Google Pixel 3 Won’t Turn On or Charge, How to Fix?
If you have a Google Pixel 3 that won’t turn on or show any charging sign after connecting the charger, this guide will tell you how to fix it.
Many Pixel 3 owners have reported that their phones suddenly turned off and don’t turn on even after holding down the power button multiple times. Some say the device won’t charge after connecting the charger.
If your Pixel 3 is also refusing to turn on, it’s likely a software bug causing the issue. Software bugs or system glitches can make the screen unresponsive, and in many cases, the physical buttons stop responding. It can be easily fixed by forcefully restarting the device.
Software bugs are one reason why your Pixel 3 won’t turn on, the issue can also occur when the battery is completely drained or if the charger is not working. So, it’s hard to predict the reason cause without going through the troubleshooting steps below.
Fix: Google Pixel 3 Won’t Turn On or Charge
Try the solutions below and get your Google Pixel 3 up and running again.
1. Forced Restart Your Google Pixel
When your Google Pixel is not responding, the screen may be frozen or unresponsive. it’s mainly caused by software bugs or glitches. To fix it, perform a forced restart. It will close all running applications on your phone and then the device should boot normally.
To force restart your Pixel 3, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. The device should reboot now.
If this method has turned on your Google Pixel, make sure the device has at least 10GB of free storage and remove unnecessary apps to avoid facing the problem again in the future.
2. Charge Your Phone
If you have not charged your Google Pixel 3 in a while, there’s a good chance the battery is completely drained. Even if you press and hold the power button, the device may not respond or show you a low battery sign.
When you connect the charger, you may not see the charging indicator instantly. It may take a couple of minutes. You should leave the device plugged in for at least 30 minutes before trying to turn it on again.
3. Use a Different Charger
After connecting the charger, if your Google Pixel doesn’t show any charging sign, you should carefully inspect the charger for hardware damage. In many cases, the damage is internal which you can’t see from outside.
To make sure that you are not using a faulty charger, try charging your Google Pixel with another charger. If you don’t have another charger, borrow one from your friend or go to the nearest shop to get a new charger for your Pixel 3.
4. Check the Charging Port
If the above solution didn’t work out for you, the issue is likely a faulty charging port. Check the port on your phone and look for dust or debris. Use a soft cloth to remove them.
After cleaning the charging port, plug in the charger again and leave it for a few minutes. If the problem persists, try other solutions that we’ve mentioned below.
5. Use a Different Power Outlet
The power outlet you are currently using might not be working well. If it can’t provide the right voltage, the device may fail to charge. To make sure this is not the case with you, plug the adapter into a different power outlet and connect the USB cable to your Pixel 3.
6. Get Your Pixel 3 Repaired
If you still can’t turn on your Pixel 3, probably there’s some hardware fault. Either the screen is damaged or some components have failed, resulting in a black screen.
To fix the issue, your device needs to be checked for which you would want to give your Pixel 3 to Google for repair. Find the nearest service center and get it repaired.
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