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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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How to turn off phone without screen? I do NOT want to restart.

My boss wants me to turn off his iPhone. His screen is broken, so he cannot slide the slider to do so. A hard reset or restarting does not fix the problem. I do not know why he wants it turned off or why that matters, but that is what I need to be possible. Is there any way to do this without just draining the battery all of the way? I don't need to reboot, and I don't need to do a hard reset, I need to do a hard reset, I need the phone to turn off and then not turn back on afterward. I saw a suggestion online saying to hold the home and power button and let go right when it turns black, but this does not seem to work, as the phone still restarts.

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For my iphone 6s plus, if I release the power + home button after the apple logo, then it shuts down. Now if you don't have a screen obviously you won't know when to release. For me it was around 15-20 seconds from when I started the long press, you could try and get lucky.

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i had the same problem when my touch screen stopped working but i found that hold in the volume up, volume down and lock button at the same time it tuns off and stays off.

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oi i just accidentally phoned the emergency services you dick!!!

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If you hold the power button and the volume button simultaneously, the iphone resets and restarts.


If you immediately hold them both again, it turns off.


Credit to /u/imthatappleguy on reddit, frustrating how many wrong answers were out there!

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Your best bet is to probably just wait for it to die. I read the same thing about using the buttons and it seems like your just holding it for too long. Try it again and report back. If not you just need to wait until it dies.

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Open the phone and disconnect the battery, then reconnect and screw it back together.

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For the iPhone 7, holding down the power and both volume buttons worked. I made the mistake of charging up my old iPhone which had alarms set and a broken screen, and it kept waking me up at 2am.

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In my case I needed to hold the power button, volume down and home to turn it off completely.

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All of the solutions I have seen only help with resetting the iPhone, which briefly turns the phone off, but it always automatically starts back up.

If you want to turn your phone off and LEAVE it off without ability to swipe:

Settings>Accessibility>Voice Control>Set up Voice Control>Shut down Screen>Tap Slider> say “Swipe Right”

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  • Hold all 4 buttons down
  • Once u see apple icon on screen
  • Press n hold all 4 buttons
  • Again u see apple icon on screen
  • Press n hold all 4 buttons
  • The screen should have turned

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