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Quick Tip: Shortcut to Reboot your Palm Pre 

Your Palm Pre's not working properly or running unusually slow? Time for a reboot/restart. 

There're 3 ways to reboot your Palm Pre. The quickest way being to slide out the keyboard and hold down 3 buttons, the Orange, Sym, and R keys. Rebooting...

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Reader Comments (25)

This will be useful the next time my touchscreen freaks and won't properly respond to input. Thanks for posting!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKansei

Thanks Great tip.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

Awesome. A nice reboot was just what my Pre needed to cure some funkiness I was dealing with. Thanks for the great info.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRich

Thanks a TON! My GPS was not working. This solved it. I was about to head back to the store and fight for a replacement. Not only did you save me time and headache but you also prevented me from looking like a total DORK by not know how to reboot.

Thanks again!

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt


Glad we could be of help to you!

June 29, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

Thank you, thank you. By the way what are other two ways? (besides using the info on launch) orange, Sym, E and orange, sym, F?

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbigdgramps

Your answer fixed my phone while I was waiting for Bell to call me back. Thank you.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlton

Unfortunately, this isn't working for me. I'll keep trying and looking for more ways.

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Thanks for the tip. Worked like a charm!

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersusan

Thanks. My Pre's screen was blank after ending a call and I couldn't power off.

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

Just had this question and saved me a ton of time to find the answer! Thanks!

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Amazing! It really works!

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSRL

I spent 25 minutes with sprint support and they had no answers...It works thank you so much.

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSalsa3030

not working for me. i'm frozen on the log in screen.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrea


January 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlouise

How did no one else know this?! This is amazing. Thank you so much. My power button stopped working, I can't get in to switch out my phone just yet and couldn't open ANYTHING because the too many cards message kept popping up. Thank you again!

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNeesey

I'm a new user of palm pre.
I have problems with the wi-fi office doesn't connect while does it at home... someone had the same problem?

the other problem is bluetooth. it looks like doesn't like to connect with many devices ( I have OMNIA and Palm 680).

thanks for helping

January 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfrank

Wonderful! this just worked.
I was getting a bit frustrated!

Thank you.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjane

Tried it on a friends palm pre - worked like magic. Thanks

February 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTMB

Thank you for this. My power button isn't working for some reason and I usually have to reboot my phone once evry couple of days. i like my phone but am starting to get annoyed with some things.

February 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

i was told that there was an app that you can download that is the same as the quick pull for the black berries....any ideas as to where i could find that?

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

does this delete all your contacts and your photos

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdavid

my phone isn't responding to any of my attempts in trying to reboot/restart it. the ball is blinking to advise me i have unread messages, however, when i slide open the screen, the screen stays black and the ball keeps blinking. i've also tried leaving it alone for a while, but that didn't work either.

someone, anyone, advice on what to do?

June 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

I was having trouble effecting this method and, like an above poster, my power key is shot. The "Too many cards error" kept popping up as I attempted to restart, and I think the difficulties in restarting through this method stemmed from the too many cards error being open in the notifications area.

After sliding the error away I just had time to restart it.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOdd Errors

Just a reminder: the Pre Plus (at least the AT&T version, can't speak for the Verizon variant) doesn't have an "orange" key per se. Old-timers in Palm OS called it the "option" key, which was the de facto name for the identical key on the Treo & Centro lines.

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Sewell

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