How to Fix iPhone Power Button Not Working in iOS 9/10/11

iPhone power button not working? Here in this post, we summarized a few possible methods to help you fix the problem of iPhone lock button not working in iOS 9/10/11.

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iPhone power button not working? If this is what you are encountering, then you are not alone. iPhone power button not working is just a common problem and even Apple admits it.

However, this problem is pretty annoying. If iPhone lock button is not working, you would not be able to turn on/off your iPhone as you wish, not to mention taking a screenshot.

How to fix iPhone lock button not working? The answer could be disappointing for most people, I am afraid. The permanent solutions are replacing power button and getting new iPhone. If your iPhone is still under warranty, the Apple Store may cover the cost for power button replacement.

New iPhone is going to be launched this October. Many people may be still struggling for whether to update to iPhone 7s/8. Read More: Should I Upgrade to iPhone 7s/8 >

Speaking of permanent solutions, there are also some temporary ways to help you operate your iPhone even your iPhone lock screen not working.

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How to Fix iPhone Power Button Not Working in iOS 9/10/11

Since being unable to take a screenshot, turn on/off iPhone, restart iPhone are four major problems that people whose iPhone lock button is not working may encounter, we will talk about how to take a screenshot, turn on/off iPhone and restart iPhone without lock button. Those methods work for all iOS devices running iOS 9/10/11.

1 > How to turn on your iPhone when iPhone power button not working

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone into computer or any other charging device.

Step 2. Wait until you see screen lights with "slide bar" option.

Step 3. Swipe to your right to unlock your iPhone.

2 > How to turn off your iPhone when iPhone power button not working

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility on your iPhone. Scroll down to click Assistive Touch and switch the button next to Assistive Touch to your right so that it appears green.

Step 2. You will have a grey-white color icon. Now, whenever you need to switch off your iPhone, just tap on Home.

Step 3. You will have various of options, like Volume Up, Volume Down, Rotate Screen, Lock Screen. Click on Lock Screen, your iPhone would be locked. Tap Lock Screen button at least for 5 seconds, your iPhone would be turned off.

In iOS 10, the Lock Screen button is under the Device option.

How to Turn Off iPhone When iPhone Power Button Is Not Working

How to Turn Off iPhone When iPhone Power Button Is Not Working

3 > How to take a screenshot when iPhone power button not working

Step 1. After enabled Accessibility Touch, click Home on the screen, then More.

Step 2. Tap on Screenshot, you can now have a photo of what are presenting on your iPhone. Don't worry, the Assistive Touch menu and buttons won't be present in your screenshot.

How to Take A Screenshot When iPhone Power Button Is Not Working

How to Take A Screenshot When iPhone Power Button Is Not Working

4 > How to restart iPhone when iPhone power button not working

If you are running iOS 10 and easier, there is no direct way to restart iPhone. You can only shut down your iPhone and then turn it on with above methods.

If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 11, restarting iPhone is so much easier. Tap the virtual Assistive Touch button, click Device > More > Restart. Your iPhone would restart itself.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Just like mentioned above, the permanent fixes for iPhone power button not working would be first, getting power button replaced, second, getting a new iPhone. In case some people need to make a change to new iPhone, here in this bonus tip, we will show you a powerful iOS data transfer tool - AnyTrans to help you make a jump from old iPhone to new iPhone.

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The Bottom Line

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