How to Power Off and Shut Down iPhone 14 Smartphone

The iPhone 14 is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, featuring a powerful A16 Bionic chip, improved cameras, crash detection, and more. While the iPhone 14 offers stellar performance and reliability, you may need to power it off or shut it down completely at times. Here is a guide on how to properly power off and shut down your iPhone 14.

Ways to Power Off iPhone 14

There are a few different ways to power off your iPhone 14. Here are the main methods:

  • Simultaneously Press and Hold Side and Volume Buttons – To power off your iPhone 14, press and hold either volume button (up or down) along with the side button at the same time. After a few seconds, you will see sliders appear to power off the device.
  • Use Settings App – You can also power off through the Settings app. Go to Settings > General > Shut Down. Then drag the slider to power off the iPhone.
  • Ask Siri – A quick way is to ask Siri to “Turn off my iPhone”. Siri will initiate the shutdown process.

When to Fully Shut Down iPhone 14

In most cases, you can simply power off your iPhone 14 normally. But at times you may want to fully shut it down, which clears out memory and completely powers down the device. Here is when you should fully shut down your iPhone:

  • Phone is acting sluggish or freezing
  • Need to install a software update
  • Troubleshooting hardware or software issues
  • Phone won’t power back on normally

How to Fully Shut Down iPhone 14

Follow these steps to fully shut down your iPhone 14:

  1. Simultaneously press and hold the Side button and either Volume button – This will bring up the “slide to power off” screen after a few seconds.
  2. Drag the slider to power off – Dragging this slider will start the complete shutdown process.
  3. Wait for the Apple logo to disappear – It will take up to 10 seconds for the screen to go black. This indicates the iPhone is fully powered down.

Once powered down this way, wait a few seconds before powering back on by holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

Force Restart Frozen or Unresponsive iPhone 14

If your iPhone 14 is frozen or unresponsive, you can force restart it to get it working again:

  • Quickly press and release Volume Up button
  • Quickly press and release Volume Down button
  • Press and hold Side button until Apple logo appears

This will force your iPhone 14 to restart. Use this method if your phone won’t power down normally.

Enter Recovery Mode to Restore iPhone 14

As a last resort, you can enter Recovery Mode to wipe and restore your iPhone 14 software:

  1. Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable
  2. Launch iTunes or Finder app
  3. Press and release Volume Up button
  4. Quickly press and release Volume Down button
  5. Press and hold Side button until Recovery Mode screen appears

This will enter Recovery Mode. You can then restore your device to factory settings or the latest software. Use this if nothing else works.


Knowing the proper procedures to power off, shut down, force restart, and enter recovery mode allows you to keep your iPhone 14 running optimally. Follow the steps outlined whenever you need to reboot your device or troubleshoot issues. Mastering these iPhone 14 power functions ensures you can resolve problems and maintain performance.