How to Turn Off the Samsung Note 10

Plus what to do if the phone won't power down

What to Know

  • To turn off your Note 10, hold the power button for about 1 second. Once it appears, tap the Power Off option.
  • If the phone is locked up, hold the power button down for about 10 seconds to perform a "hard" shutdown.
  • As a last resort, press and hold the Volume Down button, and then press and hold the Power button.

This article describes how to turn off your Samsung Note 10. We'll also give you a couple of fallbacks if the process doesn't work as expected.

How Do I Turn Off My Samsung Note 10?

To power down your Note 10 completely, first, make sure that you save any data you're working on in any of your open apps in the event they don't save automatically. When you're ready, follow these steps:

  1. Hold down the Power button on the left side (below the volume rocker control) for approximately 1-2 seconds. The time may depend on how much your phone has going on at the moment.

    The left edge of the Samsung Note 10

    Samsung

  2. From the options that appear, select Power off.

  3. The device will shut off after a few moments, again depending on how many apps are open and whether they're busy or not.

How Do I Force a Shutdown on My Samsung Note 10?

In some cases, you may not be able to get the Power Off screen to appear. In this case, you'll need to force your Note 10 device to shut down by doing the following:

  1. Hold down the Power button mentioned above; only keep it pressed for 10 seconds or more.

  2. In this instance, you won't see any screen appear; the phone should power off right away. Once you see the display turn off, you'll know it worked.

  3. If the above still doesn't work, try it again while holding the Volume Down button.

    If you need to take this step, make sure you're holding Volume Down and not Volume Up. The Volume Up button will prompt you for a full factory reset, which will delete all apps and data from your device (which you don't want in this case).

  4. If adding the Volume Down button doesn't work, you'll have to wait until your battery runs down.

FAQ
  • How do you turn off Amber Alerts on a Samsung Note 10?

    On most Samsung devices, open Messages and tap More (three-dot icon) next to the search function. Tap Settings > Emergency Alert Settings, then tap Emergency Alerts and toggle off Amber Alerts.

  • How do I turn on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10?

    To turn on your Galaxy Note 10, press and hold the Bixby (power) button on the side of the device. If prompted, unlock your phone.

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