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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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting IPad Without Using Home button
Last night I let my iPad charge and I woke up to a black screen. I recently broke my home button, so I can't restart it. Is there anyway I can get it to work again?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
i opened my iphone 5 and when i closed it back i can hear the voice control and when i get a text i can even hear the sound that lets you know when its charging but the screen is black . What should I do ?
Saleiah (not verified)
Broken iphone power button

I'm experiencing a huge problem with my iPhone 5, my power button has been broken for a while , but with the use of my assistive touch it has been working fine . This morning it was working perfectly fine . At 11:20 I decided to text and it allowed me to text but I went to lock my phone and I came back to go to a social network . When I tried to exit out the social network because it was working slow it wouldn't close , so I constantly pressed the home button eventually making the home screen appear . I then locked it again because I usually don't have to press the home button that many times to restart my social media app . I then tried to unlock my phone again . My screen became unresponsive . I tried to use the assistive touch to to go to device and power down my phone , but it wouldn't allow me to slide right to power done . I can receive phone calls , facetimes , text messages and even adjust the volume on the side . I can listen to my music . Although to listen to music I have to use the voice control on the home screen button but I cant make phone calls , facetimes etc .
I really need to know what to do . Btw im using another phone to access this website .

Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Broken iphone power button
Try letting the battery run down, then plug it into a power source. This is basically the same as restarting it. It could take a few days to drain the battery. If you keep touching it to make the screen light up, that will speed it up a bit.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
no power button
will anything else not work right with a broken on/off button?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Ty so much!! Great help!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My iPhone 4 turned off around a week ago , my lock button does not work and so I plugged it in to it's original charger and a few others but my phone is not responding .I was just concerned if there is any way of turning it on by removing the back?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Taking the back off isnt going to help. There isn't an emergency-off button hidden on the inside. unplug it and let it set for a week to let the battery run down, then plug it back in. If it doesn't turn back on after a few minutes, it's dead.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My iPhone 5 is jailbroken, and my lock/power button has been broken for months. I had a tweak installed (vHome) that incorporates a virtual lock button on my screen. When in the process of opening my Facebook app, my phone froze up and would not respond to the home button being pressed. I locked my phone using the virtual button, and since then it has not come on, only displays a black screen. The sounds still work, for example, it makes a noise when i plug it in, and when i hold the home button down, I can hear the noise that Siri makes. I can also hear my phone ringing when I get a call, but I cannot answer it. I have seen that rebooting the device by holding the lock/power and home buttons down at the same time works for many, but in my case it is impossible. My phone is almost fully charged, so it will most likely take a while to die, but I will try letting it run out and plugging it back in. Aside from this, are there any recommendations? Thanks
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
I reset my iphone.after i press the reset all data and setting,the screen turns black and never turns on again! Only loading sign appears.what should i do?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
how long has it been/have you waited? If it's been over 2 hours, I would try a soft-reset: press and hold the top power button and the home button at the same time for 15 or 20 seconds. If your top power button does not work, which is the subject of this page/thread, then I'm not sure what you should do.
sahil sharma (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using home button
i was taking my lunch before that i saw my iphone was working but after few minutes i just saw a black screen.. and i tried to connect to itunes but nothing happened and i tried to charge with cable but that also not happened so please if you do not mind help me how to start my iphone without using home button
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using home button
If your phone is dead or broken, it's not going to turn back on.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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.
Luke the iphone user (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Connect your iphone with your computer and go to itunes and click on restore back up
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!

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