The touch screen is one of the most important parts of any smartphone to give the command to the device easily. Since you are here, you are probably wondering how to turn off your iPhone when the touch screen is damaged or malfunctioned.
While it seems impossible, there are actually quite a few ways to do this. Below we will find out how to turn off iPhone without touch screen based on the phone’s model.
The iPhone SE (2nd Generation)/8/X/XS/XR/11/12/13 devices don’t arrive with a physical home button. Here are the steps you need to follow to turn off your iPhone on these devices.
If your iPhone arrives with the Home button, you should follow these steps to turn off the device without a touch screen:
If the buttons on your iPhone are also damaged, you can try this method to turn off the device. Although it is less efficient and requires a lot of time, it still works. What you will need to do is to leave the iPhone until the battery drains out.
One thing you can do is to stay in an area where the cellular signal is low. This will make the device consume more power quickly. However, if it is not possible, simply leave the device until it drains out the battery and turns off.
In some cases, your touch screen may work efficiently, but you cannot turn off the iPhone because the physical buttons are not working. Fortunately, there are some ways to turn off the iPhone without any buttons. They are as follows:
You can easily turn off the iPhone from the Settings app on your device following the below steps:
You can turn on the Assistive Touch feature, which works as a virtual button and help you to perform a variety of task while the physical buttons don't work. It enables you to lock the phone, take screenshots, shut it down, etc. Interestingly, you can move the button anywhere on the screen simply by dragging it. Here is how to turn on the Assistive button and use it to turn off the device.
If you still cannot switch off the iPhone following the above procedures, consider utilizing a third-party iPhone recovery tool. You can use the FoneGeek iOS System Recovery (iOS 17 supported), with which you can automatically turn off your iPhone. Along with that, it lets you fix issues like touch not responding, stuck on the iOS logo, screen flickering, etc. Let's see how to utilize the tool.
Let’s see how to utilize the Fucosoft iOS System Recovery tool to turn off your iPhone without the touch screen.
Step 1: Install the Fucosoft iOS System Recovery on your PC and launch it. In the meantime, connect the iPhone with the PC through a lightning cable and select Standard Mode on the app screen and then press Next.
Step 2: You should see the iPhone model on the next page. You will be asked to pick a firmware package based on your device model. Pick the right one and select Download to begin downloading the firmware.
Step 3: Once the firmware download is completed, press the Start button on the screen. That’s it; the tool will now start fixing the problems with your iPhone. Once completed, your iPhone will be restarted automatically.
As you see, turning off iPhone without touching screen is not hard. Simply follow the steps we have discussed above based on the model and condition of your iPhone. You should be able to solve the issue efficiently within a short time. Best of luck!
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.
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