Can You Schedule Power On/Off Samsung Galaxy? [2 Alternatives]

Schedule power on off Samsung Galaxy
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Samsung’s One UI is one of the cleanest yet feature-rich custom skins. I like the customizations it has to offer. However, there are a couple of features Samsung Galaxy users keep asking for. One of them is the ability to schedule power on and off. In this guide, I will answer all your questions related to scheduling power on and off Samsung Galaxy phones.

Scheduling your phone to power on and off every day has a lot of advantages. At the top of the list is an improved battery life. By power cycling your device, you stop the continuous operations of CPU and memory, which results in more screen-on time and improved battery life.

Regularly turning on and off your Samsung Galaxy will clear out temporary files and close background processes. It should result in better resource management and improved performance.

There is a specific time period every day when you do not want to get disturbed by anyone. You can appear offline by scheduling the device to power on and off.

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Can You Schedule Power On and Off Samsung Phone?

Samsung’s One UI is a feature-rich custom skin, but it still lacks several features users keep asking for. One of them is the ability to schedule power on and off. Samsung phones do not have a built-in option to schedule power on and off the device.

Samsung phones do not have the option to schedule power on/off. But, there are alternate ways to achieve the purpose.

If you want to regularly restart your Samsung Galaxy for optimization purposes, you do not need to worry about it. Samsung phones have the auto restart option. When enabled, the device automatically restarts when needed to keep it in the best condition.

Automatic restart only works when you are not using your device. And, you can’t schedule it.

To enable auto restart, go to Settings > Battery and device care > Auto optimisation and enable the Restart when needed option.

Some Alternatives

If optimizing your device is the primary concern for scheduling power on/off, just enable the auto restart option as mentioned in the previous section. But, if you want to do it to appear offline (no phone calls, no messages, no notifications, and no internet), there are ways to do it.

1. Schedule Do not Disturb (DND)

If you don’t want to get disturbed by phone calls and other notifications, schedule DND.

To schedule DND, follow these steps:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap on Notifications and select Do not disturb.

Do Not Disturb (DND) on Samsung

3. Tap on Add schedule and give it a name.

4. Set the schedule and Click Save.

Scheduling DND on Samsung

You can allow calls and messages from specific numbers.

2. Use Routines

When DND is enabled, other persons can call you and send messages, but you won’t receive notifications. If you want to appear offline, you can turn on and off the Flight mode (also known as Airplane mode) at specific times.

Samsung phones have the Modes and Routines option which is pretty useful. Using it we can schedule a lot of functions on the device.

1. Open Settings and tap on Modes and Routines.

2. Go to the Routines tab.

3. Tap on the + icon to add a routine.

Modes and Routines on Samsung

4. Tap on Add what will trigger this routine and click Time period.

5. Set the start and end time. Click Done.

Setting time period for routine

6. Tap Add what this routine will do and click Connections.

Connections routine

7. Tap on Flight mode, select On and click Done.

Flight mode routine

8. Tap on Reverse actions and make sure it’s turned on.

9. Make sure Flight mode toggle is on.

Saving the routine

That’s how you stay disconnected from everyone at a specific duration every day.

If you want to customize even further, you can explore more routine options or use a third-party automation apps such as MacroDroid. It’s available for free on Google Play Store.

Using the MacroDroid app you can schedule your Samsung phone to power off at a scheduled time. But, it requires root permission.


Scheduling power on/off is a pretty useful option, but Samsung phones lack it. But, there are alternate ways to achieve the same purpose. In this guide, we’ve mentioned all the steps you need to take. We hope this guide was helpful to you.

If you have any questions, write them in the comments below.

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