How to Reboot Android Phone in Safe Mode, Sluggish, Isn't Responding

how Reboot Android Phone without Power button

In this guide, I will show you how to reboot android phone i.e., both soft and hard reboot Android phones easily.

We are currently in a transition from keypad phone to touchscreen mobile phone. As such, it's not necessary that all users can quickly adapt to new touch smartphones. Thanks to Steve Jobs the revolution began with the first iPhone announcement. Consumers of all age groups have little to no knowledge of how to use smartphone functions, and it's common, especially in elder age people.

Many face difficulties in inserting SIM card, putting in a micro SD memory card, or even performing useful actions like how to change ringtone, turning on Wi-Fi hotspot, grabbing screenshot, Finding IMEI number, setting an alarm, and a lot more. Many novice users aren't still able to figure out how to reboot Android phones.

Here in this guide, we will be going through various cases of rebooting your smartphone -

So let's get started to fix your problem.

How to Reboot Android Phone

Reboot means booting your device again in order to give your device a fresh start. "Reboot" and "Restart" both mean the same and it's close enough to turn OFF your device and then turn it back ON.

Follow the process mentioned below in order to reboot Android smartphone -

  • Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
  • Once you do that, you will see two options - Power OFF & Restart options.

What happens when you reboot your phone?

Whenever you reboot any electronic device, the processes that were running will get terminated and your device will perform faster upon reboot. That's what happens when you reboot a phone. It's actually a good thing because when it closes apps that you have opened and not using.

How to Reboot Android Phone without Power Button

This question comes from one of our users who had asked it on our Facebook group on BLU phones. You can even ask any if you have relating to your Android phone.

What if the Physical Power button is not working on the phone?

Follow the process mentioned below in order to restart the Android mobile without the power button -

  1. Install the One Shade application from Play Store.
  2. Once the app is installed, Open it.
  3. It will ask for permission just like any other app. Infact it will ask for more than usual. Give all the Permissions that it needs. Don't worry, it's absolutely safe.
  4. Once you do that, you will see the Power Option on top of your notification panel. It looks like this -
  5. Press that button and you will see several options just like you hit the physical Power button. Options include -Restart, Power OFF, Aeroplane mode, and Silent mode.
  6. Click Reboot to get your work done.

No Reboot Option Android Phone:

If you don't find any reboot option, then you will have to do this -

  • Make sure you have taken a backup of your device data. We have already written a guide on how to back up various data types like backup photos, personal videos, and Whatsapp chats through BLU phone data backup guide.
  • Turn off your device completely.
  • Press the Power button and Volume UP button to boot into recovery mode.
  • From Recovery mode, hard reset your mobile phone to get back to the original settings.

Reboot Android Phone when screen isn't responding.

If your phone is frozen or struck or the screen isn't responding, then you can press the power button (until your phone vibrates) for 15 to 30 seconds and then your phone will restart momentarily.

This is a quick way to restart an Android phone in the following cases -

  1. Freezes
  2. Stop Responding
  3. Is Stuck with Screen On

How to Reboot Android Phone in Safe Mode?

You can even reboot your Android smartphone in Safe mode too. Here are two different cases to restart an Android smartphone in Safe mode -

When the Screen is Not Responding

When your screen isn't responding, do this -

  • Press and hold the Volume up and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
  • The device then will boot into safe mode (recovery mode) and you will see the recovery mode menu which has several options.

When the Phone is Sluggish

When your phone is sluggish, then press the Power button and you will see a few options like Reboot, Power off, and a few others. Click on Reboot and your phone will take some time to be back to normal.

Reboot the Android Phone using the Computer

Are you looking for an option or tool for PC to reboot Android via PC or USB cable, then follow this process -

  1. For PC, you will be using Android Debug Bridge (ADB), download it from here.
  2. After ADB is installed, open the command prompt in the folder that has the ADB files.
  3. Then execute the following commands -adb devicesand this commandadb reboot

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How to Turn OFF Safe Mode on Android Phone:

Looking for a process on how to remove safe mode from an Android phone or Samsung mobile, then follow this process -

  • Restart your mobile phone normally just like you have done before.
  • Once the phone gets restarted, it's the time you disable the Airplane mode on your phone.
  • Check the video guide which we found straight to the point and helpful.

So that was our tutorial on how to reboot Android phones and an additional guide on how to restart the Android mobile without the Power button (physical).

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This post was last modified on April 14, 2023 8:03 AM

Yogesh Khetani: Yogesh has been in the field of mobile technology for over 12 years now. He keeps him updated with the latest smartphones in the market + writes how-to guides. On popular social media platforms, he constantly shares information about mobiles and mobile how-to guides that helps you to make decisions about your handheld gadget needs. His digital journey began when he choose technology as his subject in Engineering studies and the digital world paved the way to express his love for technology and gadgets in a better way and highest reach. Through this portal, his goal is to provide you with all the necessary knowledge needed before making your next gadget purchase decision. He runs this website/blog with a team of skillful and enthusiastic people who share the same passion for tech gadgets and we provide unbiased reviews on phones & mobile networks, detailed buying guides + how-to tips to our readers.