#Howto …Power Off and Restart Your iPhone X

Jason Cross (MacWorld) shares this useful tip for those with Apple’s iPhone X

You shouldn’t have to turn off your iPhone very often. If you’re not going to use it for a few hours, it’s not worth the hassle (and minuscule battery life savings) to shut it down. But, if you know you’re not going to use your phone for a couple days, or on a very long international flight, and you want to save every last ounce of battery life, shutting it down can be an effective option.

iPhone X shut down

  • quickly press and release the Volume Up button, then the Volume Down button
  • then press and hold the Side button

Your phone will show a “slide to power off” bar at the top.

  • Slide that, and it will turn off your phone.

This is different from the emergency mode activated by pressing and holding the Side button and either volume button for two seconds. That gives you quick access to SOS mode, Medical ID, and it disables Face ID until the phone is unlocked with your passcode. This power-off method does none of that.