Broken screens and software anomalies are two of the most dangerous problems that you might encounter when your smartphone keeps switching on and off. It can be confusing to understand why the problem persists, and it can make it difficult to know what to do. The good news is that it’s easy for you fix it yourself.
If your phone keeps switching on and off and you don’t know what to do next, these quick fixes will help!
Restart your phone.
If your phone keeps switching on and off, restart it. This might seem like a simple trick. It is. It works in most cases.
If some components of your phone are in conflict, your phone might keep restarting indefinitely. A quick reboot might fix the problem. Go ahead, do it!
There are several ways to restart your phone. The easiest is to hold the Power button for 8-10 seconds or until it reboots.
If you don’t want to do that, hold down the Power button, then choose ‘Restart’ from the power menu.
Give your phone a rest for a while, then try again to use it after it restarts.
It is time to charge it
Flat batteries are equally important. To function, your phone needs a lot of battery charge. It won’t function properly if it doesn’t have enough charge.
The only way to fix it is to charge it! Simply plug your phone into its original charger, and then wait for it to charge up. You may need to wait depending on the speed of your charger. You can do other things while you wait for your phone to charge.
Turn your phone on after it has been charged for a while. If it isn’t, you can continue to use it to check if it is still restarting.
It’s possible that your battery is not holding enough charge. Find out if your battery needs to be replaced.
Scheduled Power On/Off can be disabled/adjusted
Other than a flat battery or faulty battery, software or settings issues can cause your phone’s to keep turning itself on and off. Scheduled power on/off is one of these settings.
Are you able to remember turning your phone on/off by itself? You may need to go into your device settings to enable this feature if you don’t recall doing it. This feature allows you customize the time your phone turns on or off.
If your phone suddenly restarts when you use it, you can follow these steps to disable Scheduled Power On/Off.
- Start your Settings on your phone
- Scroll to the bottom and tap
- Click Scheduled power on/off (or whatever OEM calls it).
- You can then check the options to determine if they are available.
- If so, you can turn them off or adjust them to your liking.
Uninstall suspicious apps
An app that you have installed may cause your phone to turn off and on again, in addition to Scheduled Power On/Off. You will need to locate the app and delete it from your phone.
To find out if an app is causing the problem, reboot your phone in safe mode. Here’s how:
- To display the power menu, long-press the Power button on your device.
- Continue on to the next step. Click the Power Off (Shutdown!) button You will not see the pop-up window until you click it.
- You will need to long-press either the HiOS or XOSlogo on Infinix and TECNO phones.
- To reboot your phone in safe mode, tap OK
Use your phone in safe mode for several minutes and check if the phone turns off or on automatically. If it does not, then an app is responsible.
To fix the problem, restart your phone and then delete the suspicious apps one by one. After each removal, we recommend that you restart your phone.
De-clutter your phone’s storage
Your phone could restart indefinitely if it has low storage or too much CPU usage. We recommend that you clear out your phone’s storage and memory to ensure it is not the cause of the problem.
To free up memory and storage, you may need to delete unneeded apps and large files. Restart your phone to see if the problem occurs again.
Verify that the power button is not stuck/faulty.
You may need to inspect your phone’s hardware if your phone keeps switching on and off without any assistance. Check the power button.
Many Android smartphones will turn off when you hold down the power button for more than 8 to 10 seconds. If your power button gets stuck, or is faulty, your phone may continue to restart indefinitely. Here are some things to look for:
- If you have any people on your phone, take it off and then turn it on.
- Give your phone a rest for a while to restart. If your phone doesn’t restart, it means that your phone cover is holding down on the power button. It may be necessary to purchase a new phone cover.
- If this doesn’t resolve the problem, make sure the power button is working properly.
- To check if the button is clicky or stuck, and to determine if the screen turns on or off, press it multiple times.
- To have the power key repaired, please visit the repair center.
For system updates, check here.
Software bugs can cause your phone’s to turn on and off randomly, even if it is not a damaged or flat battery. You may experience system instability or other issues, especially if your phone has not been updated with the latest software.
System updates are designed to protect your phone from unwelcome problems and keep it in control. To ensure that the problem is not caused by a buggy software version, please follow these steps to install the latest update to your phone.
- Start the Settingsapp
- Scroll down and click on
- Tap Software Update
- Click on “Check for updates.” Please download and install the appropriate update, then wait for your phone’s to install it.
Get professional assistance
Finally, if any hardware components of your phone become damaged, this will cause the phone to stop turning on and off automatically. This is where you may not be able fix the problem yourself.
If none of these fixes can stop your phone turning on or off by itself, we recommend that you contact the authorized repair center of your brand. If your phone is still covered by warranty, they might be able fix the problem for you.
Carlcare will help you to look into your TECNO, Infinix or itel smartphone if you have one.