#Hololens – Shutdown or Restart, maybe is not that easy

Hi !

The new way to interact with devices is basically taking off the keyboard and mouse, and incorporate new stuff like gestures, voice commands and very big changes in the interface commands. Al these changes are great but some easy things as a Shutdown or a Restart are not trivial are they used to be.

Lucky for us, Hololens is still Windows 10. So somewhere inside the device is still the idea of Shutdown or Restart. For example, when we enable the Developer mode, the device tell us these changes only apply after restarting the device.

Well, the simple way to make a Shutdown of the device is to press 4 seconds the back button. This is something we can read on the developers page at Turn HoloLens off and on


If you’re working in Developer mode, maybe you got a new option. Surely you have already installed the Microsoft HoloLens app  (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh4qwnx) This app gives us the possibility to connect and interacti to the device


In the Device Info section, we now have the Shutdown or Restart options


It is not the most trivial, but it works!

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno


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