How To Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 5G

By | September 2, 2021

How To Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 5G
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra 5G and press the usual side button to power it off, by default, it will pull up Bixby instead of powering off.

Many Samsung smartphone users are often confused by this since Samsung decided to change things.

It is easy to power down the Galaxy S21 as well as change the default power off back to the standard many are used to using

If the new method does not work for you remapping the side button to power off instead of displaying Bixby is quick and easy with the steps below.

3 Ways To Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 5G

  • Method #1: Hold Side (Bixby) Button and Volume Down Buttons for 2-3 Seconds
  • How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Button 7

    The most common way to turn off a Samsung Galaxy S21 is to hold the side button and volume down for 2-3 seconds.
    How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Button 2

    Three options will display Power Off, Restart, and Emergency Mode.
    How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Button 3

    Choosing Power Off will shut down the phone.
    How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Button 4

  • Method #2: Power Off from Settings
  • Swipe down from the top of the screen twice will bring up a Power Off Icon.
    Power Off S21 from Settings
    Pressing the Power Icon will bring up the option to shut the phone down.

  • Method #3: How To Change (Remap) Power Off Button
  • Hold the side button and volume down for 2-3 seconds unit the unit displays Power Off, Restart, and Emergency Mode.

    At the bottom of the screen, click on Side Key Settings.
    How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Remap

    Select Power Off Menu and the side button will now power off instead of displaying Bixby.
    How To Turn Off Galaxy S21 Button 5

Summary
Samsung has been trying hard to push Bixby, which may be good for some but many find it annoying.

The standard power off button by default will bring up Bixby but can be easily remapped to use the old way to shut things down.

The default method for powering down the Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 5G it to simultaneously press the volume down and side button.

The phone can also be shut down or restart from the settings by pulling down on the top menu bar twice.



 




 

One thought on “How To Turn Off Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 5G

  1. Todd Behrends

    I just got the phone and couldn’t figure out how to turn the thing off before putting the SIM . Thank you..

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