Restarting Iphone Without Using Sleep/Wake Button


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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??
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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)
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If I turn off my iPhone and the power button does not work how do I turn it back on?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You can put it in charger so it will turn on
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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)
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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)
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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.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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 ?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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I've found that if you put your phone in a freezer for about ten minutes, it will kill it.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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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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