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Apple has finally released the iPhone 12 series. The home button has been eliminated from the iPhone since the iPhone X three years ago, and the method of turning off the power (shutdown procedure) has changed significantly. With the long smartphone replacement cycle in recent years, some users may not know how to turn off their latest iPhones.

Prior to the iPhone 8, you could turn it off by pressing and holding the right side button (the traditional sleep/power button). But on the iPhone 12 series, that action has been assigned to "activate Siri".

On the iPhone 12 series, you can turn off the device by simultaneously pressing and holding the Side button and the Volume Up or Volume Down button.

Press and hold either the volume up or down button on the left side and...

...the side button on the right side at the same time to turn off the power.

On the other hand, how to force restart is the same as for models up to the iPhone 8. First, press the "Volume Up" button and then release it immediately. Next, press and hold the "Volume Down" button and release it immediately. Finally, press and hold the right-side button until the Apple logo appears, which will force the iPhone to restart.

If your iPhone freezes and won't accept any actions at all, you can try the forced restart.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.