If you have a Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, or S21 Ultra 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 the layout.
It is easy to power down the Galaxy S21 as well as change the default power off back to the standard older method.
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 a Samsung Galaxy S21
- Method #1: Hold Side (Bixby) Button and Volume Down Buttons for 2-3 Seconds
- Method #2: Power Off from Settings
- Method #3: 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.
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.