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Why Does My Phone keep Restarting – Here’s How to Fix!

| Updated on: November 11, 2019

One of the common questions most of the android users ask is “why does my phone keep restarting.” As far as I remember, I have personally faced this problem with almost every android phone I have owned till date at one point or another. And from my experience, I have realized that there are a few reasons why phone restart by itself. In this article, I will describe how to fix android phone keeps restarting problem by just following few steps.

1. System Apps Are Disabled

If you are someone who has access to your phone may have disabled one or more system apps that are required to run the Android OS, and it may be one of the reasons why your phone randomly restarts.

Here is how you can fix it:

Step 1: Open settings of your phone.

Step 2: Now tap on Applications > Application Manager.

Application Manager Option in Android Phone

Step 3: On the application manager screen, swipe to the left to go to the Disabled tab.

Disable Apps on Android Phone

Step 4: Now go through the list of Disabled Apps and services and Enable all the apps and service that may be needed for your device to function properly.

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2. Check for Android updates

If you have recently updated your phone then there might be some bugs on your recent updates and system updates can bring improvements that could fix your android keeps restarting issue.

Android updates

Here is how you can update your phone:

Step 1 – Open your phone’s Settings app.

Step 2 – Now scroll down to the bottom and click on System.

Step 3 – Then go to advance > System update. (In some phone you may have to first go to “About section” to get system update option)

Step 4 – Once you are on the system update screen, you will see if there is any new update available on your phone.

Step 5 – If there is any new update then update your phone to the latest version of android.


3. Check storage & clear space

Your phone may randomly restarts, if your phone’s internal storage is full or almost full.

Follow the given below steps to check how much storage you have on your phone:

Step 1 – Open your phone’s Settings app.

Step 2 – Now scroll down a bit and click on Storage.

Step 3 – Now check how much storage you have currently available or free on your smartphone.

Your phone will start having issues when less than 10% of storage is free on your device. To free up space on your phone you can remove the unnecessary app, data, and clear cached data.

Step 1 – Clear cache of your phone by going to Settings > Storage > Cached data, then tap OK to confirm.

android storage

Step 2 – Uninstall all those apps which you have no or very less use on your phone.

android apps

Step 3 – If you are an Oreo User go to – Settings > Storage and click on the Free Up space button appearing at the top.

Freeup storage

Step 4 -If your phone has very less storage (I.e. 4GB-8GB) then use an SD card on your phone and transfer all the necessary data from your device storage to SD card.


4. See whether an app is causing the problem

Phone restarts automatically issue could be caused by an app that you have downloaded and installed on your phone. To check whether an app is causing the problem, you can restart your phone in safe mode. Safe Mode basically turns off all the downloaded app on your phone.

Here is how to restart a phone into Safe Mode:

Step 1. Press and hold your phone’s Power button.

Step 2. Now press and hold the “Power Off” option and now you will be able to restart your phone into “Safe Mode”

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Method to boot your phone into safe mode may depend upon the manufacturer of the device. You can google how to boot into safe mode with your phone model no. and you will get the exact method.

Now check if your android phone still keeps restarting. If not then apps were the culprit behind your problem.

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5. Overheating

Someandroid devices are designed to turn off automatically in case they become too hot. This is basically a saftery feature given by smartphone manufacturer to proctect the smartphone from getting damanged due to excessive heat.

However overheating of a device should not be a regular problem though. I will recommend you to contact your retailer if you device is overheating on a regular basis.


6. Loose Battery

The problem of android phone keeps restarting is common in older phones with removable batteries. In most of the cases, the battery cover become losse or slightly get bent and is no longer holding the battery into proper place.

This can also happen in new smartphone with removable batteries which has suffered a fall.

Here is how you can tackle the problem of loose battery on your phone:

Purchase some mounting tap or take an small piece of paper, then affix a small piece to area of the rear cover so that it holds the batter on proper place.

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7. Stuck Button

Sometime power button can get damaged (Because of water or gunk) which maybe the reason behind android phone restarting again and again. So make sure that your power button is not damaged.

As well as make sure that your phone case is not putting presser on the power button at all.

8. Close apps you’re not using

Generally you don’t need to close any app by yourself as the latest android is capable of itself to manage the memory very well.

But to completely close an app, including any background services that it may be using:

Step 1: Open your phone setting.

Step 2: Tap on Apps & notifications (In some Device tap on Manage apps)

Step 3: Now select the appp.

Step 4: Tap on Force restart.


9. Reset to factory settings

Normally just like any other software, your android OS can also get corrupted or dmaged due to variety of reasons. So, to remove any processes on your device that could be causing the issue, you can reset your phone to factory settings.

Once you perform a factory data reset on your phone, It will remove all data from your phone . So , make sure to take full backup of your phone before performing factory data reset.

Step 1: Click on the Settings icon from your home screen or app drawer.

Step 2: Now select reset.

Step 3: Hit Factory data reset.

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit Reset button.

Step 5: Enter your phone password and click OK.

Step 6: Tap Delete all.

That’s it your phone will automticall bottup and you have sucessfully performed factory data reset on your phone.

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Wrapping up

Guys, I hope now you have got the answer of “Why does my phone keep restarting”. Here I have mentioned all the possible reasons with the solutions to fix android keep restarting issue. Just try all the solutions one by one and I am sure you will soon get rid from this annoying issue.

About Shivam Choudhary

Shivam Choudhary is the founder of Gadgetsprout.com and many other online ventures. He is blogging since the age of 15. Writing has always been at the center of his life and the passion for technology and gadgets that he developed over the years influenced him to start Gadgetsprout.com

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