How to Shut Down Android Device

In this post, we’ll see four different ways to shut down an Android device. Let’s see what they are.

4 Different Methods to Shut Down Android Device

Power Button

  1. Press the “Power” button and hold it for 1-2 seconds. Now, you can see the “Power Off” menu.
  2. Tap the “Power off” option.

That’s it. All done.


If you have a rooted Android device, then you can power off it without using the “Power” button by using this method.

  1. Install and open the Simple Reboot app. Provide the root permission.
  2. Now, you can see a menu with these options – Power off, Restart, Soft restart, Restart to recovery, Restart to bootloader, Restart to safe mode.
  3. Hit the “Power off” option.

That’s it. All done.


You can shut down 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 shell reboot -p (for PC)

reboot -p (for Android)

In this instance, I’m doing this method on an Android phone.

  1. In the Terminal Emulator app, type su and then hit the “Enter” key in your keyboard.
  2. Now, provide the root permission for the app.
  3. Type reboot -p and then hit the “Enter” key in the keyboard.

That’s it. All done.

Battery or Hardware Keys

You can use this method when your device got frozen. Remember that this method will force shut down your Android device.

For a device with the removable battery

  1. Remove the back cover of your device.
  2. Now, remove the battery out of your device.

After 1-2 seconds, you can put the battery and the cover back to the device. Turn on your device whenever you want.

For a device with the removable or non-removable battery

You need to use a combination of hardware buttons to force shut down your device.

Since Android devices vary, there isn’t a single combination of keys that work for all devices.

So, give a try to the following key combinations:

  • Simultaneously press the “Volume up,” “Volume down” and “Power” buttons and hold them for 10-15 seconds.
  • Simultaneously press the “Volume up” and “Power” buttons and hold them for 10-15 seconds.

If none of the above works for you, then do a Google search like this: force shut down device model.


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