How To Restart A Frozen Samsung Galaxy S8

With their latest flagships, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, it is quite obvious that Samsung put the effort to deliver something different. And they definitely make it happen. The Galaxy S8 is probably one of the best and most beautiful smartphones made so far. However, no matter how awesome its features and hardware are, every once in a while you may expect a glitch or two. One of the things that may happen is to notice your phone is frozen or stuck. Here, we are going to share a quick guide on how to restart a frozen Samsung Galaxy S8.

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Most of the times, phones freeze not because there is some sort of hardware issue, but because there is a glitch in the software. In other words, you can fix it easily and make it work with a soft reset.

If you haven’t restarted your device for a while, with all the apps running in the background, a glitch or two in the performance will pop up. You may give your phone some time to unfreeze on its own.

If that doesn’t happen, the best thing you can do is to perform a soft restart. In most cases, this will put things in motion again.

Here is how to restart a frozen Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Press and hold the power button and the volume down button for, let’s say 10 seconds top
  • Once your device vibrates and you see the Samsung logo on the screen release the buttons
  • Now, your device will reboot.
how to restart a frozen Samsung Galaxy S8


It is that simple. Once the phone reboots, it will start working normally. At least that is the scenario in the majority of cases.

If your phone won’t restart or won’t boot, don’t try to repair it on your own. This especially goes for those who do not have needed experience and expertise. Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a non-removable battery. So, by opening it up and not being sure what you are doing, you can create more issues. If your device is under the warranty, take it to the store in which you purchased it and ask for a replacement.