Functions of iPhone Buttons

Many people find iPhone Buttons to be easy to use and very convenient. 

Others find them confusing and difficult to figure out.

There are quite a few convenient ways to use the buttons on your iPhone to quickly change the way it functions.

Although there are many different versions of iPhones, they all tend to have at least a few things in common.

Most iPhone users think they are aware of the uses of all the buttons on their phones,

but there are some functions and combination functions that are not so well known.

Single iPhone Buttons:

Single button functions are the most basic controls there are for your phone. 

The button on the top right side of your phone is the power button. 

Pressing it can put your phone to sleep, wake it up, or shut it off.

On the left-hand side of your phone are the volume buttons.  The top button increases the volume and the bottom button decreases it. 

Just above the upper volume button is the Ring/Silent switch. 

It is quite small, and its function is to put your phone on silent

so that you can have it with you but it won’t interrupt what you’re doing.

The Home button is at the bottom of the screen, and it is used to unlock your device when you use Touch ID,

and to do things like wake Siri up or to navigate to the home screen.

Button Combinations:

Newer iPhones can be restarted by pressing and holding the power button on the top right side

and either one of the volume buttons on the left side at the same time. 

There are some interesting tricks that can be done using the Home button as well

– if you have several pages of app icons and you’re on the last page, it can take several swipes to get back to your home page.

If your iPhone is a later model with Face ID you can just swipe upwards from the bottom of your screen,

and that will zip you back to your home screen immediately. 

Older models of iPhones allow you to just hit the Home button once and that will take you back to your home screen.