Powering off iPhone 12 and all its models is a simple procedure, but not the same for all models. As the iPhone design evolves year by year, the button you need to press to turn off the power is changing.
If you upgrade from an iPhone with a physical home button, pressing the power button does not bring up the shutdown screen, so you can immediately know that Siri starts. If you push and retain the side button, Siri will only begin to, and you will not be able to turn off the Power. Let us introduce which button to press instead.
You can blame this on Apple, but I’ll show you how to power off the new iPhone 12 in an updated way.
How to power off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max?
How to turn off your phone has changed for all new iPhone 12 models, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- You should be familiar with the iPhone buttons to perform these steps. iPhone has two volume buttons on the left side of the device and a side button on the right side.
- Since the Home button has been removed from the new iPhone, the Side and Volume buttons are essential when performing several functions, such as factory reset, transition to Recovery mode, and enabling DFU mode.
Now that you understand the button, let’s move on to powering off the device. There are two main ways to Power a device. Let’s talk about each.
Push the side button and the volume up or volume down button and hold it simultaneously.
You will see the “Slide and Power Off” button on display. Just glide from left to right to turn off the iPhone 12 and Pro models.
That’s it. If you want to power cycle your device, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. In addition, if you don’t want to power off the iPhone 12 this way, there is another way. The procedure is as follows:
How do I power off the iPhone 12 Pro Max?
- Press the volume down on the left and the lock button on the right simultaneously.
- Press and retain dual controls for 2-3 seconds.
- The slide to Power Off option will be displayed on the screen.
- Slide your finger to the right over the Power Off option to Power off the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Restart iPhone 12 Pro Max
To restart iPhone 12 Pro Max, press the side button once. If you don’t see the Apple logo on your screen, you may need to charge. Plugin the supplied Lightning cable to the power outlet and charged it for more than a few minutes. Push and hold the side and volume up or volume down buttons simultaneously until the two slide buttons appear on the screen.
Turn off iPhone 12 using the volume button.
Since iPhone models with Face ID, such as the iPhone 12, did not have a home button, Apple had to integrate Siri functionality into the power and side buttons. But the useful information is that you can see the shutdown screen with the power button, except that you have to press another button.
Follow these simple steps to turn off iPhone 12:
Push and hold both the side and volume buttons simultaneously to display the shutdown menu.
Now, carry the control slider to the right to turn off the iPhone 12 immediately.
Turn off the iPhone from the Settings.
If you have trouble turning off your iPhone using the button, you can turn it off from “Settings.”
- On the Home screen, tap Settings.
- On the Settings screen, tap General.
- At the bottom of the General screen, tap Shutdown
- Then drag the Slide And Power Off slider to the right to turn off the iPhone.
Could you turn it off in the Settings app?
If you can’t remember the combination of buttons, this may be easier. Open the Settings application, go to General, and scroll to the bottom of the screen. There, you can find the button written with the shutdown. Tap it and slide the toggle off to turn off your phone.
It wasn’t too bad, was it? I hardly turn off my phone. Instead, I can use the hard restart to turn off the phone and turn it back on automatically. It is my main troubleshooting method, and I don’t lose any data because I don’t lose anything.
How to Force Restart iPhone 12
To force iPhone 12 to restart, do the following:
Turn the volume up.
Turn the volume down.
Push and retain the side button until the black screen appears.
iPhone 12 restarts and automatically returns to the lock screen.
How to Put iPhone 12 in Recovery Mode?
Lightning – Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. If you are connecting your iPhone to this computer for the first time, you will need to tap the Trust button in the Trust this computer dialog that appears. You will then require to join your iPhone passcode to verify your pairing.
Then, repeat the following steps:
Press and discharge the volume up.
Turn the volume down.
Push and hold the side button until the screen displays a dialog to connect to your computer.
How to leave DFU mode on iPhone 12
Leaving DFU mode is a bit more complex than leaving normal recovery mode.
Turn the volume up and down.
Turn the volume down and release.
Press and retain the Side button till the Apple logo seems. Your iPhone needs to be launched back to the lock screen.
If you’re upgrading from an iPhone with home buttons, like iPhone 7, iPhone 8, or 2nd Generation iPhone SE, performing all of the above features is quite different from what you’re used to.
You may not require to use Recovery Mode, or you may not use DFU Mode more, but everyone knows how to force a restart of the iPhone. Forced restart is useful when iPhone is extremely slow or not responding. If you take only one hint from this tutorial, it must be a way to force restart.