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#1 bruinator

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:13 PM

Is there an app (or any other way) that will shutdown or reboot an android phone without root access?

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:18 PM

What are you asking?

 

Anyone in possession of an Android device can reboot or shut down by a long press of the power button (in most recent versions of Android, anyway).

 

If you're talking about remotely triggering same in one device from elsewhere there is very likely to be some third party app that can do this, but I have no need and haven't done the research to know what those apps would be.

 

If push comes to shove, and you have a phone where you have access to the battery, pulling the battery after having shut the phone down (preferably) is a complete shut down if you leave it out for a few minutes.


Edited by britechguy, 27 March 2018 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:51 PM

Looking for an app or way to accomplish either and/ or faster.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:44 PM

Is there a way i can put an icon to reboot or power off on my home page to select either and it will do what they are suppose to do? My phone is not rooted.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:27 AM

I don't think there is such a thing because such an app will need to interact with the device's power supply and basic OS commands. 



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

I don't think there is such a thing because such an app will need to interact with the device's power supply and basic OS commands. 

 

I've certainly never seen such, but that definitely doesn't mean that someone hasn't created one.

 

I doubt it would be at the top of anyone's list, though, since a long press of the power button brings up what is being asked for and prevents accidental activation of restart/shutdown as well.  On my S7 even if you select restart or shutdown it asks you again if you are certain.

 

The whole process, done the usual way, takes less than 10 seconds, total.


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