Turning off iPhone X now requires the combination of two buttons. It’s no longer solely dependent on the Power ON/OFF button.

First things first, restarting and force restarting (which is also known as a hard reset) are two different things. While the former is a normal process, the latter is very handy for fixing some miscellaneous issues like app freezing. To force reboot iPhone X (same method for iPhone 8/8 Plus), jump over to this guide. Read on…

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How to Turn Off iPhone X

How to Shutdown/Turn Off iPhone X

With Side button doing the multiple roles like opening Apple Pay, Invoking Siri, activating SOS, Apple had to slightly change the method of turning off the iPhone X to keep things simple.

Step #1. First off, you need to press and hold the Side button and either volume button until you see “slide to power off” slider.

Press Side Button and Volume Up or Down Button to Turn Off iPhone X

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Step #2. Now, you have to drag the slider to turn off your iPhone X.

Slide to Power Off iPhone X

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

To restart your iPhone 8/8 Plus or other iOS devices, just press and hold the ON/OFF button and then slide to power off. When your device is switched off, press and hold the power button again to restart your device.

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How to Power Off iPhone X Without Using Side Button

iOS 11 allows you to turn off your device without using power ON/OFF button. It also works on iPhone X.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone X → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone X

Step #2. Now, you need to scroll down and tap on Shut Down.

Shutdown iPhone X Without using Button

To turn On your iPhone X, press and hold the side button.

That’s it, folks!

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