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How to Reboot Android Smartphones & Tablets

Last Updated On: March 10, 2017

It is really hard time when your smartphone is having non-removable battery and your smartphone gets hang. How do you reboot your smartphone in such a case? Well, Here in this article, we are going to discuss on how to rebook android tablets and smartphones in few steps.

How to Reboot AndroidHow to Reboot your Android Phone when frozen

Restarting your process can help you to unfreeze your Android smartphone and also get it in working condition. If your Android device completely froze and unresponsive, In this situation you need to perform a force restart your android device to get back in normal condition.

Step 1: Press and Hold “Power button” + “Volume-up button” to force reboot and still press buttons until your device screen goes black.

Note: This key combination works only on some Android smartphone, but you can also try these key combination to force reboot your Android device.

  1. Power + Volume-Up
  2. Power + Volume-Down
  3. Power + Volume-Up + Volume-Down

Step 2: Once your Android smartphone screen goes black then press “Power” button to boot your device again.

If your smartphone has the removable battery and your device is frozen completely, then remove the battery from the smartphone and put back into a smartphone. After this, press power button to boot your phone. This is the best way to fix this problem on your Android smartphone.

Try Hard Reboot on your device

If the above method does not work on your Android device, then you also try this method to hard reboot your android device. This method only works when your android device is completely frozen and unresponsive. To fix this problem, you need to reboot your device hard.

Follow these steps to hard Reboot the Android device:

Step 1: Keep your Android device turn on

Step 2: Press and Hold power button + Volume buttons simultaneously until the screen goes black (shuts down) and you see the boot animation of your Android smartphone. (This will reboot your android device safely)

Uninstall Apps that are lagging your device

Yes, you can fix this issue by uninstalling recently installed Apps from your device. Sometimes they are also causing your Android device to freeze. If your device is completely frozen, then try method #1(one) to reboot your phone safely. Once your device is booted up, Go to “settings” of your phone and scroll down and select “Apps” and open it. Now Find the app that causing the issue.

Once you locate the app, open it. Here you can see uninstall button and Force Stop button. First, you have to press “Force Stop” button then you can press “Uninstall” button to remove completely from the device.

Perform Factory Data Reset (If your device doesn’t boot up normally)

This method may fix your device’s issue if your device doesn’t boot up normally after the freezing. If your device can’t turn on after it was frozen, then you need to perform a Factory Data Reset via Recovery mode. This will erase your all user data from your device. So make sure you backup your device before you perform factory data reset. Now follow these steps to boot your device into Recovery mode.

Step 1: First of all, Turn off your to access Recovery mode

Step 2: Press and hold Power button + Volume down button to boot your device into recovery mode (This key combination only works on some Android devices, but you can also search online for your device. These key combination is depending on the model of your phone you have:

  • For #LG, #Motorola, #Nexus: Press and Hold Power + Volume-Down
  • For #Samsung: Press and Hold Power + Home + Volume-Up

Continue holding the key combination until the Android Recovery menu appear. Once you’re in recovery mode, use the volume up and volume down button to navigate the menu. Here you can see “Wipe Data/ Factory Reset” option you have to select it using volume keys then press the power button to select it. After this, you see “Yes” option, use the volume keys to navigate and press the power button to select it.

Wait few seconds to complete the wiping process. Once the process complete, you have to choose “Reboot device” option using volume keys then press the Power button to select it. Now your device will be rebooted, and you can set it up as the new.

Reboot & Reset your Android device from Computer

Using your Computer is one of those ways to reboot your smartphone if your device doesn’t boot normally using power key.

Prerequisites for this method:

  • Window based computer system
  • Android SDK (System development kit)
  • USB Cable
  • your Smartphone

Now follow these steps to boot your device using computer;

Step 1: Open Android developer website, and download the Android SDK on your Windows computer. You can download Android SDK by visiting this page; http://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

After the downloading this zip file on your computer. Extract the zip file and install it correctly on your computer. Before installing Choose C: Program Files” directory and also Rename the file to access easier.

Step 2: Now Right click on “My Computer icon” to open system

For window 10 or 8.1 operating system

  • Press “Windows” + “X” key combination to open options
  • From the options, you have to choose “System” to open click on it.

For Windows 7 or earlier operating system

  • From the Desktop screen, right click on “MY Computer” icon then choose “Properties” option

Step 3: Once you are in System window, click on “Advanced System Settings” on the left side of the System window

Step 4:  Once you click on “Advanced System Settings” new popup windows appear on screen, and now you have to select Advanced tab from the appeared window.

Step 5: Select “Environment Variables….” option under the advanced tab. This will opens a new popup window

Step 6: from the new popup window, select “Path” by scrolling system Variables list under the System Variables section

Step 7: After choosing “Path” click on Edit button

Step 8: Now you can see new small popup window, titled as “Edit System Variable”

Step 9: Here you need to press “Right” navigation keyboard key to move the cursor to the end of the variable

Step 10: Here you have to type with deleting anything from variable just copy and paste it at the end of variable

“C:Program FilesAndroidADTsdkplatform-tools”

Now press “OK” button to save the changes. After this, open “CMD” (Command prompt) on your computer

To Open CMD on Window 10 or 8.1 operating system

  • Press “Windows + X” key combination > click on “Command Prompt” (Admin)

Open CMD on Window 7 or earlier

  • Press Start button > Type CMD in search bar > Right click on it and select  “Run As Administrator” option

Step 11: First, Turn On your device and Connect to the computer via USB Cable. Once your device connected, type following commands:

  • Type “adb shell” and Hit the Enter key (this will connect your device)
  • Type “—Wipe_data” and hit the Enter key

This will Reboot your device in Recovery Mode then you can reboot your phone normally. Do let us know how do you reboot your android smartphone or tablet device when it is out of your control?

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