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How To Turn OFF iPhone Without Touching Screen?

There are moments when you may need to turn off your iPhone without using the screen. Maybe the phone is in your pocket and you don’t want to waste time groping for the power button or maybe you’re just trying to conserve battery life.

Also, the majority of users reported that their iPhone screen, unfortunately, got cracked or become unresponsive and that’s why they demand a better solution to shut off the iPhone without touching its screen or display.

If you can’t drag the power off slider in your iPhone’s screen then the only way to shut down your phone is using the Volume Up (+), Volume down (-), or Sleep/Wake button.

Keep reading below to know the further steps.

Turning OFF iPhone Without Touching Screen

Here we will share the easiest method of turning off your iPhone without touching its screen. In this process, you just need to use a voice command that means Siri. Just open it, say and done. Also, point to be noted that this method supports various models of iPhone such as iPhone 5, 6, 6s, 7, 7 plus, 8, X, 11, 12, and 13. To do this, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Press and hold the middle home or side button

Step 2: Siri will appear

Step 3: Now say “Hey Siri, turn off my phone”

Step 4: Then your iPhone will shut down automatically.

Remember that “Hey Siri” Voice command feature is only supported on iPhone SE, iPhone 6S or later devices, that’s why we have discussed this detailed method where every device can go through this process. But make sure your device Siri feature has been turned on previously, if you don’t know how to do it then look at the followings:

  • Go to settings
  • Now scroll down and tap “Siri & Search” option
  • Enable the Siri
  • If your device supports voice command then Enable “Allow Hey Siri”

Now Siri has successfully set up in your iPhone but if you didn’t set up previously and now your iPhone has broken and it’s not possible to turn off it with voice command then follow the Manual methods where you can turn off your phone with using buttons

Turn Off iPhone Manually Without Screen

It may look tricky at the first attempt but you don’t need to be techy to do this, just simply press the Volume and power button you can turn off your iPhone easily. This method vary for different models, now let’s look at the further process:

iPhone 8, X, 11, 12 & 13

  1. Press and release the ‘Volume Up’ button
  2. Press and release the ‘Volume Down’ button
  3. Now hold the home or sleep button until the ‘Power OFF’ slider appears on the screen.
  4. When your phone screen goes turn off, release it immediately

Make sure to release the home button when your iPhone goes turned off otherwise the phone may gonna restart instead of blackout.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

  1. Press and hold the Home button and ‘Volume Down’ button at the same time.
  2. With the screen on, hold both buttons until it goes off.
  3. Holding it too long can cause restart.

iPhone 6S and Earlier

  1. Hold the Power button and the Home button simultaneously.
  2. Release it when the screen turns OFF.


There are many ways to turn off your iPhone without touching the screen. One way is to hold down the power button until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Another way is to press and hold the home button and the lock button at the same time until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Finally, you can ask Siri to turn off your iPhone. Whichever way you choose, make sure you always have a backup plan in case your iPhone doesn’t turn off. Hopefully, one of these methods will work for you. If not, contact apple support.


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