Whether it is a budget phone, a mid-range phone, or a high-end phone like the Samsung Galaxy S22, the screen of death can be a problem for any of them. Even Apple iPhones are no exception to this issue where the device only shows a black screen. The screen of death problem could be a minor or a major issue. In most cases, it is triggered due to some issues in the software, and sometimes it happens due to hardware problems.
New smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra facing the black screen of death issue are most likely to have some issues on the software side, such as critical system errors, software bugs, malware, etc. These can be easily fixed as it requires a minor change in the software. We’ve listed down all the possible solutions.
Hardware damage could also cause the black screen of death issue on your smartphone. It could happen if the device has been dropped several times or faced physical damage. Even if the device has faced a liquid exposure, it could lead to a black screen of death. So, the problem could be anything.
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How to fix the black screen of death issue on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra
Before rushing to the service center, make sure you have tried some basic troubleshooting steps that we’ve mentioned below. The methods have been proved to be very effective in most cases.
Method 1: Charge your phone
Any phone won’t be able to boot itself if it does not have a sufficient battery backup. The battery gets drained entirely in many cases, which might take more than usual to boot the device. So, plug the device into the adapter, and let it charge for at least 10-20 minutes.
Now, press and hold the power button and wait for the Samsung logo to appear. Sometime, it may take longer than usual. You need to press and hold the power button for a bit longer in such a case. Make sure you are using the original charger that came with the phone.
If this method does not work, then try charging your Samsung Galaxy phone using a wireless charger (if available). Otherwise, move to method number 2.
Method 2: Replace the Battery
After connecting the device to the charger, if the device does not show any sign of charging, it could be having an issue with the battery. Here, replacing the battery might solve the black screen of death issue.
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Method 3: Forced Restart
A forced restart does the trick in many cases. It kind of refreshes the phone, which might fix the black screen of the death issue. It does not remove any data or applications from your phone. Follow the steps mentioned below to perform a forced restart.
- Connect your phone to a charger
- Press and hold the power button and volume down (-) button at the same time
- Release the buttons when the Samsung logo appears on your phone
Doing a forced restart disconnects the device with the battery for a couple of seconds. This method is also useful when the device faces app crashes, freezing, or boot loop issues.
If none of the above methods worked for you, then the black screen of death issue is most likely caused by some hardware fault. If the device is within the warranty period, visit the nearest Samsung service center to get the issue fixed. And, if you have managed to recover the device from the black screen of death issue, then follow these steps.
- Update all the applications from Google Play Store.
- Try to use less or remove all third-party apps which have not been downloaded from the Google Play Store.
- Install the latest One UI update (if available).
- Reset all system-related changes that you did before the device got into the black screen of death issue.
- Keep at least 5GB of free storage.
Let me know which method did the trick for you in the comments below. Find more useful guides for Samsung phones in our Samsung section.
I have tried all of the steps and then some, I really believe my issues are hardware related. My next step, unless I’m given other methods to try, is to just replace the screen/digitizer and hope that fixes it. This all started when I dropped the phone so it does make sense I guess.
The screen just goes off after I am on the phone, but the phone still works.