Turn HoloLens on or off

Applies to: Mixed Reality

Use the power button to turn HoloLens on and off or put it in standby mode. Find out what the indicator lights mean.

If your device doesn't respond or won't start, see Restart, reset, or recover HoloLens.

Image showing the power button on HoloLens

Turn on HoloLens

Press the power button for 1 second to turn on your HoloLens when it's off or in standby. If it doesn't turn on, plug it in and charge it for at least 30 minutes.

Put HoloLens in standby

To put your HoloLens in standby, when it's turned on, press the power button once. The battery indicators will blink off. To wake it from standby, press the power button again.

HoloLens automatically goes into standby after 3 minutes of inactivity. Once it's in standby, it will automatically shut down after 4 hours, or after the battery level drops by 10 percent.

Shut down HoloLens

To turn off HoloLens, hold the power button down for 4 seconds. The battery indicators will go off one by one and the device will shut down.

HoloLens will shut down automatically when the battery level drops to 1 percent, even if it's plugged in. Once you've recharged the battery to 3 percent, you'll be able to turn HoloLens on again.