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How to turn off a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Taking a break from your Galaxy Tab S8? Don't forget to shut it down.

Published onMarch 23, 2023

These days, larger touchscreen devices have become helpful and entertaining tools for many. They have many uses, from helping with navigation when traveling to displaying your Twitch chat on a second display. Whatever you’re using it for, knowing how to fully shut down your Galaxy Tab S8 is essential. Turning it off helps preserve battery health and can help prevent any potential damage from leaving it on for long periods. Let’s review how to turn off your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.


To turn off a Galaxy Tab S8, go to Settings > Advanced features > Side key. Under Press and hold, select Power off menu. Now, press and hold the power button and select Power off.


How to turn off the Galaxy Tab S8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus with S Pen
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This Samsung tablet employs a multifunctional side button. It doubles as both the power button and Bixby button.

If you have the Bixby button enabled, press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.

If you do not have the side button mapped as Bixby, press and hold the Side button. From the subsequent options that appear, select Power off.

How to remove Bixby and remap the power button

Disabling Bixby allows you to use the Side button normally as a dedicated power button. Because there is no extra button dedicated to Bixby on this particular Samsung tablet, this is the only way to get the power button to function normally.

  • On your tablet, go to Settings.
  • Within Settings, go to the Advanced features tab.
  • Select Side key.
  • This will allow you to remap the Galaxy Tab S8 power button. Under Double press, you can select Quick launch camera or Open app. Under Press and hold, select Power off menu to get the power button functioning as intended.

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