I accidentally put on guided access before turning my phone off, now I can’t turn off guided access and am unable to reset it as I would need to swipe the button to turn power off. It has also not allowed me to use Face ID to turn it off. Do I just wait for my batteries to die or is there something else I can do to turn it off?

  • Which iPhone model do you have?
    – nohillside
    Dec 4, 2022 at 7:47
  • Have you got a Mac?
    – Thinkr
    May 4 at 8:01
  • @Thinkr Why would this matter?
    – nohillside
    May 4 at 8:18
  • @nohillside One of my friends had the same problem, he needed to connect his iPhone to his Mac and from there reset it (the iPhone). I know it is not a good solution but it works.
    – Thinkr
    May 4 at 8:22

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To exit Guided Access session press the side button or the Home button three times (this works if you have set a Guided Access password). For more info, see this Apple Support article.

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