How to Turn Off an Android Phone

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Turn off a Samsung Galaxy by pressing and holding the Power button. Tap “Power Off.” Turn off a Google Pixel by holding and pressing the Power+Volume Up buttons or the Power button. Tap “Power Off.” You can also use on-screen buttons to turn off your Android phone.

Ready to give your Android a break? It’s easy to turn off your Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel phone using the hardware buttons or the on-screen options. We’ll show you how to use both.

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How to Turn Off a Samsung Galaxy Phone

You can shut down a Samsung Galaxy S22, S21, and earlier models using your phone’s hardware buttons or the on-screen buttons.

Using Hardware Buttons

Begin the process by pressing and holding down the Power button on your phone.

You’ll then see a Power menu on your screen. Here, tap “Power Off.”

Select "Power Off" in the menu.

Your phone will begin to turn off.

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Using On-Screen Buttons

If your phone’s hardware buttons aren’t working, use an on-screen option to power off your phone.

First, pull down twice from the top of your phone’s screen. In the menu that opens, tap the Power icon.

In the Power menu, choose “Power Off.”

Tap "Power Off" in the power menu.

And that’s it. Your phone will turn off.

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How to Power Off a Google Pixel Phone

Turning off Google’s Pixel phones is again as easy as pressing hardware buttons or tapping an on-screen option.

Using Hardware Buttons

To turn off your Pixel 6 or later, press and hold down the Power+Volume Up buttons. On Pixel 5a and earlier models, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.

When the Power menu opens, choose “Power Off.”

Select "Power Off" in the power menu.

And your phone will begin to shut down.

Using On-Screen Buttons

To use the on-screen method, pull down twice from the top of your Pixel phone’s screen. Then, tap the Power icon at the bottom of the Quick Settings tiles.

In the Power menu, choose “Power Off.”

Select "Power Off" in the menu.

Later, if you have trouble powering your Android phone back on, there are steps you can take to troubleshoot.

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