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.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and choose the Shut Down option.
Step 4: Swipe the button to the right side of the screen to shut down the iPhone.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.