In this article, you’ll learn how to turn off your iPhone. There are different ways to shut down an iPhone, which depends on the model you’re using. Additionally, if you can’t turn your iPhone off with the side buttons, you can do it manually in the Settings app. Let’s dive into the guide and see how you can switch off your iPhone. All the steps in this guide were taken on iOS 15.3.1.
If you’re using an iPhone that has Face ID (iPhone X and above), you can turn off your device by pressing and holding the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time until the Power Off slider comes on the screen.
On older devices that have the home button (iPhone SE 2nd Generation or 8 and below), press and hold the side button until the Power Off slider appears on the screen.
On the iPhone SE 1st Generation or 5 and below, press and hold the button on top of your device (the Sleep/Wake button) until the Power Off slider appears. You can also force restart the device by holding the home button and the top button at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
In all iPhone models, it will take about 30 seconds for the device to turn off.
How to Turn Off iPhone from the Settings App
Scroll down and tap General.
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Shut Down.
Drag the slider that appears on the screen to the right to turn off your iPhone.
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