You are not alone if you are experiencing difficulties shutting down your iPhone 11 or any other new iPhone, for that matter. The recognizable and adored home button was removed when Apple unveiled the iPhone X. The home button's former location has been replaced with a larger screen that now takes up nearly the whole device's front.
But this also means some adjustments to the iPhone's other functions. We're here to help you if you're one of the many people who are perplexed by this change since turning off your new iPhone is a little different than it used to be. These techniques also apply to more recent devices like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
How to turn off iPhone 11
Using the buttons, there are two ways to switch off your iPhone X or iPhone 11.
- One option is to simultaneously press and hold the Side and Volume Up or Volume Down buttons until you see the Slide to Power Off slider.
- Alternately, to access the Slide to Power Off slider, rapidly hit the Volume Up button, followed by the Volume Down button, and then press and hold the Side button.
- This approach prevents the SOS slider from appearing. You can utilize this technique if you're concerned about unintentionally starting a 911 call.
- Drag the Slide to Power Off slider to the right once you've used either of the button sequences.
You will need to enter your passcode to access your phone if you want to cancel either option using the Cancel button at the bottom.
How to turn on iPhone 11
Your iPhone 11 may require a soft reset in addition to merely being turned on and off. This simply means carrying out a reset when your iPhone is not responding or you are having other issues with the device. This technique also differs between new and older iPhone devices, as you would have predicted.
Here's how to soft reset an iPhone 11 using this method.
- Press and then let go of the volume up button first.
- After pressing the volume down button, release it.
- Long-press the side button.
- While holding the button, wait a time.
- Release the side button once the Apple logo appears and the phone starts up again.
How To Turn Off iPhone in Settings
If using the buttons to turn off your iPhone makes you uncomfortable, you can do it via Settings.
- To access settings, touch the Home screen.
- Tap General on the Settings screen.
- Select Shut Down from the menu at the bottom of the General screen.
- Then, to switch off your iPhone, move the Slide to Power Off slider to the right.
How To Restart iPhone Using Voice Control
With iOS 13, a new Accessibility feature called Voice Control lets you restart your iPhone totally hands-free.
- You must configure and enable Voice Control if you have never done so. Not to worry; it's simple.
- Select Accessibility under Settings. Next, select Voice Control.
- On the Voice Control screen, click Set Up Voice Control.
- You'll see a screen outlining what Voice Control can perform.
- Select Continue.
- You may find examples of what you can say while using voice control on the following screen. To get a sense of how you can utilize voice control, go through the list.
- Click Done.
- By the time Voice Control is on, a blue and white microphone symbol will be seen in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Siri can activate Voice Control after it has been set up. You should say "Hey Siri" and then "Turn on Voice Control." After that, you may use the Voice Control command "Reboot Device" while pressing Restart.
- To restart your iPhone using voice control, simply say "Reboot Device." Select Restart when the confirmation dialogue box appears.
I'm done now. You are now aware of all the options for restarting or shutting down an iPhone X or later.
How To Restart iPhone 11 Using AssistiveTouch
If you're uneasy with the button way of restarting your iPhone, there are other methods.
The helpful iPhone accessibility feature AssistiveTouch enables you to carry out a variety of operations—including restarting your phone—without using the phone's buttons. It isn't turned on by default.
- Navigate to the Settings app and choose Accessibility to activate AssistiveTouch.
- then click Touch on the screen for accessibility.
- Choose AssistiveTouch from the Touch screen menu.
- Tap the AssistiveTouch slider button until it becomes green to activate AssistiveTouch.
- The Restart option has to be added to the AssistiveTouch menu after that. Simply choose Customize Top Level Menu.
- On the Customize Top Level Menu screen, tap any of the choices. The Restart option can be used in place of any other choice. The plus and minus buttons can be used to add extra icons to the menu.
- Tap Restart to choose it after scrolling through the list. Then choose Done.
- Tap the AssistiveTouch button on your Home screen, then select Restart to restart your iPhone.
- Tap Restart on the confirmation dialogue that appears.