The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 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 become familiar 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 sort 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 respond when you press the Side button after charging. If it doesn’t work, you might need to return it to Apple so they can make sure the phone isn’t broken.
Instructions for turning off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- When two sliding buttons start to show 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.
Instructions for enabling Emergency SOS on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Max
When you turn on Emergency SOS on your iPhone, emergency services are instantly contacted and a text message with your position is sent to the persons listed in your emergency contacts.
Because of this, you ought 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 passcode to unlock it and enable Face ID once more.
- Squeeze each side of the device by simultaneously pressing and holding the Side button and one of the Volume buttons.
- Continue pressing the button 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 require your passcode to be entered 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.
- Hold the Side button while pressing it.
- Hold down one of the Volume buttons.
- Press the Cancel button that appears at the screen’s bottom.
Procedures for Troubleshooting
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 become familiar with them in case you encounter issues.
Steps for doing a hard reset on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- Press and quickly let go of the Volume Up button.
- Press and quickly let go of the Volume Down button.
- Hold down the Side button while waiting for the Apple logo to show before letting go.
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 can 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 can 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.
- Join your 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.
- While the iPhone is plugged in, use the following actions to force a restart; do not let go of the buttons until you see the Apple logo. Wait for the recovery mode screen to display instead.
- Press the Volume Up button and rapidly let go.
- Press the Volume Down button and rapidly let go.
- Press and hold the Side button until the “Connect to iTunes” screen appears in recovery mode, at which point you should let go.
- In iTunes, choose your device.
- A notice indicating that your iPhone is in recovery mode should appear in iTunes.
Following that, you’ll have the choice to upgrade or restore the software on your iPhone. On the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, how to exit recovery mode
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 can 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 can 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 your iPhone isn’t already on, turn it on.
- Use a Lightning USB cord to link it to your computer.
- Open iTunes on your computer and make sure your iPhone is listed among the available devices.
- Click the Volume Up button on your iPhone, then quickly press the Volume Down button.
- When your iPhone’s screen goes black, continue to press and hold the Side button (also known as the power button).
- After releasing the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down and Side buttons simultaneously for around five seconds.
- Let go of the Side button now, but keep pressing the Volume Down button.
- Permit 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 can proceed to restore your iPhone to its factory default settings. Your iPhone will immediately exit DFU mode and start-up to the activation screen after being restored.
Ways to Leave DFU Mode
Here’s how to manually leave DFU mode if you activated it and wish to.
- Quickly release the Volume Up button on your iPhone after pressing it.
- Depress and then release the Volume Down button.
- Hold down the Side button while your iPhone displays the Apple logo.
The DFU recovery mode on your iPhone ought to be over now.