iPhone power button stuck

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ddublu, May 11, 2012.

  1. ddublu macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    Is there any fix for this? Wife uses the OtterBox case and she just noticed that it was very difficult to push the button down. What can the Apple store do, if anything?
  2. \-V-/ macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2012
    Is the button hard to push down with the Otterbox case on or is the button hard to push down in general? :confused:
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    I saw in another thread a while back that someone trimmed the metal on the button or the case around the button to make it work better. If it truly doesn't work right take it in first.
  4. ddublu thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    The actual button on the device.

    Any ideas what the Apple Store will do?
  5. \-V-/ macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2012
    If it's still under warranty, take it to Apple.
  6. Minhimalism macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2012
    This is the problem with Otterbox cases- they cake dust and nasty things into the phone.. as you can see by the home buttons becoming stiff, the dock getting really dirty, etc.. you could either take it to Apple or if you don't have warranty find someone to fix it, should be about $40.
  7. mncmoore macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    Mine won't work anymore either. $150 to get it fixed from apple so I just set it to turn it off after 2 minutes and waiting for the new iPhone.
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If the iphone is still under Applecare warranty they will replace the phone.
  9. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    Yeah, the Apple retail store will likely tell you that it will cost $150 to fix, likely replacing your phone with a refurbished one.
  10. iBrickedMyPsp macrumors member


    May 7, 2012
    well if it is what im thinking i had like "dirt" or some black crap around the sides and i got it out with a little staple just scraping gently around sides
  11. ppsla macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
    Iphone off button not needed

    If your iphone's off button is stuck or broken, you can still use all the functions of the phone. To turn on the iphone, you can just use the home button. What you need is just an application that turns off the iphone. Unfortunately Apple does not permit any application to do that, but if you jailbreak your phone you can install an application called PowerIcons for free. (launch Cydia and do a search for Shutdown.) But be careful. PowerIcon will give you four choices: shutdown, safemode, respring, reboot. If you're running your iphone and you press shutdown, it will turn off your phone immediately. However you will not be able to turn it back on with just the home button and you will be carrying a brick. If you do this accidentally, you can recover by plugging your iphone into a power source using your cable. This will turn on your iphone on again. To power down use the respring option. This will restart the springboard and assuming you have a password protection enabled it will ask for your password. Press cancel and the phone will timeout and powerdown. A bit kludgy, but you'll be able to use your iphone without the off button. Hope this helps.
  12. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2011
    Happens "often" with OtterBox cases. Apple will replace it.
  13. bwerner25 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Just use assistive touch. I got my phone on craigslist for a steal with a busted lock button and have used assistive touch ever since I got it. It's been an easy switch and saved me 50 bucks.

    Just go to

    Settings>General>Accessibility>Assistive Touch

    Then there will be a see through box with a circle in it on the screen. Hit it, then Hit device, then Hit lock screen.

  14. Jeremyrap macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2013
    I just noticed this on my 4s yesterday. I use an otterbox also. 15 minutes before it was working than it is almost flush with the frame and it is very hard to push but it works.

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