Locking an iPhone when power button is not working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mambain, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Mambain macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hi guys, so this problem came up. Yesterday I dropped my iPhone 6 Plus and it got bent on the side of the phone near the power button and now it's impossible to lock the phone because the button is not moving. I turned the AssistiveTouch on for the ability to lock the screen with it, but you have to push the screen three times in order to lock it:
    AssistiveTouch button>Device>Lock Screen.

    Is there any ability to do a shortcut of just a lock screen button so I could lock it directly?
  2. Adanick2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2014
    Not that I know of. If it helps at all, it is something you'll get used to. I use it all the time to lock it and also do home button functions because I'm paranoid about wearing out buttons(rediculous I know) but now it's just second nature.
  3. Patrick Boyle macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Western Montana
    ...but what's the sense in having working buttons if you don't use them?
  4. jldesutter83 macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2013
    I didn't know this feature existed! It's kind of cool. I like the screenshot option, sometimes it's hard to get it with the power button on the side now.
  5. cbreze macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2014
    When your buttons wear out (or break) then it's a good option. I tried it(assistive touch) and found the three presses required a bit tedious. I wish you could pick the option you want from it and install that option on screen. That'd be cool#
  6. Adanick2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2014
    None what so ever. I guess that's what makes ocd so bad:(
  7. BensonTT macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
    It blocks your view.. I hate it!
  8. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Same here! I started using it towards the end of my i4 ownership when the home button became faulty. I had that replaced but continued to use assistive touch. When I got my i5 I used assistive touch from day one, and likewise with my 6+.

    I use the floating home button to also adjust & mute the volume, take screen dumps, and to lock the phone. My hardware home button only gets used to wake the phone and when I do a hard reset, which is incidentally the only time my power button ever gets pressed as I put my phone into airplane mode at bedtime. It never gets switched off.
    I hate hardware buttons on a touchscreen device.
  9. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    Only other option I can think of is to turn the autolock to 1min and then the phone locks itself. Its not fast but atleast you dont have to press anything. Not ideal but another option.

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