Easy Way to Turn or Switch Off Apple iPhone 14 

The phone's design hasn't changed much over the years, but each time it does, Apple changes the role each button plays. For example, holding in the side button on the iPhone 14 doesn't prompt you to turn off your iPhone. Instead, it triggers Siri, which awaits your question or command a split-second later. I've received countless emails and DMs on Twitter asking for instructions detailing how to turn off the latest batch of iPhones. You have to use a combination of buttons to turn off your iPhone 14 now. And if you really can't remember which buttons to press and when, there's a software button buried in the settings app that turns off your iPhone 14. 

Below I'll walk you through the mysterious button combination to turn your iPhone off, another button combo that will restart a problematic iPhone 14 and, finally, where you can find the software button to turn it off.

Turn off your iPhone 14

So here's what you need to do to get the power menu to show up: On your iPhone 14, you'll need to press and hold the volume down button and the side button at the same time. It won't take long -- just a second or two. You'll feel a haptic vibration and then see the power slider on the top of your screen, as well as a Medical ID and an Emergency SOS slider near the bottom. 

Slide the power switch from left to right and your iPhone 14 will power off. To turn it back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen. 

Force a struggling iPhone 14 to restart

If your iPhone 14 is running slow or is frozen and you can't get the power menu to show up, you can initiate a hard restart by using a button sequence Apple introduced with the iPhone 14.

Start by pressing and releasing the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button. Finally, press and hold the side button. A new power menu will show up, forgoing all of the medical and emergency info. But instead of sliding the switch, keep holding the side button until you see the Apple logo appear on your iPhone 14. 

Don't worry, a hard restart to your iPhone 14 doesn't erase any data or information. But it does, more often than not, fix whatever issue you're experiencing. 

Power down your iPhone 14 using the Settings app

If you just can't commit the button combination to memory, maybe this will be easier. Open the Settings app and go to General and scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen. There, you'll find a button labeled Shut Down. Tap it and slide the power off toggle to turn your iPhone 14 off.

That wasn't too bad, was it? To be honest, I rarely turn my iPhone 14 off. Instead, I mostly use a hard restart to power my iPhone 14 off and back on automatically. Since it's my main troubleshooting method and no data is lost, it can't hurt.

If you're looking for more iPhone tips and tricks, we have plenty. Check out the top features we've found in iOS 14.6, as well as some hidden features you just can't pass up. If you're looking for a way to make your iPhone more personal, here's how to create your own app icons, and of course we have a look at some of the new features coming to iOS 16 this fall.