How do I turn off the iPhone

iPhone 12 Pro: How to turn it off and restart it

Note: These tips work with the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and all other iPhone models without a home button (from iPhone X).

Here's how to turn on iPhone 12

To turn on the iPhone 12, Apple gives you several options. You can of course plug in the charging cable or place it on a Qi charging surface so that it starts automatically. Of course, it also works manually. All you have to do is hold down the side button on the right of the device until you see the Apple logo.

Here's how to turn off iPhone 12

As with switching on, Apple gives you the choice when switching off. The easiest way is of course if you press the side button and one Hold down the two volume buttons until the slide control for switching off appears.

Alternatively, you can turn it off via the menu. To do this, open the Settings app and go to "General". Scroll to the very bottom, then tap Turn Off. Confirm your selection with the slider.

How to restart the iPhone 12

If you do not want to switch off the iPhone 12, but restart it directly, for example because there is a small error, this also works, but unfortunately not as easily as before. To do this, first press the volume up key, then the volume down key, and then hold down the side key until you see a black screen.

short version

  • Turn on the iPhone 12: Connect to charger or press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears
  • Turn off the iPhone 12: Briefly press and hold the volume button and side button and then use the slider
  • Restart iPhone 12: Briefly press the volume up button, briefly press the volume down button and then hold down the side button

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