Smartphones Smartphones have many components in common with computers, and like PCs,
smartphones sometimes freeze, crash, or just run slowly. In this article, weíll help you
to fix a problematic smartphone.
You made need to power off and then restart
your smartphone if it isnít responding.
Power down the phone and then
restart it. Most phones feature a but-
ton you can hold for a given amount
of time to bring up the power con-
trols. For example, Apple iPhone
owners can hold the Sleep/Wake
button until a red slider appears,
which you can slide to turn it off.
Most Android-based phones bring
up a shutdown menu after you hold
the Power button for a few seconds.
If your phone wonít respond to any
key presses, you may have to remove
the battery to restart the phone.
Note that this isnít an option for the
iPhone, as it has a permanently at-
tached battery. To do so, youíll typi-
cally need to remove the back panel
of the case and pull out the battery.
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