Force-restarting your Playdate

Should you need to restart your Playdate—to reboot it from a halted state, for instance—you can do so by pushing the restart button inside the crank dock.

Image of the restart button inside the Playdate crank dock.
  • Undock the crank.
  • Look for a very small hole in the back of the crank dock.
  • Insert a paperclip gently into that hole to press the restart button once.

Your Playdate should now restart itself and boot up to the home screen.