1. Caitlin Ferguson's Avatar
    It seems that this phone shuts off or restarts way to easily.

    I've always had an iphone so this is my first android, and with the iphone you hold down the power button and then have to swipe across the screen to turn the phone off. With the Galaxy it seems that all you have to do is barely press the power button for a second or two and the phone powers down or restarts (even when the screen is locked!).

    Is there any way to keep it from doing that? I have looked in the settings on the phone to see if I can figure it out, but it looks like I need some help.

    My phone keeps getting turned off in my purse and pockets.
    03-22-2013 03:47 PM
  2. famouzstarz#AC's Avatar
    the phone shouldnt reboot / shut down just by holding the power button down it requires you to select an action restart, turn off

    if your having allot of reboots might be a faulty power button
    03-22-2013 04:25 PM
  3. Voliam's Avatar
    That's true. Pressing the power button for one second brings up a menu to power off, restart, or go to airplane mode. However, in your pocket or purse, pressure may be applied to the screen to select one of those options (pockets being the worst).
    If it's a phone problem,I would expect it would happen by carrying it in your hand. You might also check to ensure the battery is seated properly, it could be breaking contact inside the phone.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    03-23-2013 06:58 AM
  4. Sofie Jakobsen's Avatar
    I have the same problem, when I want to run with my Samsung 3S phone. Putting it into the arm-band always turns the phone off, since the power-button is so sensitive. I would like to disable the power button, can you do that?
    05-12-2013 06:43 AM
  5. GTWalling's Avatar
    I have the same problem, when I want to run with my Samsung 3S phone. Putting it into the arm-band always turns the phone off, since the power-button is so sensitive. I would like to disable the power button, can you do that?
    There is no way for the phone to turn off in that fashion. Press and hold power for about a second brings up a popup that takes a touch of Human Skin to select what to do. If you hold the button for about 5-7 seconds it does a Reboot. There is no way to turn off the phone using just the power button. That said there could be a another issue causing the phone to Shut Off. Battery not fitting properly and moving around while jogging could be one way.
    05-13-2013 12:38 AM
  6. Targon's Avatar
    I have the same problem, when I want to run with my Samsung 3S phone. Putting it into the arm-band always turns the phone off, since the power-button is so sensitive. I would like to disable the power button, can you do that?
    Is that some generic "fits the Galaxy S3" case that you are using? I've noticed that many cases(of various types) that are sold for phones are not really designed with any given phone in mind, and they just check if the phone will fit. A proper case, or holder, or whatever should NEVER have the power button getting hit just from being in there, and the power button, and preferably volume controls should be exposed so you can still use them while in the case/holder.
    05-13-2013 06:51 AM
  7. Jason Lowry1's Avatar
    hello I am having the same issue with my power button. Its not that there is anything wrong its the way it works. I keep my s3 in my pocket all day along with pens, change, business cards... and if sit at my desk a little to close to the arm on then left side i seem to hit the power(lock) button in a way that brings up the menu and then something hits it and it reboots. 3-4 times a day. If I leave it on my desk it never reboots. There is no hardware issue, its in the way it operates.

    Is there an app similar to widgetlocker that I can add a swipe to turn off?
    Just holding down the power button and have my phone reboot all day is very annoying.


    @famouzstarz#AC
    the phone shouldnt reboot / shut down just by holding the power button down it requires you to select an action restart, turn off
    if your having allot of reboots might be a faulty power button

    not true. Hold down your lock button for 15 sec and it reboots everytime without the menu ever coming up and it bypasses all lock pins or lock screen security

    Any Tips or ideas

    Thanks
    10-04-2013 05:30 PM
  8. Jeppe509's Avatar
    I had this very same problem and this app helped me solve the problem. It blocks the power button menu when screen is locked. Works for me!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...creenprotector
    Peter Doyle1 likes this.
    10-29-2013 12:18 PM
  9. Jaws4God's Avatar
    I had this very same problem and this app helped me solve the problem. It blocks the power button menu when screen is locked. Works for me!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...creenprotector
    I was hoping to use this to stop the phone from rebooting after you hold the power button for 5 - 7 seconds... it does block the power menu. but still reboots my phone.. (Galaxy S4)
    12-26-2013 03:44 PM
  10. Quantum77's Avatar
    I was hoping to use this to stop the phone from rebooting after you hold the power button for 5 - 7 seconds... it does block the power menu. but still reboots my phone.. (Galaxy S4)
    I have the same problem on my S3 mini, I guess you need to root your phone to prevent this.
    Matthew Venis likes this.
    01-08-2014 04:49 AM
  11. D16RR's Avatar
    I have the Speck case and it makes it just a little harder to push the button. Might help.
    01-12-2014 11:16 AM
  12. JudH's Avatar
    I have the Speck case and it makes it just a little harder to push the button. Might help.
    The OtterBox Defender case does that also-the power button is completely covered with the case's own "button" making it a LOT harder to press.
    01-12-2014 12:05 PM
  13. Mike Kollaros's Avatar
    There is defenetaly a design issue with the power button placed on the side of the phone. Not only because it can turn the phone on and off but also because it is placed at a point that whether u want it or not you will press it while doing other things. It is right across the volume buttons and trying to adjust sound needs pressure to be applyed on the other side. I have turned off the camera e.g. many times just by accidenticaly pressing the power button. Its an elementary design mistake and i have written to samsung about it
    03-04-2014 03:44 AM
  14. ffejjj's Avatar
    There is defenetaly a design issue with the power button placed on the side of the phone. Not only because it can turn the phone on and off but also because it is placed at a point that whether u want it or not you will press it while doing other things. It is right across the volume buttons and trying to adjust sound needs pressure to be applyed on the other side. I have turned off the camera e.g. many times just by accidenticaly pressing the power button. Its an elementary design mistake and i have written to samsung about it
    Totally agree, Also why i like the top power button on the Htc One that everyone complains about.
    03-04-2014 03:47 AM
  15. Forrest Wilson's Avatar
    You know. Ive been scrolling down reading because I actually have a power button problem and I, too would like to know how to turn it off. And with all these questions I dont see one ******* answer all i see are people cutting down the questions, all these people want are a god damn answer so lets have one.
    dalyssa likes this.
    04-20-2014 04:30 PM
  16. GSDer's Avatar
    so lets have one.
    It's hard-coded in the firmware (i.e. you can't do anything about it) - pop the little piece of plastic out and you won't inadvertently press it.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    04-20-2014 10:08 PM
  17. Jonathan Aguilar2's Avatar
    Hey dude does this work fairly well ?
    05-06-2014 12:31 AM
  18. dalyssa's Avatar
    I had the same problem for a couple months. The power button got so sensitive that my phone would just turn off completely and wouldn't turn on. I had to remove the power button. YouTube has some great tutorials for removing the power button.
    Afterwards, you can root your device and install apps that allow you to carry out the same actions that the lock button did including screenshots, unlock, lock, power off. Unfortunately, after the power button is removed, the only way to power your device back on is connecting it to a charger.
    Plug the charger in and immediately press and hold the home and volume down button until a screen comes up and there are two options: volume up or volume down key. Press the volume down key and your phone will start up normally. This is how my phone works now and there haven't been any problems with it turning off on it's own. Yes, the power button is gone but on the bright side, my phone works again. Hope this helped!
    07-08-2014 10:29 PM
  19. Jacob Taco's Avatar
    Still having this problem. If you hold down the power key, for about 10 seconds, you can hard shut down the Samsung S3. I've done it. My problem now is that my power key is so sensitive, if I'm just touching it, it's like I'm pressing it all the way down. Thus, it sometimes turns off. At times, my case will slightly hold the power key down - not fully, only because it is sensitive, and it again shuts down.

    I'm looking for either an app or a hardware fix, thank you.
    09-07-2015 09:30 PM
  20. Harsha2791's Avatar
    Thanks Dude. Worked lika a charm...
    09-14-2015 04:10 AM

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