How to Turn Off an iPhone When the Screen Is Broken (Updated)


Have you ever broken the screen of your iPhone? Or have you experienced when your screen started malfunctioning and you can’t get to a mobile phone repair service or do anything to fix it? There can be a lot of reasons why your screen suddenly stopped functioning aside from dropping your phone. The common practice when this happens is to restart your iPhone or just simply turn it off.

Usually, you turn off your iPhone by long-pressing the Lock/Unlock button at the right side of your device. Your screen should prompt you with a Slide to Power Off slider. You would have to use your screen to slide the toggle to finally turn off your iPhone. In addition, getting online assignment help will help you write a paper if you have any issue with a screen. So what if you can’t use the screen to turn off your iPhone because it’s broken?

How to Turn Off iPhone Without Screen (with Home Button)

Apple has thought about this possible situation and designed their iPhones considering this. There are two ways to turn off your iPhone without a touch screen depending on the iPhone model you own. If you’re using an iPhone that still has a Home button, here are the steps to take to turn off your iPhone without using your touch screen:

  1. Press and hold the Lock/Unlock button located either at the top or on the right side of your iPhone. The location of this button depends on the model of your iPhone.
  2. Simultaneously, press and hold the Home button located below the screen of your iPhone. Both buttons should be long-pressed and held at the same time.
  3. After a few seconds, your iPhone screen should turn off. Once the screen shuts down, release the two buttons. Continuing to hold them down when the screen has already shut off will reset your iPhone.

How to Turn Off iPhone Without Screen (without Home Button)

Now, what if the iPhone you’re currently using doesn’t have the Home button anymore? Don’t worry, there is another way to turn off your iPhone without using the touch screen.

There are various reasons why your screen may stop responding such as faulty updates and crashing apps. Your screen may also just be broken. If you find yourself in this situation, here are the steps to take to turn off your iPhone without using the touch screen:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button. Do not long-press or hold the button.
  2. Do the same to the Volume Down button. Press and immediately release.
  3. Press and hold the Lock/Unlock button until your iPhone screen turns off, turns on, and shuts off again. Once the Apple logo disappears from the screen for the second time, release the Lock/Unlock button.

How to Turn Off iPhone Without Using Any Buttons

It is also possible for your screen to work fine but for your buttons to stop working. If such an issue arises, there is another way to turn off your iPhone without using any buttons on your device. Follow these steps to turn off your iPhone using just your screen:

  1. Open the Settings app and select General.
  2. At the bottom of the list, you should find and select the Shut Down option. This will prompt the screen to show the Slide to Power Off slider.
  3. Simply slide the slide to finally turn off your iPhone.

And there you have it! These are the many ways you can turn off your iPhone when your screen stops working or breaks. Of course, it’s a given that you’re supposed to take good care of your devices to prevent any issues and to prolong its lifespan. However, it’s also understandable that there are some situations beyond your control that can affect the overall integrity of your iPhone. Hopefully, this post has helped you with this iPhone issue.

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  1. “Fret not, as there is also a way to turn off your iPhone without using the touch screen.”

    “step 3: slide the toggle to turn off your iPhone”

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    1. To turn off the X with no touchscreen, quickly press and release volume up, then volume down, then hold the power button until screen blacks out and then bounce on the power button again (dead without touchscreen). Found it here by trial and error…

    2. This worked the first time it turned on after shutting it down still didn’t work but then I did it again and when it turned on I was able to slide

  2. Youre’ just PATHETIC. SCREEN IS UNRESPONSIVE OR BROKEN AND YOU ASK FOR SLIDE TO TURN OFF?

    Why not go change job instead of pretending to be a tech writer?

    Your title says how to turn off WITHOUT screen.

    What a pathethic dumbass.

  3. Max-
    You are calling people a dumb ass when you don’t even know how to read. Keep reading the article, young grasshopper, and you will see it was provided to you down a way.

    Don’t be so quick to judge; now you look like a fool.

    Thank you all for the information.

  4. I tried your troubleshooting recommendations, and my phone won’t turn off..yes I have a cracked screen, but it’s been like that for over a year..is there another way to turn off my phone to restart? Everything looks normal when you glance at my phone but none of the buttons work and it won’t shut down. Thank you

  5. A confirmation pop-up was stuck on my screen and I didn’t know how to get rid of it. I happen to come across this page and it fixed my problem.

  6. “Press and release the Volume Up button. Do not long-press or hold the button.

    Do the same to the Volume Down button. Press and immediately release.

    Press and hold the Lock/Unlock button until your iPhone screen shuts down. Release the button for the final turn off.

    If you wish to restart your device, do not release the Lock/Unlock button. Instead, hold it until your iPhone restarts.”

    I tried this. but my phone keep turn on. My touchscreen is unresponsive and my alarm keep ringing. Please help.

  7. my iphone 5 screen is broken (does not work at all) and the home button is broken. i need to turn it off. how do i do this?

    i already tried holding the power button and the volume button down at the same time. it doesn’t work because i can’t slide the power on the screen.

  8. the screen doesnt work so these steps are wrong, these different procedures all just reset the phone and it turns back on again, I cannot slide it off because the screen is broken, holding both buttons for any amount of time restarts and does not shut off. this article isn’t helpful and is generally misleading

    also, danny
    I don’t know why you’re yelling at him when you clearly didn’t read the first two titles of the instructions which say “how to shut off without a screen”, (without a screen is key here) which then goes on to instruct you to slide your touch screen or go into a menu. This is illogical and super annoying, it’s probably a mistake but it’s so glaring and obvious that it’s actually pretty frustrating

  9. “Press and release the Volume Up button. Do not long-press or hold the button.

    Do the same to the Volume Down button. Press and immediately release.

    Press and hold the Lock/Unlock button until your iPhone screen shuts down. Release the button for the final turn off.

    If you wish to restart your device, do not release the Lock/Unlock button. Instead, hold it until your iPhone restarts.”

    I tried this. but my phone keep turn on. My touchscreen is unresponsive and my alarm keep ringing. Please help.

  10. how to enter pascode without touch screen

    I tried this. but my phone keep turn on. My touchscreen is unresponsive and my alarm keep ringing. Please help.

  11. This probably wont get posted but you wrote to slide on the screen when the screen is presumed to not be working. Please kill yourself you worthless fuckup why the fuck does this even appear in a google search you dumb motherfuceker

  12. I have the solution. This is the first time I have ever pitched in on one of these, but the answer to this question has been so hard to find and there seems to be hundred of JABRONI’S like Aryan who provide “solutions” that require you to use your screen.

    And his 3rd and final technique (the one he added in after serving up two piles of poop) also fails to provide a solution.

    But “fret not”, I have the answer.

    Do step 3, but hold down the sleep button until the phone once the screen shuts off, turns on, and shuts off again. When the apple disappears and the screen goes black a second time (like my ex-wife), release the button.

    1. Thank You!!! Instead of posting I decided to read everyone’s comments first since I knew I couldn’t be the only one going through this, and low and behold I found your awesome info!! My phone was calling emergency numbers and everything so I greatly appreciated this.

    2. whoever posted this pissed me off so fucking much. WHEN YOU CANNOT USE THE TOUCHSCREEEEEENNNNNN Jesus read for christ sake. shoot out MICHAEL for posting the real answer,

  13. I have been looking everywhere for something helpful due to my screen glitching and me having my emergency call functions not allowing me to factory reset by holding down volume buttons. Apple had no help. You were the first to actually provide beneficial alternatives, thank you!

  14. I was having the same issue with an iphone8, and found the key for this hack was to ensure the phone was “awake” before momentarily pressing the Up volume then Down volume buttons and finally pressing and holding the Sleep-Wake button. Within 10 seconds the phone shut off then began to reboot. Once back up all was working once again.