay

Executive editor in charge of The Droid Guy since 2012. Coordinates a group of more than 10 editors and writers based around the world as they cover the latest and greatest products in consumer technology. Grew up and lives in Southern California. Go Bruins. Go Padres. Go Chargers. Find me on Twitter

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