Hey guys, I've had my phone for about 7 months, and I've generally had an okay relationship with my phone. This week, however, I noticed that my phone started lighting up by itself. I don't know how often this has been happening, but whenever I lock my phone and put it down, the screen lights up out of nowhere. It's sort of random, the screen could light up and off for minutes at a time, then stop for ten minutes, then start up again. Throughout the day, this really starts to drain the battery. Is there anything I could do besides factory resetting it?
Device(s): White Samsung Galaxy Note 2 AT&T,
Black Samsung Galaxy S4 VZW,
White Samsung Galaxy S4 AT&T
Carrier: AT&T and Verizon
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I am not sure why it is happening, but I recommend 2 things that may or may not help, but certainly won't hurt.
Download from the Google Playstore an App called Airpush Detector. It will let you know if you have downloaded any apps that push ads to your phone, what they are, and give you the option to delete them, as those could definitely cause the screen to light up when ads are pushed to your phone. The other thing I recommend is going into your display settings to reset all of your screen settings to the way you want them. If neither one of those helps, I would take it to your service provider, and have them do some troubleshooting. You are still under warranty, after all.
Last edited by damewolf13; June 20th, 2012 at 08:40 PM.
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Thank you so much. I tried both of your recommendations, and so far, it's working! What's odd is that the apps that showed up in the Airpush Detector were apps that I've had for months, but I won't question it.
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1) settings- applications- running apps
2) close any apps that use internet ... like google maps .......... etc
good luck dear
Hey all u guys i have the very same problem with my Moto FireXT530, the screen keeps lighting up randomly every few minutes or so eventually draining the battery.... its has become 10 months since i bought my phone it used to happen a month after i bought the phone and then stopped for few months and it has started again now..... my phone is rooted hence the warranty is voided. any advises?
Heyy, my phone keeps doing this too! but it only happens at 3 am, and the weird thing is, my phone is disconnected. I lost my job and haven't been able to pay the bill so I just use it for like an alarm or for taking pics so there is no wifi, internet signal NOTHING, so why is my phone lighting up. it will also change pages randomly when I am not even touching it. I will see It light up and look down and it will jump to the menu screen and then back to home screen, anyone know why?!?! its a galaxy s4
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