Has your iPhone ever fell from your pocket, purse, or hands? Try giving this a thought, what if your iPhone falls down and breaks its screen or damages the Home button? How will you operate it? The chances of the screen becoming unresponsive are high if the fall is on a bad surface. You may want to turn your iPhone off and send it to Apple store for servicing. Is it possible to turn the phone off without using the touchscreen or the home button?
It is very much possible to turn off your iPhone without using the touchscreen or the Home button. First, revisit the regular process to turn off your iPhone. You press the power button long enough for the power off screen to appear. This power off screen gives you an option to slide the power button on the display to turn off the phone. In case of an unresponsive screen, this sliding step will not work. In case of a broken Home button, the power off screen cannot be seen.
Let’s see what your options are.
How to turn off the iPhone without using the Touch Screen?
For turning off without using the touchscreen, you will have to take advantage of the physical buttons present on your iPhone. The iPhone has few physical buttons. One button for screen lock/unlock present on the top. One Home button with Touch ID sensor on the front. Two Volume control buttons, and one Ring/Silent button on the left side of the iPhone.
In this case, you will have to use only the Home button and the Top lock/unlock button.
The combination of the Home and Top button will trigger the iPhone to shut down or turned off state.
- Place one finger on the Home button.
- Place another finger on the top lock/unlock button.
- Press both buttons at the same time.
- Hold for a moment till the screen goes blank.
- Release the buttons.
This combination of keys will turn your iPhone off from working mode. If you hold the buttons long enough, the iPhone will restart instead. So to turn it off, ensure that you release the buttons as soon as the screen goes blank.
How to turn off the iPhone without using the Home Button?
To be able to turn off the iPhone without using the Home or lock/unlock button, you need to set up the assistive touch on your iPhone. Follow these simple steps.
- Go to -> the Settings app.
- Tap General Settings.
- Go to -> Accessibility.
- Search for the Assistive touch.
- Tap on Assistive touch.
Now, you have turned Assistive Touch Option for your iPhone.
A new concentric circle button appears on your screen.
- Tap on the Assistive Touch button to open the menu.
- An iPhone image will be shown, with the label Device. Tap on it.
- Press and Hold the Lock Screen option
- The Power Off screen will appear.
- Slide the power button on the screen to turn off your iPhone.
- For iPhone X, XS, XS MAX, XR: Go to Settings -> General -> Shut Down
The Concentric circle icons of the Assistive touch can be moved across the phone’s display. You can place it wherever you want. This Assistive touch will overlay any apps that you launch.
This makes it easier to use for those who need to always access it.
An iPhone is a powerful device having multiple options of achieving the same action for the advantage of its users. Now you know how to turn off iPhone without a screen and home button.