Has your Sony Xperia locked up? Is it frozen? Does it not want to power on? Need a solution? Look no further! Here is a trick that can get your phone up and running in less than 30 seconds!
If your Sony Xperia has locked up or frozen you don’t need to wait for the battery to drain to zero in order to have a working phone again. On most other smartphones all you would have to do is remove the battery cover, pop the battery out, count to ten, put it all back together and BOOM your good to go. A second level reset or more simply a battery pull is a great fix for many common smartphone issues. Unfortunately Sony Xperias don’t tend to have removable batteries but there is hope.
All you need to do is a simulated battery pull
A simulated battery pull will simply tell the phone to reboot, to turn itself off and then back on. This simple tool is amazing for a frozen or locked up Sony Xperia, or if your phone is showing a white/blue/black screen, if it’s having navigation problems, or for any reason you can’t seem to power the phone off yourself all you need to do is the simulated battery pull.
To do a simulated battery pull on a Sony Xperia you basically follow the same steps as you would when doing a simulated battery pull on the Motorola Atrix HD, all you have to do is hold the Volume Down button and then the Power key and hold these two buttons down simultaneously for about 15-20 seconds. After holding them down for about 20 seconds if the phone didn’t power cycle then release the keys and try and turn the phone on like you normally would by briefly pressing the power button.
So for example, let’s say your Sony Xperia Ion froze or will not power on. Simply hold the Volume Down + the Power key then count to 20, if there is no response then let go of the keys and then briefly press and release the power key and it should start right up.
Depending on what type of phone you have you might need to try using the Volume Up button instead. So if your Sony Xperia is still frozen or will not power on then try holding the Volume Up and the Power key at the same time for 20 seconds.
If it didn’t work then try it again. Seriously, this should power cycle the phone and might require a few attempts for success.
Tip: if it doesn’t work after a few attempts then make sure to remove the phone from a power source, so if it’s plugged into a charger then unplug it.
If your Xperia STILL won’t power on, is frozen or acting up then you can also try Sony’s Update Service or Sony’s PC Companion. The Simulated battery pull usually works though so give it a few attempts if it doesn’t work the first time.
Now that you know how to do a simulated battery pull you won’t have to wait 8+ hours for your battery to drain in order to use your phone again. Just do a reboot and your good to go. P.S. don’t let your battery drain to zero if you can help it, it’s not good for a lithium ion batteries health if it drains to 0%.
If you can’t seem to get the simulated battery pull to work, or if it seems like the phone responded but is still having issues, you might want to look into I can’t fix my phone, now what should I do for some additional options.
Otherwise enjoy your phone, make sure to invest in a good memory card, if you haven’t done so already, just in case your phone really malfunctions or accidently gets damaged that way you don’t lose all of your phones important information.
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