How To Turn Off Your iPhone In iOS 11 With Broken Power Button

Here’s how to turn off your iPhone in iOS 11 when you find yourself having a broken power button. Switch off via “Assistive Touch”, was the older fix and the newer type of it is circulating around the Internet web.

It appears that iOS 11 is filled full of small and interesting hidden changes which aren’t deemed worthy of a shot in the limelight earlier this week.There’s an iOS 11 Shut Down feature secretly sits in the features era. This new ‘Shut Down’ feature is one of those, with its usage highlighted below.


You can use the Shut Down feature in iOS 11 to turn off an iPhone or iPad easily with a broken Power button. Thanks to the Assistive Touch, if you really have a broken power button, you are still be able to lock your screen and put the device inb sleep. You can even restart your iPhone, which helps those buggy app situations. Power button is very much useful to help correctly prevent overheating on a hot day, or conserve battery life in a pinch, and it on a device is an indispensable tool that can’t be taken for granted. So when it’s busted, what do you do?

Though this way is is a little tricky. In the AssistiveTouch menu, go to Device, then press and hold on the Lock Screen icon, which will somewhat bring up the “Slide to Power Off” slider.

Confused? But what if you don’t have any other reason to use AssistiveTouch? Let your iPhone die when it runs out of juice? Thankfully, iOS 11 has now provided a simple remedy to finally put this issue to rest. The “Shut Down” switch that will let you finally turn off your device whenever you want.

To do so:

Step 1: Perform an on-screen shutdown, simply head over to Settings > General. Once inside, scroll all the way down and tap on the “Shut Down” link that’s highlighted in blue. Finally, swipe on the “Slide to Power Off” bar to give your iPhone the rest it deserves.

For this happen, you’ll need a device running the new iOS 11 beta to be able to perform this action. If that’s nicely installed on your device, then simply launch the native Settings app just like you normally would.

Step 2: In the new physical design of the Settings app, go to the General section. This area of Settings that provides access to a number of miscellaneous options to alter and configure the iOS installation.

Step 3: Scroll down to the quite bottom of the General area. You should instantly see a lot of familiarities, and also the new Shut Down feature at the bottom right below the Rest option. Tap on the ‘Shut Down’ option to invoke the new feature.

Step 4: If you find yourself clean and will notice that this doesn’t function as a kill button in that it doesn’t actually just turn the device off without further interaction. Rather, it still invokes the standard turning off procedure requiring you to swipe on the slider to confirm the action. Once that has been done, the device will power down.


Obviously, a dead iPhone is about as useful as a salad bar, and that too with a broken Power button, the question of how you can use it to turn it back on will naturally arise. But don’t fret – the steps aforementioned to turn your iPhone back on is just as easy and effortless for some reason.

To power your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch back on, simply connect it to either an outlet or a computer via Lightning cable and voila, your device is back on. As always, this time around, Apple has taken the opportunity to add this relatively simple, but highly useful, feature to cater for those individuals who are in possession of a device with a broken or out of order physical Power button.

However, Apple may not be able to entirely solve those problems from occurring but has done a great job of trying to counteract with the updated Accessibility options and the integration of this new Shut Down feature.

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