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How to restart iPhone without using Power and Home button

Restarting your iPhone is a common troubleshooting method that helps resolve many glitches and app crashes. But what if the Power or Home button of your iPhone is not responding or not working?

Don’t worry. Even if you can’t restart your iPhone the traditional way, there are a few workarounds you can employ. In this blog post, I will guide you through the possible ways of restarting your iPhone without using the Power button or Home button.

But first, make sure you are able to unlock your iPhone without using a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID. After that, you can use the below-mentioned workarounds to reboot your iPhone.

1. Restart iPhone from Settings

  1. Launch the Settings app → Go to General.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and choose Shut Down.
  3. Finally, slide to power off.
    Doing so will shut down your device.

    General-Shut-Down-Slide-to-Power-Off
  4. The previous action will only power off your iPhone. To restart your device without using any button, simply put your iPhone to charge. Your device will turn on in a moment or two.

2. Using Siri

Another alternative to this problem is to ask Siri to do this job for you. It’s pretty simple. However, before you begin, make sure Siri is set up and ready to go on your iPhone.

  1. Summon Siri on your iPhone.
    • If your iPhone is locked, Siri will ask you to unlock it. Provide your passcode or Face ID to authenticate it.
  2. Now, clearly ask Siri to “Restart my iPhone“.
  3. Siri will ask you to confirm this action with a pop-up. Either tap the Restart button or tell Siri to comply.

    Restart-your-iPhone-by-asking-Siri

In my opinion, this is the sleekest way to restart your iPhone without using the power and the Home button.

3. Restart iPhone using AssistiveTouch

If your iPhone’s Power or Home button is not responding, AssistiveTouch can be pretty helpful.

Further, here’s how you can use AssitiveTouch to restart your iPhone.

  1. Navigate to Settings app → AccessibilityTouch.

    Select-Accessibility-Touch-ID
  2. Select AssistiveTouch → Toggle on AssitiveTouch.

    Turn-on-AssistiveTouch
  3. Ensure the Open Menu function is assigned to one of these actions: Single-Tap, Double-Tap, or Long Press
  4. Now, assign the Restart function to one of the gestures.
    For example, I have assigned Restart to the Double-Tap gesture.

    Set-Option-Menu-Set-Restart
  5. In my case, to quickly restart my iPhone via AssitiveTouch, I’d double-tap the AssistiveTouch button → Hit Restart to confirm.

    Double-Tap-AssitiveTouch

Alternatively, you can tap the AssitiveTouch button → Device → More → Restart → Restart to reboot your device quickly.

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4. Reset Network Settings to reboot iPhone

If you end up resetting pretty much anything on your iPhone, it will restart. But we all know what it means, saying goodbye to that feature and setting it up again from scratch.

It is too much to risk for a restart, in my opinion. Hence, if none of the direct methods work for you, I have a setting that will reset your device without erasing anything important. Just reset your iPhone’s network settings.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to General → Transfer or Reset iPhone.

    General Transfer or Reset iPhone
  3. Finally, choose Reset → Reset Network Settings.

    Tap on Reset then select Reset Network Settings

This action tends to erase all saved Wi-Fi networks, passwords, and cellular preferences. As a result, before you proceed, note down your essential passwords.

Refer to our detailed guide if you’d like to know more about resetting network settings on your iPhone.

Once the reset is complete, your iPhone will restart automatically.

5. Drain battery of your iPhone

As stupid as this sounds, it really works.

One final resort is to let your iPhone die. Not literally. I mean, just let the battery of your device drain completely. While this method may seem unconventional, it can effectively reboot your iPhone.

To begin, let the battery of your iPhone drain until your device shuts down. This may take a while, based on your usage habits. To help you drain your battery quickly, I’d recommend playing a few high-quality games on your iPhone!

Once your device runs out of battery and shuts down, connect it to a power source using an authentic Apple adapter and cable. After a while, you’ll notice the Apple logo appearing on the screen.

This indicates that your iPhone is charging and will restart once it has enough juice to run. Wait for a while as your iPhone restarts successfully.

Note that this procedure is only for emergencies. If carried on repeatedly, it can damage your device’s battery health.

Therefore, contact Apple customer support as soon as possible and get your non-responsive power or home buttons working again.

Restart the way you like it!

Restarting your iPhone without power and the Home button can be tricky, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can tackle this problem effectively. Give these methods a try and see which one works best for you. There is a high chance that upon restarting these buttons, they may regain their functionality as well.

Thank you for reading. Please take a moment to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • Jignesh

    Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.

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