Power Button Not Working on iPhone 7 Plus Won’t Turn On

If the power button is not working and your iPhone 7 Plus won’t turn on, try performing a hard reset. Just press and release the Volume Up button quickly. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly.  Lastly, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo. 

Power button or the side button on your iPhone is an essential key as it lets you power down and turn on the device. But once it suffers from an issue, it might affect the overall experience that you’re expecting.

To deal with this problem on an iPhone 7 Plus, I have mapped out some essential process for you to follow if you want to turn off your device or turn it on with a defective power button. Just read further. 


If your power button isn’t working on your iPhone, then this is usually due to a hardware issue and can’t be fixed unless you send your iPhone in for repair. However it’s not completely over if you’re unable to repair your iPhone or it’s out of warranty. Here is how you can get by using your iPhone without a power button:

    • How to turn OFF your iPhone without a power button
      • Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
      • Go to AssistiveTouch and turn it ON.AssistiveTouch
      • A dark square with a white circle inside will now appear on your screen. You can drag the square to position it in a convenient location on your screen as you wish.
      • Tap the circle icon to open the Assistive Touch menu and then tap “Device > Lock Screen“. You can tap on Lock Screen to lock your screen, and you can also tap and hold the Lock Screen icon to power off your iPhone.


    • How to RESTART your iPhone without a power button.
      • The only way to restart your iPhone without a power button is to Reset Network Settings, however this also deletes any saved WiFi passwords on your iPhone, so you will have to reconnect to WiFi and re-enter the password.
      • If you wish to proceed go to Settings > General .
      • Tap on Reset.
      • Select Reset Network Settings.
      • Your iPhone will display the Apple logo then restart.
  • How to turn ON your iPhone without a power button.
    • Plug your iPhone into a computer or a charging port.
    • Give it a minute or two.
    • The iPhone will turn back on automatically. 

Your last resort is to bring your iPhone 7 Plus to the nearest service center and have it checked by their onsite technician. It might be a hardware problem that needs to be dealt with them. Thank you so much for reading this post.

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