How to Turn On iPhone X & Turn Off iPhone X

Without a Home button, how do you shut down the iPhone X? There are a couple ways; in a previous tip, I went over how to power off your iPhone without buttons, which is more of an iOS 11 feature than an iPhone X one. You can also hard restart your iPhone X, but you only need to do that if the device is frozen or glitching. However, you can still power down your iPhone X with buttons; the process is just a bit different than you’re used to. Let's get started learning 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 crucial to 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.

  • Release the Side button when the Apple logo appears, and give your phone about 30 seconds to reboot.

  • You'll be asked to enter your Passcode if you have one.

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Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.