If your iPhone’s physical button is broken or unresponsive, there are a few options to turn on or off the screen without using the button. Here are two methods you can try:
Method 1: AssistiveTouch
- Go to “Settings” on your iPhone.
- Tap “General” and then “Accessibility”.
- Scroll down and tap “AssistiveTouch”.
- Turn on the “AssistiveTouch” toggle switch.
- A small, round, virtual button will appear on the screen. Tap it.
- Tap “Device” and then “Lock Screen” to turn off the screen.
- To turn on the screen, tap the virtual button and then swipe the “Slide to Unlock” slider.
Method 2: Raise to Wake
This method works if your iPhone has the Raise to Wake feature, which is available on iPhone models with a Touch ID or Face ID feature.
- Pick up your iPhone or tap the screen to wake it up. The screen should turn on automatically if you have the Raise to Wake feature enabled.
- To turn off the screen, press the Power button located on the top or side of your iPhone.
Note: The steps to turn on or off the screen on an iPhone without using the button may differ slightly depending on the model of your device and the version of iOS it is running. However, the basic steps outlined above should apply to most models of the iPhone.