How to Turn iPhone On or Off With Its Power Button Broken

Is the power button of your iPhone broken or not working? Follow these simple steps to turn your iPhone on or off without touching the power button.


During the past few years, Apple’s handsets have grown immensely in popularity. Particularly the latest iPhone 6s has set a new sales record. The handset not only has a sleek, minimalist design, but includes some awesome features such as 3D Touch and Live Photos, making it a must-have gadget for many.

However, the feature-laden iPhones need to be taken utmost care of, as your little sloppiness may result in causing physical or software damage to the device — especially a broken power button can be a major headache.

If you are facing the same problem then before you plan to replace your iPhone, we have a simple solution for you to turn it on without touching the power button. Not only this, we have also got you covered on how to lock your iPhone or turn it off by simply enabling the AssistiveTouch feature.

Turn On an iPhone Without a Broken Power Button

Step 1
Using a USB cable, plug the iPhone into some power source such as a wall outlet or your computer.

Step 2
Once connected, the iPhone should turn on and begin to charge. When you see the normal lock screen, swipe the slide bar to unlock the device.

Lock an iPhone or Turn It Off Without Power Button

Step 1
Go to Home Screen and open Settings > General.

Step 2
Once there, look for “Accessibilty” option towards the bottom and click on it.

Step 3
Scroll down to “Physical & Motor” section and tap the “AssistiveTouch” tab.

Step 4
Now, toggle to turn AssistiveTouch on. A small transparent square with a white circle in the middle will appear at the edge of your screen. You can drag and place this square icon anywhere on your screen.


Step 5
Next, tap the icon to open the AssistiveTouch menu.


Step 6
Choose “Device” and it will show you various device-related commands as shown in the image below.


Step 7
Tap the “Lock Screen” icon once if you want to lock the screen of your iPhone.

Step 8
Tap and hold this option and it will take you to the general power off screen. Simply slide to switch off your iPhone.

That’s all to turning your iPhone on or off when the power button is broken or not working. If you’ve any questions related to this tutorial, just ask in the comments section below. Enjoy!

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