The Galaxy S3 keeps freezing randomly. A small number of users reported this problem last year, but it has been cropping up far more frequently in 2013. Among the most popular Samsung Galaxy S3 errors is the automatic shut off problem. The device will occasionally be shut off completely or rebooted. Fortunately, there are possible solutions to this problem that owners can use.
- When your Galaxy S3 shuts down, take out the battery and let your device sit without a power for 10 – 15 minutes. That should be enough to drain some energy stored in its capacitors and semiconductors.
- After 10 – 15 minutes, re-insert the battery and turn your phone on again. This Method is really that simple but proven effective.
- From the Home screen tap on Menu button on the left side of the Home button.
- Choose Settings among other options and choose About phone.
- Tap on Software Updates to manually initiate search for available updates for your phone. It might just be the thing you need to fix this issue. After all, manufacturers are always listening to their consumers to know what the problems are with their device. In Android, updates are often the carrier of bug fixes.
- In case the issue wasn’t resolved with the first two method above, backup all your important data, settings, SMS messages, etc and get ready to reset your device.
- Tap on Menu from the Home screen and choose Settings.
- Choose Backup and Reset. You can back your data up using this option or you can do the manual way.
- Select Factory Data Reset.
- Now tap on Reset Device followed with Delete All.
- It may take a few seconds but after that, you need to Reboot your phone to give it a fresh start. Your device has now been restored to its factory state.
If the problem persists after doing all of these method, it may be the time you contact your provider to have your device checked by a technician and replaced if necessary. At least, you have exhausted all possible workarounds to solve this problem.