How to Power Down iPhone 12

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you wondering how to power down your iPhone 12? Whether you’re new to the iPhone world or simply upgrading from an older model, learning how to turn off your device is an essential skill. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of powering down your iPhone 12.

Step 1: Locate the Side Button

To begin, locate the side button on your iPhone 12. The side button is located on the right-hand side of the device. It serves multiple purposes, including turning off your device.

Step 2: Press and Hold the Side Button

To power down your iPhone 12, press and hold the side button until a menu appears on the screen.

Step 3: Swipe to Power Off

Once you see the menu on your screen, swipe the “Power Off” slider from left to right. This action will prompt your device to start shutting down.


  • Do not forcefully press or repeatedly tap the side button as it may trigger other actions instead of turning off your device.
  • If you have an emergency, keep in mind that pressing and holding both the side button and one of the volume buttons simultaneously will initiate an emergency call.

Step 4: Wait for Shutdown

Your iPhone 12 will now begin shutting down. Wait for a few seconds until you see a blank screen indicating that your device is completely powered off.


  • The shutdown process may take a few seconds, so be patient during this time.
  • If you accidentally initiated a shutdown, you can cancel the process by pressing the side button again or swiping the “Power Off” slider back to the left.

Step 5: Turn On Your iPhone 12

If you wish to power on your iPhone 12 again, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on your screen. This indicates that your device is booting up.


In some cases, if your iPhone 12’s battery is critically low, you may need to connect it to a power source before turning it back on.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to power down and turn on your iPhone 12. Remember, being able to control your device’s power is an essential skill for every iPhone user.

Stay tuned for more tutorials and tips on mastering your iPhone!

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