Typically, Samsung would place the power button beneath the volume rocker on the right side of the phone. Previously, that button was used to shut off the phone, but it now serves other purposes. The button puts the phone to sleep when it is pressed just once, thus the screen goes dark but the device is still on. The power button, which was previously the only way to turn off the device, now activates Samsung’s smart assistant Bixby with a long press. But that doesn’t imply that turning off the phone is impossible. In fact, Samsung created three methods for turning off the gadget.
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How to Turn Off Samsung S21 From the Notification Shade
The first method is found in the notification shade.
- To access the notification shade, swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Swipe down again to make the shade fill the entire screen.
- In the upper right corner, press the Power button.
- Tap Restart (or Power off, depending on what you want to do).
How to Turn Off Samsung S21 With the Power Button and Volume Down
You can still use the power button to turn off the phone. If you long-press the power and volume down buttons, you’ll get a menu that will allow you to turn off the phone. Tap Power off (or Restart, depending on what you want to do).
How to Turn Off Samsung S21 By Asking Bixby?
Another alternative for powering off your phone is to press and hold the power button to summon Bixby. While pressing the power button, after the Bixby animation appears at the bottom of the phone, just say “Turn off my phone” then release the button. You’ll get a prompt asking you to Power off or Restart. Press the appropriate button.
How to Turn Off Samsung S21 if the Phone is Frozen
Sometimes your phone can freeze and turn non-responsive. If that happens, all is not lost. Press and hold the power and volume down buttons for 15 seconds. Doing so will force the phone to restart and any issues should then be cleared up.
Samsung’s power button now carries a lot of functions; arguably “power button” is a bit of a misnomer these days. Given the recent changes to the interface, this can cause some confusion, but any of these three methods will allow you to power your phone off.
How do I turn off 5G on my Samsung S21?
Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Network Mode and choose an option other than 5G (LTE/3G/2G, etc.) To turn off your mobile data, swipe down and tap Mobile data in the quick settings to disable it.
How do I reset my Samsung Galaxy S21?
To reset your Samsung device to factory settings, go to Settings > General Management > Reset > Factory Data Reset. Tap Delete All when prompted, then select Wipe data/factory reset on the Android Recovery screen. You will lose any data saved on your phone.
How do I take a screenshot of my Samsung Galaxy S21?
To take screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy S21, press Power+Volume Down or swipe your palm across the screen. You can also ask your digital assistant to take a screenshot.
What is the difference between the Galaxy Samsung S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra?
The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch screen, the S21 Plus has a 6.7-inch screen, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 6.8-inch screen. The original S21 and the S21 Plus are identical except for the screen and battery sizes. The S21 Ultra has a better camera, more RAM, and more internal storage space.