In an age dominated by smartphones, knowing how to efficiently manage them, even with basic tasks like turning them off, is essential. The Samsung Galaxy S22, with its advanced technology and design changes, operates a bit differently from its predecessors. If you’re new to this phone or just need a refresher, here’s how to turn off your Galaxy S22.

1. Traditional Method

This is the primary method many of us are familiar with:

  • Step 1: Press and hold the Power Button and Volume Down Button simultaneously.
  • Step 2: A power menu will appear on your screen. Here, you’ll see options like “Power Off” and “Restart.”
  • Step 3: Tap on “Power Off”. Your Galaxy S22 will shut down.

2. Through the Settings

You can also power off your device through the software:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S22.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and select “General Management.”
  • Step 3: Tap on “Reset.”
  • Step 4: You’ll see an option labeled “Power Off.” Tap on it, and your device will shut down.

3. Using Bixby – Samsung’s Voice Assistant

For a hands-free experience, utilize Bixby:

  • Step 1: Wake Bixby by saying “Hi Bixby” or by pressing the Bixby button if you’ve set it up.
  • Step 2: Simply command, “Turn off my phone.”
  • Step 3: Bixby might ask for a confirmation. Confirm, and your phone will power down.

4. Scroll Down Twice

You can power off your device by scrolling down twice and clicking the power off menu:

  • Step 1: Scroll from the top of your screen down on your S22.
  • Step 2: Repeat that step again by scrolling from the top of the screen down
  • Step 3: Tap on “POWER MENU” button at the top (Power Icon)
  • Step 4: You’ll see an option labeled “Power Off.” Tap on it, and your device will shut down.

Tips and Tricks

  • You can change the function of the side key to act purely as a power button by going to Settings > Advanced Features > Side Key.
  • Always ensure your device isn’t undergoing an update before turning it off.
  • If your phone becomes unresponsive, pressing and holding the Power Button and Volume Down Button for about 10 seconds will perform a simulated battery disconnect, forcing the device to restart.


The Samsung Galaxy S22 is an amalgamation of technology and innovation. While it might seem different initially, once you get the hang of it, operations like turning it off become second nature. Always ensure you handle your device with care and power it off when necessary to maintain its longevity and performance.


  1. Why can’t I see a Power Off option when I long-press the power button alone?
    The Galaxy S22, by default, combines the Bixby and Power button. Hence, pressing it will trigger Bixby. To get the power menu, you need to press both the Power Button and Volume Down Button.
  2. Is there a way to change the function of the side key to turn off the phone?
    Yes, you can modify the side key’s behavior. Go to Settings > Advanced Features > Side Key and adjust according to your preference.
  3. What should I do if my Galaxy S22 freezes and becomes unresponsive?
    As a hard reset, press and hold both the Power Button and Volume Down Button for about 10 seconds. Your phone will restart.
  4. How often should I turn off my Galaxy S22?
    It’s advisable to restart your phone once a week to clear caches and ensure smooth performance.
  5. Is using Bixby to turn off the phone safe?
    Absolutely! Bixby is Samsung’s voice assistant and is designed to assist with tasks like these.
Eric Chan

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