Crazy question? How do you turn off an iPhone?

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  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Can you actually turn OFF an iPhone? What I mean is, all my old-school dumb phones, you can just turn them off. There was no sleep mode, etc. You turned them on when you wanted to use them, and if you wanted it off, you turned it off.

    I see there is a sleep/wake button on the iPhone. Is that the same as an on/off button. For example, when it's in sleep, and a call comes in, does it wake up and ring? I'd expect it would. So is there a way to shut the iPhone off?
     
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Hold the power button down for a few seconds and get the slide to power off screen. Viola, it is truly powered off and not in standby/sleep mode.
     
  3. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  4. camel517 macrumors member

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    Hold down the sleep button for a couple seconds, and then slide the red thing to power off.
     
  5. mangohippo macrumors member

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    Hold the standby button and an option will appear at the top.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    You hold down the off button for a few seconds and it will prompt you to turn it off.


    Edit: Oh well you will probably get a lot of answers on this one. :)
     
  7. maddux2005 macrumors 6502

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    Hold down the sleep/wake button for a couple seconds. Then swipe. Phone is now off
     
  8. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Hold the sleep button, wait a few seconds and slide to shut off.
     
  9. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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  10. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Are you serious? I doubt you even know how to make calls.
     
  11. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Hold the sleep/wake buttong for 5 seconds until sliders appears
     
  12. xtend macrumors regular

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    just hold the sleep/wake button until a red slider comes up.
     
  13. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I blend mine.

    Just kidding, I hate those videos already.

    Seriously, did we need 10 responses detailing the same action?
     
  14. cirial macrumors regular

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    Man this guy has an old iPod too.. So I assume he never knew how to hold the play button to turn it off
     
  15. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    You can also hold the sleep/wake button and home button to force the phone to turn off. Useful when the phone isn't responding.

    When the phone is asleep (when you tap the sleep/wake button), calls will obviously come in; your screen doesn't have to be on to receive calls...
     
  16. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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  17. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    At least you get points for the most original response up until that point. Thanks for being so helpful! :rolleyes:
     
  18. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    Why don't you get the damn phone then ask if you can't figure it out...
     
  19. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Another pleasant soul. Somebody pee in your Cheerios this morning?
     
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  21. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Judging from all the iPhone lust around here, there's probably a lot of that going on. lol.
     
  22. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     

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