How to Restart an Android Phone

In this post, you’ll see how to reboot an Android device manually.

Remember that you can see both the soft reboot (also known as the soft restart) and the hard reboot (also known as the hard restart).

You’ll also see the steps to restart your Android phone automatically. Let us start.

Note: Reboot is also called a “restart.”

How to Restart Android manually

Method #1

Press and hold the power button until you see the power menu.

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

Method #2

Shut down your Android device. Please turn it on, and that’s it.

Method #3

This method is only suitable for rooted Android devices.

Install and open the Simple Reboot app. Provide 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.

See: How to boot Android in recovery mode

Method #4

You can reboot Android using the ADB command (adb reboot) on your PC, but you will need to enable USB debugging on Android and install ADB drivers on your PC to do so.

Let’s see how to use the command on your Windows 10 PC.

Connect your Android device to your PC via a USB cable.

Click Allow on your Android device.

Open Command Prompt and change the path to one that contains ADB drivers.

Enter the command: adb devices and press the “Enter” key.

Enter this command: adb reboot

Press the “Enter” button.

That’s it.

Alternatively, you can use this command (reboot) on Android to complete this task, but for this, you will need to install Terminal Emulator for Android app.

Let’s see how to use the command on an Android phone.

In the Terminal Emulator app, type su and click the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

Now, provide the root permission for the app, type reboot, and then press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.

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Method #5

If your device does not react at all, try this method.

Remember that this method forces a reboot of your Android device.

For a device with a removable or non-removable battery

It would be best to press certain hardware buttons on Android to do this task.

Since Android devices are different, no single key combination works for all devices.

So try the following key combinations and see what works for your Android smartphone:

  • Press and hold the “Power” button for 10-15 seconds.
  • Press “Power” and “Volume up” or “Volume down” or both volume buttons and hold down for 10-15 seconds.

For a device with a removable battery

Remove the battery from the device.

Put it back and press the “Power” button until you see the boot animation.

See: How to safely remove OTG

How to auto reboot Android at a specific time

Here, you can automatically see the steps to restart Android at a given time.

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

Install and open the AutomateIt app. Provide root permission.

Click on the My Rules > + icon.

Select “Time Trigger.”

Set a time and repeat as you like. Click “Next.”

Select “Reboot Action.”

Enter a name for the rule and click on the “Save” icon at the top.

From now on, your Android device will automatically restart as time and repeat what you have set.

To edit the rule – Tap “My Rules.” Click on the rule.

Tap “Edit Rule” and make changes to your preferences. Tap the “Save” icon at the top.

If you do not want a rule, you can disable or delete it.

Disable: Tap the rule and press “On” to disable it.

Delete: Tap the rule, click “Delete Rule,” and tap “Yes” on the popup.