Apple has tweaked the function of some buttons. For example, with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12, pressing and holding the side button does not result in a prompt to switch off your iPhone. In that place, Siri is triggered, ready to answer any questions you may have. Numerous people want to know how to switch off the newest iPhones.
Force an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 to restart
If your phone is running slow or is frozen and you can’t get the power menu to show up, you can initiate a hard restart by using a button sequence Apple introduced with the iPhone X.
Start by pressing and releasing the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button. A new power menu will show up, forgoing all of the medical and emergency info. But instead of sliding the switch, keep holding the side button until you see the Apple logo appear on your phone.
Don’t worry, a hard restart to your phone doesn’t erase any data or information. But it does, more often than not, fix whatever issue you’re experiencing.
How to Turn off an iPhone 12 in Settings
You can also power off an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini using a software switch built into the iOS operating system. To use it, first, open the Settings app.
In Settings, select “General.”
In Settings on iPhone, tap “General.”
In “General,” swipe down to the very bottom of the list and tap “Shut Down.”
In Settings > General, tap “Shut Down.”
After tapping “Shut Down,” the power off slider will appear. Swipe it to the right to power off your iPhone 12.
Use the “slide to power off” slider to turn off the iPhone.
And that’s it. While it’s turned off, your iPhone 12 won’t use up its battery power.
If you just shut down your iPhone to troubleshoot an issue, you might want to wait a moment before you turn it back on again. When you’re ready to power it back up, just hold down the Side button (on the right side of the unit) for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Good luck!