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....

How to restart an iPhone without the Sleep / Wake button

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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)
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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)
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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?
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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.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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)
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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?
Charley (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone 4S Without Power Button
Squeeze the top of the phone, back and front between your finger and thumb, just below the On/Off button, while squeezing press On/Off button. You may need to adjust where you squeeze by a fraction to get the correct place but it will turn on or off.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone 4S Without Power Button
thank you
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using The Power Button

I want to know how i can turn on my iphone 4s without the sleep/wake power button.

I have a jail broken iPhone 4s and my sleep/wake button doesn't work. The thing is that it shut off on me yesterday after showing that it had very low battery left and to connect the charger. I connected the charger and the phone vibrated 2 times & the screen had the red battery image then it shows me the silver apple logo image and goes to the "slide to unlock" screen for like 2 seconds and shows me i have 1% battery but i was not able to slide the bar and the screen changes to black with the circular loading sign. I tried today and same thing happened but suddenly before i posted this comment my phone turns on it was at 2% and i was able to slide the bar and i went to go get my sim card and by the time i got back the phone had that circular loading sign and goes back to the red battery sign. I also have the front and the back glass cracked which im hoping to replace soon.

Please help ASAP i really need to get my iPhone working i need it for a project im working on. Last time this happened to my iPhone i came to this website and it had all the info but as of now i dont see anything which is why im commenting. I've searched the web relentlessly and ive opened up the iphone trying to figure out what i can do.

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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using The Power Button

Have you tried using a different charger and cable?
If the same thing happens on another charger and wire, then he's right, that thing is bustet or it needs a new battery.

I See Stupid People (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using The Power Button
Dude! Your phone is broken, get a new one. You can't fix everything yourself.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My problem is worse than these so I need help as soon as possible please. My home button is not responding and my phone has turned off. How should i turn it back on , as i cant try the method of holding the home button and the lock button at the same time. Please help somebody.
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How to turn on an iPhone without the power button

If you plug in the iPhone to a power source (like to charge it), it should turn on.. Unless it's broken.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Okay so I downloaded a beta version of ios7 and since there are still some glitches in the program my phone would go black every once in a while, but I would just hold down the lock and home button to restart it. a few days ago my lock button broke and I had been using assistive touch. well, today my phone was almost fully charged, went black, and of course I can't restart it because my lock button is broken. when I try to plug it into itunes/a wall charger it doesn't respond. what do i do??
I see stupid people (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone with iOS7
Sounds like you now have a brick. Thankfully, as all the Apple Developer/iOS7 warnings told you before you installed iOS7, you installed it on a non-production/non important iphone only used to test the apps that you develop, so you probably won't care very much and it's not a big deal.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
If I turn off my iPhone and the power button does not work how do I turn it back on?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
You can put it in charger so it will turn on
I see stupid people! (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone without the power button
Click the link on the page above where it says "see this page for full instructions"
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My iphone 4 turned off and now it wont turn on, I tried pressing the wake/sleep and home button many times but it wont respond. I also connected to the computer but it doesnt appear at all.tried charging it but it doesnt work either.Can you please help me, what can I do?
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

assuming you let it charge for a while (at least an hour) and the charger is good and assuming that it just turned off by itself (meaning something bad happened)? I would guess the only thing left to do is pay a repair guy or buy a new one?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
My phone's power button is broke and the screen is frozen and black. I can't do anything. If I let the battery drain and plug it in will it fix it?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Yes that is absolutely guaranteed to fix whatever is wrong with your phone.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
Got drunk last night and changed my pass code so my boyfriend would be able to look through me phone well now he can't or I can't because I don't remember the password and I can't reset it because my power button doesn't work please help!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
try not cheating on your boyfriend
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
my iphone got stuck..after using cydia i pressed "restart springboard" and the whole screen became blank with a small wheel rotating at centre that is it hanged..my sleep/power button does not work n in this way the battery would not die so easily..can you suggest me how to reboot?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Jailbroke Iphone without power button

My ipod is jailbroke but i want to restore it to normal setting but when it powers on it just freezes (also im on a app where it makes your ipod look like a htc) and when i try to power it off it it freezes on the power off screen, also because im on this Dreamboard app i can't access any apps to turn it off another way.

please help!!

I See Stupid People (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
But all of the Jailbreak pros say that nothing can possibly go wrong when you Jailbreak! ..So, good luck with that.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
i really need help, i was trying to respring my iphone 3g from the sbsetting button, put it get stucked sins yesterdey what can i do to turn my phone ? oh & i have another problem my power button doesn-t work how can i turn it off or restart it ?

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