How to Shutdown and Restart Galaxy S20

Restarting is imperative in mobile devices. Not only that it gives a quick breather to apps and system services but a restart will likewise rectify minor issues inflicted by random system flaws. This guide demonstrates the steps on how to shutdown and restart a Galaxy S20 smartphone. Read on for more detailed instructions.

How to shutdown Galaxy S20 using the hardware keys

The following are standard procedures to power off a Galaxy S20 smartphone that’s working or responding properly.

  1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.

    Doing so will show up the quick menu icons including Power Off, Restart, Mobile Data, and Emergency Mode.

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  2. Tap the Power Off icon.

    This is the initial command for system shutdown.
    quick menu options - shutdown galaxy s20

  3. If prompted, enter the pattern or registered fingerprint.

    This option pops up only if your device screen is locked.
    input screen unlock pattern or fingerprint

  4. Finally, tap Power Off again.

    This is to confirm that you’d like to turn off your phone. The device will then shut down and vibrate.
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Turning the phone off does not affect any files stored in the internal memory and thus it doesn’t result in the deletion of critical information.

How to restart Galaxy S20 using the hardware keys

The initial steps in restarting a Galaxy S20 is closely similar to that of shutting down. The only difference is the option to choose. To elucidate it further, I've lined up the actual steps as follows:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.

    Doing so will display the quick menu options including four commands namely, Power Off, Restart, Mobile Data, and Emergency Mode.
    quick menu options - restart galaxy s20 first display

  2. Tap Restart.

    This option will prompt your device to initialize system shutdown and restart.
    tap restart icon - restart galaxy s20

  3. Wait for the phone to finish the reboot sequence.

    The Samsung logo indicates that the phone has successfully rebooted.

After a few seconds, the phone will start up and then loads the Home screen and is ready for reuse. Just enter the correct pattern or password to unlock the screen.

And that’s how you shutdown and restart Galaxy 20. Stay tuned on this site for more comprehensive guides, tips and tricks on the Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices. Or you can also visit our YouTube Channel for various smartphone video tutorials and troubleshooting guides.


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