Creating a Shortcut Question (Shut Down Device)

CaptMarvel

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So last night I experienced my firs time issue post iOS 12 install on my iPhone X. I could not shut down my phone with the side buttons or through settings and had to manually drain the battery. It happened on a FaceTime call and long story short I could not end the call. I switched to my iPad, but only the apps I had open on my iPhone X were accessible.

For iPhone X and soon to be iPhone XS and iPhone XS MAX without the home button, you have the option of shutting down the device with the buttons or through the settings.

I wanted to make a shortcut from the settings app that would allow me to shut down the device with one step or press of a button from the widget or home screen. I thought that’s was the shortcut app was for to create any step/action as long as you knew how to manually do it. However I, not seeing the option to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

CaptMarvel

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That wasn’t working and the FaceTime call was still “active” on the screen even though it had ended.

I guess I may always want to keep the settings app open in the background as a just in case protocol.
 
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