How to Shut Down My Android Phone

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s begin.

How to Shut Down Android

Method #1

Here’s how to shut down Android phone:

Step 1: Press the “Power” button and hold it for 1-2 seconds.

Step 2: Now, you can see the “Power off” menu.

Step 3: Tap the “Power off” option.

Method #2

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

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.

Hit the “Power off” option.

Method #3

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)

I’m doing this method on an Android phone.

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

Now, provide the root permission for the app. Type reboot -p and then hit the “Enter” key on the keyboard.

Method #4

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

For a Device with the Removable Battery

Remove the back cover of your device. 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, try the following key combinations:

  • 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.


How to Automatically Shut Down Android at a Specific Time

Please note that you can follow the steps only if you’ve a rooted Android device.

Let’s see the steps to auto shut down Android:

Install and open the AutomateIt app. Provide root permission.

Tap My Rules > + icon.

Now, choose the “Time Trigger.” Set time and repeat as per your wish. Hit “Next.”

Choose the “Shutdown Device Action.”

Provide a name for the rule and then hit the “Save” icon at the top.

That’s it. From now on, your Android device will get shut down as per the time and repeat you’ve set.

To edit the rule – tap on “My Rules” and then find and hit the rule. Now, 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.

If you want to uninstall the app, check out this guide.


How to Remotely Shut Down Android with SMS

Please note that you can follow the steps only if you have a rooted Android device.

Steps

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

Hit “SMS With Text Trigger.” Provide “SMS” permission. In the field, enter the text as per your wish. I enter the text turnoff. Tap “Next.”

Choose “Shutdown Device Action.” Provide a name for the rule and then hit the “Save” icon at the top.

That’s it. From now on, when your device receives a text message with the text you’ve specified (in our instance, it is turnoff), it’ll get shut down.


I hope that this guide showed you how to power off Android device. Also, I hope that the other topics in this post are useful to you.