Lock iPhone without pressing button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lyrca, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Lyrca macrumors regular

    Lyrca

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    #1
    Hi,

    I am the happy owner of an iPhone 8. I am constantly locking and unlocking my phone throughout the day like most people.

    Unlocking can be done through the non physical home button but the locking part is done from the side physical button.

    I am concerned and this button wearing down with time (the one on my iPhone 4 sure did). Is there a way (other than assistive touch) to lock the phone by say double tapping the screen or any other quick method ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    #2
    The phone can go to sleep on its own based on the configured time you would have for it.

    The lock button is there for this type of purpose. It's been better compared to the earlier days and most people don't run into issues of it wearing out.
     
  3. Lyrca thread starter macrumors regular

    Lyrca

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    #3
    Thanks for your answer. I guess I will stick with the physical button or use assistive touch.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    #4
    The button is meant to be pressed. It is what it is built for. Don’t be afraid to use your phone exactly as it’s intended.
     
  5. mwhals macrumors 6502

    mwhals

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    #5
    My wife's iPhone 6 Plus physical button still functions fine as does my Samsung. Use it as designed.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    #6
    You'll be fine.
    It wont wear out, its a button designed to be pressed.
    You will most likely upgrade devices within a few years anyway, you wont use the same phone forever.
     

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