6 ways to reboot your android smartphone if it’s frozen

How to reboot a smartphone on android, if it hangs

Approximately 70% of today’s tablets are equipped with the Android operating system. Despite its perfection, developers are constantly creating updates, but users are often faced with a number of problems. One of them is the need to reboot the OS and continue working with the device without crashes and freezes..

Usually rebooting consists of turning off and turning on the gadget again. But there are a few more ways to reboot, and they will seem incomprehensible and inaccessible to a novice. Information about rebooting is rarely specified in the device manual, and you have to learn the technology by trial and error.

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Ways to reboot Android

In this article we will focus on the description of several common and interesting ways to reboot Android. These include the following methods:

  • soft reboot;
  • forced reboot (3 keys);
  • with 2 keys;
  • full discharge;
  • using Recovery;
  • using software.

Let’s tell in detail about each of the listed ways.

Soft Reboot

Soft reboot

This type of reboot is also called a simple reboot. Basically, users are recommended to use it when the device signals about the lack of disk space. The RAM of the gadget is slightly unloaded, and so with a soft reboot, it is freed from third-party programs. The problem of lack of disk space is more common in early versions of the operating system, but experienced users say: the same lag occurs in advanced versions of the OS as well.

To reboot your device in “soft” mode, simply click on the shutdown button and select reboot from the drop-down list.

Forced reboot (3 keys)

Forced reboot (3 keys)

This method is used if the gadget hangs during work and requires strict measures to restore operation. It occurs both on new models and on models running on Android 4.3 and earlier versions. Press 3 buttons at once – Power, home, and volume. The method belongs to the category of simple, and a beginner knows about it. But not many people know about this kind of reset and its features. It allows you to speed up the gadget and update the system.

Didn’t notice the result of a normal reboot? Use a slightly different method. Reset the settings to the factory settings. Keep in mind – applications, contacts, passwords and browser history will disappear from your device. Your phone or tablet will look as if you have just purchased it in a store. Follow a simple algorithm:

  • Turn off the gadget.
  • Hold down the “Home” exactly until the bright green Android logo appears on the screen. Its abdomen shows an open lid with an exclamation mark inside.
  • The settings will be completely reset to the factory settings, take this fact into account and save passwords and important information separately beforehand. 

Keep in mind that this method does not work on all gadgets. We recommend you to use the menu and select reset settings. Then you won’t have to hold down the buttons manually. Your device will stop freezing and the system will work much faster.

With 2 keys

With 2 keys you reboot

The method also refers to reset to factory settings. Turn off the device and press the power button. A menu will appear on the screen, where you need to select the power off option. From going to safe mode, the gadget will reboot completely. Methods involve the user’s own intervention in the system, but having carried out the actions correctly and accurately, then the damage to the OS you will not cause. If it was not possible to use the method, it is recommended to call a specialist for help. He will determine the reason for the lack of rebooting of the device, and finish it forcibly.

Full discharge

Completely discharge your phone

The method of completely discharging the device is considered quite simple. Wait until you run out of charge and the gadget turns off. Put it on charge and turn it on – it will reset. Of course, it’s important to wait until the battery is fully discharged, but you don’t have to work with menus and buttons. Put the device on a charge from the network or power bank and it will be back in working mode.

Using Recovery

Rebooting with Recovery

Recovery is often used in stabilizing the device, as well as in performing a complete reboot. The interface resets the gadget to factory settings, deletes data, clears memory, and installs firmware. The versatility of Recovery has made it popular and in demand, which is why it is so often used by professionals. Also check out the article What is fastboot mode or android boot loader menu.

Recovery has several third-party systems, used depending on the version supported by the Android device:

  • TWRP. The interface is attractive and easy to understand for beginners. Management is done using the sensor, the use of buttons will not be necessary. Versatility has made this version of Recovery in demand, and that’s why you can meet it more often than the others. 
  • CWM. The system has identical TWRP functions, but lacks the ability to control the sensor. The system interacts better with the device, can fit different versions, the file is removed and does not take up much space. 

To enter the Recovery correctly, you should pay attention to the model of the gadget. For example, on a Samsung, you need to press several buttons at once – the center button, the power button, and the volume up button. Then you will be redirected to the menu, where it says to reboot the device. If you have a Nexus, then press the power and volume buttons and select Recovery from the drop-down list.

Using software

Rebooting smartphone with software

A useful way to reboot for those whose tablet is powered by MTK processors. Use the Mobileuncle Tools utility. Thanks to this software you will be able to easily enter the Recovery settings, set the parameters of the functioning of the device, adjust the processes of operation and modes.

Fast Reboot – Universal software that works on almost any device that supports Android. The virtual reboot takes place instantly, then the device will work much faster, files will be saved in their original form.

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