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Turn Off and Power Down the Galaxy Note 10

Galaxy Note 10

 How to Turn off and Power Down the Galaxy Note 10

It may seem funny, but it’s not easy to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+. Not because Samsung doesn’t want you to, but because where the power button used to be is… nothing. Instead, the company has moved the power button to the left side of the phone and combined it with the Bixby key. But by default, that combined button activates Bixby instead of the power menu. So how do you turn off the phone? Read on.

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note phone

These powerful smartphones feature an impressive amount of internal storage and come with a pair of USB-C headphones. The S Pen gives you more control so you can handwrite notes and have them automatically convert to digital text.

The four methods

There are actually four ways to turn off the Note 10 and 10+: a couple simple ways, one less simple (but still pretty easy), and one ridiculous that you probably shouldn’t use.

  • Through the Quick Settings menu
  • Turn off through Bixby button
  • The power/volume combo
  • Asking Bixby to power off your phone

How to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 through the Quick Settings menu

Out of the box, Samsung suggests that you turn off the phone through a new option in the Quick Settings menu since holding down the power button actually activates Bixby (we’ll get to how to change that below).

  1. From the home screen, pull down on the notification shade.
  2. Tap the power icon to the left of the settings icon.
  3. Tap Power off button.
  4. click Power off

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That’s the easiest one, and the one that Samsung would like you to stick with. Why? Because by default, the old way of holding down the power button to activate the power menu (heck, it’s called the power button for a reason!) now activates Bixby.

How to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 by holding down the power button

There is still a way to make the Galaxy Note 10 shut down the good old fashioned way. But first we have to do a little settings digging.

  • From the home screen, pull down on the notification shade.
  • Tap the powericon to the left of the settings icon.
  • At the bottom of the screen, tap Side key settings.

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  • Under Press and hold, change the setting to Power off menu.
  • Now hold down the left side power button(under the volume rocker).
  • Tap Power off button.

Tap on Power off again. That’s it! Now you can hold down the power button like a normal human and shut down your phone whenever you want to. And, bonus points, you get rid of Bixby! (Well, almost.)

How to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 with the power/volume combo

Let’s say you want to keep the default long-press-for-Bixby setting as-is (It’s OK, we won’t judge) but still want to shut down your phone using buttons. Well, there’s a fix for that, too!

  1. Press and hold the volume downand power buttons at the same time.
  2. Keep holding until you feel a vibration and the Power settings menupops up.
  3. Tap Power off.
  4. Tap Power off again 

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How to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 with Bixby

OK, say none of the previous three ways interest you and you want to yell at your phone to turn it off. Well, Bixby delivers (there’s a first time for everything!).

Note: Holding down the side button must be enabled for this to work.

  1. Hold down the power button until the Bixby logo appears.
  2. Say turn off phoneor something similar.
  3. If you did it correctly, you’ll see a menu that says, Would you like to turn off your phone?.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, press Power off. Your phone should now turn off.

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