Any way to lock the phone without Power Button?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by davidcmc, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. davidcmc macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    I know I can configure Assistive Touch to show a Lock Phone option, but currently my Assistive Touch is set to just a single function: Home Button. Consequently, the Assistive Touch Button itself turns into a virtual Home Button, so I don't have to touch twice (first to open the Assistive Touch menu, second for the function).

    The question is: is there any other way to lock the phone without using the physical Power/Sleep Button? I've looked for apps to do this, but couldn't find any (Launcher apps can't simulate the Power/Sleep Button).
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Without assistive touch or some jailbreak tweak the only thing I can think of is basically let the screen timeout and turn off itself basically. So you have a non functional home button and a non functional lock/sleep button?
  3. triptolemus macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2011
    Is this really too huge a sacrifice to make in order to achieve the desired functionality?
  4. liteshow macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yes, if you have a iphone 6s and newer.

    This is how I do it: Like you, my assistive touch is a single function Home Button. But I also configure 3D touch on the assistive touch for Lock Screen.

  5. davidcmc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    Nope. As for the Home Button, I frequently use my iPhone with one hand. Being able to press a virtual Home Button located on the right side of the screen with my right hand thumb is great.

    As for the Power/Sleep Button, it's not a great deal to physically press it. I'm just looking for a possibility of avoiding it in order to conserve its mechanism.
    I'm in the group of people that don't like physical buttons (they tend to wear out with time and extensive use).

    When you notice that you're doing that double tap the whole day for Home Button, it's annoying.

    Thank you.

    Looks like I won't be able to do that. iPhone SE here.
  6. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    The best way to do it with the current offerings would be to set autolock to 30 seconds.
  7. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2008
    Upstate Central NY
    The first thing I thought when I read this question was "Probably using 'Hey Siri'."

    Mike: "Hey Siri, lock the phone."

    Siri: "Surprisingly, that is not within my capabilities."

    I AM surprised.
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    You can throw your phone on the ground, it will lock your phone, and you won't have to use the lock button

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