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Turn on and Off the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Can't turn ON Samsung S5, power button not responding?

How do I turn it ON the phone without the power button

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While there are number of ways to turn a Galaxy S5 off, there's usually only one way to turn it on. In your case, because your power button isn't working you won't be able to turn it off normally. You will instead need to use one of the methods described below to turn off your Samsung GS5:

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    Take off the back cover of your phone.
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    Take out the battery.
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    Now your phone is turned off.
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    In order to turn it on, replace the battery.
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    Put the back cover on.
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    Press and hold the volume down button.
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    While holding the button, plug the Galaxy S5 to a PC using your USB cable.
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    Continue holding the volume down button until your Smartphone boots to 'Download Mode'.
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    Once you're in the download mode, release the volume down button.
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    Press and hold the volume up button to cancel download mode and to reboot your phone.
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    Now your phone should be restarted.
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Another way to turn off your Galaxy S5 is by using the Button Savior app. To learn how to install and use this app read the section of our main article titles 'Turn off Samsung Galaxy S5 without using the Power button', by clicking on the title of this page or the link below the article summary.

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My S5 was working last night, took it off charge nearly full, woke up this morning and it won't turn on, have tried all the various boot methods and nothing?

Tried battery out, holding volume button, tried a spare battery, I am out of ideas. I have tried: All of the above. I think it was caused by: Can't think of anything it was fine 9 hrs ago before I went to sleep

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It could be that your cellphone somehow overcharged itself overnight and is now temporarily stunned by a powerload. To solve this take the battery out of the phone, replace it and then plug the phone into a computer using a USB cord. Then hold down the power button on the phone until you hear it boot up an then release your hold on the button.

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If the phone still will not boot up after this it is likely you have a battery or phone hardware issue that must be repaired.

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Samsung S5 has shut down and won't turn back on.

I got a S5 software update yesterday pop up on the phone. Ever since, it has been acting weird, and now it shut down and won't turn back on.

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That may happen if something interrupts the updating process, and, in rare cases, just a software error. This can be easily fixed. Remove the back cover and battery. Check the model name on the phone (it can be "SM-G900A", for example). Now, navigate to our tutorial on reflash Samsung Galaxy S4 devices. In order to reflash S5, you will only need to skip the first step in the tutorial and find your proper firmware on the official firmware web page. Enter your model number in the "My model number" input field, click the magnifying glass icon. Select your country and your carrier, if applicable. You may need to register on the web site to download the ROM file.

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After successful reflashing, your device will lose all of the data from the internal memory, unfortunately, but not from the microSD card. Most of the data will be synchronized and restored after entering your Google account.

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Samsung S5 not booting logo appears and then restarts?

My phone starts itself, the boot logo appears and then reboots, if I remove the battery it starts by itself and repeats off logo off logo off.

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Is there an alternate way to turn OFF my S5?

My screen is frozen on a chat and I can't do anything with my phone. Pressing the power button just makes it light up so the option of turning it OFF by pressing power down doesn't work.

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How do I change the ringer settings? My ringer is OFF and I want to turn it ON?

How do I change the ringer settings? My ringer is OFF and I want to turn it ON.

Simply, press the Volume UP button located on the side of your mobile.

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My Samsung is stuck on the Samsung logo when turning on?

I woke up to a dead phone, when I started charging it, it instantly started booting up. When I got back to it about 20 minutes later, it still hadn't turned on, and nothing worked, I tried to turn it off by holding the power button, tried to hold the volume, + home + power button for a factory reset and everything I could think off, then I decided to let it just run out of power and turn itself off again, which happened, and now it is messed up again when I started charging. I have no clue what to do and I need help. I need my phone to work at this very moment because of mobile authentication.

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Is there any hope after dropping phone in water?

Dropped S5 in water 3 days ago. Removed it immediately, it worked for about three minutes, then screen faded away. Came home packed phone in rice for three days. When battery is installed in phone it comes on without touching the power button and flashes from Samsung Galaxy S5 to maintenance boot mode. Phone will not power off. If I connect phone to computer with USB cord, phone powers off without touching the power button.

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What should I do if my phone starts up but the Android AUI is messed up or not starting up when it should?

I turned on my phone yesterday and it was working perfectly fine other than the over heating earlier yesterday morning. In the bottom left hand corner of the phone underneath the battery the phone has a white piece. it used to be white but then it changed to a reddish color. I looked it up and it said there might be leaking or water damage but I never dropped my phone in a puddle or anything. The phone turns on but freezes when it gets to the provider screen and won't start up completely. A helpful article said it was the Android AUI. It told me to hit the power button home button and volume up button. I did that. I cleared the cache within the system and restarted it. it didn't work. I cleared it again but went to download boot loader and its been downloading for 12 hours now and it says to not turn it off. It had also told me to press master reset to reset the phone entirely. It said if none of these worked I should take it to a technician for repairing. Thing is my contract is nearly up and the fingerprint scanner broke about 8 months of having it. It overheats so much. feels like it might catch fire sometimes. What do you think I should do?. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure I never cracked the screen, never dropped it purposely, never had water damage or anything. I took great care of it.

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How to fix Samsung Galaxy S5 ,when its totally drained?

I still use my phone 0% while charging it..after how many seconds it suddenly turn off.I've tried charging it again for many hours but still it didn't work at all.I try to remove the back panel and battery for few minutes and try to put it again. but still it didn't work.how to fixed this kind of problem.its bothering these past few days

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I dropped my S5 and it froze then went off now nothing, please help?

Will anything help to fix it. I can't go buy a new one I just got it in June. I have tried: Taking the battery out. I think it was caused by: I dropped it, it landed flat on its back

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My device option menu pops up every time I turn off my camera?

My device option menu pops up every time I turn off my camera. I have tried: Everything. I think it was caused by: Not sure

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Dead phone, does not come back after trying this solution?

I had charged it overnight, turned it on, checked it, put it down on the table, heard the short buzz of the vibe and then, when I picked it up, it was dead. I have tried what was written here and it did not work.

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My phone will not turn on and I have tried the suggestions to overcome this. Is there anything else I can do to turn it on?

I have tried holding down all three buttons. I have tried holding down the volume button and plugging it into my computer via USB. I just pushed the power button again and the initial logo screen appeared but I am unable to go beyond that screen.

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I can't get the cover off to take the battery out?

Phone just did an update and now it just says Samsung Galaxy S5 powered by Android and will do nothing else.Can't go to home, can't turn off..it just goes dark and then comes back with the same thing and makes a little vibration every now and then.Please help

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What happens if you hit the wrong button and the download mode goes into effect?

Was attempting to use the method for turning my Samsung Galaxy S5 back on, but instead of turning on, it is saying "Downloading...". I think it was caused by: Finger slipped and hit volume up instead of volume down

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I have tried the reset as described but still nothing?

Phone will not turn on any more ideas to try

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Hi, Luis, I was actually trying to post a fix?

Like I said, my problem happened after screen repair. After trying all the "button" pushing fixes to no avail, I took the phone apart, again, and found one of the power button springs smashed to the motherboard. I "gave it some space" by lifting it, put everything back together, and it worked.

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I don't know how to take off back cover?

Phone won't turn on with power button

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