Tablets are prone to a host of issues ranging from simple to complicated ones. Such common issues occur in almost every model of various major tablet brands and cause the device to function inappropriately. Freezing is one such issue that is reported by most of the Android tablet users.
Freezing of tablets is caused by certain glitches in the operating system that causes the entire device to hang up and not respond to any of the inputs and commands given by the user. Turning off a frozen tablet can also be difficult while it is in a frozen state due to the unresponsiveness showed by the device. Still, restarting the device is one of the preferred ways to begin troubleshooting the issue. Below is how to turn off a frozen Android tablet and restart it.
Identifying the Issue
Freezing issues in tablets can be caused by many factors such as an unresponsive app or too many apps and widgets running in the background. This can cause the device memory to become full, thereby making the tablet much slower in performance and eventually come to a halt.
To check that, you need to verify the operating system first and see to it that it is running the latest version. This is because an older operating system might not be compatible with certain recently developed apps or programs.
Using the Power button
The Power button also known as the Sleep/Wake button can be used normally to turn off the tablet. Some of the tablet models also offer the option to initiate a restart or shut down of the device when you hit the Power button. Use the Restart option if it is displayed on the tablet. If not, hold the Power button down for about 15 to 20 seconds to restart the device.
Follow the same rule of holding down the Power button in case the tablet remains unresponsive for a long time. This will force the device to enter into the shutdown mode.
Performing Hard Reset
Carrying out a hard reset is another effective way for turning off a frozen tablet. It can be performed by pressing the Power button for a few seconds in some of the tablet models. In some tablet models, there is a small hole located on the back or side of the device that contains the hard reset button for resetting the device. You can use a paper clip or any thin material for inserting into the hole and press the hard reset button. This will cause the tablet to turn off and reset.
In most cases, the freezing does not affect the display and its touchscreen functionality. This can occur if the freezing issue is caused by a misbehaving app. In this case, use the normally used shut down method such as by pressing the Power button and tapping on the Turn Off option displayed on the screen.