Turn your Pixel phone on and off

You can turn your phone on and off with the top button on the right side. See where your Power button is located on your phone.

Turn your power on or off

  • To turn on your phone when it's powered off, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds.
    • On Pixel 6 and later: Press and hold the Power button until you feel a buzz (up to seven seconds in some situations).
  • To power off your phone when it's turned on:
    • On Pixel 5a and earlier: Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then, on your screen, tap Power off Power.
    • On Pixel 6 and later: To power off your phone, press and hold the Power and volume up buttons for a few seconds. Then, on your screen, tap Power off Power.
    • On Pixel 6 and later: To bring up the power menu when you press and hold the Power button, go to Settings. Tap System and then Gestures and then Press and hold the power button. Then, select Power menu. Once done, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. Then, on your screen, tap Power off Power.

Tip: Before you turn on your phone, charge it. Learn how to charge.

Turn your screen off and back on

To turn your screen on and off while your phone's turned on, press the Power button once.

Tip: On some Pixel phones, you can see the time and some other info even when your screen is off. Find out which Pixel phones and how to turn 'Always show time and info' off or on.

Restart (reboot)

  1. Restart your phone.
    • On Pixel 5a and earlier: Press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds, or until your phone restarts.
    • On Pixel 6 and later, including Fold: Press and hold the power button + volume up button for a few seconds.
  2. Tap Restart Restart.

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