Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Force Shut Down

There is something that we all know about all the previous flagships from Samsung’s Galaxy S series – there is no mystery that they have removable batteries, but things are different when it comes to the company’s new Galaxy S6 Edge. Given to its metal and glass construction, not to mention the fact its battery is glued to the frame and buried underneath various components, the story is completely different when it comes to forcing it to shut down.

So, if for all the previous Galaxy models all you needed to do was to simply pull the battery and restart the device, we must admit that it’s not as easy on the Galaxy S6 Edge too. The battery is removable, but only if you are willing to remove the circuit board and void the warranty (here we have a guide on how to restore it in case of choosing to apply this operation). It is true that the removal process, that we are talking about is actually detailed in the user manual, but there is something that you should know from the start.

Despite of the fact that you are an advanced Android user, the operation is clearly described as being “only for your service provider or an authorized service agent”, so you should take no chances. We are especially saying that as long as there are a couple of ways to force shut down and here we are to help you once again. But first of all, when do you really need to apply such a procedure?

Well, the most obvious situation is when your handset freezes for no apparent reason. You might also think about doing that when an app stops responding and doesn’t let you get out of it, if the handset itself stops responding due to constant force closes from an app an not only. In all these cases and not only, here’s what you must do to solbe the issues:

How to Force Shut Down on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Device:

  • The first procedure that we are suggestion for you is a simple one and yes, it has always been the favorite one of those owning a handset with a non-removable battery. To be more precise, all you have to do is to press and hold the Power button for no more than 10 seconds to force it to shut down. Do you see how easy it really is?;
  • If this procedure fails, you can use the popular simple three-button combination as well. So, do not hesitate to press and hold the Volume down, Home and Power buttons until you come to a Warning screen. From here you can press the volume Down key to restart the phone and there you go! Your Galaxy S6 Edge will act like new!

Your phone won’t be unresponsive anymore, won’t freeze while trying to answer an incoming call from the lock screen and will enjoy your apps like before! Have you succeeded as well? Let us know by using the comments area from below!

  • f@i+h

    the 1st way did not work for me. the 2nd did! thanks!

  • Swoosh

    I think I might have over charged my phone. Came back to feel it very hot. The screen is black but phone is working. I tried the force restart. It did restart but still with a black screen. I can’t see anything. I want to shut it down so maybe it cools down. How do I shut it down. None of the above worked. I use S6 edge

  • Sondra Hall

    The three button shut down works like a charm!!! Thank you Thank you!!!

  • Mike S

    These both restart the phone. Any way to shut it down and keep it off so the battery doesn’t drain? Thanks