If you think that there is a specific smartphone brand or model which is perfectly immune from technical failures, you are wrong. In other words, no one has ever manufactured an invincible smartphone.
So, if your LG phone won’t turn on all of a sudden, don’t be surprised. There are many other LG users who experience the same sort of issue. Well, let’s sort this out for you and see how to turn your LG phone on once again.
Before everything else, it is better to learn the reasons behind this issue. That means you’d better know the exact answer to “why my LG phone won’t turn on?”. Well, following are the possible reasons behind this issue.
There is something wrong with the battery.
Your charging phone doesn’t work because of the built-up dirt.
Your device isn’t charged properly.
You have dropped your phone or gotten it wet.
Here are some simple checks you should perform before proceeding. Please note that these methods are pretty basic ones and you don’t need any advanced knowledge to do it. Also, none of these methods cause data loss in your device, so you can just do them without any hesitation.
The first thing to check if your LG device won’t turn on is if there’s anything wrong with the battery. In this case, you should connect the charger to the faulty device and charge it for about half an hour. If the phone doesn’t get charged, there’s something wrong. So, you can proceed to the next solution.
If the phone doesn’t charge at all, it is better to check the charging port as well. In fact, this is a very sensitive port that detects the charger and initiate the process. So, even the tiny dust particles will create problems. Inspect the port thoroughly and if there’s dust, clean it. Use a toothbrush or a blunt pin to do this correctly.
If your LG won’t turn on, you should check if the device has enough charge. Once the device is connected to the charger, within one minute or so you may see a battery icon. That means, your device is charging and it is powered off. So, you can switch it on.
However, if the red light indicates, your device is completely out of power and it won’t turn on. In this case, you should charge it for about 30 minutes before switching it on.
For many users, their LG won’t turn on because they have dropped the device or have it got wet somehow. If you switch on the device too soon after it got wet, issues tend to occur.
Thus the best thing is to take your device to a repair center as soon as possible without switching it on. Same approach should be followed if the phone is dropped and it doesn’t work.
Now you know the most obvious reasons for LG won’t turn on, let’s see the common ways to fix it.
If your LG doesn’t turn on, checking its battery would be an effective solution. In fact, that can be the most basic fix to this issue. To check this, you should remove the battery safely and see if there are any physical defects (bloated or leaking).
If your LG cannot be turned on, you can try wiping the cache partition and check it if works. In fact, this is a great technique that cleans your phone from inside. So, let’s see how to do it. However, you must enter the recovery mode to perform this cache cleaning.
Step 1: Press and hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously to see a screen with various options.
Step 2: Use the volume key and scroll to the option “Wipe Cache Partition”.
Step 3: At the completion of the process, go to “Reboot System”. Check if your phone can be switched on now.
If you are yet to find luck with this issue, you should try an update to the system on your device.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the device and go to System.
Step 2: Then, tap on Update and select Software Update.
Step 3: You can check if there is an update. If there is an update, it will prompt you to download it.
Force restarting might be another option you can consider in order to resolve this issue. You don’t need to worry about any of your data as this process doesn’t delete data.
Step 1: Press and hold the power key and volume down button for about 11-12 seconds.
Step 2: Leave the keys if you see the LG bootup logo.
If your LG device still doesn’t work, you should try starting it on safe mode. To do this, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Turn off the device and reboot it.
Step 2: When the LG logo appears, just press and hold the volume down key. You will now see the home screen.
Step 3: Your home screen will now display “Safe Mode” which is towards the lower left corner.
Performing a factory reset would be a really effective solution to address if LG does not turn on. However, you should also remember the consequences of factory resetting. That is to say, this option will reset all the data and the settings of your device. So, consider this as one of the last resorts you can use. Mentioned below are the steps to perform a factory reset.
Step 1: Press and hold both volume down key and power buttons together to see the LG logo.
Step 2: Leave the power button for a second and press the same button once again. However, you shouldn’t leave the power button at all.
Step 3: Leave both the buttons at once when you see the window to perform a factory data reset.
Step 4: Now, select the option “Yes” by scrolling down (to do this you can use volume down and select the option using power button). Wait for the device to be rebooted.
Well, those are the fixes you can use to resolve if your LG device doesn’t turn on. We hope at least one of these methods can fix the issue for you. When you perform a critical fix like factory resetting, however, you should create a back up of your data beforehand in order to prevent data loss. Also, we appreciate is you can leave us a feedback in the comments section below.
By Robert Moore , to Android Issues
Posted on Jun 12, 2019 ( Updated: Jun 12, 2019 )