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How to Turn Off iPhone without Touch Screen [Proved Solutions]

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.

Part 1. Force Turn Off iPhone without Screen (For Devices without Home Button)

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.

  1. Quickly press the Volume Up button from the phone's left side and release it immediately.
  2. Do the same for the Volume Down button. Press the button and release it immediately.
  3. Now long-press the Side button from the right side of the device. Wait until the display lights turn off, on, and turn off again, and the Apple logo occurs on display for the second time.
  4. Your device will turn off automatically after executing these steps. Release the button once the Apple logo disappears from the display for the second time.

restart iphone x

Part 2. Turn Off iPhone without Touching Screen (For Devices with Home Button)

If your iPhone arrives with the Home button, you should follow these steps to turn off the device without a touch screen:

  1. Tap and hold the Side button(Sleep/Wake button). The button should be on the device's top/right side, based on the model.
  2. At the same time, tap and hold the Home button, which is located at the bottom center of the display. Make sure you are pressing and holding both the Home button and Side button simultaneously.
  3. Your iPhone should switch off within a few seconds. You can let the button go once the screen shuts off. If you keep holding the button even after the screen turns off, you may end up resetting the device.

restart iphone se

Part 3. Run Out of the iPhone Battery to Turn It Off

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.

Part 4. Turn Off iPhone without Any Buttons

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:

#1. Turn Off the iPhone from the Settings

You can easily turn off the iPhone from the Settings app on your device following the below steps:

  • First, go to the Settings App on your iPhone and press General.
  • Scroll down to the bottom to find and press the Shut Down option.
  • You will see a prompt that brings the slider to power off the device.
  • Turn the slide to turn off your iPhone.

shut down iphone from settings

#2. Shutdown iPhone via Assistive Touch

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.

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • Click on Accessibility and find AssistiveTouch.
  • Turn on the toggle switch beside AssistiveTouch.

assistive touch

  • Now come back to General and tap on AssistiveTouch.
  • Press Customize Top Menu. From there, you can add a Lock Screen and other options.
  • From the AssistiveTouch, press Device.
  • Hold the lock screen button until you see the slider screen.
  • Then drag the slider to turn off the display.

#3. Using A Tool to Turn Off iPhone without Touch Screen

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.

choose repair mode

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.

download 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

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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