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How to off iphone?

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Answer # 1 #

Press and hold the top button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your device to turn off. If your device is frozen or unresponsive, force restart your device. To turn your device back on, press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo.

Khaled Kerry
Answer # 2 #

For years, a physical button was the only means to turn off your iPhone. But since iOS 11, you can navigate to Settings > General > Shut Down and turn off the device through the operating system.

This may seem like an unnecessary option at first, but it is helpful if the physical button on the phone is not working or if you have mobility issues that prevent you from gripping or pressing hard on iPhone buttons.

All iPhone models turned off the same way until the iPhone X came out. On these newer phones, the Side button that was reserved for controlling the device's power now brings up Siri, so you need to do a little extra work to turn off your phone. Here's what you need to know:

Hold down the Side button and either one of the Volume buttons for a few seconds. This will bring up a screen with a slider at the top. Drag the slider over until your device turns off.

If you need to power down an iPhone model that has a Home button—an iPhone 8 or earlier, or iPhone SE—hold down the power button for a few seconds until a message appears on the screen, then drag the slider.

The location of the button you need to press varies depending on your model iPhone. The power button is on the top for the iPhone 5 and older, and is on the side starting with the iPhone 6. Finish the process by sliding the onscreen switch to the off position.

Sometimes your phone stops working properly, and the only way to fix it is to reset things. However, if the screen is frozen, you won't be able to do anything without initiating a force reset. How you perform this action depends on your phone's OS.

If your phone is running iOS 16 or above, you need to quickly press and release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button, then hold down the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

If you have a device incompatible with iOS 16—any model older than the iPhone 8—hold down both the Side button and the Volume Down button at the same time until you see the Apple logo. For an iPhone 6, 6s, or SE, press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button.

Leven Demetral
Answer # 3 #

So, turning your new iPhone off is a bit different than it was before.

We’re here to tell you all about it, though.

Even though Apple iPhones do come with a power button/Side key, you cannot simply long-press it to it turn off. Here’s how it goes:

Step 1: Press and Hold the Side button and Volume Up/Down button

You need to press and hold the side key or the power button on iPhone and the volume button simultaneously. Do not let go of the buttons as that will lead to the phone taking a screenshot.

Step 2: Drag the Slide to Power Off Slider

The power menu should come up and you will see a Slide to Power Off at the top. Drag it to the right to power off your device.

You can also trigger the Emergency SOS mode from here by dragging the slider to the right. If you don’t want to switch off your iPhone, simply press the Cancel button at the bottom.

Do note that your iPhone enters a lockdown mode if you bring up the power menu. So make sure to enter your passcode to unlock it, in case you later decide not to shut down iPhone.

Okay, but what if the method explained above is too complicated?

Here’s another way to turn off your phone:

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General

Open the Settings app, go to the General menu. Scroll to the very bottom where you will see the Shut down option.

Step 2: Tap Shut down

This should bring up the power menu. Drag the Power Off slider to the right to power off your device.  This method is used for shutting down iPhone through software or menu.

Thankfully, the process to turn on your iPhone or iPhone Pro is straightforward. Just press and hold the Side key until you see the Apple logo on the display.

You'll want to restart your iPhone more often than you’d want to turn it off. It’s the first step in fixing all kinds of glitches and bugs.

Sometimes, however, it might not be an easy task. In that situation, you need to try a force restart (also called a force or hard reset). Here's what to do:

So, let’s sum up.

How can you shut down iPhone?

Taylor Spooner