How to Restart Android Phone

In this post, we will see how to restart Android manually. Remember that here we will view both the soft reboot and hard reboot.

We’ll also see the steps to automatically restart Android. Let us start.

Note: Restart is also known as the “Reboot.”

Restart Android Manually

Method #1

Press and hold the “Power” key until you see the Power off menu.

Hit on the “Restart” option, which you can find between “Power off” and “Screenshot.”

Method #2

This method is for the rooted Android device only.

Install and open the Simple Reboot app. Provide the root permission. Now, you can see a menu with these options:

Power off, Restart, Soft restart, Restart to recovery, Restart to bootloader, and Restart to safe mode.

Tap the “Restart” option.

Method #3

You can reboot Android using the following command on:

PC (but you need to enable USB debugging on Android and install ADB drivers on your PC for this)

Or Android (but you need to install Terminal Emulator for Android app for that).

The command is:

  • adb reboot (for PC)
  • reboot (for Android)

I am doing this method on Android.

In the Terminal Emulator for Android app, type su and then hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Give the root permission for the app.

Type reboot and then tap the “Enter” key in the keyboard.

Method #4

If your device is not responding at all, then try this method. Remember that this method will force restart your Android device.

For a device with a removable or non-removable battery

You need to press specific hardware keys on Android to do this task. Since Android devices vary, there is not a single combination of keys that work for all devices.

So, try the following key combinations and see what’s working for your device:

  • Press down the “Power” button and hold it for 10-15 seconds.
  • Together press the “Power” and (Volume up or Volume down or both volume buttons) and hold them for 10-15 seconds.

For a device with the removable battery

Remove the battery from the device. Put it back and then press the “Power” button until you see the boot animation.

Auto Restart Android at a Specific Time

Here, we will see the steps to restart Android automatically at a specific time.

Please note that you can follow the below steps only if you have an Android device with root access. Let us start.

Install and open the AutomateIt app. Provide root permission. Hit My Rules > + icon.

Select the “Time Trigger.” Set the time and repeat as per your wish. Hit “Next.” Select “Reboot Action.” Provide a name for the rule and then hit the “Save” icon at the top.

From now on, your Android device will automatically restart as per the time and repeat you’ve set.

To edit the rule – Tap “My Rules.” Hit the rule. Tap “Edit Rule” and make changes as per your liking. Tap the “Save” icon at the top.

If you don’t want a rule, then you can disable or delete it. To disable: tap the rule and hit “On” to disable it. To delete: tap the rule, hit “Delete Rule,” and then tap “Yes” in the pop-up.