How to Turn Off iPhone Without Screen

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Turn Off iPhone Without Screen

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your iPhone screen is unresponsive or completely black, making it impossible to use the regular shutdown method? Don’t worry, there are alternative ways to turn off your iPhone without relying on the screen. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods that can help you power down your iPhone when faced with such circumstances.

Method 1: Using the Physical Buttons

The physical buttons on your iPhone can be a lifesaver when dealing with a frozen or unresponsive screen. Follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Locate the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your device (depending on the model).
  2. Step 2: Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button along with the Volume Down button (on newer models) or Home button (on older models) simultaneously.
  3. Step 3: Keep holding both buttons until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears on the screen.
  4. Step 4: Drag the slider from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

This method should work regardless of whether your screen is responsive or not. However, if you find that it doesn’t work, don’t worry – there are other methods you can try.

Method 2: Using AssistiveTouch

If your iPhone’s physical buttons are also unresponsive, you can use AssistiveTouch – a built-in accessibility feature that creates a virtual Home button on your screen. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Go to “Settings” on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility”.
  3. Step 3: Tap on “Touch”.
  4. Step 4: Under the “Physical & Motor” section, enable “AssistiveTouch” by toggling the switch.
  5. Step 5: A small gray square with a white circle will appear on your screen. Tap it to open the AssistiveTouch menu.
  6. Step 6: Tap on “Device”.
  7. Step 7: Tap and hold the “Lock Screen” icon until the “Slide to Power Off” slider appears.
  8. Step 8: Drag the slider from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

This method provides an alternative way to access the power-off slider even if your physical buttons are not working. Once you have successfully turned off your iPhone, you can turn it back on by connecting it to a power source or using the physical buttons once they start responding again.

In Conclusion

Troubles with an unresponsive or black iPhone screen can be frustrating, but with these methods, you can still turn off your device without relying solely on its screen. Whether it’s using the physical buttons or utilizing AssistiveTouch, these techniques provide effective solutions for powering down your iPhone in challenging situations.

Note: It’s always a good idea to fix any issues with your iPhone’s screen as soon as possible. If you continue experiencing problems, consider contacting Apple Support or visiting an authorized service center for further assistance.

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