Getting a new phone can be stressful – things aren’t the same way you’re used to, controls have been moved around and the overall UI may have changed to – it can be hard to even know where to begin!
Turning it on:
The first step may not even be that obvious – how to switch on your phone, that is. Thankfully, it’s relatively simple to switch on your S10e. There are a total of four buttons on the device – three on the left, looking at the screen and one on the right.
It’s the one on the right that you need. Located near the top it also functions as the fingerprint scanner in S10e devices (though not the bigger S10 and S10+ models). Press and hold the button until the screen lights up with a logo of either Android or your mobile phone provider appears.
Then, simply wait for it to finish its initial launch and you’re good to set it up or use it!
Turning it off:
There are two ways to turn off your phone (assuming it doesn’t run out of battery and turns itself off!) You can either use the software Power Off feature or the hardware button you use to switch it on.
Both work, but it’s generally recommended to use the software option unless your phone is frozen and doesn’t respond. To use this method, simply press and hold the power button for a few seconds, until the Power Off, Restart and Emergency options appear.
Press Power Off and your phone will shut off in a few seconds.
Alternatively, if your device is frozen, you can also just press and hold the power button for 10+ seconds – it may feel like a long time, but holding the button that long will shut your phone off without needing any additional prompts.
Tip: In very rare cases, your phone may also shut down unexpectedly due to an error. If so, you should be able to power it back on without issue. If it doesn’t respond and you have a charged battery, you will need to visit a phone repair shop or contact your provider.