How to turn off iPhone X

How to turn off iPhone X
The Apple iPhone X comes with a new gesture-based navigation and no home button, so many of the familiar shortcuts from previous iPhones don't work.

So how do you turn off the iPhone X?

All it takes is knowing the right buttons: to turn off the iPhone X simply hold down the power key (on the right) and the volume up button (on the left).

Hold the two keys firmly for a few moments and you will feel a slight vibration and a pop-up screen with two option: "Slide to power off" at the top and "Emergency SOS" in the middle. To turn off the iPhone X simply slide your finger all the way from left to right on the top option.

And voila, you're done!

Keep in mind that if you just shortly press the power key and the volume up buttons, you will take a screenshot, but you will not see the option to turn off the phone.

And that's how you turn off the iPhone X. To start it back, simply hold down the power key on the right for a few seconds.

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Is this the most useless article I have ever seen? :D Yes!

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Just as useless as the power button on the iPhone X. I had to read the article back again to make sure he wrote 'POWER' button and volume up button...and I was like, "What's the point of the power button then?".

50. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 968; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

The phone has been out almost a year. People figured out QUICKLY how to turn it off. Wasn't hard, considering the instructions that came with the phone clearly pointed this out.

2. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

geez are you guys gonna do articles like this on all flagship devices?

29. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Do all flagships require two buttons to power it off?

32. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

no, just ones that require you to use two buttons to power it off.

35. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Only the ones from China. Koreans managed to just use one button. Apple and their simplicity and minimalism. Imagine if cars needed 2 buttons to turn them off every time you drive.

44. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Actually some cars with start button need you to press on the brake before pressing the start button. Useless article nonetheless.

3. tazzmissionx

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

I know how this article might seem absurd but I work tech support for a chain of Verizon retailers and can tell you I have already dealt with customers who bought X's outside of our chain and did not know some basics of using an X.

18. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

@ tazzmissionx I believe u my dumbazz sister has one and didn't know how to turn it off . I showed her and she was like oh wow I had it for a few months and never turned it off once because I didn't know how . It's like b really ??????

38. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

She's not dumb. Its not her fault that Apple is though. But hey, nothing matter except Apple can sell more iOS devices than anyone because they are the only sellers of iOS devices. Please name another product that requires powering off with such a method?!

37. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

But that isn't the problem. The problem is Apple changed the most common way that you power on/off ANYTHING. On Samsung phones as an example, holding POWER and VOLUME DOWN, takes you into another mode of the phone. Why do you need to buttons for a single function like ON and OFF? Now maybe Apple's thinking was, if the power button was somehow pushed down for a long period, this would cause the phone to power off, and they were trying to prevent that, then I would understand. But even on older phones, you had to wait for the slide to power off to appear. Even now holding the 2 buttons on the X, you still have to wait for the slide to Power off screen alert.

4. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Why does it require two buttons to turn off your phone? I thought iPhones were supposed to be intuitive

5. pttuts

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Why isn't two buttons intuitive? Where does it say that for something to be intuitive you can only use one button? D:

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If two buttons are intuitive, why would previous iPhone models use one button to turn it off? Just keep the power button pressed and use the slider, this is how it always have worked

9. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Agreed. Apple has not figured out a good way how to operate an iPhone without a home button. I accidentally take screenshots and activate Siri so many times since I have the X. It was never a problem before.

30. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You would be the idiot that would be okay with using two buttons

39. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

For something so simple? How many lawyers should it take to screw in a light bulb? Something intuitive could have multiple buttons, if it was to be used for multiple functions. But 2 buttons to power off? What other product can you name needs 2 buttons to power off?


Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

Honestly, it took me a while to figure out how to turn the stupid thing off. Lol.

11. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Me too. I don’t like the new button functionality. I am fine with the new gestures though.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You can also turn it off in Settings>General and scroll all the way down. If you are so inclined. ;)

40. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Another 2-step process?

13. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Next up: How to turn on the iPhone X

14. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Thank god haven't been able to turn off my iPhone X since i bought it

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Next article: How to make a sandwich.

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

PA's a kitchen now!

16. slashas

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Muahahaha my colleague in work was draining to 0 to get his X to die to restart it :D now I can send him this article :D

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Next tutorial: How to pick up iPhone X.

25. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

My vote: How to unlock your iPhone X Way too many steps compared to the FPS. Again, another way Apple has gone backwards rather than forward.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That’s easy though, just raise it to your face? Or tap the screen as you raise it.

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