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How to turn off an iPhone 3GS without using the power-button?

Hello there,

This is my first post here, so I apologize in advance if I missed something. It's a rather practical question.

Is there a way to turn off the iPhone (3GS in my case) without using the power button? The button works physically - I can press it (and it feels normal) - but to no effect. Since I don't want to open it while it is still powered on, I wonder if there is an alternative to waiting until the battery runs out and the phone turns off by itself.

Thanks,

Paul

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Thanks alot for the swift reply! Worked for me, still I'm wondering if there is an other way in case the buttons gone for good.

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it's usually the plastic part not the flex that is damaged..splits where it screws on to bezel. You could replace that part..not too hard to do..?

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help me pls, my iphone 3gs model no. A1303 i go to settings and i saw activator then i reset it now my iphone doesnt work after i reset it its never open

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i need help pls. my iphone 3gs model no.A1303 its doesnt work because i go to setting then i see activator then i open it then it said if i want to reset then i reset it after i reset it never open or it doesnt work anymore what should i do

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Go to settings-general-accessibility-assistive touch and turn it on.That will put a little black box with a white circle somewhere on the screen of your device. This little box will be visible no matter what you are doing or looking up on your device. When you click on the circle you will see a number of things that you are able to do. In this case you want to click on device. Again you will see a bunch of different options to choose from.You'll want to click on the lock screen icon but don't just click on it hold it down until you see the slide to power off at the top of your device just as you would if your able to turn your phone off with a working power button. If you do this and all it does is turn the screen off then you took your finger off the icon to early. Just push the home button to turn the screen back on and repeat the steps above.This time just make sure that you don't lift your finger off the lock screen icon to early. In order to turn it back on all you have to do is plug it into the charger.

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Try squeezing the top of the screen and the back together (gently) near the power button. Then press the power button. This often works if the connection is loose. Do this gently, though, as you don't want to damage your screen!

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Excellent!! IT worked!!

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That was amazing thanks!

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WOW! Was seriously looking for a shot in the dark solution and I almost didn't even try this because it sounded so simple. I literally just pushed top front and back of screen near power button together and it began working again IMMEDIATELY! Thank you so much!

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Go to Settings on your ipod , iphone ect.. go down to General, then Accessibility, then go down to Assistive Touch. Tap the Assistive Touch ON. Exit Settings and at the bottom right of your screen you will find a round button. Press it to enter Assistive Touch. Press the Device Button on the right. Now PRESS AND HOLD the Lock Screen Symbol until the Power Down Slider appears at the top of the screen. Slide to the right to power off.

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How do you power it back on ?

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Good question Keith.........

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Partly useful. I had to guess and modify some of the steps.

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If you have ios 5.1 you could go to setting on your ipod , iphone ect.. go down to general then accessibility then go down to assistive touch after that when your in assistive touch click on, then you would have a square box, then click the box then go to device then lock screen.

IPOD DUMMY.....

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If you put iPhone into Recovery Mode with TinyUmbrella, then disconnect the iPhone, it will turn OFF in 30 seconds. To turn on iPhone, connect to computer or wall charger it will turn on immediately. With the TinyUmbrella trick, you will need TinyUmbrella to kick the iPhone out of Recovery Mode, after you turn it back on.

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If the button has failed altogether, you can also use RecBoot to put your phone in recovery mode. Like Brad says, while in recovery mode, if you unplug it, it will turn off after a while. To turn it back on, plug back in and use RecBoot again to bring it out of recovery mode.

Not exactly an everyday solution, but should work if you want to take it apart without having to run the battery down completely. :)

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One way is to jailbreak your iPhone and use "SBsettings". There is a button to "Power off" your Phone.

You can load it from Cydia.

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Exactly as Michael Adamczyk said.

If you jailbreak the phone and use SB settings, you can turn it off from there...

Question is though, if the button does not work, how will you turn it back on when its off? Itunes...?

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you need to turn your phone off to jailbreak it

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In order to Jailbreak you NEED the sleep butten for entering DFU mode This is a lost cause just smash the phone!

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try this for DFU without powerbutton::

http://www.ijailbreak.com/how-to/enter-d...

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on tyniumbrella press enter recovry then exit it and evry thing will ok

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