How to Turn Off Your iPhone without Using Buttons

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It’s easy to turn off your iPhone with buttons, but what if that doesn’t work? Fortunately, you can turn off your iPhone using the Settings app. We’ll show you how to turn off an iPhone 12 or any other iPhone running a current software version with just a few taps on the screen.

How to Power Off Your iPhone without Using Buttons

Here's how to power off your iPhone 11, iPhone 12, or other iPhone using the Settings app instead of the Home or Side buttons.

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  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Scroll down and tap on General.

  3. Scroll down to the very bottom and tap Shut Down.

  4. Slide the slider to the right to turn off your iPhone.

Related: How to Restart or Reset iPhone or iPad

As each new iPhone comes out, more and more users are having to familiarize themselves with the tips and tricks for when their iPhone won't turn off or is otherwise acting up. We hope this guide has given you more insight on how to turn off an iPhone when other things don't work! 

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