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How to shut off your iPhone or iPad – Every method we know

How to shut off your iPhone or iPad – Every method we know
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

There’s an issue with iOS relating to powering your device off for a reboot. Doing this by conventional methods sometimes results in activating Siri and being unable to actually reboot your iPhone. Below, we’ll give you a short tutorial on how to reboot your phone without this happening. These steps, as far as we’ve tested, apply to app modern Apple iPhone and iPad models. 

Every method we know for turning your iPhone and iPad off

How to turn your iPhone off

  1. To turn off the iPhone Face ID on the following models: 

iPhone X, XR, XS, 11, 12, 13, 14

  • Press and hold the right side button and either side of the volume rocker (either volume up or volume down) at the same time, until you see the power off slider display on the screen.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPhone.
  1. To turn off an iPhone with a home button 

iPhone SE 2nd, 3rd gen, iPhone 6, 6S, 7, 8

  • Press and hold the right side button until you see the power off slider display on the screen
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPhone.
  1. To turn off an iPhone with a top button 

iPhone 5C,, 5S, 5, 4, 4S, iPhone SE 1st generation, & earlier:

  • Press and hold the top button until you see the power off slider display on the screen.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPhone.
  1. To turn off an iPad with Face ID

iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd generation and later:

  • Press and hold the top with one of the volume buttons (up or down) at the same time, until you see the power off slider display on the screen.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPad.
  1. To turn off an iPad with a top Touch ID button

iPad Air (4th and 5th generation), iPad mini (6th generation), and iPad (10th generation):

  • Press and hold the top with one of the volume buttons (up or down) at the same time, until you see the power off slider display on the screen.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPad.
  1. To turn off an iPad with a front Home button

iPads with a circular Home button in the lower chin of the device:

  • Press and hold the top button until you see the power off slider display on the screen.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPad.

You can also use the Settings app. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings app, and tap General.
  • Scroll down to the end and tap Shut Down.
  • Slide the power off button towards the right to turn off your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

The last method is to simply drain your Apple device’s battery completely. To quickly drain your battery, you can do the following:

  • Turn off automatic brightness and set the display to full brightness when playing videos and intensive games.
  • Set the on-device speakers to full volume.
  • Keep your iPhone in direct sunlight, forcing the display to go to maximum brightness and drain the battery faster.
  • Please keep in mind that those actions might be harmful to the device and battery, it’s not recommended to drain the battery frequently.
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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