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How to turn off Galaxy S9 with broken screen

turn off Galaxy S9 with broken screen

Most of the interactions we have with our phones take place via the touch screen. If the display doesn't respond, you don't know how to interact and perform some simple functions, even if a simple restart could solve the problem. It is even worse when the screen of your Galaxy S9 is broken, making the device almost unusable. If your phone dropped and the display broke, this inconvenience makes it impossible to even perform basic tasks like turning off Galaxy S9 with a broken screen using the power menu on the screen.

How to turn off Galaxy S9 with broken screen without using the touch screen

If your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus has a broken screen and you don't know how to turn it off, we are here to help you, but you must be willing to become a bit of a geek.

To turn off the Galaxy S9 phone with the broken screen which makes it unusable through the classic method of the touch screen, we will use the ADB command. There are several methods you can use to do this, but as you know, to use ADB your device must have root access.

Turn off the Galaxy S9 with ADB

If you don't have root permissions on the device and you don't know how to get them, we have prepared a guide on how to root Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that will help you carry out the whole process. At the end of the procedure, open cmd on your computer and in the command prompt enter the following commands which you will find at the end of these steps:

  • Install first ADB driver on the PC.
  • Enable USB debugging on your phone.
  • Connect your Galaxy S9 to your PC using the USB cable.
  • Open the command window on your PC. Press the Windows Start key, then type cmd. Now, click on the command prompt to run the program.
  • Open ADB Sheel by running this command:
Adb shell
  • Now, turn off your Galaxy S9 using ADB shell by running this command:
 reboot p

This is all. If you have followed the procedure correctly, you will have been able to turn off your Samsung Galaxy S9.