How To Turn off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

Plus how to restart the iPhone 11 series

What To Know

  • Hold down both the Side button and either Volume button. Once the slider appears, slide it left to right and then let the phone shut off.
  • A basic restart is the same as turning the iPhone 11 off and on.
  • Force restart iPhone 11 series: Pressing Volume Up, then Volume Down, then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

While you probably won't need to turn off your iPhone 11 series phone very often, this article explains how it works. It also covers how to restart and force restart all iPhone 11 models.

The instructions in this article apply to all iPhone 11 series phones—iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max—running iOS 13 and up.

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How To Turn Off iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Most of the time, you don't need to turn off your iPhone 11. You can just put it to sleep instead. If you really need to conserve battery, you may want to power down the iPhone 11 (though you should try Low Power Mode, too). No matter what iPhone 11 model you have, here's how to turn it off:

  1. Press and hold either Volume button.

  2. Keep holding the Volume button and then press and hold the Side button.

  3. Keep holding until the Slide to Power Off slider appears at the top of the screen.

  4. Let go of the buttons, move the slider from left to right and let the iPhone power down.

To turn any iPhone 11 model back on, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on screen. Let go of the Side button and let the iPhone keep starting up.

How To Restart iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

You'll want to restart your iPhone 11 more often that you turn it off. That's because restarting is often the first step in fixing all kinds of glitches and bugs. In most cases, you can restart your phone just by following the instructions from the last section for turning a phone on and off.

In some cases, though, your iPhone 11 may have a problem that prevents you from turning it off using those instructions. In that situation, you need to try a force restart your iPhone (also called a force reset or a hard reset). Here's what to do:

  1. Press and release Volume Up.

  2. Press and release Volume Down.

  3. Press and hold the Side button.

  4. Keep holding it after the screen goes black. When the Apple logo appears, release the Side button and let the iPhone 11 restart.

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