The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone takes 30 to 60 seconds to completely power off after the screen goes blank

Article ID: KB33721

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 08-28-2013


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Z10
  • BlackBerry Z10 smartphone
  • BlackBerry 10 OS version and
  • PR 286821
  • JI 377952
When powering off the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, the LCD screen will go blank, however, the smartphone has not completely shutdown. Additional time is required after the screen goes blank to allow a full power down before attempting to power the smartphone on again.

After the LCD screen powers off, there are still background processes which need to be shut down. During this time, even though the LCD may not display information, the device is still working to shut down these processes.


Update to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1 or higher if available.


Once the shutdown process has begun, the device should be left for 2 minutes to allow ample time for a complete shutdown.

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When turning off the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, the power button is held down for 4 seconds. During this time, a countdown timer will show the amount of time until the device beings to turn off.


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