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How do l get my power button menu back?

I lost my power button menu and now if l press it, it just switches off. The screen no longer locks, either.

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The loss of your power button menu on your Samsung device is likely the result of an application you installed that has, for whatever reason, disabled this feature. Many Samsung device owners have experienced this issue as well; however, there is a simple fix to this issue that solves most every owner's problems. Follow the simple guide below to re-enable your Samsung Android phone's power button menu:

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    Turn your phone on.
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  2. 2
    Press your phone's home button.
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    Tap the Applications icon, which looks like a grid and is located in the lower right-hand corner of your home screen.
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    Scroll through your applications list until you find the application you most recently installed.
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    Tap and hold the icon.
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    Drag the icon to the trash icon that appears.
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    Delete the application.
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    Restart your phone.
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Your phone should now allow you to access the power button menu. In cases where uninstalling the newest application does not work, most users have had to contact Samsung's customer support service to schedule a repair or replacement for their devices, as their power buttons have broken. Depending on your warranty status, Samsung may repair or replace your phone for free.

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My power off / reset menu no longer shows when I press and hold the power button on my Galaxy Note2?

I've lost the option to select 'reboot' or 'power off' with a long press of the power button on my Note2.. If I hold it for a long time it just restarts..

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I tried to do a reset.. I pushed the button on the back of the phone... Now the phone just powers on and off and then back on?

I pushed the button on the back of the phone... Now the phone just powers on and off and then back on... Just before this my phone kept doing a forced close, and then it said I had no network... I am with Straight Talk and I have a Samsung Galaxy S2

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My device froze at ODIN mode and message showed an icon Downloading. Do not turn OFF target?

Keeps on rebooting on Teamwin recovery projective

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When I press Home button, the Power button, and the Volume Up it shows no command what should I do when I try to switch on my cell it is stuck on the Samsung logo?

When I press Home button, the Power button, and the Volume Up it shows no command what should I do when I try to switch on my cell it is stuck on the Samsung logo

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I am trying to reset my password, and the device manager is not allowing it to work?

Device manager isn't working properly.

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I had a firmware update going and everything just stopped?

Now my phone is stuck in the emergency recovery mode and Kies doesn't even recognize it. Trying to figure out what to do. I have tried: Trying to re-flash with ODIN but it keeps failing.. I think it was caused by: Perhaps had the wrong firmware? My phone was SM-N900P but sprint unlocked it because I am living in the Caribbean for medical school. Last firmware version I had was build LRX 21V.N900PVPUEOH1.

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I'm trying to save a photo that was emailed to me as a telephone contact but the Galaxy S3 says my photos have stopped working?

How do I fix the photos icon so it is working?

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How do you reboot from external storage?

Unable to reboot from the phone

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How to root my Galaxy S2? Please help in rooting my Galaxy S2 it doesn't show SIM card and IMEI ?

Please help in rooting my Galaxy S2, it doesn't show SIM card and IMEI

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My Galaxy S3 is frozen and will not reset?

My phone will not cut off or with the touch of screen will not do anything

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I'm having occasional problems with my phone not ringing when it should, Pandora stop working, flash not working and other little glitches. Figured I should totally reset the phone before replacing it?

I'm having occasional problems with my phone not ringing when it should, Pandora stop working, flash not working and other little glitches. Figured I should totally reset the phone before replacing it

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Do I need to reset my messaging app to default setting?

I'm trying to send messages but I get no answers which tells me my messages aren't going out. Can you please tell me how to reset my messages app to default setting please.

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