Why does my Android phone keep rebooting automatically?

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Android Ah! What an excellent operating system to own and use; it is now the most widely used mobile OS on the planet. Android is an open-source mobile operating system based on Linux technology and specially designed for touchscreen devices like Smartphones, Tablet computers, etc. Many versions are available in an Android OS, from Apple Pie (1.0) to the latest Jelly Bean (4.2). But many times these high-end devices encounter many issues, and one such common problem is “Android phone rebooting automatically” Therefore, let us have a look at the main reason for this problem and the steps to solve it.


  • Deadly virus infection on the phone
  • Application issue
  • Wrong phone settings
  • Android OS malfunction
  • Incompatible OS upgrade


Here are the solutions which you can try to overcome the problem:

Try taking out your battery for a couple of minutes, Turn off Wi-Fi, Remove your SD card, and restart the phone.

If the above-mentioned solutions don’t work, try the other solutions explained below:


  1. Download an antivirus app to your Android cell phone and scan your phone's SD and internal storage memory.
  2. If you cannot access your Smartphone due to a virus, connect your Android device to your desktop/laptop computer and scan for viruses and malware using your computer antivirus program.

For Application issue:

  • Go to settings menu -> Applications -> Manage applications -> Choose Downloaded -> Open app individually -> Clear data / cache.
  • In case if the above method doesn’t help, follow the same procedure as mentioned above and instead of clearing the cache. Uninstall your recently installed applications

And if you are still facing the same problem then the last solution would be to reset your android phone back to its factory settings. There are two methods through which you can do this

1st Method:
Go to Menu -> Choose Settings -> Navigate to Privacy and click on it -> After which choose Factory data reset -> And  now, if you want to format the SD card as well, then make sure “Format SD card / Erase SD card” is checked or else uncheck it -> then click on “Reset Phone”

2nd Method:

  • Switch off your android phone
  • Boot into recovery mode (Volume Down & Power button recovery mode appears)
  • Scroll down to “ Wipe data / Factory reset” and press power button
  • Choose Yes -  Your device will be reset to its factory state

After reset the phone will restart and you will be asked to re-enter all the information, which you did when you first bought the phone like date, time, email account etc. Usually performing factory reset will solve most of the problems, but one thing that you need to know is that you will lose all your files after performing it. However the good news is that you can recover lost photos from any android cell phone using quality recovery software like Remo Recover for Android.

About the Author: Molly Owen

Molly is the Lead Technical Specialist with distinguished knowledge and understanding of Mac computers and operating systems. Being a veteran photographer and video recovery specialist, Molly’s expertise in video formats and file repair has helped restore a lot of videos and cherished memories of users. As a technical specialist, she also believes in learning and…