How do I turn my iPhone off if the screen isnt working?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To turn off your iPhone when the screen isn’t working, you can follow these steps:

1. Locate the “Sleep/Wake” button on your iPhone. This button is typically located on the top or side of the device, depending on the model.

2. Gently press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button until you see a red slider appear at the top of the screen. This usually takes a few seconds.

3. Carefully slide the red slider from left to right with your finger. This action is used to power off the iPhone.

4. If you have cracks on your touch screen near the slider, be cautious while sliding to avoid further damage. Use a gentle touch and try to slide the slider without putting too much pressure on the cracked area.

5. Once you have successfully slid the red slider to the right, your iPhone will begin shutting down. You will see a blank screen and the device will no longer be powered on.

It’s important to note that turning off your iPhone using this method is a temporary solution. If the screen isn’t working due to physical damage or a malfunction, it’s recommended to visit an authorized service center or contact Apple support for further assistance.

In some cases, you may need to consider alternative methods to turn off your iPhone if the touch screen is completely unresponsive. For instance, you can force restart your iPhone by pressing and holding both the “Sleep/Wake” button and the “Home” button (or volume down button on newer models) simultaneously for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. This can help in situations where the screen is frozen or unresponsive.

Remember, it’s always best to consult with an expert or seek professional help when dealing with hardware or software issues on your iPhone. They can provide tailored advice and guidance based on your specific situation.