[8 Tips & Tricks] How to Turn off Samsung Tablet when Frozen

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The first thing that most people will do with a frozen Samsung tablet is to turn off the device. But this proves difficult in some cases. When a Samsung tablet is frozen, you are generally unable to access the screen, use any of the apps on the device or turn it off.

We have received so many questions on this issue from our users, so we've decided to finally address it with some of the top solutions for a frozen Samsung device. With the solutions in this article, you can easily unfreeze the device and therefore be able to turn it off.

Part 1. 3 Advanced Methods to Unfreeze a Samsung Tablet that Won't Turn off

The following advanced solutions will help you fix the frozen Samsung tablet and be able to turn it off very quickly.

Method 1. The Best Way to Fix and Turn off Samsung Tablet When Frozen

This problem of a frozen device is often caused by a bug in the system that may alter the settings in unprecedented ways, causing functionality issues. The best solution, therefore, is to use a program designed to help fix the system by eliminating the bugs.

The most ideal tool for that task is iMyFone Fixppo for Android. In order to be fully effective, this tool comes with a few useful features. These include the following:

  • It is an easy-to-use solution, allowing you to get the device back to normal even if you are a beginner. 

  • Fixppo for Android can fix all kinds of Android system-related problems with a 100% success rate.

  • It supports thousands of Android devices including all Samsung Galaxy devices and also all versions of the Android OS.

  • It has been trusted and recommended by many media sites. 


Here's how to use the program to fix a Samsung tablet that is frozen.

Step 1: Open the program and then click on "Start" in the main window. In the resultant window, provide the necessary details for your device. Ensure that the information provided is correct before clicking "Download Firmware". The program will begin downloading and extracting the necessary firmware for your device.


Step 2: Now connect the device to the computer and click "Start". Follow the on-screen instructions on the screen to put the device in download mode.


Step 3: As soon as the device is in download mode Fixppo will begin fixing the problem. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.


This program is an ideal tool to have if you are a Samsung table owner since it can repair even the most complex OS issues. To try it, download the free trial version today.

Method 2. Factory Reset the Samsung Tablet in Recovery Mode

Another great way to unfreeze a frozen Samsung tablet is to factory reset the device in recovery mode. We must, however, inform you that this method will result in data loss.

Step 1: Shut down the device as you normally would.

Step 2: Hold the Volume Up button, the Home button, and the Power button down together until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 3: Using the volume buttons to scroll, select "Wipe data/Factory Reset" and use the Power button to click on the option.

Step 4: Use the Volume buttons to highlight "Yes" when prompted and the Power button to select the option. This will begin the factory reset process. It may take a while depending on how much data you have on the device.

Step 5: When the process is complete, select "Reboot System Now" to get out of recovery mode. Then your device will be normal and you can turn off your device at any time you want.


Way 3. Wipe Cache Partition in Recovery Mode

Wiping the cache partition is another great way to remove some of the settings that could be causing the device to remain frozen. Follow these simple steps to wipe the cache partition in recovery mode. 

Step 1: Turn off the device and then hold down the Home and Volume Keys, then press and hold the Power key.

Step 2: Release the Power key but continue to hold the other two keys when the Samsung logo on the screen.

Step 3: When you see the Android logo on the screen, release the other two keys and leave the device for a few seconds. The recovery screen should appear shortly.

Step 4: Now use the volume keys to highlight the "Wipe Cache Partition" option and use the Power key to select it.

Step 5: Use the volume keys to highlight "Yes" and the Power key to select it. Wait while the device removes the cache partition.

Step 6: When the process is complete, once again use the volume keys to select "Reboot System Now" and the Power key to select it.


Part 2. 2 Basic Methods to Turn Off Samsung Tablet when Frozen

The following are some basic solutions to try and turn off a frozen Samsung tablet. 

Method 1. Force Restart Samsung Table to Make it Normal

A force restart is an easy way to eliminate any software glitches that can cause the device to remain frozen. To force restart the device, press and hold the power and the volume down button for at least 7 seconds or until the device restarts.


Method 2. Check Problematic Apps in Safe Mode

Some third-party apps can cause the device to malfunction. The best way to check if apps are to blame is to put the device in safe mode which disables third-party apps.  

To boot the Samsung device in safe mode, press the power button until you see the Samsung logo on the device. Let go of the power button and then press and hold the volume button and the device should power on with "Safe Mode" on the screen.

If the device doesn't freeze while in Safe mode, then you'll know that the apps are to blame and you can go ahead and uninstall some of the apps.


Part 3. 3 Tips on How to Avoid This Issue in Future

The following are just some of the things you can do to prevent this problem from happening again in the future. 

Way 1. Update the Tablet to the Latest

Updating both the Android OS and the apps on the device is a sure way to minimizes bugs and system issues that could be problematic for the device. Keep the device up to date, by checking for updates regularly.


Way 2. Install Apps from the Google Play Store

It is also a good idea to avoid installing apps from sources other than the Google Play Store. All the apps on the Play Store are verified and tested to ensure they are safe for your device. Apps from other sources may not be scrutinized in the same way.


Way 3. Reset App Preferences

Resetting the app preferences is also a good way to prevent this problem from occurring again. To do that, go to Settings > Apps > All and tap on the Menu button (3 dots) in the upper right corner. Tap "Reset app preferences".



The above solutions can help you turn off your frozen Samsung tablet. Select a solution that is most useful for you and use our tips to prevent this problem from happening again. As usual, we welcome your thoughts and questions, so just post them in the comments section below and we'll get back to you.


By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Oct 26, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 26, 2019 )

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