Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button


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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?

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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?
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Yes that is absolutely guaranteed to fix whatever is wrong with your phone.
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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!!!
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try not cheating on your boyfriend
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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?
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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)
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But all of the Jailbreak pros say that nothing can possibly go wrong when you Jailbreak! ..So, good luck with that.
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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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thanks man!! Worked like a charm, take his advise. This solution actually works.
Gaby (not verified)
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I NEED HELP .. my iphone is jailbroken and unlocked and my lock button hasnt been working but it was never a problem for me because i had it on lock at a minute untill today i woke up and I do not know why but my iphone was fully charged and just turned off and wont turn back on ... help please! wht do i do i tried connecting it to a charger and itunes and no help
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your phone is broken
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iphone shut off and my reset button is broken. HELP!!
Help!!! iphone wont turn on and reset button is broken!!
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I am experiencing the same troubles, but it has happened before. It has to drain the battery completely before it will turn back on when plugged in. My question is, is there any way to drain the battery faster while it is off? Last time it took several days...
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I've found that if you put your phone in a freezer for about ten minutes, it will kill it.
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I recommend listening to music on there use it long and set the screen bright turn on 3G or celluar data
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Best way to drain the battery on an iphone is to open the camera app and start recording a video or just leave the camera app open. It will kill your battery in an hour or 2. Then you can plug it in to power back up. I had a broken lock button for over a year and managed fine.
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My Iphone 3G The sleep/Wake Button is broken and some other things about it. I forgot my password, don't have the original syncing computer(Got it off ebay) and the power button doesn't work. I can't reset it and I can't get into my phone at all. How can I regain access to my phone?
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Actually you could download snowbreeze or redsn0w and they can help you put it in too recovery mode so you can do a complete restore from iTunes. Then if you had to, you could jailbreak with the redsn0w and install SB Settings and Activator which would allow you to navigate through out the entire iPhone with out the need for a sleep/wake or home button.
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i recently jailbroke my phone and my Lock button was fine, and suddenly my iphone started freezing a lot so i usually just restart it with lock button and home button, but now lock button is broken. please if you do not mind help
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You don't need to unjailbreak it! In fact, if the reason your button isn't working is a hardware issue, jailbreaking is the only way your going to be able to navigate around the phone, SB Settings will give you options to respring, reboot, lock, and power off. You just need to learn to use it and it's quite simple. Also you need to download Activator, both of these are found in cydia. I have a 3GS that I use for everything and the power and home button are both broken, it works just fine! Your freezing up could be due to downloading a lot of interface tweaks or apps and what have you, but it's taking up all the RAM memory cause the phone to want to respring and shut down some of the stuff running in the background. A lot of people think that jailbreaking is what's going to cause all these problems which is not the case! Jailbreaking just allows you to download apps and tweaks from a third party and opens up your iPhone into a tiny computer without all the restrictions that apple and mobile carriers have put on it, don't get me wrong you can really mess your phone up of you don't know what your doing with it, but if your the type that's self taught, you can easily learn everything you need to know right through the web. Good luck!
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

Unjailbreak it so it doesnt freeze and lock up anymore. Follow this link (taken from the page above) for ways to restart it without the lock button best ways to restart an iPhone without the power button

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THANK YOU!!! My lock screen button is broke and I was looking for a way to power off without draining the battery.
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how do i restart my iphone
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Re: Restarting Iphone

Uhm.. Read the words.. on the page.. that i linked to, right where it says "best way to restart your iphone" ?

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my screen is stuck on white and my home button dont work how can i restart my ipod
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button

if it's totally locked then you might try conneting it to your comptuer with iTunes.. that MIGHT restart it.. otherwise, let the battery die, then plug it in.. if your screen is white the battery should burn down pretty fast.

Henry (not verified)
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hi,

My iphone 4 (IOS 5.1.1, jailbreaked), power button broken, opened assistive touch, and taped two finger, after a while, it forzen at lock screen, it kept shows two finger (blue colour tap).

Pressed home key, nothing happen, still shows finger
Pressed grey little tap, nothing happen, still hows finger.

Question is How to reboot/restart my iphone?

If i use tinyumbrella to get into Recovery mode, and then exist recovery mode, does it work?

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hey guys, pretty much my phone crashed and completely turned off this morning. Normally when this happens, i just hold the sleep button and the home button for a few secs and the phone turns back on fine. however, my sleep button is jammed and that option is no longer possible. I just want to turn my phone back on but plugging it into my computer and stuff doesn't do anything to the phone. Any ideas on how to do a hard reset of my phone without a sleep button? Thanks very much for your help.
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Re: Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button
If your phone is not frozen, you can turn on "digital" versions of your hardware keys (without erasing network settings as mentioned above). Go to settings > general > accessibility > assistive touch > "on". A small white dot will show up on your screen, which you can move wherever you'd like to keep it. Tap the dot, tap device, and there is your lock screen, which if you hold down will bring up the power off red arrow.

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