How do I turn the darn thing off and on? Typically your Android Smartphone and other Android devices (like your tablet) are made to remain “on” and will go to sleep after a prescribed amount of time; however, it is a good idea (every so often) to turn the phone “off”, then back “on”. This is good to refresh the memory, dump any cached files, etc… Couple other situations where you may need to turn the phone “off” is a situation where you do not want the phone to cause a disturbance (like in Church, at a funeral, at a wedding, a meeting, etc…) OR you may need to turn it “off” when the phone has locked up.
On most Android devices if you do the following, you can turn the device (phone or tablet) “off”:
Press and hold in on the power button. Typically an option will appear that will allow you to select power “off” the device.
On most Android devices if you do the following, you can turn the device (phone or tablet) “on”:
Press and hold in on the power button. Be patient, it may take a bit of time for the boot screen to appear to indicate the device is powered “on”. Also, give the device a minute or more to fully boot up.