How to Turn iPhone X on & off

Without a Home button, how do you turn off the iPhone X? There are a couple ways; in a previous tip, I went over how to turn off your iPhone without buttons, which is more of an iOS 11 feature than an iPhone X one. However, you can still turn off your iPhone X with buttons, it’s just a bit different than you’re used to. We’ll also cover how to turn on your iPhone X. Here’s how to turn on and off your iPhone X.

Related: How to Add an On-Screen Home Button to Your iPhone X

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How to Turn off iPhone X

  • Click and hold the Side button and Volume up or down button.
  • The Slide to Power Off screen will appear. Release the buttons! (It’s important you release the buttons because Emergency SOS will automatically activate if you continue to hold them down.)

  • Slide to power off.

That’s it! If your iPhone is frozen or acting glitchy and you need to hard restart your device, we have a tip on that here.

How to Turn on iPhone X

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

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.