How to Restart Your Android Phone?

Restarting a phone in normal conditions working normally is a matter of minutes. So, conditions are not always you way. There are various situations where you will have to look for different ways of restarting the device. Your device might be having a faulty power button, or it could be one of those cases where your phone is turned off and not switching on, etc. Broken or faulty power button is very annoying as it will not be easy to restart the device then. So, it is important to know various ways of restarting Android device in different cases. This article serves you with ways how to restart Android device in different ways even if the power button is not working or the phone is frozen.

Part 1: How to Restart Android Phone without Working Power Button

It seems almost impossible to restart the phone when the power button is not working. But is it actually impossible to restart the device when the power button is not working. Obviously not; there definitely is a way to restart the device when the power button is not working. If the device is already on, then restarting the phone is not too much of a bother. So, there are 2 cases here. One is when the phone is switched off and the other one being the Android device in switched on state.

When the Android device is off

Try plugging in the Android device to charger or connecting the device to a power source and this could probably restart the device. Moreover, you could also try connecting the Android device to the laptop or desktop computer with the help of USB. Connecting the Android device to the laptop or a desktop might help as this method may not work always. But if this works and the phone restarts, it is one of the simplest methods to restart the device without working power buttons when the phone is switched off.

When the Android device is on

Try pressing the volume button along with the home button and brings up a reboot menu. You would be able to restart the phone from the options presented to you.

You could also try removing the battery if the phone has a removable battery and putting the battery back in the phone and connecting the device to a power source. This sometimes works are the phone restarts.

Part 2: How to Force Restart Android When it’s Frozen

Method 1 to force restart Android device

All of us know how annoying it is when the phone gets frozen while using it. It is really annoying and you can’t do anything about it and that’s what makes its worse. But, is it really not possible to unfreeze the frozen phone. Definitely not; you can then restart the device and come out of this. But how do you restart the device when the phone is frozen and not responding. There is a way wherein you can force restart the device using a simple trick.

When the phone is frozen, to restart the device, press the phone’s sleep of power button for few seconds. After you hold down the power button for few seconds, it will ask you if you want to turn off the device. Don’t release the power button and keep holding down the power button till the phone shuts down and the screen goes off. Once the phone is off, you can now release the power button. To start the phone again, hold down the power button till the phone screen comes on. The phone should now be working normal.

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Method 2 to force restart Android device

There is another way you can force restart the phone if the phone is frozen. Press and hold down the power button along with the volume up button until the screen goes off. Power the device back on pressing the power button for few seconds and it’s done. You could use the volume down button if the volume up button does not work.

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If your phone has a removable battery, you could try removing the battery and putting it back on followed by switching on the device.

Part 3: How to Restart Android Phone in Safe Mode

Android Phones can be restarted into safe mode easily when required. Safe mode can be a great way of troubleshooting any software issues with the Android device. It could be any issues due to any applications installed on the Android device or any other issues. Once you are done with this mode, go ahead and power down the phone and power the phone back on in normal mode. So, let’s now see how to restart an android phone in safe mode with some simple steps.

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Step 1: Like you normally power down your Android device, press and hold the phone’s power button for some time and you will be prompted to turn off the Android phone.

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Step 2: After you get the option to Power Off the device, tap and hold the Power Off option for some time and the Android phone will ask you for a confirmation to enter safe mode, as shown in the picture below.

restart android phone in safe mode

Tap “OK” and the phone will restart into safe mode in minutes. In safe mode, you would not be able to open and use the applications you have downloaded and a “Safe mode” badge will show up on the screen, as shown below.

restart android phone in safe mode

Safe mode will also be useful to determine where the issue actually lies and if it lies in an application you have installed on the device or due to the Android itself.

Once you are done with safe mode, you can power down the phone normally and turn it back on.

Part 4: Recover Data if the Phone Doesn’t Restart

What do you do when your phone does not start or gets damaged? The first thing that comes to our mind is the data stored in the phone. It is imperative to have the data recovered when the device is damaged. So, in such a trying circumstance, dr.fone toolkit – Android Data Extraction (Damaged Device) can come as a big help. This tool helps in extracting all the data stored in the damaged device. Let’s see how this tool helps in recovering the data stored in the damaged phone which does not restart.

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Step 1: Connecting the Android device to the Computer

It is first important to connect the Android device to the computer. So, using a USB cable, connect the Android device to the computer and launch dr.fone toolkit for Android on the PC. Among all the toolkits, select “Data Extraction (Damaged Device)”.

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Step 2: Choosing data types to recover

Now, it’s time to choose data types to recover. Android Data Backup & Restore automatically selects all the data types. So, select the data types which are to be recovered and click on “Next” to continue.

This function helps extract existing data on the Android device.

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Step 3: Select the fault type

There are 2 types of fault in Android phone, one of them being Touch not working or an issue in accessing the phone and the other one being black/broken screen. Select the fault type which matches your situation.

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On the next window, select the device name and model of the phone and then click on “Next”.

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Make sure that you have selected the correct device model and name for the phone.

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Step 4: Enter Download Mode on the Android device

Mentioned below are the instructions to get into Download Mode.

• Switch the device off.

• Press and hold Volume down button, home and power button of the phone at the same time.

• Press volume up button to enter Download Mode.

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Step 5: Analyzing the Android device

After the phone gets into download mode, dr.fone toolkit for Android will start analyzing the device and download the recovery package.

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Step 6: Preview and Recover Data

After the analysis is over, all the file types will show up in categories. So, select the files to preview and choose the files you want and click on “Recover” to save all the data wish to keep.

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So, these are ways you can restart your Android device in different scenarios. In all the above cases, it is imperative to conduct due diligence while following the steps to restart the device or trying to recover files from the damaged device.

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