Frozen: How to restart your unresponsive Android smartphone

Sometime in the past, smartphones all came with removable batteries. If your smartphone freezes (becomes unresponsive), you simply pull off the back cover to remove the battery for a few seconds. After that, you put the battery back in, power on the phone and you are good to go. Unfortunately, many smartphones now come with non-removable batteries. So, what do you do if your frozen or unresponsive Android smartphone has a non-removable battery?

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Restarting An Unresponsive Android smartphone

If you get a visit from the Ice Queen and your Android smartphone with a non-removable battery freezes up and becomes unresponsive, do not panic. You can get it working back in a few minutes.

To restart/reboot an unresponsive Android smartphone, press and hold down the power key and volume down key till the phone shuts down. It should only take a few moments. Then, press the Power key to restart the device if it doesn’t restart automatically.

Will This Affect My Files?

No; carrying out the above procedure will not wipe anything on your smartphone. All your photos, images, documents, music and videos will stay intact.

Don’t forget the key combination: press and hold down the power key + volume down key till the phone shuts down.

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