How to turn off and restart Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

How to turn off and restart Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
Smartphone manufacturers often make changes that seem inexplicable to us users. Small things like the way you turn off or restart your phone are often among them. Whether it was because the designers thought a new way will fit the changed button location better or they needed the previous combination for another feature doesn’t ultimately matter. You want to do something and it’s not happening the way you’re used to. Samsung’s been guilty of doing that as well more than once.

But fear not! We’ll guide you through the process of shutting down your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra and then we’ll do the same for restarting your new Note 20 device. While the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have a lot of differences, when it comes to turning them off or restarting them, the steps are the same.

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How to turn off Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra


Shutting down your Galaxy Note 20 is pretty easy once you know the required steps. Here's what to do:
  • Step 1. Press and hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time.
  • Step 2. Tap on Power off.

If you’re the type of user that goes for the nuclear option of shutting down the phone completely when not wanting to be disturbed, you might find this process cumbersome. Well, Samsung has been kind enough to give you the option to switch it to something easier.

To change what a long press of the power button does, follow these steps:
  • Step 1. Go to Settings.
  • Step 2. Tap on Advanced features.
  • Step 3. Tap on Side key.
  • Step 4. Tap on Power off menu under Press and hold.

This will make it so that if you hold down only the power button for a second, you'll get straight to the menu that lets you turn off your phone.

Another way to get to the Side key menu is by holding down the volume down and power buttons as we've already described above, then tap on Side key settings at the bottom of the screen.

Note that switching to long press for the power menu will disable long press for Bixby. For most Samsung users, losing that quick access to Bixby isn't a big deal, but you judge for yourself.

How to restart Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra


As you might have guessed, the process of restarting your Galaxy Note 20 isn't much different from that of shutting it down. Here are the steps:
  • Step 1. Press and hold down the power button and the volume down button at the same time.
  • Step 2. Tap on Restart.

How to hard restart Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra


If your display isn't responsive and you want to do a hard restart, just keep holding the volume down and the power button pressed until the phone restarts itself.

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Galaxy Note 20
  • Display 6.7 inches
    2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
    8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Display 6.9 inches
    3088 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
    12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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