How to force restart the OnePlus 6 when the device stops responding to touch

OnePlus 6 Force Restart

Ever since any kind of modern technology has existed, the simplest way to fixing most complicated issues has been turning the device off and then on again. Back in the old days when the tiny little mobile phones with their pixelated screens caused issues and started hanging, all you needed to do is open the back cover and pull out the battery to force restart them.


However, modern mobile devices such as the OnePlus 6 today come with non-removable batteries in elegant glass back covers, so there’s no way to pull out the battery to force restart it. Fortunately, the hardware buttons on the OnePlus 6 make up for this exclusion, so the next time your device starts to freeze on you or becomes unresponsive, here’s how you can easily force restart it.

How to Force Restart OnePlus 6

  1. Press and hold the Power button on the right side of the device.
  2. Keep holding down the Power button for 10 – 15 seconds until the screen turns off (shutdown state).
  3. Now press and hold the Power button once again to make the device turn on.

It’s that simple! That’s how you force restart your OnePlus 6 and get back to normal when the device becomes unresponsive or the screen freezes up.

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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.