If you're having trouble turning off your iPhone using your power button, you can use AssistiveTouch to create a virtual button that will let you turn off your iPhone.
How Do I Turn Off My iPhone Using AssistiveTouch?
First, we'll have to turn on AssistiveTouch:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Tap AssistiveTouch.
- Tap the switch next to AssistiveTouch to turn it on. You'll know the switch is on when it's green.
- A virtual Home button will appear on your screen.
Next, we'll use AssistiveTouch to turn off your iPhone.
- Tap the virtual Home button that appeared when you turned on AssistiveTouch.
- Tap the Device icon, which looks like an iPhone.
- Press and hold the Lock Screen icon until slide to power off appears on your screen.
- Swipe the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.
- Wait approximately 30 seconds before attempting to turn your iPhone back on.
- To turn your iPhone back on, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on your screen.
- If your power button doesn't work, you can turn your iPhone back on by plugging it into your computer using a Lightning cable.
- You can use your finger to drag the virtual Home button anywhere you'd like on the screen.
- AssistiveTouch is a good temporary fix for when the physical buttons on your iPhone aren't working. However, we don't recommend using AssistiveTouch as a permanent solution to hardware damage, so explore your repair options when it's convenient for you.