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iOS 18 just changed the way you'll turn off your iPhone

iOS 18 just changed the way you'll turn off your iPhone

Whether it's quicker to do so is another story.

If I asked you to turn off your iPhone, besides wondering why I've asked you to do such a thing, you'd press and hold both the power and volume buttons to do so.

Unless, of course, you owned an iPhone SE or older, in which you would only need to hold down the power button to turn off the device.

However, this method is becoming less manual (if you can call it that) with Apple's new iOS 18 software change.

In the new update that wasn't mentioned at WWDC, users will have quick access to the power-off command.

According to 9to5Mac, a permanent power button within the redesigned Control Center may be added.

Tang Ming Tung/Getty
Tang Ming Tung/Getty

It seems easily accessible too when you swipe down from the top right corner of the phone to access the controls.

Apple has shifted from a single button hold to a dual button hold, to a swipe-and-hold process to turn off the device. Either it's a case of simplifying this method for users or just an extra option, we're not so sure yet.

This change is similar to certain Android skins like Google's Android 14 or Samsung's One UI 6 for its Galaxy phones.

This isn't the only subtle feature getting added into iOS 18, iPhone users will also be able to view the time even after their phone has died of power.

The tech giant's Power Reserve mode is used for emergency situations that you might need to get yourself home like contactless payments and travel cards. But now a clock has been added to this display - a feature that somehow wasn't already considered important to know if you couldn't get home fast enough to charge your phone.


Additionally, iOS 18 will also add features like a reworked Photos app, slow charging notifications and new customisation options for your phone's home and lock screens when it arrives.

That said, it is available to download right now for registered Apple developers, but a beta should be available to the rest of the public within a matter of weeks. So, the wait isn't too long.

The final version is expected to roll out this September alongside the iPhone 16 series launch.

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