How to Turn Off Your iPhone

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.

How to Turn Off iPhone Using the Side Buttons

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.

iPhone X and Above Mockup
Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time. (Source: apple.com)

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.

iPhone SE 2nd Generation and 8 or Below Mockup
Press and hold the side button to turn off your device. (Source: apple.com)

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.

Mockup of iPhone SE 1st Generation or 5 and Below
Press and hold the sleep/wake button on the top. (Source: apple.com)

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

  1. Tap Settings.

    Home Screen on the iPhone
    Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap General.

    The Settings App on the iPhone
    Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Shut Down.

    General Section in iPhone's Settings App
    Tap Shut Down.
  4. Drag the slider that appears on the screen to the right to turn off your iPhone.

    Power Off Slider on the iPhone
    Drag the slider to the right.

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