How to Restart Android

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

Tap 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.
  • Simultaneously 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.

Read: How to Auto Restart Android