There are a few ways to fix your Android 12 power button so it turns off your phone. We'll show you how to do it with a few simple steps.
If you upgraded your phone to Android 12 and found that long-pressing the power button no longer turned it off, you were not alone. This was a change instituted with the new version of the OS, and Google (Android’s creator) saw it as a good thing. The idea behind this change was that it would make it easier for users to get to the shut-down menu. In previous versions of Android, users had to press the power button and then tap on the prompt that popped up on the screen. With Android 12, users only have to long-press the button. While some users found this change annoying, others welcomed it as a time-saving measure.
If you've followed the instructions in the previous paragraph and your power button still doesn't seem to be turning off your phone, don't worry. There's still a way to do it. First, try pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons simultaneously. This will bring up the power menu, as well as the emergency menu if you've set that up. If that doesn't work for you or if you'd rather have less awkward access to the emergency button, there's another way. Open your Settings menu (by swiping down twice from the top of your phone and tapping on the gear button).Select System > Gestures.Go down to the bottom of the menu and select Power button press action. Then select Power off".
Once you've found the Gestures menu, you're ready to start customizing your device. Tap "Configure gestures" and you'll see a range of options. Incidentally, there are a number of different options for using taps and other gestures on the Gestures menu that you may want to take advantage of. For example, you can set Quick Tap to enable a number of features — for example, you can use it to take a screenshot, open a specific app, or even access Google Assistant. You can also arrange to press the power button twice to start your camera, go back to the old-fashioned three-button navigation at the bottom of your screen, or perform other actions. With just a few taps, you can make using your device much more efficient and streamlined.
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