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Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
whitterz
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My upgrade isn't until January, and my lock button just broke. I turned on the accessibility so that I can lock it from there, but sometimes my phone freezes and I need to turn it off and then back on. The only problem is that I can't seem to figure out a way to turn it off now that the lock/power button is broken. Anyone know what I can do?

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Re: Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
Core2
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How to turn off an iPhone with no power button or a broken power button: 

  • Enable Assistive Touch:  Tap SETTINGS, General, Accessibility, AssistiveTouch (near the bottom) and tap AssistiveTouch to ON.  You will now notice a small dark square with a circle in the middle (you can move this square anywhere).  Tap the dark circle to open the assistiveTouch menu, then tap Device and tap and HOLD the Lock Screen icon.  This will bring up the iPhone's Power-Off slider - no need for a power button any longer!  **Voted Best Method to turn off an iPhone with a broken power button

How to turn on an iPhone with no top power button:

Now you've got your iPhone turned off, but if your power button is broken how do you turn it back on? 

  • Plug the iPhone into a power source such as your computer or iPhone wall-charger

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Re: Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
Core2
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How to turn off an iPhone with no power button or a broken power button: 

  • Enable Assistive Touch:  Tap SETTINGS, General, Accessibility, AssistiveTouch (near the bottom) and tap AssistiveTouch to ON.  You will now notice a small dark square with a circle in the middle (you can move this square anywhere).  Tap the dark circle to open the assistiveTouch menu, then tap Device and tap and HOLD the Lock Screen icon.  This will bring up the iPhone's Power-Off slider - no need for a power button any longer!  **Voted Best Method to turn off an iPhone with a broken power button

How to turn on an iPhone with no top power button:

Now you've got your iPhone turned off, but if your power button is broken how do you turn it back on? 

  • Plug the iPhone into a power source such as your computer or iPhone wall-charger

>>Post edited to comply with    Discussion concerning rooting, jailbreaking, or modding is not permitted in this forum<<

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Re: Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
Ann154
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Core2, please read the .

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
Core2
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Re: Can't turn my phone off because the lock/sleep button is broken...
whitterz
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Thanks so much!!

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