Why Does My Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Dims Then Locks?


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Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Dims Then Locks


Something weird happened today on my Samsung Galaxy S6, and no matter how much I've Googled after answers, I can't seem to find anything similar to this. That's why I hope that maybe you guys know anything about this occurrence.

I turned on my phone today and noticed a button on the top right on my screen (which I don't know the name of) after entering my pin code, so I pushed it and then my whole screen dimmed, expect for a line on the top and on the bottom. I could turn the screen on and off multiple times, but no matter what I pushed on the screen, it wouldn't select. I even got called at this moment, but the screen wouldn't respond. I had to hold the "volume down" button and the power button and hold for a few seconds to force it to turn off. Turning off the usual way wouldn't respond as well.

After I got my phone to start again, everything seemed to have gone back to normal, which is fine. But still I wonder, what was that?

Hope you guys know :)


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Dec 4, 2012
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Dims Then Locks

Welcome to the forums. Probably some kind of software glitch. Hopefully it doesn't come back.


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Jun 1, 2010
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The Peel smart remote app has been giving lots of people problems, that was last week and i believe they have issued an update to fix that problem. I mention this as you said a button on the top right of your screen.