Why does my tablet restart by itself?

Samsung Galaxy keeps rebooting - you can do that

Especially after system updates, it is more common for Samsung Galaxy smartphones to restart regularly. Here you can find out why this could be and what you can do about it.

Samsung Galaxy keeps restarting - clear cache

In many cases the problem lies in the cache partition of your Samsung smartphone. Problems can arise if the partition is too full. To fix this, you must first turn off your device and put it into recovery mode.

  • To do this, press the power button, the volume up button and the home button at the same time. Release the power button as soon as your smartphone vibrates. You should keep the other keys pressed until you see the Android System Recovery.
  • To reset the cache, use the volume buttons to navigate to the entry "wipe cache partition" and confirm with the power button. You then have to confirm this again. Your data will not be lost when you clear the cache.

Third-party apps: often causing reboots

Other apps from the Play Store can also be responsible for the fact that your smartphone no longer works properly.

  • To check this, switch off the smartphone and then press the power and volume down buttons. Release the power button as soon as your phone vibrates. You should keep the volume down button pressed until your smartphone boots up.
  • Now the device is in Safe Mode, where third-party apps will not start automatically. If the phone works in this mode, the problem is with one of the apps you have installed.

Samsung Galaxy keeps restarting: Resetting can help

If these solutions have not worked, you can still try to reset your smartphone to the factory settings.

  • To do this, put your Samsung Galaxy into recovery mode as described in the first paragraph. Then select "wipe data / factory reset" and confirm your selection.
  • Please note that your smartphone will be restored to the delivery condition and that you will lose your data if you have not backed it up beforehand.

Samsung Galaxy keeps restarting - hardware defective?

If none of that helps, parts of your smartphone's hardware are probably broken.

  • This can happen through external influences such as a fall on the ground, but also just like that.
  • In the event of a hardware defect, you must send your device in. You can read how you should proceed in this practical tip.

In the next practical tip, we will show you the best tips and tricks for your Galaxy S8.