Turn on and Off the Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5.

Like most Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung Galaxy S5 can be turned on and off by pressing and holding the Power button. Aside from the usual Power button, we will also discuss a work around on powering your Galaxy S5 on and off.

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Turn on Samsung Galaxy S5

You need to turn on your Galaxy S5 to be able to use it. To turn on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Ensure that you have enough battery juice to boot up your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    Press and hold the Power button located on the appear right part of your phone as indicated on the illustration below.
    Wait for a few seconds until the Samsung logo appears.
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    When your phone starts to boot up, you can now release the Power button.
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    If this is the first time that you used your device, Samsung will guide you into the initial setup for your Galaxy S5.
    You can opt to follow the procedures or skip into using your device immediately.
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    You have successfully turned on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Turn off Samsung Galaxy S5

If you want to put your phone into rest, you can turn it off. Turning off your device is advisable if you want to store it and not use it for a few days. Proper phone shutdown is also advised before you remove your device's battery. This way, you won't face problem of corrupt data or unsaved files and progress. To turn off your Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Make sure that you saved any document or application progress before proceeding with the device shutdown.
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    Press and hold the Power button
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    until a pop up prompt (Device options) will appear.
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    From the list of Device options, tap on Power off to turn the device off.
    Tap on OK to confirm action.
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    Your phone will now turn off.
    Wait for the process to be done. Once turned off, your Galaxy S5's screen will turn completely black.
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    You have successfully turned off your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Turn off Samsung Galaxy S5 without using the Power button

Aside from using the Power button to power off your device, you can turn off your Galaxy S5 by using Button Savior. To install and use the application to turn off your Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Download and install Button Savior on your device.
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    1. Go to your Home screen by pressing on the Home button located on the lower-middle part of your phone or by pressing the Back key on the lower-right part of it.
    2. From your Galaxy S5's Home screen, tap on the Applications icon located on the extreme right part of your Favorites bar.
    3. From the Applications screen, locate Play Store and tap on it to open the application.
    4. From Play Store, search for Button Savior. Open the first result, tap on Install to start downloading and installing the application.
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    Open Button Savior.
    Tap on Kill/Start Button Savior Service to start Button Savior service.
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    Tap on the small arrow button located on the right part of your screen.
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    List of buttons will appear, tap and hold on the Power icon.
    This will emulate the gesture of pressing and holding the Power button. Wait for the Device option to show before releasing the Power icon.
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    From the list of Device options, tap on Power off to turn the device off.
    Tap on OK to confirm action.
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    Your phone will now turn off.
    Wait for the process to be done. Once turned off, your Galaxy S5's screen will turn completely black.
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    You have successfully turned off your Samsung Galaxy S5 without using the Power button.
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Turn on Samsung Galaxy S5 without using the Power button

If you have a defective Power button, you normally, cannot turn on your device by pressing and holding it. We have a way of turning on your device by following the procedures below:

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    With your phone turned off, press and hold the Volume down and Home buttons.
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    While holding the Volume Down and Home, use a USB data cable to connect your phone to your computer.
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    Continue holding the Volume Down and Home button to until your phone will boot to Download mode.
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    Once your phone boots to Download mode, press on the Volume Down button to cancel the Download mode.
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    Once the Download mode has been cancelled, your Galaxy S5 will reboot.
    Wait for your phone to completely start.
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    You have successfully turned on your Samsung Galaxy S5 without using the Power button.
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Questions and Answers

Just got the Galaxy S5 and don't seem to be able to set up my emails?

I get an error when I try to go into it

If you have set up your email, but are receiving errors when attempting to access the account, there is most likely an error in your account settings, which can be easily corrected. If you are using Microsoft Exchange Email on your Samsung Galaxy S5, we have an article that will help you set up the email properly. Simply CLICK HERE to get steps on setting up the email account.

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How can I stop the battery from draining so fast?

Hi, I downloaded a weather app for the Galaxy S5 and saw that the battery was draining super fast, so I deleted it and still the battery is draining much faster than normal

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How do I turn my Samsung S5 on when it cut off by itself?

My Samsung S5 just turned off by it self and I can't get it to turn back on. I have held the button on the right for 30 seconds and it want turn on Help please

It is possible that your Galaxy S5 simply has a battery that has run out of charge. In this case, you will need to recharge the battery before you will be able to use the phone again. If you have already tried recharging the battery, you can also try to take it out, and then replace it to see if it is still unable to charge.

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If you still can not get it to work, take your phone and charger to any cell phone repair shop or store that sells S5 batteries. Try putting a new S5 battery in your phone. If the battery works, then you just have a problem with either your charger, or your battery. In this case, see if they'll test your phone charger on one of their units to see if it is working, or if they'll let you try to charge your phone for a few minutes with one of their chargers. Sometimes it can just be an issue with your USB cable, rather than the actual charger.

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If these steps do not help, and a new, fully charged battery does not work, or a new charger won't charge your phone, then you have a more serious problem. In this case, you will need to repair your phone.

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How to turn on my S6 Galaxy without using the power button?

Somehow the power button is stuck, smashed in on one side, and will not depress.

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Power button will not work. Even putting the battery in, the phone won't come on. I've got it hooked up to the computer. Is there any way to turn it on from the computer?

Samsung S5 won't turn on, because the power button won't work.

If your phone will not come on due to an issue with the power button, then it needs to be taken to a shop for repairs. However, based on the description you've provided, it seems more likely that your USB cable / charger cable or battery may not be functioning properly. A quick and simple test is to try a different USB cable. If that does not work, then have a friend with an S5 come over with his charger.

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First, test his charger on your phone. If it works, then you have an issue with your USB cable or your charger. If it does not work, then do a quick battery swap to test his battery in your phone. If your phone comes on, then it's a battery problem you have, and a new battery will fix it. However, if your phone still does not come on, you have a more serious problem, and will need repairs.

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Galaxy S5 hard bricked? Can't even Factory Reset, blank screen?

My phone froze while downloading from the app store. I googled how to do a hard Factory Reset and when I did, it would freeze at the intro screen. I kept trying this in hopes of a different result but now it only gives me a blank screen.

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I just updated my Galaxy S5 and it got stuck half way in between the lock screen and home screen. I can't power it down and I don't know what to do now. Its just froze. What do I do?

When you are on the home screen and you can drag down the update/notifications screen from the home screen, my phone is stuck with that drag down on but the background is black. I press the lock button on the side and my phone sleeps, I press it again to wake it up and it goes back to that half black screen. I can't power down my phone, I've tried but the screen is frozen so I can't press any buttons. What do I do?

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Update last night. Why can't I turn off my Galaxy S5?

Galaxy S5 is stuck at the Sprint screen and will not turn off. I have tried: Pushing the button to turn it off. I think it was caused by: Update last night

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Can the home button be configured to not turn the phone on?

The home button can easily be bumped and turn on the phone when not desired.

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How do I turn off the phone without having to press the "power" button?

My screen is non-responsive. How do I turn off or restart the phone without having to press the power button on the screen?

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Samsung S5 unresponsive after upgrade?

I responded to a prompt for an AT&T upgrade, now phone is unresponsive. Device Options sometimes comes up, but it is unresponsive. Trying to reboot.

Answer: I took that battery out of my phone which forced it to restart itself. No data or anything was lost and I have not had problems since.

I just got my S5 yesterday and overnight it randomly shuts off. It also did this once yesterday....Any suggestions?

How to make phone stop randomly shutting off

Perform a factory reset by reading this article.

If it still restarts, then there is a possibility that the power button (or any other hardware component, actually) of the phone is faulty. Bring your phone to a service center to have it checked.

There's also a possibility that your phone software has become corrupt. You should consider flashing your phone software.

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    Download and extract a fresh copy of your phone firmware.
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    Download and install Odin on your computer.
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    Download and install the required Samsung USB driver.
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    Enable USB debugging on your phone by going to "Settings", "Developer Options", "USB Debugging" or by going to "Settings", "About Phone", and tap on "Build number" seven times.
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    Turn off your phone.
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    Boot into the download mode.
    Press and hold volume down, home, and power buttons.
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    Release the power button when the phone vibrates.
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    Press the volume up on any warning screens.
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    Launch ODIN on your PC.
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    Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable.
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    Click "PDA".
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    Select the *.tar.md5 file from the files extracted from the ROM in step 1.
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    Click "Start".
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    If you see "PASS!" in ODIN, take the USB cable out.
    The device will be stuck in the booting loop.
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    Press and hold volume up, home, and power buttons.
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    When the phone vibrates, release the power button only.
    Your phone will boot into recovery mode.
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    Use the volume buttons to navigate to "Select Wipe data/Factory reset".
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    Press the power button to confirm the selection.
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    On the next screen, use the volume buttons to navigate and highlight "YES -- delete all user data".
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    Press the power button to confirm action.
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    Your phone will now reset, wait for the process to be completed before doing anything.
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    Once the reset has been completed, reboot your phone by highlighting "Reboot system now" using the volume buttons.
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    You can also press and hold the power button to restart your device.
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Screen frozen and can't turn off?

Baby held phone and swiped something accidentally; now none of the icons respond to touch and I cannot turn it off by pressing the button

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I WAS CHATTING IN WATS APP. THEN MY PHONE WAS STUCK AND NOT MOVING?

I WAS CHATTING IN WATS APP ANS THE PHONE WAS STUCK.. I DON'T KNOW TO SWITCH OFF

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Do you know how to get rid of virus?

My uncle has a FBI virus on his phone trying to get it rebooted

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Please help fix the following issue:

My Samsung Galaxy S5 goes to the lock screen background and there should be keys to enter the code to unlock it, but it just says swipe to unlock. It is unresponsive to swipes

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I am often in a place where cell reception is poor but WiFi is great?

I want to turn OFF phone features and just use WiFi and WiFi connection to internet, I am new to Android and this was easy on blackberry

Since we don't know your mobile brand and model, simply look in your mobile settings to turn ON Flight mode. Then turn the WiFi ON.

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