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Power Button Stopped Working On Galaxy S8 – Can I Still Turn It On And Off?

As owners of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, not all issues have to be officially recognized or debated in the online community. The broken power button is one of those examples. It doesn’t matter if or who else had the same problem because this is one of those things that just happen. It’s a physical button, subjected to physical failures. And when you’re using it for a long time, you can expect it to stop working at some point.

When it comes to that, turning your smartphone On or Off becomes a problem, though not the kind of problem you are probably thinking of. It’s not that you will no longer be able to use your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, but rather that it will be a bit more complicated.

This article is about helping you to still use the device without wasting battery when turning it On or Off. Follow the steps from below and you should bypass the faulty power button. We cannot guarantee that it is ok to keep repeating these steps forever and ever – at some point, you will have to do something about it, like trying to repair the button or getting yourself a new smartphone – but until then, it will help you a lot.


How to turn the device on:

  1. Your Samsung Galaxy S8 is now turned off;
  2. Press its Volume button;
  3. Hold the Volume button for a couple of seconds;
  4. At the same time, with the button pressed, connect your smartphone to a computer with a USB cable;
  5. Wait for the smartphone to boot into Download Mode;
  6. Interrupt the Download Mode booting by pressing down the volume rocker;
  7. Now the smartphone will reboot and turn on.


How to turn the device off:

  1. From the Home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S8, tap on the Apps icon;
  2. Browse and select the Play Store icon;
  3. Search for the Button Savior app;
  4. Download and install it – if it doesn’t work that way, download Button Savior on the web;
  5. Launch the newly installed app – if you need to enable the debugging mode, learn from here how to do it;
  6. After you have enabled the Debugging Mode, launch the Button Savior;
  7. Tap on “Kill/Start Button Savior Service”;
  8. Tap on the small arrow on the right of the newly opened pop-up screen;
  9. When options are displayed as icons, go to the lowest part of the icon list and tap the Power button;
  10. Hold the Power button icon until you see the list of device options;
  11. Select the one labeled as Power Off;
  12. Now the smartphone will turn off.


Let us know how it worked for you and how long did it take you until you finally fixed the broken Power button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus!


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