While Apple has always been a leader in smartphone innovation, it can still be disappointing when your device has unexpected issues. This is especially true when a new update introduces errors.
In such cases, a DFU mode restore may be required. Fortunately, it’s quite simple to do on iPhone 11. Just read this guide and follow the steps.
1. Slide to Power Off
If you’re not used to the new iPhone design, you may be confused by how to power off your phone. The side button that’s been a staple on other phones for years now invokes Siri rather than bringing up the power menu, and even when you slide the switch in the new power menu, you’re still not turning off your iPhone 11.
Many users are having problems with their iPhone 11/ 11 Pro (Max) shutting down unexpectedly after updating to iOS 13.3. Though Apple has promised a fix for the issue, some people have found that their devices continue to turn off after the update.
There are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the problem. First, you can try a simple restart. To do this, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.
This will reset your iPhone, but it should not erase any information or data. If that doesn’t work, you can try a hard restart. To do this, press and hold both the volume up and down buttons, then press and hold the side button. This will bring up a new power menu that skips all of the medical and emergency information and instead just says “Slide to Power Off” at the top of the screen. When you see this, just slide the slider to turn off your iPhone.
If neither of these options works, you can try a force restart on your iPhone. To do this, connect your iPhone to a computer and open iTunes. Then, press and hold the side button until the screen turns black. After that, release the button and let your iPhone restart.
This method is a little different than what you’re used to if you have an iPhone with a home button, but it’s still pretty easy and should work in most cases where your device won’t respond to the standard power off swipe. It’s also a good option to try if your iPhone is crashing or acting weird, because it may help resolve the issue and stop it from occurring again in the future.
2. Slide to Restart
The new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max got rid of the iconic home button. The new model’s screen now takes up most of the front of the device. This means you need to use different buttons when using the phone. This can cause problems when trying to turn off the phone or restart it. There are a few tricks that can help you fix these issues, though. One trick is to press down two buttons quickly to force the phone to restart or shut off. This is called a “force reboot” or “hard reset” and it can usually resolve the problem.
Another way to restart the iPhone is to use AssistiveTouch. This is a useful tool that you can access on your iPhone, and it will allow you to control your phone by pressing the side button and either the volume up or down buttons. The app will then display a slider that says “Slide to Power Off” and you can use it to turn off the iPhone.
If neither of these methods work, it may be a hardware problem that is preventing the device from turning off. You might be able to fix the issue by restoring the iPhone to factory settings, but this method will erase all data on the device and could cause other problems. It is best to try these options only if the problem persists.
If you are unable to shut off your iPhone 11 or the screen remains unresponsive, try the following troubleshooting steps:
First, connect your iPhone to a computer using a USB cable. Open iTunes or Finder and wait for your device to appear in the list of connected devices. Once the iPhone is detected, click the Restore button. After the process is complete, you will see a blue button labeled “Fix” on the screen. This will restore the original iOS firmware and resolve any issues that were affecting the ability to shut off the iPhone. If this fails to solve the problem, contact Apple support for further assistance. They might be able to provide you with a replacement for your device.
3. Hard Reset
If the power slider isn’t sliding to the right or you can’t turn on your iPhone 11 Max, you might need to do a hard reset. This process will clear out any temporary glitches that can keep your phone from turning on, and will restore the original factory settings. Before doing this, however, you should make sure that you’ve backed up your data using iTunes or iCloud. This will prevent you from losing any important information.
To perform a hard reset on your iPhone 11 Pro, first prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest version of iTunes and the Apple USB/lightning cable. Then connect the iPhone to the computer via the cable and open iTunes.
Once the iPhone is connected to your computer, you should see a message that says “Connect to iTunes.” Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then quickly press and hold the Volume Down button. Keep holding both buttons until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
After the iPhone has restarted, you can use it normally again. If you are experiencing any problems, be sure to contact Apple Support. They can help you troubleshoot the problem and find a solution.
There are many reasons you might need to factory reset your iPhone 11. If you’re switching to a new phone, trading it in, or giving it away, you might want to wipe the device clean to remove any personal information. You may also want to factory reset it if it’s frozen or stuck on the restart screen.
To force a factory reset on an iPhone 11, you must be in recovery mode. This can be done by connecting the iPhone to a computer with iTunes and a Lightning to USB cable. When the iPhone is connected, iTunes will display a dialog box asking you to update or restore the device’s software. Choose Restore and follow the prompts to restore the iPhone’s software to the original factory settings. When the restore is complete, the iPhone will reboot and display a setup assistant screen to set up the device as if it were new.
There are plenty of things you can do to troubleshoot a problem with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, but one of the most effective is that old IT standby: shutting it down and restarting it. And while that won’t fix all problems, it’s a good first step to take if you suspect a bug or out-of-order software system that’s preventing the phone from shutting down.
The easiest way to turn off the new iPhone is with the “Slide to Power Off” feature, which lets you swipe from the top of the screen down to shut down the device. But if the screen isn’t responsive to the swipe, there are other ways you can try to turn off the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
You can use the AssistiveTouch button on the left side of the screen to bring up a menu that gives you an option to force-restart the phone. If the phone still won’t turn off, you can try using iTunes to restore it to factory settings. This will erase any personal data on your device, so be sure to back up your iCloud or computer storage before proceeding.
To put the iPhone 11 in Recovery Mode, connect it to your Mac or PC and open iTunes. The iPhone icon should appear in iTunes, so click it. While the iPhone is connected to your computer, quickly press and release the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons. Then, while continuing to hold the Side button, also press and hold the Home button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
This process may seem daunting to a novice, but it’s worth trying if you haven’t had any luck with the other methods. You’ll need to be careful not to press too hard, but it’s a simple way to get the job done and may solve your problem. If the problem persists, there are other third-party programs that can revive an iOS system without the need for pressing any buttons. Tenorshare ReiBoot, for example, can fix almost any issue on your iPhone in a single click, and it’s completely free to download and try.