How Can I Shut Down My iPhone from the Settings Menu?

If you’ve been an iPhone user for a while, then you are probably accustomed to turning off your device by pressing and holding the Power button, then swiping the button that appears on screen.

However, in recent versions of iOS, another option has been added. Our tutorial below will show you how to shut down your iPhone through the Settings menu instead if you find yourself in a situation where that is the better option for turning off your iPhone.

How to Shut Down an iPhone Without Using the Power Button

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.2. Note that if you don’t see the Shut Down button that we identify in the steps below then you may be using an older version of iOS that does not have this option.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open iphone settings

Step 2: Select the General option.

open iphone general menu

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose the Shut Down option.

how to shut down iphone from settings menu

Step 4: Swipe the button to the right side of the screen to shut down the iPhone.

iphone slide to power off

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