Today, I’ll show you the simple steps to restart your Samsung S21. Whether you’re experiencing a sluggish performance or just want to give your device a fresh start, restarting your phone can be a quick and effective solution. With this easy guide, you’ll be able to navigate through the necessary settings and reboot your Samsung S21 hassle-free. It’s time to bring new life to your phone and optimize its performance – let’s get started!
Restarting Samsung S21
If you’re having any issues with your Samsung S21 that are causing it to malfunction or become unresponsive, restarting the device can often resolve the problem. Restarting your phone can also be helpful when you want to refresh its system or simply give it a fresh start. Here are several methods you can use to restart your Samsung S21 quickly and easily.
Method 1: Soft Reset
A soft reset is the simplest and most common way to restart your Samsung S21. All you need to do is follow these steps:
Step 1: Press and hold the Volume Down button
Look for the Volume Down button on the side of your Samsung S21. Press and hold this button.
Step 2: Continue holding the Volume Down button and simultaneously press and hold the Power button
While still holding the Volume Down button, locate the Power button. Press and hold it at the same time as you’re holding the Volume Down button.
Step 3: Keep holding both buttons until the Samsung logo appears
Continue holding both buttons until you see the Samsung logo appear on the screen. This indicates that the device is restarting.
Step 4: Release the buttons and wait for the device to restart
Once you see the Samsung logo, you can release both buttons. Wait patiently for your Samsung S21 to finish restarting, and you’ll be good to go.
Method 2: Forced Restart
If your Samsung S21 becomes completely unresponsive or is frozen, a forced restart can be used to bring it back to life. Follow these steps to perform a forced restart:
Step 1: Locate the Volume Up button and the Power button
Find the Volume Up button and the Power button on your Samsung S21. Take note of their positions.
Step 2: Press and hold both the Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously
Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Power button at the same time. Make sure you press and hold them simultaneously.
Step 3: Keep holding the buttons until the screen turns off and the Samsung logo appears
Continue holding both buttons until the screen of your Samsung S21 turns off completely. After a few moments, you should see the Samsung logo appear on the screen.
Step 4: Release the buttons and allow the device to restart
Once the logo appears, release both the Volume Up and Power buttons. Let your Samsung S21 restart on its own. This forced restart can help resolve issues that may have caused the device to become unresponsive.
Method 3: Restart from Settings
If you prefer a more traditional method to restart your Samsung S21, you can do so through the device’s settings. To restart your phone from the settings app, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Samsung S21
Look for the Settings app on your Samsung S21’s home screen or in the app drawer. It typically has an icon that resembles a gear or cogwheel. Tap on the app to open it.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap ‘General management’
Once the Settings app is open, scroll down until you find the ‘General management’ option. Tap on it to access the general management settings.
Step 3: Select ‘Reset’
Within the general management settings, you’ll find various options, including one called ‘Reset’. Tap on this option to proceed.
Step 4: Tap ‘Reset settings’
In the reset settings menu, you’ll see multiple options for different types of resets. To perform a restart, tap on the ‘Reset settings’ option.
Step 5: Enter your device PIN or pattern if prompted
For security reasons, your Samsung S21 may ask you to enter your device PIN or unlock pattern before proceeding with the reset. Enter the required information if prompted.
Step 6: Finally, tap ‘Reset’ to restart the device
To complete the reset and restart your Samsung S21, tap on the ‘Reset’ button. Your device will then begin the restart process. Wait patiently for it to finish, and your phone will be up and running again.
Method 4: Restart using ADB
For more tech-savvy users who have enabled ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on their computer, this method provides an alternative way to restart the Samsung S21. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Ensure ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is set up on your computer
Before proceeding with this method, make sure that you already have ADB (Android Debug Bridge) set up on your computer. This requires a bit of technical knowledge, so it’s best suited for more advanced users.
Step 2: Connect your Samsung S21 to the computer using a USB cable
Using a USB cable, connect your Samsung S21 to your computer. Ensure that both devices are securely connected.
Step 3: Open a command prompt or terminal window on your computer
On your computer, open a command prompt (Windows) or a terminal window (Mac or Linux). This is where you’ll enter the commands to restart your device.
Step 4: Type ‘adb reboot’ and press Enter
In the command prompt or terminal window, type the command “adb reboot” and press Enter. This command will initiate the restart process on your Samsung S21.
Step 5: Wait for the device to restart
After executing the command, wait for your Samsung S21 to restart. Once it has successfully restarted, you can disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
Method 5: Restart using Bixby Voice Assistant
Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant offers a hands-free method to restart your Samsung S21. Follow these steps to use Bixby for restarting your device:
Step 1: Activate Bixby by either pressing and holding the Bixby button or saying ‘Hey Bixby’
To activate Bixby, you have two options. Either press and hold the dedicated Bixby button (usually located below the volume rocker) or simply say “Hey Bixby” if you have enabled the voice activation feature.
Step 2: Say ‘Restart my phone’
Once Bixby is activated, simply say the command “Restart my phone”. Bixby will then confirm the action and proceed to initiate the restart.
Step 3: Bixby will confirm the action and initiate the restart
Bixby will confirm your request and initiate the restart process on your Samsung S21. Wait for the device to restart, and you’re good to go.
Method 6: Restart using Quick Settings Panel
The Quick Settings panel on your Samsung S21 provides a convenient way to access various settings and features, including the option to restart your device. Here’s how you can use the Quick Settings panel to restart your Samsung S21:
Step 1: Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel
Start by swiping down from the top of the screen on your Samsung S21. This will open the Quick Settings panel.
Step 2: Swipe left or right to view more options
Within the Quick Settings panel, you’ll find various icons representing different settings and features. Swipe left or right to navigate through these options until you find the ‘Power’ icon.
Step 3: Locate the ‘Power’ icon and tap on it
Once you’ve located the ‘Power’ icon within the Quick Settings panel, tap on it. This will open a sub-menu with different power options.
Step 4: Finally, tap ‘Restart’ to initiate the restart
Within the power options sub-menu, you should see the ‘Restart’ option. Tap on it to initiate the restart process. Your Samsung S21 will then begin restarting, and you’ll have a refreshed device in no time.
Method 7: Restart using Google Assistant
If you prefer using Google Assistant for voice commands instead of Bixby, you can also use it to restart your Samsung S21. Here’s how:
Step 1: Activate Google Assistant by either saying ‘Hey Google’ or long-pressing the home button
Activate Google Assistant on your Samsung S21 by saying the phrase “Hey Google”, or alternatively, long-press the home button to bring up the Assistant.
Step 2: Say ‘Restart my phone’
Once Google Assistant is activated, simply say the command “Restart my phone”. Google Assistant will recognize your request and proceed to confirm the action.
Step 3: Google Assistant will confirm the action and initiate the restart
Google Assistant will confirm that you want to restart your Samsung S21 and proceed to initiate the restart process. Allow the device to restart, and you’ll be back up and running in no time.
Method 8: Restart using Physical Buttons
If you prefer a more hands-on approach, you can restart your Samsung S21 using the physical buttons on the device. Here’s how:
Step 1: Locate the Power button on the right side of your Samsung S21
On the right side of your Samsung S21, you’ll find the Power button. Take note of its position.
Step 2: Press and hold the Power button
Press and hold the Power button. Make sure you hold it for a few moments to ensure the device registers your action.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Restart’ when the Power menu appears
After holding the Power button, a power menu will appear on your screen. Look for the option that says ‘Restart’ and tap on it.
Step 4: Wait for the device to restart
After tapping the restart option, wait for your Samsung S21 to restart. Once it completes the restart process, you’ll have a fully functional device.
Method 10: Restart using Third-Party Apps
If you prefer using third-party apps, there are various options available on the Google Play Store for restarting your Samsung S21. One such app is ‘Quick Reboot’. Here’s how you can use it:
Step 1: Install a reliable third-party app for restarting your Samsung S21, such as ‘Quick Reboot’ from the Play Store
Open the Google Play Store on your Samsung S21 and search for a reliable third-party app for restarting your device, such as ‘Quick Reboot’. Install the app and ensure it is successfully installed.
Step 2: Launch the app
Once the app is installed, locate its icon on your device’s home screen or in the app drawer. Tap on the icon to launch the app.
Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to restart your device
Once the app is open, follow the on-screen instructions provided by the app to restart your Samsung S21. These instructions may vary depending on the specific app you choose to install.
By following these methods, you can easily restart your Samsung S21 whenever necessary. Whether you prefer a soft reset, forced restart, or utilizing various built-in features or third-party apps, these options offer flexibility and convenience to ensure your device runs smoothly and efficiently.