Most of us rarely turn our cell phones off. We can set it to ‘do not disturb at night so that it does not disturb our sleep, and it is rare that we will need to turn it completely off, but those occasions do occur, and if you have an iPhone 12, you have probably discovered that the traditional method of turning off does not work.
If you find it easy to turn off your iPhone X and below is it the same process to turn off an iPhone 12?
No, to turn off an iPhone 12 you will have to press two buttons: the power button and one of the volume buttons. It does not matter if we press the volume up or down, the important thing is that it is a long press. Only then will the shutdown screen appear where we can ‘slide to shutdown’.
Apple has been changing the way their phones are turned off for several years. It is normal to hold down the power button and after a few moments the shutdown screen appears, as it is in Android, but there is an increasing number of phones that do not turn off in this manner.
What happens when we make a long press on the power button
What happens if we press the power button (the one on the right) for a long time? Before the iPhone X, we could turn off the phone directly like this, but now, if we press this button, the only thing we will achieve is to invoke Siri, as shown in the image.
If you don’t want to turn it off using buttons, it is also possible to do it from the Settings menu. Just head over to General and scroll to the bottom where the ‘Shutdown’ option is. As simple as that.