How to Turn off Samsung Galaxy S21 – 4 Methods Explained!

At the beginning of the year 2021, Samsung launched one more flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G. It has gained tremendous popularity due to its extraordinary features. Considering the quintessence of turning off Samsung Galaxy smartphones, there are multiple options provided to turn off Samsung Galaxy S21.

Unlike the power button of conventional Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Samsung S21 5G doesn’t hold a single purpose – it is used for multiple functions. With the long press of the power button, users can access Samsung Bixby and Samsung’s smart assistant along with the ‘Power off Menu’.

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, and S21+ 5G smartphones can be turned off by pressing the Power button and Volume button at once. Choose Power off option from the menu.

The process is very much similar to turning off Samsung Galaxy Note 20. However, to simplify the complexity of using one button for various purposes, there are other ways integrated to switch off Galaxy S21, which are described below in detail.

4 Methods to Turn off Samsung Galaxy S21

The Galaxy S21 models have received little but significant modifications, and a few users who have purchased the new Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, or the Galaxy S21+ may find themselves unable to turn it off. So if you’re wondering how to turn off Samsung Galaxy S21, here are 4 different ways to do it.

1. Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S21 with Power Button and Volume Down

#1.  For this method, you have to long-press the Power and Volume down buttons together.

How to turn off Samsung Galaxy S21

#2. Then, you will be able to see the Power menu on the screen, having three options: Power off, Restart, and Emergency Mode.

Turn off Samsung S21 with power button

#3. Tap on the Power off button.

2. Turn Off Galaxy S21 from the Notification Shade

#1. To access the notification shade, swipe down from the top of the screen.

#2. Swipe down a second time to cover the screen with the shade.

#3. In the top right corner, press the Power button.

how to turn off galaxy s21 from notification shade

#4. Tap on the Power off button.

3. How to Turn off S21 by Asking Bixby

#1. Another option to switch off your Samsung S21 is to invoke Bixby by pressing and holding the power button.

#2. After the Bixby animation displays at the bottom of the phone, simply say “Turn off my phone” while pushing the power button, and then release the button.

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#3. You’ll get a prompt asking you to Power off or Restart.

A lot of users tend to disable Bixby as they feel uncomfortable using it but it can actually turn out to be helpful when you need to turn off your Samsung S21 within a fraction of seconds.

4. Power off Samsung Galaxy S21 by Reassigning the Side Key

#1. Long-press the Power and Volume down buttons together, and you will see the Power Menu.

#2. Here, click on the Side Key Settings at the bottom of the screen.

Turn off Samsung Galaxy s21 by reassigning side key

#3. Select Power off Menu and now the side button will now power off instead of displaying Bixby.

So these are the best possible methods to turn off Samsung S21. And if you’re wondering why you should do that, keep reading to find out.

FAQs on Samsung Galaxy S21

Let’s have a look at some of the frequently asked questions by the Samsung Galaxy S21 users!

Why You Should Turn Off Samsung S21?

Turning off Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, or S21 Plus 5G can help you in various ways in order to improve the workability of the smartphone and improve the performance of the RAM as well as battery. In fact, this is also one of the conventional ways to speed up your Windows PC as well

Firstly, when you power off your S21 and start it again, all the cached data in RAM is erased. All previously operating app fragments are deleted, and all currently open applications are terminated. RAM is effectively “cleaned” when the phone restart, so eventually you’re beginning with the zero once again.

Consider how many applications are open on your phone, steadily draining memory and battery capacity. Thus, turning off your phone clears any open apps or memory leaks, as well as anything else that is consuming your battery.

How do I force restart my Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus?

To restart Samsung Galaxy S21, press and hold the side button and volume down button for 10 seconds. You’ll now feel a little buzz or vibration which indicates that Samsung S21 Plus is now rebooting.

That’s how simple it is to force restart your Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus!

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Final Thoughts

I hope you have received the essential information about the appropriate methods of the widely asked question ‘How do I turn off my Samsung S21?’ along with the importance of this process.

If you face any problems while using your Samsung Galaxy S21 or while setting up anything that you aren’t aware of, you can reach out to us on Twitter.

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Harshil Patel

Harshil is a tech enthusiast with the zeal of changing the way people look at technology. He is often found testing out new gadgets when he's free!

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