(Archived) How to Force Reboot a Nexus Phone


  • To perform a hardware level reboot of your phone 


  • Hardware
  • Nexus Phones


  1. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds
    • Data on your phone will not be deleted
    • Ensure that your device is charged to a minimum of 5%. If your battery is below 5% then the device will not power on
  2. The phone screen will turn off and your phone will power back on normally

Additional Notes

For more information, see Nexus 5x and 6p Force Reboot

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