How To Restart Your Android Without A Working Power Button
A broken power button can seem like the endgame for your Android phone. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many workarounds that will allow you to keep using your device. Unfortunately, there is no sure-fire way of restarting all Android devices that have a broken power button. Instead, what we have done is put together some of the most successful techniques discovered from the web. If you have a device with this problem, you should find something that will help below.
By the way, should be stuck on the lock screen trying one of the methods below, check out our guide to bypass your lock screen.
Is your Android on or off?
The method will be different depending on whether your phone is completely switched off, or if it is switched on and is simply in sleep mode. We’ll start with phones that are completely switched off.
The charging method
The first thing to try is plugging your phone into a charger. Some phones will boot up from this action alone. If this fails, try plugging it into your laptop via USB. This doesn’t work with a large percentage of Android phones but it takes so little time that it is always worth a try.
The volume and home buttons
Pressing down both volume buttons on your device for a long period can often bring up a boot menu. From there you can choose to restart your device. Your phone may use a combination of holding the volume buttons while also holding the home button, so be sure to try this as well.
What to do when your phone is still switched on
If your phone is on but is in sleep mode, things are a little easier. Again, plugging into a charger can wake several kinds of devices up. Getting a call from someone can also do the trick so ask a friend to ring your phone. If there is a physical home button (as opposed to a touchscreen button) pressing this will usually wake up an Android phone. If you have a physical camera button, this should also activate the phone.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 15, 2016 4:45 AM UTC