Due to some unknown reasons, your iPhone X side button is not working properly. Having ignored the unresponsiveness of the side button for a few days, you have thought– “enough is enough” and want to fix the glitch for the better. Am I right?

Let’s face it; the ill-functioning of your iPhone X side button may not necessarily be a hardware issue. If you are looking at this aspect, I would suggest you to put your smartphone through some basic tests before opting out the holistic solution. Hopefully, the solution could be just a trick or two away!

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iPhone X Side Button Not Working

Side Button Not Working on iPhone X? Here is the Fix

Check Out the Buttons of your Case

There are many cases which buttons are a bit hard to press. Therefore, ensure that the buttons of your case are not playing the villainous role. If you find them under suspicion, remove the case and try to press the side button.

If the pronounced buttons of your case are the culprit, you will be able to fix the problem without any issue.

Try Adjusting the Click Speed of the Side Button

Do you know that you can adjust the click speed of the side button on your iPhone X? iOS offers you three options: default, slow and slowest. Based on your convenience, you can pick any of them.

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Try giving it a go just to see if it works in solving the mess.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone X → General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Accessibility.

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Tap on Accessibility in iPhone or iPad Settings

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Side Button.

Tap on Side Button in iPhone X Accessibility Settings

Step #4. Default option is already selected, choose Slow and then restart your device. (In case, you are unable to take the help of side button in restarting your device, follow this guide to learn how to reboot iPhone without Home button.)

Customize iPhone X Side Button Speed

Once your device has restarted, the problem should be done and dusted.

Update iOS On Your iPhone X

Many a time, iOS update resolves even adamant issues. Therefore, I would recommend you to give it a chance as well before thinking of some other solutions.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone X → GeneralSoftware Update.

Tap on Software Update in iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus Settings

Step #2. If there is any update waiting for you, download and install it on your device.

What if none of the tricks have worked?

If you are yet to fix the issue, the side button might be damaged. In this case, you should immediately contact Apple Support for help.

Wrapping up:

I hope you have succeeded in fixing the ill-functioning button on your iPhone. Let us know which one of the above tricks worked for you.

Though I can’t call it a solution, I would suggest you to use AssistiveTouch until you have found a way to resolve the issue. The touch technology will let you carry out a number of functions like taking a screenshot, activating emergency SOS and more without using any physical button.

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