Are you trying to power on your Google Pixel 3 XL with no success? If after different attempts you cannot manage to charge, power on or reboot your smartphone, you should consider in testing dedicated troubleshooting solutions.

In that regard the steps explained below should help you identify the problem and address the issues that might cause this strange behavior.

However, keep in mind that the ‘no power’ issue might be in fact a hardware malfunction. For example, if you recently dropped your Pixel 3 XL, the ‘won’t turn on’ issues might just be caused by a faulty hardware component.

Thus, this tutorial is going to help you only if your phone is experiencing a software glitch or a system issue. Anyway, let’s see how you can figure it out.

How to solve the Google Pixel 3 XL won’t turn on problem

Method 1: verify the charger you’re using

Of course, the first thing to do is verifying the charger. Maybe it’s not working anymore. Or, maybe you were using a third-party accessory which isn’t providing enough power to your phone. Bottom line, you have to make sure that the charger is not the reason for this ‘no power’ behavior.

So, try using another charger – if possible the one that’s offered by Google. Plug it in your Pixel 3 XL and wait for about 20 or 30 minutes before doing anything else. In the end try rebooting your handset and see what happens then.

If you get no positive results, just proceed to the next section of this step by step guide.

Method 2: verify whether your device is charging or not

If the charger is working properly, maybe there’s something wrong with your Google Pixel 3 XL. Bottom line, you have to make sure that your smartphone is charging when the charger is plugged in.

Usually, when your smartphone is charging there is a red LED light turned on; or you see a battery icon displayed on the screen.

Try to restart your handset after a few moments.  If your device shows a flashing red light just leave it plugged in for about 30 minutes. Maybe the battery has been completely emptied.

Again, in the end try to reboot your phone and see what happens.

Method 3: make sure the screen is working

Maybe your  handset is receiving power and it’s actually running as it should. But, the screen is the one that has issues – if it remains black all the time you really can tell what’s happening on your Google Pixel 3 XL.

Basically, if your phone makes notification sound while it’s charging or if LED lights are displayed occasionally, the screen might be broken. In that case you should go back to the supplier and ask for a technical inspection.

Method 4: try charging by using a PC

Sometimes, when certain software issues are implied, your Google Pixel 3 XL might not offer any feedback when you try to power it on, even when the charger is plugged in.

Shortly, the ‘no power’ problem might be caused by a software mismatch. In that case you should just try to charge the phone using a PC.

Therefore, power on your computer, take your phone’s USB cable and use it for establishing a connection between your device and your PC.

Leave it be for 20 or 30 minutes and afterwards try to reboot your smartphone. It should be powered on normally now.

Method 5: return to tech support

If these troubleshooting aren’t working for you, it’s time to consider the worst scenario. It might be possible to experience a hardware issue.

Therefore, it’s time to take your Google Pixel 3 XL back to service. The tech guy will definitely tell you what’s wrong with it.


Hopefully the methods explained above can help you identify which is the real problem that’s causing the ‘no power’ issue.

Do tell us what was behind the ‘won’t turn on’ issue and also tell us how you managed to fix your Google Pixel 3 XL. You can get in touch with us quickly by using the comments field from below. Enjoy.

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