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

Turn off iPhone 11/Pro

Upgraded to the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro from the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, or iPhone 8? You are likely going to struggle when you try to turn off the phone. While the new iPhones do come with a power button/Side key, you cannot simply long-press it to turn off iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.

You really should not feel stupid or embarrassed if you are not able to power off your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro. The process to shut down these phones is different from previous iPhones as well as almost every other smartphone in the market. Find the steps below on how to turn off your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro.

Step-by-Step Guide to Turn Off iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max

Step 1: Press and Hold Side button and Volume Up/Down button

You need to press and hold the Side key and the Volume Up or Volume Down button on your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro simultaneously. Do not let go off the buttons as that will lead to the phone to take a screenshot.

Step 2: Drag the ‘Slide to Power Off’ Slider

The power menu should come up and you will see a ‘Slide to Power Off’ slider at the top. Drag it to the right to power off your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro.

You can also trigger the Emergency SOS mode from here by dragging the SOS slider to the right. If you don’t want to switch off your iPhone, simply press the Cancel button at the bottom. Do note that your iPhone enters into a lockdown mode if you bring up the power menu. So make sure to enter your passcode to unlock it if you bring up the power menu and then decide not to shut down your iPhone 11.

How to Turn Off iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro From Settings Menu

There is another easier method to bring up the power menu and shut down your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro as well.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General

Open the Settings app, go to the General menu and scroll to the very bottom where you will see the Shutdown option.

Step 2: Tap ‘Shutdown’

Tap on the Shutdown option which should bring up the power menu. Drag the ‘Slide to Power Off’ slider to the right to power off your iPhone 11/Pro.


Thankfully, the process to turn on your iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro is straightforward. Just press and hold the Side key until you see Apple logo on the display.

Just like the Power Off process, the method to take a screenshot on the iPhone 11/Pro is also very different from previous iPhones so make sure to check our guide on that.