Galaxy S22 Power-off menu lets you not only power off or reboot the phone but also enter emergency mode or lockdown mode.
This Galaxy S22 how-to guide explains what the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu is, two ways to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu, and how to add the lockdown button to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
- What is the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
- How to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
- How to add the Lockdown mode button to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
- Can you use and customize Galaxy S22 Power-off menu on Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra?
What is the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
Traditionally, if you hold the Power button of the phone, you will get the Power-off menu so that you can choose to reboot or power off the phone.
This still works on Galaxy S22, by default, although Samsung used the Side key to replace the Power key since Galaxy S20.
Like other Android phones, Samsung also added the Emergency mode button and a shortcut to the Side key settings page to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
Besides, you can also add the Lockdown mode option into the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
So, the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu has the following functions and features (as shown in the screenshot below):
- Power off Galaxy S22.
- Restart Galaxy S22.
- Turn on Emergency mode.
- Turn on Lockdown mode.
- Access the Sidekey settings page directly.
Although you may not use the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu, most Galaxy owners will use it sooner or later.
Please note you can access the Power-off menu on the lock screen. But you need to unlock the phone to reboot or power off the phone.
After enabling the Galaxy S22 developer options, you can add the bug report shortcut in the Power-off menu.
How to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
There are two ways to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.:
- Hold the Side key for more than 2 seconds.
- Tap the software Power-off button in Galaxy S22 quick settings panel.
Method 2 always works. However, method 1 may not, depending on how you customize the Side key.
Hold the Side key to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu
By default, you can hold the Side key (which is located on the right side of Galaxy S22, as shown in the Galaxy S22 layout) to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
As discussed in this guide, you can customize the long-press gesture of the Side key to either the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu (default) or Bixby in Galaxy S22 Settings — Advanced features — Side key — Press and hold.
If you get Bixby Voice after pressing and holding the Side key, it means you assigned the gesture to Bixby. You may assign it back to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
Tap the software Power button in Galaxy S22 quick settings panel to access Galaxy S22 Power-off menu
On Galaxy S22 quickly settings panel, there is a software Power button, as shown in the screenshot below,
You can tap this software (on-screen) button to access the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
To access Galaxy S22 quick settings panel, you can use any of the following methods:
- Swipe down twice from the status bar (or top of the screen when the status bar is hidden).
- Swipe down once with two fingers from the status bar (or top of the screen when the status bar is hidden)
- Swipe down once from the Galaxy S22 notification panel.
You can find the detailed guide on using and customizing Galaxy S22 quick settings here.
How to add the Lockdown mode button to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu?
Google introduced the Lockdown mode in Android Pie (Android 9) as a security feature.
Once the Lockdown mode is enabled, two security features will be applied immediately:
- No notifications on the Galaxy S22 lock screen.
- You can only unlock Galaxy S22 with the screen lock pattern, PIN, or password. Biometrics (face recognition and fingerprint recognition) will be blocked and cannot be used to unlock the phone. The smart lock will also be disabled.
In fact, the Lockdown mode is the only way to stop the smart lock on Galaxy S22 temporarily.
Galaxy S22 will automatically exit the Lockdown mode after you unlock the phone. Please check this guide on how to use lockdown mode on Galaxy S22.
To use the Lockdown mode, you need to add the button to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu. By default, it is not added.
You may follow these steps to add the lockdown mode to the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu.
Step 1: Open Galaxy S22 Settings.
You can open Galaxy S22 Settings by tapping the app icon on the Galaxy S22 Home screen or Apps screen.
Alternatively, you can tap the gear icon in Galaxy S22 quick settings panel.
Step 2: Access Secure lock settings
On the Galaxy S22 Settings page, as shown below, tap the Lock screen to access settings for the Galaxy S22 lock screen.
On the Galaxy S22 lock screen settings page, tap Secure lock settings, as shown in the screenshot above.
To access the Secure lock settings, you will be asked to authenticate yourself with the PIN or password for the screen lock.
Step 3: Enable Show Lockdown option
On the Secure lock settings page, as shown in the screenshot below, you can enable the Show Lockdown option.
You can bow hold the SIde key to check whether the Lockdown mode button is shown on the Power-off menu or not.
Can you use and customize Galaxy S22 Power-off menu on Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra?
If you have any questions about using or customizing the Galaxy S22 Power-off menu on Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra, please let us know in the comment box below.
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You may check other Galaxy S22 guides:
- Galaxy S22 new features guides.
- Galaxy S22 how-to guides.
- Galaxy S22 camera guides.
- Galaxy S22 accessories guide.
- Official Galaxy S22 user manuals (in PDF).
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