Introduction: It sounds simple to turn on and off Galaxy S23. But you may get frustrated when you get it wrong, especially when you want to power off or restart Galaxy S23. Also, remember that the Side key (you may still call it the Power button) and volume key are all located on the right side of the Galaxy S23.

Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals.

Illustration of Power on /off Gaalxy S23, and reboot Galaxy S23

Turning the device on

Press and hold the Side key for a few seconds to turn on the device.

Turning the device off

  1. To turn off the device, press and hold the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously. Alternatively, open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and then tap Untitled.
  2. Tap Power off.

To restart the device, tap Restart.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:You can set the device to turn off when you press and hold the Side key. Open Settings, tap Advanced features → Side key, and then tap Power off menu under Press and hold.

Forcing restart

If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.

Emergency call

You can make an emergency call or check the medical information you saved.

Press and hold the Side key and the Volume Down key simultaneously, and then tap Emergency call. Alternatively, open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and then  → Emergency call.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:To manage your medical information and emergency contacts, open Settings and tap Safety and emergency.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

  • Galaxy S23 new features guides. Galaxy S23 new features guides explain the new features of Galaxy S23 and show you how to use them.
  • Galaxy S23 how-to guides. Galaxy S23 how-to guides show you how to use and customize Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra to meet your needs.
  • Galaxy S23 camera guides. Galaxy S23 camera guides show you how to use Galaxy S23 camera features to shoot the best photos and videos with the top-notch camera system in Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra.
  • Galaxy S23 accessories guides. Galaxy S23 accessories guides explore useful Galaxy S23 accessories and show you how to use them to protect your phone or increase your productivity (or fun).

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual.

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