Turn Off Your iPhone: Step-by-Step for Every Model
This complete guide offers easy-to-follow instructions for turning off any iPhone model. You can turn your iPhone off via physical buttons or Settings.
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Turn Off iPhone with Face ID
Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time.
Keep holding them until you see the power off slider on the screen.
Then, swipe the Power Off slider to turn off your iPhone.
Turn Off iPhone with the Home button
Press and hold the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model)
Wait for the power-off slider to appear on the screen.
Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.
Turn Off Any iPhone Model via Settings
Go to Settings > General > Shut Down, then slide to power off your iPhone.
Turn on iPhone
Press and hold the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model) until the Apple logo appears
If your iPhone is not functioning correctly, consider restarting it. First, switch it off and then turn it back on. If this standard restart doesn't resolve the problem, attempt a forced restart as your next step.
Will Turning Off My iPhone Affect Alarms?
Alarms set in the Clock app will not go off if your iPhone is turned off. They only work when the iPhone is on or in sleep mode.
Can I Still Be Tracked or Located if My iPhone is Turned Off?
Your iPhone can still be located through the Find My network even when it's turned off, but this feature is limited to certain models with iOS 15 or later.
Specifically, iPhones with the U1 chip (like iPhone 11 and newer models) can be tracked in a low-power state. This feature is not available for older iPhone models without the U1 chip.
Does Turning Off My iPhone Help With Overheating Issues?
Yes, turning off your iPhone can help it cool down. If your phone is overheating, it's recommended to turn it off for a while and keep it away from direct sunlight or heat sources.