How to force restart the Galaxy Note 9 when device is not responding

Seldom has there been a comeback of a mobile phone that has been as impressive as that of the Samsung Galaxy Note series after the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. While the Galaxy Note 8 was a great phone, Samsung was still conservative when it comes to pushing the hardware limits like the battery size, but with the release of Galaxy Note 9, all of that has changed significantly.

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But regardless of the fact that the Galaxy Note 9 is a beast of a smartphone by all standards, it would not be outlandish to expect that the device freezes or hangs once in a while. With a non-removable battery in place, your only option to fix a Galaxy Note 9 that is not responding is using the force reboot option.

How to force reboot the Galaxy Note 9

  1. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button simultaneously until the device screen turns off.
  2. If the Galaxy Note 9 screen stays black and you’re unable to see if it has turned off, keep holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons until you feel a vibration.
  3. To reboot, just press and hold the Power button until the screen turns on and you should shortly feel a vibration indicating that the Galaxy Note 9 is booting up.

Need any other issue with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that needs fixing? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.


  1. Note 9: screen will not turn on, even after multiple “forced reboots. Can not hear callers. I can hear ringing. They can hear me. Sound at max. Screen at max bright; done by memory.

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