How to turn off or force restart an iPhone

There is probably no simpler and more useful action than turning off a phone. Apple makes it easy on their classic mobiles, but from iPhone X onwards it requires a combination of buttons that, despite not being complex, must be known. That is why in this post we tell you how to turn off an iPhone, regardless of the model it is. We also show you how to perform a restart of the phone, so you don’t have to turn it on manually.

How to turn off an iPhone 8 and earlier

If you have an iPhone 8 or earlier, you are lucky to have the fastest and most intuitive way to turn it off. Included in this tutorial is iPhone SE 2nd generation launched in 2020. To do this you must follow these simple steps:

  • Hold down the lock button. This is the one found on the right hand side of the iPhone 6 onwards and the top right hand side on the iPhone 5s and earlier (including the 1st generation iPhone SE).
  • Drag the slide button.
  • Wait 15-30 seconds.

How to turn off an iPhone X or later

If you have a iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro u 11 Pro Max You should know that the lock button is used to invoke Siri if it is pressed for several seconds. Therefore there is no possibility to turn off the phone in this way, but there is a combination of buttons that will take you to this point. The steps to follow are those:

Turn off iPhone X 11

  • Press and release the button turn up the volume.
  • Press and release the button lower volume.
  • Press the button blocking.
  • Drag the slide button.
  • Wait 15-30 seconds.

There is also an alternative to this method, following the following steps:

  • Press the buttons at the same time volume down, volume up and lock button.
  • Release the buttons.
  • Drag the slide button.
  • Wait 15-30 seconds.

With this last step you must be careful and quickly release the buttons as soon as you see the shutdown screen, since if you hold down the buttons you will activate the emergency functions of the iPhone.

Force restart an iPhone

Force restart iPhone

There is a way to restart your phone automatically without having to wait to turn it on manually. This is very useful when there is a problem on the iPhone that prevents its proper functioning and restarting it solves it. The process to force this restart depends on the iPhone model.

iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus and SE 1st generation

  • Hold down the buttons blocking and the Home button.
  • When the Apple apple logo appears, release the buttons.

iPhone 7 y 7 Plus

  • Hold down the buttons lower volume and the lock button.
  • When the Apple apple logo appears, release the buttons.

iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro y 11 Pro Max

  • Press and release the button turn up the volume.
  • Press and release the button lower volume.
  • Hold down the lock button.
  • When the Apple apple logo appears, release the button.

Turn off iPhone from settings

If you have an iPhone whose software version is iOS 11 or later, you can access the device shutdown from the settings. This is extremely useful when for some reason you cannot turn it off with the buttons, either because they are faulty or some other problem. To do this you must do the following:

Turn off iPhone settings

  • Open the Settings of the iPhone.
  • And a General.
  • Swipe all the way down and click on “Delete”.
  • Now slide your finger from left to right on the switch that appears on the screen.

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