There’s no need to feel dumb or embarrassed if you are not able to power off your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 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 12 or iPhone 12 Pro.
Turn Off iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro
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 12 or iPhone 12 Pro simultaneously. Do not let go of the buttons as that will lead 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 12 or iPhone 12 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 12.
Shut Down iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro From Settings Menu
There is another easier method to bring up the power menu and shut down your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 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 Shut Down option.
Step 2: Tap ‘Shut Down’
Tap on the Shut Down option which should bring up the power menu. Drag the ‘Slide to Power Off’ slider to the right to power off your iPhone 12/Pro.