How to Turn Off iPhone When Frozen

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Is your iPhone frozen and you don’t know how to turn it off? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to safely turn off your iPhone when it becomes unresponsive or frozen.

Step 1: Force Restart

If your iPhone is frozen and not responding to touch or buttons, a force restart can help resolve the issue. To force restart your iPhone, follow these steps:

  • For iPhone X or later:
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
    • Press and hold the Side (Power) button until you see the Apple logo.
  • For iPhone 8 or earlier:
    • Press and hold the Side (Power) button.
    • At the same time, press and hold the Home button.
    • Continue holding both buttons until you see the Apple logo.

Step 2: Shut Down from Settings

If your iPhone is partially responsive but still allows you to access settings, you can try shutting it down from there. Follow these steps:

  • Note:
    This method requires your device to be partially responsive.

  • Navigate to the‘Settings’ app on your home screen.
  • Scroll down and tap on‘General’.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on‘Shut Down’.
  • Slide the power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

Step 3: Allow Battery to Drain

If none of the above methods work, you can let your iPhone’s battery drain completely. Once the battery is drained, your iPhone will automatically shut down. To do this:

  • Note:
    This method may take a considerable amount of time depending on how much charge your device has remaining.

  • Leave your iPhone untouched and unplugged until it runs out of battery.
  • Once the battery is completely drained, connect it to a power source.
  • Your iPhone should start up normally. If not, try charging for a few more minutes before attempting to turn it on.

In conclusion,

If your iPhone ever becomes unresponsive or frozen, don’t panic. By following these simple steps, you can safely turn off your device and get it back up and running smoothly. Remember, if one method doesn’t work, try the next one until you find a solution that works for you!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through turning off your frozen iPhone. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to Apple Support or visit their website for more resources.

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