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There are cases in which you can no longer switch off your iPhone via the touch display. Be it because the display was damaged by a fall or because a software problem prevents operation. In these cases, you have to switch off the iPhone using a key combination. To do this, use the following buttons – as long as they are available on the corresponding iPhone model:
So that you have precise instructions on how it works with the different iPhone models, I have put together the corresponding key combinations here.
If you're not sure what model you own, but you have an iPhone that unlocks with Face ID, then there's a good chance you have a model that includes the iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 or newer is. In this case, switching off using the buttons works as follows:
If you have an iPhone 7, the following way works:
For all older models, such as the iPhone SE 1 and the iPhone 6S and those built before that, these instructions apply:
If you don't get any further with the instructions, please leave me a comment. I try to help and in most cases I find a solution to the problem together with the readers.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.