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How to Turn On, Off, and Restart iPhone 12

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Alex Moore
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One of the most fundamental functions of the iPhone is your ability to turn it on and off. Sometimes, this function seems to change, especially with the iPhone's frame changes from year-to-year.

With the iPhone 12 release, you may be wondering if the iPhone's On/Off function changed in any way. Luckily, we're here to give you a full guide on this primary function of the iPhone.

Learn everything about turning your iPhone on and off here!

To Turn iPhone 12 Screen On and Off

Switching your iPhone 12's screen on and off is different from shutting down the device altogether, then turning it back on.

Only turning off the screen conserves energy and keeps your iPhone's screen off, but any background functions such as music or downloads can continue.

This is the most straightforward function on this list, as it only involves one button. Press the Side Button to turn your iPhone 12's screen on and off.

Good To Know:

Double-pressing the Side Button can activate Apple Pay, so your iPhone needs some time to detect a second press. If there isn't one, then it turns off the screen.

But this isn't the only way to turn your iPhone 12 screen on/off. There are a couple of different ways to turn your iPhone screen on and another way to turn it off. Depending on your habits, these other methods may even be

While the Side Button method may be the most common and traditional, here are some other ways to turn your iPhone 12's screen on and off.

Tap to Wake

As the name suggests, this is another one-step method to turn your iPhone 12's screen on. Tap the iPhone's screen once, and the screen will light up. To turn this function on, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to Accessibility > Touch.
  3. Scroll down to find "Tap to Wake." Switch the toggle to green, turning the function on.
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Raise to Wake

Like the previous method, raise to wake will turn your iPhone 12's screen on merely by lifting it or flipping it from face-down to face-up. Hence, this method doesn't even require you to tap or press anything. Here's how to activate it:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to "Display & Brightness."
  3. Scroll down to find "Raise to Wake." Switch the toggle to green, turning the function on.
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AssistiveTouch

AssistiveTouch is an extremely versatile tool for your iPhone. You can activate a plethora of functions on your iPhone on-screen without needing to reach for buttons or tap specific areas of your device.

As it pertains to this topic, you can use AssistiveTouch to turn your iPhone screen off. First of all, make sure AssistiveTouch is on (Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch), then follow these steps:

  1. Tap the AssistiveTouch icon (a dark circle with concentric, lighter circles).
  2. Tap "Device."
  3. Tap "Lock Screen," and your iPhone 12's screen will turn off.
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To Turn Off Your iPhone 12—Completely

Turning the iPhone 12 device completely off is probably the more important question. Whereas turning the screen off hasn't changed much for the iPhone (barring the switch from Top Button to Side Button), turning off the device itself has seen some changes.

For the iPhone 12, there are two ways to do this. Both of them are incredibly simple, and it depends on what you like! Here's how to turn your iPhone 12 off.

Side Button and Volume Up Button

  1. Press and hold the Side Button and Volume Up buttons at the same time.
  2. Wait for a slider that says "Slide to Power Off" to appear and an "Emergency SOS" button.
  3. Drag the "Power" icon on the slider all the way to the right. Let go, and your iPhone will turn off.
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Settings

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to "General."
  3. Scroll down to find "Shut Down."
  4. A slider that says "Slide to Power Off" will appear.
  5. Drag the "Power" icon on the slider all the way to the right. Let go, and your iPhone will turn off.
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Turn your iPhone back on is easy. Simply press and hold the Side Button until the Apple logo appears. After a while, you'll be taken to your Lock Screen. To unlock your iPhone, you'll have to enter your passcode as Face ID is temporarily disabled after reset.

Reminder:

Even if you don't choose to turn off your iPhone after prompting the slider, your iPhone will automatically request your passcode for verification.

To Hard Reset Your iPhone 12

Sometimes, if your iPhone 12 is frozen and nothing's working, you'll want to reset your device hard. Doing this will force your iPhone 12 to shut down.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Quickly press the Volume Up button.
  2. Quickly press the Volume Down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side Button.
  4. Wait several seconds until the screen turns off. Once the screen has turned off, it means your iPhone 12 has shut down.
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Again, to turn your iPhone back on, press and hold the Side Button.

Products Covered

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Model
iPhone 12 and 12 mini
Release Date
October 2020

Features

• 5.4" / 6.1" OLED Display & 458 PPI
• iOS 14
• A14 Bionic Chip
• 3D Camera
• Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Description

The iPhone 12 has been long-anticipated as the next-gen iPhone, and now, it's here. Offering 5G connectivity, the A14 chip, new camera systems, and more, the iPhone 12 upgrades everything. With a refreshing design of the iPhone frame itself, the iPhone 12 sets up the iPhone product line for the future.

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