How to Force Turn Off iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever encountered a situation where your iPhone becomes unresponsive and you need to force turn it off? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to force turn off your iPhone when it’s not responding to any commands. Let’s get started!

Before You Begin

Before proceeding with the force turn off process, make sure to try a few troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart: Press and hold the power button until the slider appears. Slide it from left to right to turn off your iPhone, then press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears.
  • Charge: Connect your iPhone to a power source and let it charge for a while. Sometimes, a low battery can cause unresponsiveness.

The Force Turn Off Process

If your iPhone is still unresponsive after trying the above steps, follow these instructions to force turn it off:

Step 1: Locate the Power Button

The power button is usually located on the right side of your iPhone (iPhone 6 or later) or on the top (iPhone SE or earlier models). It is used for turning on/off your device.

Step 2: Press and Hold Power Button

To force turn off your iPhone, press and hold the power button along with either volume up or volume down button simultaneously. The combination of these buttons may vary depending on your iPhone model.

Step 3: Slide to Power Off

A slider will appear on the screen.

  • If you see a slider that says “Slide to Power Off,” continue holding the buttons until the slider appears.
  • For iPhone X or later models, ignore the slider and continue holding the buttons. The screen will go black after a few seconds.

Step 4: Turn On Your iPhone

Release the buttons once your iPhone turns off completely. To turn it back on, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.


Force turning off your iPhone can be a handy trick when it becomes unresponsive. Remember to always try restarting and charging your device before resorting to force turn off. If you still face issues with unresponsiveness, it is advisable to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of force turning off your iPhone. Stay tuned for more informative articles!

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