How to turn off the iPhone — the easiest way to shut down your iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPhone 14

How do I turn off the iPhone
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"How do I turn off the iPhone?" is trending on Google, which makes sense. As Apple's latest lines, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and iPhone 12, do not feature a home button, people are wondering, "How do I turn this thing off?!"

As such, figuring out how to turn off your iPhone may be a head scratcher. Don't worry, though. We have a quick and easy tutorial to help shut off your iPhone.

How to turn off the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14

There are two ways you can turn off the iPhone, but the easiest and most efficient way is use the buttons located on the sides.

Method 1

1. Locate the volume up button (on the left side of the iPhone).

iPhone 12 mini

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2. Find the solitary button on the right side of the iPhone.

iPhone 12 mini right button

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3. Press and hold both of these buttons simultaneously until the "Slide to Power Off" feature appears.

Slide to Power Off

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4. Slide the circular button from left to right, and your iPhone will power down.

It's worth noting that you can achieve the same result by using the volume down button and the right button.

Method 2

1. Go to Settings.


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2. Go to "General."

3. Scroll down to the bottom.

How to turn off the iPhone

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4. Tap on "Shut Down."

To turn your iPhone back on, all you need to do is press and hold the right button until the Apple logo appears.

Kimberly Gedeon

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!