How to Turn Off Samsung Note 10 [ Quick and Easy Guide You can Do To Turn It Off]

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It may appear to be a joke, but turning off the Galaxy Note 10 or 10+ is not as simple as it appears.

Because the power button has been removed, not because Samsung forbids it, but because the location where the power button used to be is now… nothing.

Instead, the company has relocated the power button to the left side of the phone, where it has been combined with the Bixby button.

However, by default, that combined button activates Bixby, rather than the power menu, when pressed.

So, what is the best way to turn off your phone? Please continue reading.

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How to Turn Off Samsung Note 10

What You Should Know

  • In order to turn off your Note 10, press and hold the power button for approximately 1 second. When it appears, select the Power Off option from the drop-down menu.
  • To perform a “hard” shutdown on a phone that has been locked, press and hold the power button for approximately 10 seconds.
  • If all else fails, press and hold the Volume Down button for a few seconds, followed by pressing and holding the Power button.

The Four Methods in Turning Off Samsung Note 10

There are actually four ways to turn off the Note 10 and 10+:

a couple of straightforward methods, one that is a little more complicated (but still fairly straightforward), and one that is downright ridiculous and should be avoided at all costs.

  • By utilizing the quick settings
  • Changing the function of the Bixby button
  • The combination of power and volume
  • Bixby will turn off your phone if you ask him to.

Instructions on how to turn off the Galaxy Note 10 using the Quick Settings menu

Samsung recommends that you turn off the phone through a new option in the Quick Settings menu out of the box because holding down the power button actually activates Bixby (we’ll get to how to change that later).

1. Pull the notification shade down from the home screen to reveal more information.

2. To the left of the settings icon, click on the power icon to turn it on.

3. To turn off the computer, press the Power button.

4. Press the Power off button once more.

Galaxy Note 10 using the Quick Settings menu
Galaxy Note 10 using the Quick Settings menu

That’s the most straightforward option, and it’s also the one that Samsung would prefer you to use.

Why? This is because the old method of pressing and holding down the power button to bring up the power menu (after all, it’s called the power button for a reason!) now automatically activates Bixby.

Let’s turn off that feature.

How to turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 With Power and Volume Combo

To completely shut down your Note 10, first make sure that any data you’re working on in any of your open apps has been saved, in case it isn’t saved automatically when you shut down your device.

When you’re ready, go through the following steps:

1. For approximately 1-2 seconds, press and hold the Power button on the left side of the device (just below the volume rocker control).

2. The length of time it takes may vary depending on how much activity is currently occurring on your phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 With Power and Volume Combo

3. Select Power off from the list of options that appears.

4. The device will shut down after a few moments, again depending on how many apps are open and whether or not they are in use at the time of shutting down.

How To Turn Off Galaxy Note 10 Using Bixby Voice

By default, the side key is assigned to Bixby, which means that pressing and holding the button will summon the virtual assistant to your fingertips.

  • Bixby can be summoned by pressing and holding the side key.
  • While holding the button down, say something along the lines of “Turn off my phone,” and then release the key to confirm.
  • Bixby will respond with a confirmation request.
  • Press and hold the side key once more, confirm your choice by saying Yes, and then release the side key.
  • As an alternative, you can select the Power off option in Bixby, which is located at the bottom of the screen.
How To Turn Off Galaxy Note 10 Using Bixby Voice
How To Turn Off Galaxy Note 10 Using Bixby Voice

 How to turn off the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 by pressing and holding the power button.

There is still a way to force the Galaxy Note 10 to shut down the old-fashioned way, which is described below.

But first, we’ll need to dig a little deeper into the settings.

1. Pull the notification shade down from the home screen to reveal more information.

2. To the left of the settings icon, click on the power icon to turn it on.

3. Side key settings can be found at the bottom of the screen.

4. Change the setting for the Power off menu under the Press and hold section.

5. Now press and hold the power button on the left side of the keyboard (under the volume rocker).

6. To turn off the computer, press the Power button.

7. To turn off the computer, press the Power button once more.

That’s all there is to it! You can now shut down your phone whenever you want by pressing and holding the power button as a normal human would do.

Plus, you get rid of Bixby, which is a bonus point! (At least, almost.)

How To Force Shutdown Your Samsung Note 10

1. Occasionally, you may be unable to get the Power Off screen to appear on your screen.

2. Alternatively, you can force your Note 10 device to shut down by performing the following steps:

3. Hold down the Power button, which was previously mentioned; only keep it pressed for 10 seconds or more at most.

4. In this case, there will be no display on the phone’s screen, and it should shut down immediately. As soon as you see the screen turn off, you’ll know it was successful.

If the steps above do not resolve the issue, repeat the process while holding the Volume Down button.

Warning

If you have to do this, make sure you’re holding the Volume Down button rather than the Volume Up button.

By pressing the Volume Up button, you will be prompted to perform a full factory reset, which will erase all of your device’s apps and data (which you do not want in this situation).

4. If pressing the Volume Down button doesn’t work, you’ll have to wait until your battery is completely depleted before trying again.

Our Final Thoughts

The Galaxy Note 10 duo provides not one, not two, not three, but four different ways to turn off the device.

In order to properly use your Samsung Galaxy Note 10, you must be aware that the side key is linked to Bixby and does not function as a power button by default.

The user experience should have forced you to find one or more alternative methods of turning off your device other than using the physical keys – which you can still do, by the way – because the default experience should have forced you to do so.

What is your favorite of 4 methods?

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Frequently Ask Questions

On a Samsung Note 10, how do you turn off the Amber Alerts feature?

When you first open Messages on most Samsung devices, tap the More button (three-dot icon) next to the search function.

Toggle off Amber Alerts by going to Settings > Emergency Alert Settings, then Emergency Alerts > Amber Alerts.

What is the best way to turn on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10?

When you want to turn on your Galaxy Note 10, press and hold the Bixby (power) button that is located on the side of the device for several seconds. Unlock your phone if you are prompted to do so.

What is the location of the power off button?

The Power button is located on the top-right side of the phone.

It is a physical button.

When you press it for a second, the screen comes to life.

It is necessary to press it for a second while the phone is turned on in order for it to enter sleep mode.

For a complete shutdown of the phone, simply press and hold the Power button for a few seconds longer.

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