While anyone who has an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will certainly know how to restart/reset the device. When does a person needs to restart or reset his/her device? If you’re working to jailbreak or unjailbreak your device, to get around an expired beta, or otherwise need to nuke and start over, restart and reset are the two words you’ll be looking for.

How to Restart iPhone & iPad Without Power Button and Home Button

Restarting your device is quite simple, just hold down the sleep/wake button and slide the power button to off. Doing a quick reset of your device also has the same easy flavor, you just need to press and hold down the sleep/wake button along with the Home button. But what if your device doesn’t has a functioning Power button or a Home button? Find below!

Method #1. Restart iPhone or iPad by Bolding Fonts

First of all, bolding the text will make it easier to read things and most importantly it requires a complete reboot of your iOS device. So we are just going to try it out, and you can even turn bold text off again to get another restart. Here are the steps.

  • In the Settings app tap on General settings.

Tap on Settings Then General in iOS 8

  • Navigate to Accessibility and flip Bold Text on.

Turn On Bold Text in iOS 8

  • Your screen will show “Applying this setting will restart your iPhone,” so tap on Continue for immediate soft reboot.

Reboot iPhone to Enable Bold Text

This option is very much straight forward and gets you done within minutes. However, devices running only on iOS 7, iOS 8 and above have this option available.

Method #2. Restart iOS Device by Dumping Wireless Settings

You don’t need to stress if the above trick wasn’t meant for your version of iOS. There’s one more way you can restart your iPhone running almost any version of iOS. Recollect that you needed to dump all wireless settings to resolve networking issues? That being said, it involved a soft reboot of your device and this is what we wanted.

  • In the Settings app tap on General settings.

Tap on Settings Then General in iOS 8

  • Then, navigate to Reset and select Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Setting on iPhone in iOS 8

  • Tap to confirm and reboot the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Confirm Reset Network Settings in iOS 8 on iPhone

Your device will instantly reboot, but there’s a downside of this approach. You’ll lose all of your wireless settings including things like things like Wi-Fi passwords, VPN details, and Bluetooth connections.

Method #3. Restart or Respring iPhone/iPad with EasySpring2 Cydia Tweak

If you don’t like want to lose your wireless settings and at the same time want a better and quick alternative, there’s a tweak called EasySpring2 that will suit your needs. Not only this, with EasySpring2 installed, you can shutdown, respring, reboot, enter safe mode and clean your device. Follow the steps below to get started.

  • Install EasySpring2 for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

EasySpring2 iOS8 Cydia Tweak

  • In Settings, you’ll find a new preference panel for EasySpring2.

EasySpring2 Cydia Tweak Settings

  • Flip on replace powerdown screen, show icon on homescreen, and show logo on view.

EasySpring2 iOS8 Cydia Tweak Setting Options

  • Tap on Apply Changes to save the settings.
  • Tap on the stand-alone app that appears on the homescreen to see the options.
  • There you have the option to shutdown, respring, reboot, enter safe mode and clean UiC.

EasySpring2 Cydia Tweak for iOS 8

Most of the times this tweak has been reported to work but some users have also complained of a small issue with it. Tapping the Cancel button in the options screen crashes your device — but this might not happen with you!

So try out new methods to restart your phone without using Power Button and Home Button. And yes, get those buttons fixed as soon as possible!