Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button


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Recently the sleep/wake button on top of my iphone broke and ive been trying to figure out diffrent ways to restart it. Alot of things on my phone are going wrong that i beleive would be fixed with a simple restart. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just need to turn off my phone without using the top button....

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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
How do I turn on my iphone 4s without a charger? My iphone is dead and my charger is broken. Holding both power button and home button for at least 30 seconds dont work. Help Please?!
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

If by "dead", you mean that the battery is dead, you are going to have to charge it before you can turn it back on. Holding the home button and power button is for shutting it down, not turning it on.
Charge it up, then it will turn on when you press the power button.. Unless it's broken.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
This morning i woke up to find that my iphone 4S was under mypillow and extremely hot i pressed the home button and nothing appeared on the screen . I let it cool off then plugged it up to mycharger nothing happened tried to restore on itunes my device didnt appear . HELP
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
What kind of help do you expect? You let it overheat and you killed it. Your only option is to buy a new one and don't leave it places where it can overheat.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone with a broken power button
I was installing a tweak and I closed cydia and my screen turned black. I was trying to restore it but it says I need to allow access but I Can't. Also my home button doesn't work what do I do?
Oj (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
my friend gave me his iphone 4s and it not turn on but i forgot my password to my iphone 4s and the power button broken ........ what do i do now ?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Plugging it into a power source should make it turn on.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
hi i have an iphone 4 and iwas just uswing it fine and then all a sudden i check it and it wont turn on and it was at 80% and it wont turn back on but my power button is brocken so how can you turn it on please help thank you
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

a phone suddenly turning off/shutting down is usually not a good thing.
Plug it into a power source and it should turn back on. If ti doesnt, it might be broken.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
No i was using it fine and then i out it down to check something and then i come back and is off and didnt turn on
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Like the man said. A phone that shuts down, all of a sudden, when you set it down, and then will not turn back on is not a good thing.. and if you plug it in and it does not turn back on, it is probably broken.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
my phone just wont switch on, its stuck on the black screen, hard restart wont work
AnonyMan (not verified)
iPhone won't turn on
Your phone is obviously broken.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
someone please help my boyfriend reset my phone and put all his info in so now that I connect the phones to my iTunes its asking for his information and plus he put a passcode so I cant access the phone at all...please help its an iphone 5s
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
If it's just a simple passcode, you may be able to restore it in iTunes by selecting the "restore from backup" option. If it's locked with an iCloud password, you are going to need that password.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Opening the phone and detaching the battery for 30 secs worked perfectly. Thank you so much!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Iphone wont turn on
Okay so I've got an iPhone 4 it was working fine, I plugged it up to the charger, and when I returned to check on it, it was completely black, I've tried the whole holding the home button and lock button but it doesn't work. I've plugged it up to my Mac and still nothing. Can anyone help?
Anonyman (not verified)
Re: Iphone wont turn on
Nobody can help you, it's dead. Go buy a new one.
Mellisa Green (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
I need to connect to Itunes...yet I do not have the computer that the iphone i have was originally connected to. My stepson locked my phone and my power button is completely broke. Is there anyway I can turn it on without letting it die? I tried to press the phone below the power button but that does not work. I even had my husband try. i will let it die if that is what i have to do but if there is another way....I am very new to Iphones. thanks for your help
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Broken lock button/ stuck on a black screen
So my phone decided to crash on me while I was playing a game, so I decided to just lock the phone (I use assistive touch because my lock button is broken). When I tried to unlock the phone, it just stayed on a black screen. When I plug it into a pc device or a wall plug-in device, it'll respond by vibrating, but the screen stays black. Also, when I connect it to my laptop, it won't connect to itunes. What do I do to fix this problem?
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Re: Broken lock button/ stuck on a black screen

A soft reset would most likely work but since you don't have a lock-button, you can't do that. The only other option i know of (without restoring/wiping the whole thing) is to let the battery die, then plug it into a power source.

Matt (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Works well with assisted touch method..thank you..for those wondering how to get it to turn back on..simply plug it into computer and/or outlet and it will restart itself automatically.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My phone is frozen so i cannot get into the settings or ANY option on the screen and the power button/lock button is broken so i CANT hold it down to reset it is there any option besides restoring it to plus it into your computer and to just RESET NOT erase phone and RESTORE?? using ONLY THE COMPUTER as nothing on phone works as screen is frozen on a blue lines
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
you can let the battery run down, then plug it into a power source. after a few minutes it will power back on the same as a restart.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
my phone is on the hello menu as i factory resseted it too sell. but the battery drained and the power button doesnt work. how am i supposed to turn it on?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Charge it ?? Duh. You already said that the battery is drained out
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

Plug it in and leave it plugged-in. If it does not turn on within an hour, something is seriously wrong with it.

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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Home Button
What do I do if my iphone 4 just turned off randomly, not flat and I cant hold the home and lock button to turn it on because my home button doesnt work, its been broken for a while. Is there another way to fix it?
Charley (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

If your iPhone won't respond at all and appears dead, try this:

Connect phone to charger on computer. Open iTunes. Hold On/Off button and Home button down at the same time. After about 15 to 20 seconds, release the On/Off button and continue to hold down the Home button (sometimes up to another 30 seconds). Your phone will go into recovery mode through iTunes. Sometime you may have to try this a few times and try holding the buttons down for a longer period of time. It will work and I have had success doing this with quite a few iPhones. Once this is done you can restore from a previous backup or restore to a new phone, through iTunes.
If you are only having trouble turning you phone on and off - squeeze the top of your phone just below the on/off button and then push the button. This works well to get the phone turned on and off.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone 4S Without Power Button
How do i restart my iphone 4s if my sleep / power button doesnt work?

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