yes when you momentarily press the power button it just puts it to sleep does not actually turn it off (just like the HTC windows mobile phones) if you want to turn it off press and hold power button for more than 2 seconds then a menu will pop up giving you options for silent, airplane, or power off. Select power off and confirm your selection. 5) Go to the settings screen, Then select applications, Next select Development, Then ensure the STAY AWAKE check mark is not highlighted. If that don't fix it its defective my wifes was doing the same thing and I took it back today!!! 6) To clear the search screens just press the BACK soft touch key at the bottom of the phone. Hope this helps, it is important that you spend lots of time with your phone to learn the menus like the back of your hand.