Watching your phone switch itself off and on again is a common problem for Android users. The issue is usually caused by a software or hardware failure. Read our guide below to find out what you can do to stop your phone from turning itself off and on.
The first thing to do is to check if there is an issue with your software.
• Installing multiple applications at the same time can cause the system to stop and your phone to turn itself off. Errors while using widgets can also have the same effect. If this is the case, remove the application that appears to have caused the problem.
• Check to see if you are using the latest version of the software that is available for your phone. If not, switching up could solve the problem.
Sometimes your phone will automatically shut down if it gets too hot. This can happen if temperatures above 60 degrees are reached. If your phone is overheating, disable all running applications, including those running in the background. Once the phone has cooled down, check to see if the problem is still there.
You can help to prevent your phone from overheating by making sure you only use the right type of phone case. There should be cut-outs for connectors and components in the correct place for your specific model. If not, it could lead to overheating.
If you’ve been through the checklist above and are still having a problem, it could be a hardware issue. For example, power can switch off if the contact point between the battery and the phone is damaged. This could be caused by dirt or if the battery hooks have worn loose. Try removing the battery and then gently clean the contacts using a soft, dry cloth.
If, after trying this, your phone still shuts itself down, it probably has a mechanical fault. This could have been caused if it is dropped or knocked or if it has got wet. If this is the reason for your issue, you’ll need to seek the help of an expert.