The physical buttons on your smartphone are prone to a lot of wear and tear. The power button is one of the most used buttons on your device since it also doubles up as the unlock key. Over a period of time, this button can go loose or entirety stop working. While you can still unlock your device using the fingerprint unlock or Face ID, turning off or restarting the device can be quite a hassle. In this article, we bring you the top 7 easy ways to turn off or restart an Android phone without using the power button.
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Turn off or restart your Android phone from Quick Settings
Step 1: Swipe down from the status bar to reveal the Quick Settings Menu.
Step 2: Tap the power icon at the top right corner of the screen. Some smartphones may have this option at the bottom of the menu.
Step 3: Select turn off or restart from the power menu.
Use the Assistant Menu on Samsung phones
Similar to Assistive Touch on iPhones, Samsung devices have the Assistant Menu that lets users access basic functions anywhere on their phones. You can use this menu to power off or restart your device. Here’s how.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Accessibility.
Step 2: Tap on Interaction and dexterity.
Step 3: Turn on the toggle switch for the Assistant menu.
Step 4: Tap the Assistant Menu icon and select Power off menu. You can now turn off or restart your device.
Step 5: You can also press and hold the Screen off icon to access the power menu.
Schedule power on/off
Another way of turning off and restarting your Android phone is by scheduling when it powers off and turns back on. Here’s how you can go about it.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Battery and Device Care.
Step 2: Tap the ellipses at the top right corner of the screen and select Automation.
Step 3: Tap on Auto restart at set times.
Step 4: Turn on the toggle switch and set the power schedule.
Use Google Assistant to turn off your Android phone without the power button
Google’s voice assistant is a great tool to get a lot of tasks done without using any of the physical buttons on your device. Check out this article to learn how you can use the Google Assistant like a pro. Once you’ve set up the voice assistant, you can use it to turn off or restart your device. Simply say ‘Hey Googe, turn off (or restart) my phone’ and it will carry out the command. Samsung’s native voice assistant, Bixby, is capable of doing this too.
Restart your Android phone without the power button using ADB
Step 1: Go to Settings and select About Phone.
Step 2: Select Software Information.
Step 3: Tap on Build Number 7 times to enter Developer Mode.
Step 4: Go back to Settings, scroll all the way down, and select Developer options.
Step 5: Scroll down to the Debugging section and turn the toggle bar on for USB debugging.
Step 6: Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 7: Install the ADB tool on your PC.
Step 8: Go to C:\adb and open the command prompt.
Step 9: Type adb devices and hit Enter.
Step 10: Type adb reboot and hit Enter.
Use recovery mode to turn on Android phone
If your phone is turned off and the power button is not working, you can turn it from recovery mode. All you need to do is plug in the power cable and hold the volume up/volume down button until you enter recovery mode. Tap the exit option on the menu to reboot your device.
Use a third-party app
Third-party apps like Power Menu and Shutdown help in turning off and restarting the device if the power button is broken. Once the app is installed, give it the necessary permissions. Launch the app and select Open Power Menu to access the power options. Select power off or restart from the menu.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I turn off or restart my Android phone if the power button is broken?
Use the power icon in the Quick Settings Menu or go to Accessibility settings and turn on the Assistive menu. Once the Assistive menu appears on the screen, select the power off menu.
How do I turn on my Android phone if it is shut down and the power button does not work?
Plug your phone into a charger and press the volume up or volume down key until the device enters Recovery Mode. Hit Exit to restart your phone.
How do I schedule power on/off on my Android device?
Go to Settings>Battery>Automation to restart your phone at a scheduled time.
These are 7 ways to turn off and restart your Android phone without using the power button. There are a couple of ways you can fix the broken power button. If the damage is dirt-related, use a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to clean the area around the button. If your phone is still under warranty, you can get the power button replaced free of cost.
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