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How to Fix When Samsung S22 Keeps Restarting

Is your Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps restarting? Check this guide out!
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Restarting clears out any background apps, heating issues, memory problems, and troubles with the call signal. However, when it keeps happening, It disrupts the usage, causes potential data loss, and will be a sign of a serious issue with the device. 

Are you Experiencing your Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps restarting or rebooting automatically without any user interaction? If yes, don’t worry. You have come to the right place.

In this guide, we will cover six solutions to address the issue of your Galaxy S22 constantly rebooting. Each solution provides step-by-step clear instructions to solve this issue. 

Let’s get started!

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Reasons Behind Samsung Galaxy S22 Automatic Rebooting Issue

The automatic rebooting issue in Samsung Galaxy S22 can be caused by 5 main reasons. These causes range from software glitches to even hardware malfunctions. 

These are the most common causes why a Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps on restarting:

  1. Auto Restart is On: Samsung has an Auto Restart feature that reboots the device at a set time when you’re not using it. If this feature is enabled, the device will be restarted automatically.
  2. Motherboard Issue: If your Galaxy S22’s motherboard has a problem, it will restart repeatedly. This is a hardware issue and requires professional assistance to resolve.
  3. System-wide Bug: Sometimes, a bug in the operating system will cause the device to restart automatically. This is a software issue and will be resolved with a software update or a factory data reset.
  4. Memory Leak: Memory leaks will lead to high RAM usage, causing the device to restart due to insufficient RAM for important services. This is usually caused by an app or a system function that is not releasing memory after use.
  5. Third-party Apps: Some third-party apps, especially those not downloaded from the Google Play Store, can cause the device to restart. This is because these apps might not be optimized for the device or contain malicious code within them.

Now let’s move on to the fixes that you can apply to overcome this problem.

Fix 01: Check If Auto Restart is On

The Auto Restart feature automatically restarts the device at a set time. While this is helpful to maintain its performance if this feature is turned on, it could be the only reason your Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps rebooting.

Therefore, it’s important to check if the Auto Restart feature is enabled on your phone. If it’s enabled, you can view the history of auto restarts.  This will confirm you the automatic reboots are due to this feature.

Here’s how you can check it:

  1. Open your device’s Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on the three dots at the top right of the screen.
  4. Select Auto restart.
Auto restart option on device care
  1. Check if Auto restart is turned on.
Turn off auto restart

If Auto Restart is turned on, try turning it off and see if the issue is still occurring. 

Fix 02: Boot the Device Into Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode of the Android operating system (OS). It is a way of running the device with minimal system services and apps. In Safe Mode, all third-party apps are disabled, and only the system apps can run.

If your Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps restarting, booting it into Safe Mode is the way to determine if the problem is due to a third-party app. 

If the device does not restart in Safe Mode, it means that a third-party app is causing the issue.

To boot your Samsung Galaxy S22 into Safe Mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the power button until the power off menu appears.
  2. Tap and hold the “Power off” option until the “Safe Mode” option appears.
  3. Tap “Safe Mode” and wait for the device to restart.
Safe mode confirmation

Note: You’ll see “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen if the process is successful.

Once you restart your Galaxy S22 device, see if your device keeps on rebooting. If it doesn’t reboot while in the safe mode. All you have to do is restart the device again and uninstall the apps you have installed recently.

To uninstall apps, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps.
  2. Tap on any app you have installed recently.
  3. Tap on Uninstall.

Fix 03: Wipe Cache Partition

The cache partition is a dedicated section of your device’s memory where the system cache is stored. Clearing the cache partition will often resolve persistent system issues as it eliminates all the outdated and potentially problematic data. 

To wipe the cache partition, you’ll need to boot the device into Recovery Mode.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S22.
  2. Plug it into the charger
  3. Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button simultaneously.
  4. When the Samsung logo appears, release both buttons.
  5. After the Android Recovery screen appears, use the Volume Down button to navigate to “Wipe Cache Partition”. Then press the power button.
Wipe cache partition
  1. Use the Volume Down button to highlight “Yes” and the Power button to confirm it.
Confirm wipe cache
  1. Once the process is complete, “Reboot System Now” will be highlighted. Press the Power button to restart your Galaxy S22.

Fix 04: Do a Software Update

Software updates often come with bug fixes that address system-wide issues. If your Samsung Galaxy S22 keeps restarting, it will be due to a bug that’s already been resolved in a newer software version. 

However, before proceeding with the software update, ensure that the device has a sufficient battery level (above 70%) and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. 

Here’s how to check for and install software updates on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

After all, check whether your Samsung Galaxy S22 continues to restart after the software update.

Fix 05: Do a Factory Data Reset

If none of the above solutions has worked for you, your Galaxy S22 could be suffering from a serious software issue or a hardware problem. 

At this point, you have two options to consider. The first is to perform a factory data reset, and the second is to take the device to a repair center.

A factory data reset, as the name suggests, will erase all data on the device and return it to its original factory settings. It resolves deep-seated software issues that are causing your device to reboot continuously.

However, the factory data reset will delete all your personal data, including contacts, messages, photos, and apps. Therefore, it’s crucial to back up your data if you are going to do it.

If you don’t want to do a factory data reset, then you can move into the next section, where we will be explaining how to take the device to a repair center.

That said, here are the steps you need to follow to perform a factory data reset on your Galaxy S22:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on General management.
  3. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Select “Factory data reset”.
Factory data reset
  1. Confirm.

Fix 06: Take Your Device to a Samsung Repair Center

Changing motherboard

It’s possible that your Samsung Galaxy S22 is facing a hardware issue if none of the fixes didn’t resolve your problem. 

Therefore, you will resolve the automatic rebooting issue by getting the device repaired by an authorized Samsung repair center.

Here’s how you can get your device repaired:

  1. Locate a Samsung Repair Center: Find the nearest Samsung Repair Center. You can go to Samsung’s website to locate center near you.
  2. Book an Appointment: Once you’ve located a repair center, book an appointment. This will ensure that you don’t have to wait for long when you visit the center.
  3. Explain the Issue: When you visit the center, explain the issue to the technician. Make sure to mention that you’ve tried all possible software fixes, and you suspect it to be a hardware issue.
  4. Get a Diagnosis: The technician will run some tests to confirm the issue. If it’s a hardware problem, they’ll inform you about the necessary repairs and their cost.

If the device is still under warranty, the repair might be done free of cost. However, it’s important to note that not all repairs are covered under warranty. 

Wrapping Up

We hope this comprehensive guide helped you to resolve the restarting problem on your Galaxy S22 without having to go to a service/repair center.

If you have any questions or need further explanations on any of the steps we’ve covered in this guide, feel free to comment below. 

And if you found this guide helpful, give us some support by sharing this with other Samsung Galaxy S22 users who might be experiencing the same issue.

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