How to Shut Down / Power Off iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max [Tutorial]

Uzair Ghani
shut down

Though this might seem a bit obvious, it's not. Here's how you can shut down / power off the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.

Learn to Shut Down / Power Off Your iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Here's a fun fact: if you want to shut down your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, pressing the holding the sleep / wake button won't do anything. Instead, you'll be greeted with Siri, nothing else. It's a change that was introduced with the iPhone X last year, and if you are using a Home button-less phone for the first time then you are probably scrambling out of your mind thinking that Apple has taken away the ability to let you shut down your smartphone. Trust me when I say this: they haven't. Only the method has changed.

Related StoryUzair Ghani
macOS Can Remove The Background From An Image Natively, Here’s How

So, how do you shut down an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max? It's simple. Simply hold down the Sleep / Wake + Volume Up buttons together for a few seconds until you see the power down screen. Once you do, simply slide to power off your device. There you have it, now you know how to shut down / power off your iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

While this change may be daunting at first, but there is a positive side to it as well. What if someone tries to power down your phone and steal it? If that person is not acquainted with the iPhone XS / iPhone X at all and how it works, it'll give you a lot of time to fire up iCloud and wipe your device clean before the person gets access to your private data. Furthermore, this change makes sure that you do not end up accidentally turning off your phone while it's lying in your pocket or a bag.

Some might find this change to be rather unusual, but with time, we're certain you'll get used to it. After all, why would anyone would want to turn off their phone at all completely? The airplane mode switch is the best thing there is. It's convenient, easy to bring up and it just works.

Hope you agree with me on that one.

While you are here, you may like to check out the following:

Share this story