Apple’s iPhone is one of the costliest devices in the world. What if you came across a scenario that your iPhone, whatever the model is, iPhone 4 or 4S, 5 or 5S, 6 or 6S, even if it is iPhone 7 and its power button stopped working? Whether your child broke it while playing or you accidentally dropped it somewhere, there could be several reasons of why your iPhone’s power button not working. And Even if you have kept your iPhone intact since you bought it, Apple has a history of manufacturing devices with faulty lock buttons which create a problem in the long run which is out of our control as well. If your iPhone mobile power button stuck on its way, you no need to get panic about locking and unlocking your smartphone without power button.
So there is still a possibility that you end up with a dead lock button on your iPhone or any other Apple Device running iOS if you have been using it for a while, even if you have taken some serious care of your phone. Whatever the reason maybe, if the lock button of your iPhone has stopped working then it may be a big problem for you. Without the lock button, you not only lose the control to put your phone in sleep mode but you cannot turn it off either whenever it’s needed.
Thankfully, not everything is lost since Apple offers an alternative way to switch OFF and switch ON your iPhone without the lock button using the Assistive Touch option.
How to Turn OFF iPhone without Power Button
Here is a step by step guide on how you can turn off iPhone without the lock button,
If you are using a newer version of iOS have access to Siri, you can simply tell her to “Turn on AssistiveTouch” and jump to step 4 or if you are using an older version follow the steps given below
Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and then open the Settings menu. Once you have opened the Settings, scroll down to find the General option and then click on it.
Step 2: Clicking on the General menu, it will open a new menu, from here scroll down and try to find the Accessibility option. Again click on it which will open new menu options.
Step 3: From here locate the Assistive Touch option, click on it and then tap on the toggle button which should turn on the Assistive Touch Button located at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Once you see the Assistive Touch button, click on it which will open a new window on your screen containing 5 buttons or options. Click on the Device option.
Step 5: When clicking on the Device option, the 5 options in the newly opened window would be replaced with 5 new options.
Step 6: In the new options, you’ll see the option named Lock Screen which would work the same as your lock button. Touch and hold it until the slide to power off option appears on the screen.
Step 7: Now simply slide the button to put your iPhone to sleep like you do when you open it with the lock button. With this, your iPhone should turn off as it does normally.
Lock iPhone without Power Button
You can also use the same steps to lock iPhone without lock button. For doing so just tap the lock button once instead of holding it off as shown in step 6.
How to Turn ON iPhone without Power Button
Please note that if your lock button is completely dead and you switch it off using the Assistive Touch option as shown above, then you’ll need to plug it into a power source in order to turn it back on. If you have just locked it then you can unlock your iPhone without power button by tapping the home button and drawing you unlock pattern or typing your unlock pin if you use any.
The same steps could be followed to unlock your iPad or iPod as well if you somehow end up with a dead or unresponsive power button in any of its mobile, iPad, iPod devices running any version of iOS.