How to Restart iPhone Without Touching Screen

Alicia Santos

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How to Restart iPhone Without Touching Screen

Restarting your iPhone can be a helpful solution for a variety of issues, such as freezing or slow performance. However, what if your iPhone’s screen is unresponsive or not working? In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to restart your iPhone without touching the screen.

Using Physical Buttons

If your iPhone’s screen is unresponsive, you can still use the physical buttons to restart it. Follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Locate the Sleep/Wake button on the right side (or top for older models) of your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume Down button simultaneously.
  • Step 3: Continue holding both buttons until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
  • Step 4: Release both buttons and wait for your iPhone to complete the restart process.

This method works for most iPhones with physical buttons, including iPhone X and newer models. If you have an older model without a Home button, use the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume Up button instead.

Using AssistiveTouch

If your iPhone has an unresponsive screen but still recognizes touch input, you can use AssistiveTouch to restart it. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to “Accessibility”.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Touch” and then select “AssistiveTouch”.
  • Step 3: Turn on the AssistiveTouch toggle switch.
  • Step 4: A floating AssistiveTouch button will appear on your screen.
  • Step 5: Tap on the AssistiveTouch button and select “Device”.
  • Step 6: Tap and hold on “Lock Screen” until the “Slide to power off” slider appears.
  • Step 7: Release your finger and then tap on “Cancel”.

Your iPhone will now restart without requiring any touch input on the unresponsive screen. Remember to disable AssistiveTouch after your iPhone restarts by following the same steps in the Settings app.

Contact Apple Support

If none of the above methods work, or if you encounter recurring issues with an unresponsive screen, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support. They have specialized knowledge and tools to assist you further in troubleshooting and resolving the problem with your iPhone.

In conclusion, restarting your iPhone without touching the screen is possible using physical buttons or utilizing AssistiveTouch when touch input is still recognized. These methods can help you overcome unresponsive screen issues and restore your iPhone’s functionality.

If all else fails, don’t hesitate to seek assistance from Apple Support. Happy restarting!

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