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How to Reboot a Frozen OnePlus 6T



In this post we’ll explain how to reset a frozen OnePlus 6T. Whether your phone is completely unresponsive or acting up, this is the easiest way to fix it. While the latest OnePlus 6T running Android Pie is fast and powerful, issues and problems do occasionally surface. Follow our steps below to fix them in under a minute.

Unlike its earlier phones, the OnePlus 6T has a premium metal and glass design. And while it looks great, it means you can’t remove the battery to reset or reboot a phone that’s acting funny. As a result, you’ll have to follow these quick and simple steps.

How to Reboot a Frozen OnePlus 6T

As a reminder, this will not erase any data or content on your phone.

  1. Press and hold down the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time
  2. Hold the Power button down for 10-15 seconds, or until the phone vibrates and restarts
  3. If the phone turns off let go then press power again for 1-2 seconds to restart the phone

During your initial device setup may have seen this tip for how to reboot your phone. If not, now you know.

“If your device is unresponsive, press and hold down the Power key for 10 seconds to restart it.”

The official instructions from T-Mobile suggest you may have to hold down the power keys for up to 30 seconds, depending on how frozen your device is. You know it worked because the phone will automatically turn off, power cycle, and reboot back to normal operation.

If your OnePlus 6T is completely frozen, the screen is black, or it’s unresponsive and you can’t select any of the on-screen options, this still works. Just keep holding down the buttons for over 10 seconds and it will do a hard reboot. This should resolve almost all minor problems.

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Your phone may reboot into a maintenance or safe mode. If so, use the volume up/down keys to navigate through the list of options, then tap on power to select one. Scroll down to reboot, and hit the power button and restart your 6T.

Again, this doesn’t erase any information or data and simply forces the phone to hard restart. Perfect for those experiencing problems or an unresponsive screen. Drop us a comment below if you have any other questions, concerns, or problems and we’ll do our best to help you fix them.



  1. Matej Baranec

    11/24/2018 at 1:44 pm

    Hi guys my problem with my 6T is that i have opened folder with games on the screen but i cant do anything…. its absolutely broken/freezed… when i am holding the power button to restart the phone nothing is happening… on the background i can hear when i get message on messanger or i can feel vibrations but thats u have any ideas ? thanks

  2. No one

    11/25/2018 at 7:18 pm

    This is not working for Oneplus 6T

    • Cory Gunther

      11/28/2018 at 3:13 pm

      My bad. Try power and volume down for 10-15 seconds.


    01/14/2019 at 5:45 am

    My One Plus 6T is stuck I can’t do anything.
    I also tried to use your way that presses power and volume down button for 10-15 seconds but it’s not working also.

    Please help me with this.

  4. Kenneth

    01/14/2019 at 7:41 am

    Power + volume down didnt work for me. Power + volume up worked. oneplus 6t.

    • timothy astor

      01/19/2019 at 2:16 pm

      you are God, you saved my life, I’d like to give you my life savings

    • Aswin Anil

      01/21/2019 at 8:17 pm

      thank you god!

    • Jeff

      01/28/2019 at 8:13 am

      This worked for me. Thanks!

    • Chery

      02/23/2019 at 7:56 am

      It worked for me also (one plus 6t).
      Thanks alot

    • Dave

      03/27/2019 at 2:53 am

      Worked, thank you!

    • iwfhwirjg

      04/13/2019 at 4:10 pm

      bless you

    • Pieter Aerts

      04/30/2019 at 8:46 am

      Thank you! Hero!

    • Gary

      05/03/2019 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks bro. Enjoy a nice cold beer

    • Matthew Gilbride

      05/22/2019 at 3:03 am

      Thank you so much, this one really works

    • Praveen Ramaswamy

      07/03/2019 at 12:27 am

      Power + Volume up did the trick for me!

      Thank you for this!!!

    • Dick For

      07/17/2019 at 11:50 am

      This worked for me (Power + Volume UP)

    • Alexey

      07/31/2019 at 12:11 pm


  5. Dona spanner

    01/19/2019 at 8:40 am

    Please fix post so it’s clear you need to hold both buttons at same time, and perhaps longer than 15 seconds. Thanks


    03/03/2019 at 6:09 pm

    Hi guys
    My phone OnePlus 6T isn’t getting restarted. Have tried pressing the power button along with volume button. The power button is not working all of a sudden wht should I do.

    • Prakash

      03/17/2019 at 9:10 am

      Do the power + volume up it worked for me (shame on oneplus).They should change their tagline to NEVER SHUTDOWN

  7. am86eng

    04/10/2019 at 6:07 am

    volume up and volume down with power in the same time for 6t

  8. aj

    05/12/2019 at 5:51 am

    power + volume up worked

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  10. wadean

    06/02/2019 at 4:19 am

    power+volume up worked!!!!!

  11. cameron patel

    06/06/2019 at 2:24 pm

    Power+volume up worked for me. Volume down did nothing.

  12. Hari

    08/07/2019 at 12:04 am

    Good it worked

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