How to Force Shut Down iPhone 11

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you experiencing a frozen or unresponsive iPhone 11? Sometimes, the only solution is to force shut down your device. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to force shut down your iPhone 11.

Step 1: Locate the Side Button and Volume Buttons

To force shut down your iPhone 11, you need to locate two buttons: the Side button and the Volume buttons. The Side button is located on the right side of your device (opposite to the Volume buttons). The Volume buttons consist of two separate buttons: the Volume Up button and the Volume Down button.

Step 2: Press and Hold the Side Button + Volume Up/Down Buttons

Now that you have located the necessary buttons, follow these steps:

  • Press and hold both the Side button and either Volume Up or Down button.
  • Continue holding both buttons even when you see the power-off slider appear on your screen.


If you have enabled Emergency SOS on your device, pressing and holding both Side button and Volume Up or Down button may activate Emergency SOS instead of shutting down your iPhone. If that happens, keep holding until you see “slide to power off” option.

Step 3: Slide to Power Off

Keep holding both buttons until you see a slider with “slide to power off” written on it.


If nothing appears on your screen after holding for about ten seconds, release both buttons and repeat Step 2 again.

Step 4: Drag the Slider to Power Off

Drag the slider from left to right to power off your iPhone 11. Once the screen turns black, your device has successfully shut down.

Step 5: Turn On Your iPhone 11

To turn on your iPhone 11, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully force shut down and restarted your iPhone 11. Remember, force shutting down should only be used as a last resort when your device becomes unresponsive.

By following these steps, you can now handle situations where your iPhone 11 freezes or becomes unresponsive. It’s essential to know how to force shut down your device as it can help solve various software-related issues.

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