When your Android device randomly restarts, that can be frustrating. Usually, restarting your device is one of the first things that you do to try to fix whatever issue is happening with your device, but what can you do to fix the restarting? There are a few things that you can try to get your device to stop restarting, but these fixes aren’t necessarily going to permanently fix the issue.

You might want to consider having a professional look at your device to determine if there’s an internal issue with your device before it gets worse. Before you get your device looked at, here are some reasons that your device might randomly restart.

Unstable or Untrustworthy Apps

Unstable or Untrustworthy Apps

An app could be causing your device to randomly restart. Think about where you download your apps from. Are they from a trustworthy source, such as the Google Play Store. If not, then that app could have installed malware or just not be compatible with your device. Uninstall that app and check to see if this helps the issue. Use your phone for a while after uninstalling that app and that app was the issue if your device no longer restarts.

Also, if you have apps that you don’t use or that you know might be unstable, such as apps that haven’t been updated in a while, you might want to try uninstalling those too. Try to keep up with the apps that you do use and delete the ones that you don’t use, so that you never have apps that might be negatively affecting your phone’s function.

Disabled System Apps

Disabled System Apps

There are a lot of apps running in the background of your device and they’re probably using a ton of power. Although this is annoying and you might want to disable the apps that run in the background, this can cause some issues with your device. Have you disabled any system apps lately? System apps are apps that are pre-installed on your device in your ROM. You usually can’t uninstall or install apps into the system app folder. But, if you happen to disable a system app, such as the settings, camera, or Google Play App, then you’ll have to see if enabling the app stops your device from restarting.


Your device is designed to turn off if it’s overheating. If you use apps that cause your device to get hot, such as a game that requires a ton of power, then you might have a device that’s too hot. Also, if your brightness is always high, it’s a hot day, or you’re constantly using data, then this is the reason that your device might be heating up all the time. Your device should be overheated all the time though. If this doesn’t stop when you scale back what you do on your device, then you might want to consider getting it looked at because overheating might be an internal issue. Otherwise, try to do less demanding things on your device and reserve that game or your research for Wi- Fi or a more suitable device.

Auto Restart

If you have Auto Restart on, then this might be the reason that your device randomly resets. You might have cut it on to optimize your device at one point, but you might have forgotten. To see if you have auto restart on, here’s what you have to do.

1. Launch the Settings app on your Android device.

2. Scroll down the settings menu and tap on the Device Care option.

3. In the Device Care screen, you have to tap on the dotted icon in the upper right corner of the screen and a menu will appear.

Auto Restart option

4. On that menu, select the Auto Restart option.


5. Make sure the switch is in the off position. If it wasn’t, then this could be the reason for your frequent restarts.

Hopefully, one of these reasons were causing your restarting issues. If not, then you need to take your device in to be checked out by a profession.