Force Restarting Your Android Device

Android TipMost of us have found ourselves in the unenviable point where our phone or tablet has frozen up and we’ve waited eons for it to come back to life to no avail.  So what do you when you get into such a frustrating situation?  There are a couple of options you have to bring your device back to life.

  • For most devices, you can hold down the Power + Vol Down buttons for 8-10 seconds and this will force a restart of your device.
  • Holding down the Power button for 10+ seconds will force a complete power off of your device.
  • If you have a removable battery, you can remove the battery, though the previous methods are preferred.

Hopefully this will help you next time you find yourself with a frozen device!