How to Turn Off Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

Turning off the andoid phone is quite an easy part from the beginning. All you need to do is press and hold the power button for a few seconds and tap on the turn-off option. The same applies to Google Pixel phones. But the tech giant Google, recently done some changes to its pixel phones.

Now when you press and hold the power button on pixel 6 and 6 Pro it won’t show the turn-off option instead it fires Google Assistant. Besides Google, other smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are doing the same with their flagship models. Apple triggers Siri and Samsung triggers Bixby when someone press and holds the power button.

So how to turn off pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones? Well, Google remaps the power button to launch google assistant but it also provides 4 different ways to turn off google pixel phones. So continue reading the article.

How to Turn off Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Phone

Here are the 4 best methods to turn off your pixel 6 and 6 pro device. You can either use the quick setting panel, gestures, or the new google assistant to turn off the device without pressing the power button. Choose any one you prefer.

How to Turn Off Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

1. Use Quick Setting to Turn off Pixel 6

Although Google has remapped the power button with google assistant but also provides a virtual switch to turn off the device. You can find this button in the Quick Settings Panel of your pixel device.

  • Swipe down the top of the screen to open the notification panel.
  • Swipe again to toggle the Quick Setting Menu.quick setting power menu gesture
  • Here you will see three buttons: the left pencil icon, the right Settings gear button, and the middle power button.
  • Tap on the middle button to open Power Menu.Google Pixel Quick Setting Power Menu
  • Tap on Turn Off to shut down the device.

2. Turn off Pixel 6 with Power Button – Easy Way

Need a faster method to turn off pixel phone, use gestures. It’s a combination of two physical buttons to turn off the device. In fact, it is even faster than holding the power button for approx 7 seconds. Here is how you can do it.

  • Press and hold the Power button and Volume Up button for a few seconds. If you did right, it will trigger the Power Menu.Hold Power and Volume Button Together
  • Tap on the Power Off option to shut down the pixel phone.

3. Using Google Assistant to Power off Pixel Phones

With the Pixel 6 and android 12, you can do so many things with Google Assistant. You can use google Assistant to turn off pixel 6 without using the power button. Very helpful when you are doing another task or want a hand-free mode to turn on, off, and restart the device.

  • Launch Google Assistant by saying Hey Google or OK Google.
  • Say Turn off the phone to bring the power menu.Using Google Assistant to Turn off Google Pixel 6 Phone
  • You can turn on, off, and restart your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.Google Assistant Opening Power Menu on Pixel 6

4. Using Older Way – Power off button

Did not like the pixel 6 turn-off button feature that fires Google Assistant and also don’t want to use gestures or quick settings to turn off the device. Switch back to the old power button menu. Here is how you can bring the old power menu button to pixel 6 and later devices.

  • Open the setting app on your phone and navigate to System > Gestures.
  • Tap on Press and hold the power button at the bottom of the page.Google Pixel 6 Press and Hold Power Button Setting
  • Toggle the button next to Hold for Assistant to Disable it.Disable Google Assistant for Power Button in Pixel Phones


  • Press and hold power and volume down buttons for 15-20 seconds.
  • The phone will go into Fastboot mode.
  • Once it’s in Fastboot mode, push the volume down button and then the power button again.
  • Your Pixel will then turn off! No need to touch the broken screen at all.

To force shutdown Google Pixel 6 press and hold power and volume buttons for 30 seconds. Keep holding the button even after you see the power menu options.

If the screen of your google pixel phone is broken, do a force restart by pressing the power button and volume button together for 30 seconds. When the phone restarts you will hear a buzz sound.

Does Power Button Worth it?

Although some of you might dont like this feature, I really love this. Why? because now I have two functions for the same power button. I can launch Google Assistant without turning on my screen or using the button to turn off the phone.

So it’s upon you whether you like it or not. But there is always an option to disable Google Assistant. If you have any suggestions or feedback to add comment down below.