Instructions: Switch off the Apple iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max) and shut it down

The Apple smartphone models from 2019 do not have a home button. Nevertheless, you can of course switch off the iPhone 11 and shut down the iPhone 11 Pro (Max). This not only saves the battery, but can also solve one or the other problem as part of a restart. Simply switch the device off and on again, is not a tip for striking technology that has already arrived in pop culture for nothing. Here you can find the instructions for the iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max) reboot including an alternative procedure for broken buttons;)

Instructions: Switch off Apple iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max)

The procedure is the same for all three models from 2019 as well on the iPhone X from 2017 and the same for the iPhone XR and XS models from 2018. Although there is no longer a home button on these, the side button (right) and the volume buttons (left) are simply used. So if you want to shut down the iPhone 11 or switch off the iPhone 11 Pro (Max), just proceed as follows:

  1. Hold down the side button and one of the volume buttons until the "Power off" control appears
  2. Move the slider to the side to turn off the smartphone completely
  3. Ready
You can switch off the Apple iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max) and shut it down by using the key combination side key + volume key for a few moments.

You can switch off the Apple iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max) and shut it down by using the key combination side key + volume key for a few moments.

If you use the side button in combination with the volume up button, but press it too briefly, you do one Screenshot ;)

Instructions: Switch on the Apple iPhone 11 (Pro / Pro Max)

Switching on the new smartphones is almost self-explanatory, just like with the older models. While iPhones with the standby button on the top have to be held down, with newer models you simply use the side button on the right side of the device as seen from you. Press this until the Apple logo  appears on the display. The iPhone starts up so that you can log in with your unlock code and SIM PIN.

Broken buttons: switch off iPhone via settings (display input only)

Since iOS 11 there has been the option of being able to switch off the Apple iPhone without buttons. So if the volume buttons or the side button are broken, you can shut down the iPhone via the display. To do this, simply proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Settings of the device
  2. Tap on the point General
  3. Scroll all the way down and select Turn off from
Switching off an iPhone without buttons has been possible since iOS 11 via the settings. But be careful: if the side button is broken, you cannot switch on the Apple smartphone.

Switching off an iPhone without buttons has been possible since iOS 11 via the settings. But be careful: if the side button is broken, you cannot switch on the Apple smartphone.

Keep in mind that you can switch off the iPhone despite a broken side button, but probably not switch it on again. In case of doubt, before you block your own access to your contacts and data, you should with the Apple support and make an appointment for the device to be repaired.

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