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How to Force Restart the Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are out and about, and users are loving every inch of them already. But since the flagship devices from Samsung are just out and untested in the open world, expecting apps to crash and the device to freeze on you every now and then is not exactly too surprising.

The best way to fix a frozen device is to plug it out and plug it in, but what do you do when the screen freezes and you can’t access the power menu? Luckily, Samsung has built in a kill-switch that helps you force restart the Galaxy S9 no matter what the situation is.

How to force shutdown and restart the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Using a particular combination of buttons, you can force your Galaxy S9 and S9+ to restart the system. Here’s how to do this.

  • Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously until the device screen turns off.
  • If the device screen stays black and you’re unable to see if it has turned off, keep holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons until you feel a vibration.
  • To restart, just press and hold the Power button until the screen turns on and you’re all set!

Tip: Root your Galaxy S9

Here’s a video guide to force restart your Galaxy S9.


Is there any other Galaxy S9 problem that you need assistance with right now? Reach out to us down below in the comments and we’ll be happy to help!

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.