How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button


Update September 2013 for iOS7

To use Assistive touch to turn off your iPhone without the power button on iOS7 scroll to the bottom for instructions

Based on the number of questions and comments posted in our forums, turning off or restarting an iPhone with a broken power button (the top button) seems to be a common question and issue.  So here is our quick-list of ways that you can restart your iPhone or turn off your iPhone if your power button is broken or not working.

Broken iPhone - No Power Button !How to Restart an iPhone with no top power button (no jailbreak):

Any of these methods will resart your iPhone without using the Power Button on top

  1. On the iPhone tap SETTINGS, General, Reset, Reset All Network Settings (note that this will erase VPN and WiFi settings or passwords) 
  2. Wait for the battery to drain
  3. Plug in your iPhone to your Mac/PC with iTunes and choose "restore" (not recommended but it does the job)

How to turn off an iPhone with no power button or a broken power button (no jailbreak):  

  • Enable Assistive Touch:  Tap SETTINGS, General, Accessibility, AssistiveTouch (near the bottom) and tap AssistiveTouch to ON.  You will now notice a small dark square with a circle in the middle (you can move this square anywhere).  Tap the dark circle to open the assistiveTouch menu, then tap Device and tap and HOLD the Lock Screen icon.  This will bring up the iPhone's Power-Off slider - no need for a power button any longer!  **Voted Best Method to turn off an iPhone with a broken power button

How to turn off an iPhone without the power button (Jailbroken):

  • Install SB Settings, "Shutdown", or "Lock" to power off the iPhone 
  • Enable Assistive Touch described above

 

How to turn on an iPhone with no top power button:

Now you've got your iPhone turned off, but if your power button is broken how do you turn it back on?  

  • Plug the iPhone into a power source such as your computer or iPhone wall-charger

Watch the video version of this page:

 

 

iOS 7 update:

Turn turn off your iPhone with no top pwer button using Assistive Touch on iOS7:

  • Enable Assistive Touch in Settings | General | Accessibility | Assistive Touch
  • Tap the round Assistive Touch button
  • Tap "Device" 
  • Tap and HOLD "Lock Screen" - after holding for approximatly 5 seconds, the "slide to power off" option will appear

This is basically the same as it is in iOS7 as it was for iOS 6

How to turn the phone back on:

Plug it in to a power source and the phone will turn back on.

 

 

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
Easy peasy, thanks!! How do I turn it back on?
Apple Eater (not verified)
How to turn on an iphone with a broken power button
plug it in
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
hi my iphone 4 does have black screen whilling calling and got it locked but iphone is on ! and ii cant turn off with button and apple logo no comming i do each command but it doesnt work what can i do ???
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
Let the battery run down until it dies then plug it in to charge it up. That is the same is resetting it and it might help.
Apple iPhone 3GS user (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
I just used the trick with the assistive touch on an iPhone 3gs with the latest iOS for it (iOS 6.1 I believe). It worked:-) Thanks to all those good people out there who care to help!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
How do you turn it back on without a power button?
Allan (not verified)
Turn ON an iPhone Without the Power Button

You asked: "How do you turn it back on without a power button?"

All you need to do to turn it back on is to plug it into a power source. I plug mine into the USB port of my computer.

Mike Brady (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
Read the words on the page above. Specifically the words just below where it says "How to turn on an iPhone with no top power button"
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button

Hey there and thanks for the tip-

does this work with iphone 3gs as well or only generation 4 and above?

Thanks,
B

Anonymous (not verified)
Re: How to Turn Off an iPhone Without the Power Button
Why not try it and then come back and tell us?

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