Galaxy s2 problem with apps not connecting to internet and cannot send texts, help please!

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I have an samsung galaxy s2, only about a year old and it had an issue the other day where it wouldnt turn on and would partially turn on while buzzing every few seconds. I ended up solving the problem which turned out to be caused by the on button being stuck but on getting it back on now half of my apps won't work or connect to wifi/data and i can receive texts but cannot send them. is there any way i can solve this without getting a new phone ?
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With all that off/on action, its possible something was corrupted in the software or you're low on storage space on the internal storage.



On the bottom of your screen. Check to be sure you have more than 20mb available. Anything less and android begins a freak out process. Delete any apps you don't really use.

If you've plenty of internal storage, which doesn't include space available on an SD card, your next step would be a factory reset. This is a destructive option in that it destroys any personal data /files you have on the device and returns it to the factory state (like it was brand new).

>> backup and reset
>>> Factory Reset

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I've tried to replicate this problem on my S2x and while a stuck 'on' button definitely puts the device into a bootloop, once the 'on' button is released, the software loads up as normal and the phone connects to Wi-Fi/data without issue, though I do have 7.97GB of internal storage space available.

You'll want to navigate to Settings > Storage and look under the heading 'USB storage' which points to the internal storage of your device. This will show the total space available along with how much space Applications, Pictures, Videos, Audio and Miscellaneous files or apps are taking up. You will also see how much internal storage space is remaining.

By tapping on Applications for example, you will be taken to the application manager ALL window, where all apps are listed in size from greatest to least. Some of the apps listed are system apps and cannot be removed. You can swipe to the right so that you can view Downloaded apps and delete any apps you no longer need or use.

The same goes for Pictures, Videos, Audio and Miscellaneous files. Tap on them and either backup, move or delete these files. Chad's suggestion still stands, if you can't get the S2 to respond to your liking, a factory reset is your next option.

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