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How to turn off or restart your Samsung Galaxy S22 and other Samsung devices – Android Authority

Are you trying to turn off your Samsung phone? There are multiple reasons to do this. For starters, it can be a quick and straightforward way to avoid smartphone distractions during movies, meetings, and other events. Additionally, it’s often the first troubleshooting method you should try whenever you’re experiencing any issues with your handset. It seems to fix most problems magically. Regardless of your reasoning, there are multiple ways to turn off or restart your Samsung phone, whether it’s a Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, or earlier iterations. Let’s go over all of them.

Editor’s note: Steps on this article were put together using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. Remember, some devices’ specific steps might differ slightly, depending on your specific hardware and software.


Using the side and volume down buttons

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More recent Samsung phones like the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S20 have removed dedicated Bixby and power buttons. Instead, they have a single button that operates as both. This can make things a bit confusing, so let’s help you figure out how to use it.

Turn off or restart your Galaxy phone using the side and volume down buttons

  • Press and hold the side and volume down buttons simultaneously.
  • You’ll get a few options. Tap on Power off to turn the phone off. Select Restart to reboot it.
  • Tap on the option again to confirm.


Long-pressing the power button

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Those who don’t like using the power and volume down button combinations have a way to use only one button to turn off or restart their Galaxy phones, but it requires a bit of tinkering. You’ll have to remap the side key to stop it from launching Bixby when long-pressed. Here’s how to do it.

Remap side button to turn off Galaxy phone using a single button

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