The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, three of Apple’s newest smartphone models, have the same general design as the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max from a year ago. As a result, the physical buttons now do the same set of operations, such as turning the device on and off, restarting it, going into DFU mode, going into recovery mode, turning on Emergency SOS, and temporarily turning off Face ID.
You may find detailed instructions for carrying out all of the aforementioned button combinations in this post, along with descriptions of the more complicated ones and possible applications for them.
Basics of iPhone 11 Buttons
If you’re upgrading from a smartphone that predates the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, you’ll want to get acquainted with the several physical button functions that Apple modified with the release of these 2017 models.
Two volume buttons are located on the left side of your new iPhone’s screen, and one Side button is located on the right side. These three side buttons combine to do all required tasks in the absence of any kind of Home button.
How to Turn on an iPhone 11, an iPhone 11 Pro, or an iPhone 11 Pro Max?
Put a single push on the Side button to power on your new iPhone. If the Apple logo does not display on the screen, the device may need to be charged. Use the Lightning cable that is included to connect the device to a power source, and then wait at least a few minutes before trying again.
Try the button combinations for leaving DFU mode if your iPhone still doesn’t react when you press the Side button after charging. If it doesn’t work, you may need to return it to Apple so they can make sure the phone isn’t broken.
How to turn off iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
- To see the two sliding buttons on the screen, press and hold the Side button while also pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down button.
- Release the physical buttons, then swipe right on the top-right slide-to-power-off button.
How to Turn on Emergency SOS on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Max?
Activating Emergency SOS on your iPhone instantly calls emergency services and sends a text message with your location details to the individuals in your emergency contacts. Because of this, you need to only use it in life-threatening situations or emergencies. Keep in mind that after using Emergency SOS, you’ll need to input your iPhone’s password to unlock it and activate Face ID once again.
- In order to effectively squeeze either side of the device, press and hold both the Side and one of the Volume buttons.
- Squeeze the button continuously until the Emergency SOS countdown appears on the screen. You may either slide it over to summon the emergency services right away and notify your emergency contacts, or you can wait for the countdown to end.
- Make sure to turn off Auto Call under Settings -> Emergency SOS -> Disable Auto Call if you don’t want Emergency SOS to automatically contact emergency services when the Side button is touched.
How to turn off Face ID on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
Your iPhone will need your password to be entered in order to be unlocked if your Face ID is off. A police officer or malevolent individual cannot unlock your iPhone by holding it in front of your face if facial authentication is off.
- Keep holding down the Side button.
- Select a Volume button, then hold it down.
- At the bottom of the screen, press the Cancel button.
iPhone 11 Troubleshooting Functions
With the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple altered the procedure for enabling the following troubleshooting features. If you upgraded from a device that predates these 2017 models, it’s a good idea to get acquainted with them in case you encounter issues.
How to Hard Reset iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- Press and let go of the Volume Up button quickly.
- Press and then let go of the Volume Down button quickly.
- Release the Side button after holding it down while waiting for the Apple logo to show.
You will see a slider to turn the iPhone off at this point. You should disregard it and keep holding down the Side button until the screen becomes completely dark. The Apple logo will then appear, and the screen will turn back on when the restart is finished.
By using the force restart method, you may avoid completely shutting down your iPhone, which necessitates further actions.
By navigating to the General section of the Settings app, scrolling to the bottom, and selecting the Shut Down option, you may shut down your iPhone if you so want.
How to access recovery mode on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
If you’re experiencing problems upgrading or restoring your iPhone over the air, switching to recovery mode may be helpful. You may try placing the device in recovery mode and restoring it using iTunes, for instance, if the screen displays the Apple logo for many minutes without a progress bar. This is how it goes.
Connect the iPhone to a computer that is running the most recent version of iTunes using the Lightning cord that was included with the phone.
- Start iTunes on your PC or Mac.
- Follow these instructions to forcibly restart your iPhone while it’s connected, but hold on to the buttons until you see the Apple logo. Wait for the recovery mode screen to display instead.
- Press the Volume Up button, then immediately let go.
- Press the Volume Down button, then immediately let go.
- Release the Side button after pressing and holding it through the “Connect to iTunes” screen in recovery mode.
- In iTunes, choose your device.
Your iPhone ought to be in recovery mode, according to a notice you should see in iTunes. Following that, you’ll have the choice to upgrade or restore the software on your iPhone.
How to exit recovery mode on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
Once the “Connect to iTunes” screen has vanished, just press and hold the Side button, and your iPhone should reboot back into iOS.
How to Access DFU Mode on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max?
If an iPhone freezes, displays problems, or stops functioning entirely, the forced restart method mentioned above may assist. On the other hand, DFU mode (standing for Device Firmware Update) recovers an iPhone if restarting it or going into regular Recovery Mode doesn’t work to fix the issue you’re having.
The device may connect to iTunes in DFU mode to upgrade the firmware and restore the OS without having to manually install the most recent file. If a beta consistently causes your phone to hang or if a jailbreak fails, you may use it to reinstall prior versions of iOS.
Make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes installed on your computer before completing the instructions listed below.
- If it isn’t already, turn on your iPhone.
- With the aid of a Lightning to USB connection, join it to your computer.
- Check to see whether your iPhone is listed among the devices when you launch iTunes on your computer.
- Press the Volume Up button on your iPhone, then the Volume Down button right after.
- Next, hold down the Side button (or power button) for a brief period of time until your iPhone’s screen goes black.
- After releasing the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down and Side buttons simultaneously for around five seconds.
- Release the Side button now while keeping the Volume Down button pressed.
- Wait for iTunes to detect that DFU recovery mode has been active for at least five seconds.
There should be a notification box that says “An iPhone in recovery mode has been discovered by iTunes. Before using this iPhone using iTunes, you must restore it “. Retrace your actions from above if you still don’t see the notification.
By choosing Restore iPhone on the iPhone Recovery Mode screen after closing the iTunes recovery prompt, you may proceed to restore your iPhone to its factory default settings. Your iPhone will immediately leave DFU mode and start up to the activation screen after being restored.