Any way to lock the phone without Power Button?

davidcmc

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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).
 

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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).
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?
 
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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.

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).
 

davidcmc

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So you have a non functional home button and a non functional lock/sleep button?
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).

Is this really too huge a sacrifice to make in order to achieve the desired functionality?
When you notice that you're doing that double tap the whole day for Home Button, it's annoying.

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.
Thank you.

Looks like I won't be able to do that. iPhone SE here.
 
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The best way to do it with the current offerings would be to set autolock to 30 seconds.
 
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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).
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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