Can you do everything without a power button?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eclipse01, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    my power/sleep button recently broke (or got stuck?) either way, my phone that I never once dropped or has no scratches at all no longer has a functional power button.

    is there anything you can't do without it? I know you can do the following in other ways.

    screenshots/sleep/shutdown=assistive touch
    Booting (from shutdown)=plugging into charger (will automatically boot it)

    what if my phone freezes? I don't think there is a way to get it to hard reset, would I just let my battery die?

    also what if an update goes haywire and I need to access DFU mode? am i screwed?

    anything else i'm missing?
     
  2. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Which iPhone do you have, if it is an iPhone 5, Apple will replace/fix the power button for free.
     
  3. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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  4. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    I already looked into that

    it is a 4S and I have plans to get a 6, I just want to make sure nothing screws my phone up in the next couple of months
     
  5. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    you can do everything. accept turn it on without plugging in, and you cant put it in DFU or recovery mode :p
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So not everything. ;)
     
  7. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    I think something like tiny umbrella can put it in dfu mode right?
     

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