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How to Turn Off Your Samsung Galaxy S8

By Bill Hughes

You can leave your phone on every minute until you’re ready to upgrade to the newest Galaxy S8 phone in a few years, but that would use up your battery in no time. Instead, put your idle phone in sleep mode to save battery power. Note: Your phone goes into sleep mode automatically after 30 seconds of inactivity on the screen.

You can adjust the sleep time out for a longer duration. Or you can manually put the phone in sleep mode by pressing the Power button for just a moment.

Sometimes it’s best to simply shut down the phone if you aren’t going to use it for several days or more. To shut down the phone completely, simply press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. The following options appear:

  • Power Off: Shut down the phone completely.
  • Restart: The Android operating system is stable. Well, mostly stable. Sometimes you may want to reboot it because it starts acting quirky. Tap the restart option and see whether that solves the problem.
  • Emergency Mode: This is an interesting option. Once you have agreed to some terms and conditions, your phone will go into hibernation, but it can come back to life quickly if you feel you need to dial 911. Before you can use this option, you need to agree to some of the limitations.

Good night!