why does my cell phone restart by itself
A common question Android users may ask is Why does my Android randomly restart itself? At one point or another, every Android device I ve owned has had this problem. There are a few common reasons your Android might restart on its own. Let s take a look at them and see if we can fix it. In most cases, random restarts are caused by a poor quality app. Try uninstalling apps you don t use. Be sure the apps you do use are reliable, especially the apps that handlePemail or text messaging. My wife recently discovered her Galaxy S5 would restart sometimes when receiving a text message. Switching from the Verizon Messaging app to Hangouts for text messaging fixed that issue. You mayPalsoPhave an app running in the background that is causing the Android to randomly restart. When a background app is the suspected cause, try the following, preferably in the order listed:
Uninstall apps you don t necessarily need. This goes especially for any apps that control sound, ringtones, wallpaper, have fancy widgets, or use GPS. Ensure all apps are on the latest version. Upgrade everything you have from the Play Store by going to Menu Settings My Apps. Uninstall apps that run in the background. From a fresh restart, go toP Settings More Applications Running. If you see anything listed you can live without, uninstall it. If you cannot uninstall it, if possible. Did you play around with disabling Android apps? If you went too far and disabled apps that are required to run the Android OS, it may be causing your restarting issue. Have a look under Settings Applications and swipe over to the list of apps that are Turned Off or Disabled and enable any apps that may be needed for your device to function properly.
Many Android devices are designed to shut off automatically if they become too hot. If you have your device out on a 100 degree day while trying to use 4G, GPS, and thePscreen is set to the brightest setting, it might restart itself or shut down. Try to take it easy and maybe disable features you don t need. Overheating shutdowns shouldn t be a regular problem though. If your device is overheating regularly, contact the retailer or manufacturer about it. Of course, this problem only occurs on devices with a removable battery. My Droid 1 and Samsung Galaxy S4 were notorious for suddenly restarting. Sometimes they would shut off and never turn back on. It turned out that in both cases, the battery was coming a bit loose. Just a slight jab at the device would quickly unseat, then re-seat the battery, causing it to reset. The most common reason for this is the rear cover has become slightly bent and is no longer holding the battery into place. Another reason is the gold battery connectors are bent out of shape. Over time, the connectors may get worn down. Purchase some mounting tape, then affix a small piece to an area of the rear cover so that it holds the battery into place better. Turn the device off, remove the rear case and unseat the battery. Locate the battery connector pins. If possible, use a small screw driver to pry the connectors into a position where they will make better contact with the battery. Sometimes the Android system software gets corrupted. PIf you are using a custom Android ROM, try a different version of the ROM or another type of ROM altogether. If you re not using a custom ROM, your only option may be to try a factory reset of the device.
Beware though, a factory reset will erase data from your device. On most Android devices, you can perform a factory reset by going to Settings Backup reset Reset device. Sometimes the Power button can get some water or gunk stuck in it. Be sure that nothing is jammed in the button opening. Also check to make sure your case is not putting pressure on the button at all. If everything above has been tried and your Android is still randomly restarting itself, you may just have a bad device. Contact the retailer or manufacturer about the problem. You may not have that option if you have a custom Android ROM installed. In that case, you may want to take your question to the maker of your particular ROM. My Android is low on battery power and restarts when plugged in. Why is it doing this? You are likely not giving the device enough power. Ensure you use the correct power adapter and cable and plug the Android into a wall outlet, not a computer or other device with USB ports. Do you have any other advice for your Android that restarts? Share it in the Comments section below. Are you wondering what to do if your Android phone restarts by itself? Does your Android phone keep restarting? It is rebooting much more often that it should? In 2017 Android has become the most popular operating system in the world (and it currently powers even more devices than Windows). It's become so popular because the creators of Android (meaning Google) have done a great job improving and growing their OS. It's stable, reliable and becomes more and more intelligent with every new update. However, there are still many people who use older Android phones (with older versions of Android) which often become unstable, unresponsive and like to misbehave.
The most common problem users of older Android devices experience is their phone restarting by itself. What can you do? What are the fixes? Let's find out! It's not always obvious and easy to find out why your phone keeps rebooting. However, after tons of your comments (and questions) I did thorough research and have a couple of possible reasons Before you begin, make sure you After analyzing several cases, I see that the Android reboot problem falls into the three following categories: SITUATION- SPECIFIC REBOOT. Your Android phone restarts in specific situations, e. g. when you want to access certain features, change something in settings or use a certain app or game. HEAVY-USAGE REBOOT. Your device restarts when you are actively using the phone (playing HD games or using many heavy apps at the same time). OUT-OF-THE-BLUE REBOOT. Your device restarts by itself for no clear reason (even if you aren't using it heavily). Many people worry when their Android phones reboot or restart by themselves but this is not always a reason to worry. There are actually two types of reboot and only one of them can indicate that there is something wrong with the phone (either its software or hardware). COMPLETE/HARD REBOOT. The phone restarts completely (all apps are restarted as well), which takes up to a few minutes (especially with older phones which are a few years old). With this kind of reboot/restart, you usually hear the welcome ringtone and see your manufacturer's logo (this, of course, depends on the phone model and its manufacturer). It's as if you've just turned your phone off and on.
SOFT REBOOT. There is also a softer type of reboot when only Android OS restarts. It usually takes a few seconds and you see the white screen for a few moments and then everything comes back to normal. This is not a complete reboot and this is usually caused by some misbehaving app or temporary overheating of your device. There is no need to worry in the case of a soft reboot (unless it happens very often). Some newer phones even let you set the date and time interval for performing a soft reboot so that your phone's performance is optimal (learn more about it in the section below). Hard reboot, however, may mean that there is something wrong with your phone (either a more serious software problem or hardware problem). In my Samsung Galaxy S7 (running Android "N") there is even the feature called AUTO RESTART. It's simply a kind of a soft reboot which you allow to happen in order to better optimize your device. I recommend you use that feature if you have it on your phone. Here is how it looks on my Android phone. Below you will see a few diagnostic questions. By answering them you will probably be able to tell if your phone need servicing or if you can fix the problem yourself. As you can see the reasons why your Android phone keeps restarting may differ a lot. Sometimes the reason may be really trivial while other times it may even turn out you need to buy a new phone. Here is the list of the most common fixes of the Android reboot problem I have come up with. If none of the above solutions works, you should have your phone serviced (which you can do for free if it's still under warranty). This is most likely a hardware problem which you won't be able to fix on your own.
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