Fix Galaxy Tablet Won’t Turn On


The most common issue many mobile users encounter is the No Power issue. If your Galaxy Tablet won’t turn on or enable, then this guide will help you.

Reasons & Solution: Galaxy Tablet Won’t Turn On

If your Samsung Galaxy Tab A won’t turn on and you don’t know the reason behind this. Then there are lots of factors that you must check. In this article, we’ll show you the fix to try so that you can identify and resolve this problem.

Charge your Galaxy Tab A

Charge your Galaxy Tab A

If your Galaxy Tab A can’t enable after normally using it and without issue before, there might be an easy fix. Without much ado just go and charge it. Batteries based on lithium can run out of power and might fail to enable the device. If you want to check, then charge your Tab for 30 minutes before trying to power it back. It’s enough to top up the battery up and again power the device back on.

Also, if there’s an issue with your outlet, then try to plug in the charging adapter to another one. This should remove the possibility of the outlet causing the mobile not to charge.

In some situations, doing an ooze charge might help. The charge is charging your device by plugging it to a PC. Well, it takes a few amounts of time but it can certainly resolve devices that won’t charge normally. Several times devices that are fully dead recover after 35 minutes to 2 hours using this trickle-charge technique. When the device recovers, finish charging after plugging into a wall outlet.

After connected to the wall charger, hit and hold the Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down buttons simultaneously for 1-2 full minutes. The whole process might help power on the device when only hitting the Power button is unsuccessful.

Change your charging accessories

Change your charging accessories

If your charging accessories are not good then change it and use another one. Charging accessories sometimes move bad just like phones do. If the issue is still and then Tab won’t turn on after charging for 30 minutes. Then the other step is to make sure that your adapter or charging cable is working properly. After borrowing another set of original Samsung accessories, we highly suggest that you do so. Here’s the point to check if the adapter or USB cable is the main reason why the device is not charging. If it is, then try to get the new cable and adapter for your device and not for any other Samsung tablet.

But still, if you are facing issues and ‘Galaxy Tablet Won’t Turn On’ then move further to the other troubleshooting steps below.

Hardware Damage – Cause Of Failure

Hardware Damage

Generally, the Galaxy Tab A is efficient but after as time passed, some units might not work as expected. If your Galaxy Tab A won’t turn on, then one main reason is that the possibility of bad hardware issues. Does your Galaxy Tab A has cracks or scratches of hardware damage? These things are the reason, as you Tab dropped or hit with a hard thing. These two are usually the main cause of hardware issues on phones. If your issue begins once you dropped the device, then consider getting help from Samsung. The main cause for it is damaged hardware and there’s no amount of software tweaks that you can do to resolve it. Visit your local shop technician that can provide you professional advice.

If Galaxy Tablet Won’t Turn On, then move ahead with the other fixes.

Reboot Galaxy Tab A

Reboot device

Your Galaxy Tab A might become unresponsive or frozen at this time. Just try to perform a “battery pull” to view if you can unfreeze it. Come let’s take a look:

Step 1:

Hit and hold the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously until the Maintenance Boot Mode screen appears.

Step 2:

From the Maintenance Boot Mode screen, choose Normal Boot. Also, use the volume buttons to cycle through the available choices and the Power button to choose. The whole process might take 60 seconds to complete.

If the device won’t power on, then hit and hold the Power button for 5-10 seconds. Make sure that the device powers on, but have no charging, power cycle the device then fully charge and re-test.

Charging port issue

Port Issue

Another main cause behind the Galaxy device fails to turn on is the absence of power and that’s due to there’s something in the charging that secures it to charge. Just try to check the charging port using a magnifying tool if you have it. If you see that there’s lint, dirt, or foreign object inside, that’s might be the reason why the battery has died. Also, use a canned of compressed air to blow away the lint or dirt. Ignore sticking anything inside just not to damage the system.

Certainly, the Presence of water, corrosion, or moisture might block charging. If you think that the port is wet, don’t use compressed air to dry it out as it pushes moisture deep inside. Rather than, simply allow water to drip down for a few hours. Water evaporates normally after a few hours.

Another possible cause why the charging port might not be working properly if damaged or bent pin/s. Simply try to check the port interior using a magnifying tool to check. If you view a bent or damaged pin, check the device repaired by Samsung.

Restart to Safe Mode

Restart to Safe Mode-Galaxy Tablet won’t turn on

If your Tab still not turn on then you must consider checking if it’s due to a bad third party app. Not all apps are created equal and certainly, a hostile or poorly coded one might interfere with Android. If your Galaxy Tab A begins having the issue after you install an app, that it might be the cause. Just try to restart to safe mode. After successfully boot your Galaxy Tab A to safe mode, you rarely have an app issue.

If you want to boot the device to safe mode:

Step 1:

When the device switches off, hit and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons together until the Samsung Galaxy Tab A screen appears.

Step 2:

When it appears on the screen, just release the Power button but don’t release the Volume down button.

Step 3:

Continue to hold the Volume down button until you view the “Safe mode” in the lower-left of the home or unlock screen then release. This might take up to 45 seconds.

Step 4:

If your device successfully boots to Safe Mode, then you can resolve the issue by identifying the app and removing it.

Make sure that third-party applications are turned off in this mode and use pre-installed apps. If Galaxy Tab A successfully restarts to safe mode, it means that the issue is because of a bad app. Just uninstall the app you currently installed and view if that will fix it. If the issue remains, then simply use the process of elimination to check the rogue app. Come let’s check how to:

Step 1:

Initially, boot to safe mode.

Step 2:

Check for the issue.

Step 3:

After you confirmed that a third-party app is to blame, you can initiate uninstalling apps individually. We recommend that you start with the most recent ones you added.

Step 4:

Once you uninstall an app, rebegin the phone to normal mode and check for the issue.

Step 5:

If your Samsung Galaxy Tab A still can’t enable normally (but works on safe mode), then repeat steps 1-4.

Boot to Recovery

Boot to Recovery-Galaxy Tablet won’t turn on

If you are can’t restart or boot the device to Safe Mode, your other step is to try booting to Recovery instead. There are 2 choices that you can do in Recovery Mode. If they work fine, then use the device again normally.

Step 1:

After the device switched off, hit and hold the Power, Home, and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.

Step 2:

If successful, you should then view the Recovery Mode menu on the screen.

Step 3:

To resolve the issue, then consider refreshing the system cache first by choosing wipe cache partition.

Step 4:

After clearing cache partition won’t help, then start a factory reset by choosing wipe data/factory reset.

Make sure that the factory reset will remove any unsaved personal data on your tablet. Unfortunately, at this point, there’s no way to make a backup of your files so be ready to accept the fact that you won’t be able to recover anything afterward.

Examined or Repair

Repair-Galaxy Tablet won’t turn on

If your Galaxy Tab A can’t turn on after doing all the solutions above, the issue might be caused by something more serious. For an end-user, there’s too much that you can do at this stage so the best choice of action for you would be to get help from Samsung. Visit your nearest Samsung outlet or their Service Center so the mobile can be examined or repaired.


Here’s all about “Galaxy Tablet Won’t Turn On”. If you are one of the users who are facing the same issue then let us know. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Have you found any other method that you think we can’t cover in this article? We offer fixes for Android-related issues for free so if you have a problem with your Android device. Then feel free and let us know below!

Till then! Stay Safe 🥰

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