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There may come a time when you need to turn off your Samsung Galaxy phone without the screen. Maybe, the screen is cracked, and you can't see what you're doing, or maybe you just don't want to deal with the hassle of using the touchscreen.

Whatever the reason, this guide will show you how to turn off your Samsung Galaxy without the screen.

Occasionally, your phone's screen might become frozen, fall from your grasp, be shattered, or show a blank screen. Either way, the screen no longer responds to your touch, and the buttons don't work anymore.

This can happen if you're not too careful with how you use your phone or if you are using many apps at once. Also, if one app has crashed and takes up too much memory on your device, it may cause your phone to freeze.

In all the cases above, you'll need to turn off the phone as the first step to troubleshooting.

The different ways to turn off your phone without the screen

There are three simple ways to turn off your phone without the screen. You can use the power button, volume buttons, and home button.

The most common way to turn off your phone is by using the power + volume button.

If your phone's screen is frozen and you can't access the menus, you can try pressing and holding down the power button and the volume up button simultaneously for about five seconds until your phone turns off. Once this happens, wait for it to reboot.

Offscreen Buttons of Samsung Galaxy

Using the Home Button

Another way to turn off your phone is by simultaneously holding down the power button and home button for about two seconds until your phone turns off. Once this happens, wait for it to reboot.

Removing the battery

This method requires technical skills for Samsung Galaxy phones because the battery cannot be removed easily.

To do this, you'll need to remove the back cover of your phone and then locate the battery. Once you've found it, use a fingernail or a thin object to pry open the battery connector. After that's done, you can remove the battery by pulling it out gently.

Once you have removed the battery, wait for about five seconds before putting it back in and plugging in the connector. Then put the back cover of your phone back on and turn on your device by pressing and holding down the power button. if you cannot do this yourself, you should contact a phone technician to help you out.

What to do if you can't turn off your phone using the buttons or method given above

If all else fails, you should consider taking your device to an authorized repair center where they'll be able to fix any issues with your phone's hardware or software quickly without causing too much damage (or at least not too expensive ones).

They might also suggest getting a new screen replacement instead of trying out other methods, which will take longer time frames to fix.

Troubleshooting tips for when your phone won't turn off

Sometimes, even if you press the power button for a long time to try turning it off, it just doesn't seem like anything is happening. This might be due to some software issues on your device or hardware problems as well. If this happens in the future, don't worry because there are ways around these things!

Force Restart Android Device

You can use the force restarting feature by holding down volume up + home buttons simultaneously while pressing power at the same time until your android device restarts itself with no damage whatsoever being done by doing so (this method works across all Samsung Galaxy devices).

Wipe Cache Partition

Hold the power and volume buttons together until your device turns off; let go of them once it does. Then press the power button again until you see the logo of Samsung on-screen. Then, do the following:

  • Release only the Power button but hold down the volume up key until the Android System Recovery menu appears.
  • Using volume keys, navigate through this menu, and select the 'Wipe Cache Partition' option by pressing the power button.
  • Follow instructions that appear afterward.
  • After that's done, reboot the phone (this process takes around 20 minutes).

Do Factory Reset

This is the last resort as all your data will be erased, so make sure to backup first! To perform a factory reset, go back into recovery mode, but instead of choosing 'Wipe Cache Partition,' choose 'Factory Data Reset.'

Again, use the Volume buttons to navigate and select 'Yes-delete all user data' when prompted.

After that's done, your device will restart and you can start afresh.

Samsung Galaxy Screen showing Landscape
Samsung Galaxy Screen showing Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions about how to turn off your Samsung Galaxy without the screen

Q: My phone still doesn't turn off even after trying all of the methods mentioned. What do I do?

A: If your device still isn't turning off, there might be some underlying hardware problems that need to be fixed by a technician. Take it to an authorized service center, and they'll take care of it for you!

Q: The power button is damaged on my phone so I can't use that to turn it off. What other methods are available to me?

A: You could try using the home button or removing the battery as described above. If those don't work, consider taking your device in for repairs.

Q: After factory resetting my android phone, it won't turn on anymore. What can I do?

A: This is probably due to a software issue that needs to be fixed by an authorized Samsung service center or even just doing another factory reset from scratch with all your data backed up beforehand (this process takes around 20 minutes).

Q: What should I do if my phone won't turn off even when using the power button?

A: If this happens to you, try turning it on and off again by pressing volume down + home buttons simultaneously while pressing power simultaneously until your device restarts itself with no damage whatsoever being done by doing so (this method works across all Samsung Galaxy devices).

However, if that doesn't work, then consider taking your device in for repairs.

Wrap up

A few methods can be used to turn off your Samsung Galaxy device when the screen isn't working.  You can use the power button, home key, and volume key, or remove the battery from your device if none of those work. If you're still having trouble, then consider taking it to an authorized service center for repairs.

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