What to do When Power Button Doesn’t Work on iPhone 6s

If your iPhone’s power button doesn’t work anymore, you can shutdown your device by accessing a menu under settings. Just go to Settings > General > Shut down. You can also enable assistive touch by accessing Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. Just toggle it to turn on the feature. 

Other recommendations are also provided in case you want to turn on your device with a defective power button. Just read further and find out how. 

Solution

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 6s without a power button or if the power button doesn’t work:

  • 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.
      AssistiveTouch
    • Tap the circle icon to open the AssistiveTouch 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.
      AssistiveTouch
  • 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.

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