It is been a month that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were made public. It seems that the users are getting over the awe of owning one of the world’s best smartphone. The phones are now becoming part of their normal life and it seems that users are now facing some issues. Among them, the most prominent one is phone’s inability to light up when it receives a text message.  So, we have come up with a way to fix screen not lighting up problem in Galaxy S9.

The solutions below will hopefully resolve the problem for you. So, without any further delay, we should get straight to how to fix screen not lighting up problem in Galaxy S9.

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How to fix screen not lighting up problem in Galaxy S9


Step 1: Stock Message App

Instead of using any other messages app, you should give Samsung Stock Message app. This issue is more like a bug and it will be fixed in the coming updates. However, until then you should use the messages app for Samsung. Since it is weaved into the software, thus it will not cause you any problem.

Step 2: Edge Lighting Feature

Samsung Galaxy S9 offers a cool edge lighting feature. Every time it receives a message, the edges of the phone lights up. Many of the users find this amazing, however, there are certain users that believe it to be a little gimmicky. Certain users did say that once they disable the edge lighting feature, they were able to resolve the screen not lighting up issue. To disable the feature, follow the steps below.

  • Go to Settings of your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus.
  • Look for display option, and then tap on Edge Screen feature.
  • There you will find the option to disable Edge Lighting feature. Toggle off the option.

After this, all you have to do is restart your phone and check if the problem is resolved. Trying this tips will fix screen not lighting up problem in Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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