How to turn off your iPhone

Turning your iPhone can have multiple advantages, and it provides your device with a chance to reset its memory, clear its cache, and wipe away any possible temporary glitches.

Unfortunately, there’s no ‘off’ button per se, and most of the newer models of the iPhone require you to remember a specific button combination in order to switch it off. The method also varies depending on whether or not your iPhone has a Face ID.
If you are struggling with turning your iPhone off, here is a guide on how to do so.
Face ID method
On more recent iPhones, such as iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12, you cannot simply hold down the power button to turn the device off. In fact, this will most probably summon Siri if the voice assistant happens to be active.
  1. Long press both the power button, which is on the right side of the iPhone, and either volume button, which is on the left side of the iPhone, simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. Your phone will start to vibrate and the menu pictured below will appear.
  3. Swipe your finger right on the slider which reads ‘Slide to power off’ to turn your iPhone off.
If you ever happen to forget this combination, you can also turn off your iPhone by using the Settings app.
To use this method, navigate to Settings > General, and scroll down to the bottom to find Shut Down. Select that option and swipe your finger right to turn the phone off.
Home button
If you want to turn off iPhones that are older than 8, such as iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 8, you will have to do the following:
  1. Long press the power button on the right side of the iPhone to summon the power-off slider.
  2. Swipe your finger right on the slider to turn the phone off.