How to Turn Off an iPhone When the Screen Is Broken

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Turn Off an iPhone

If your iPhone screen is broken and you’re unable to use the touchscreen or see any visuals, turning off the device might seem challenging. However, there are a few methods you can try to power off your iPhone. Here’s a detailed explanation of each method:

Using Physical Buttons

Locate the physical buttons on your iPhone. The main buttons you’ll need for this method are the “Sleep/Wake” button and the “Volume Down” button.

Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button located on the right side (or top, depending on your iPhone model) and the “Volume Down” button simultaneously.

Continue holding both buttons until you see the power-off slider appear on the screen.

Slide the power-off slider from left to right to shut down your iPhone.

AssistiveTouch (Virtual Button)

If you haven’t enabled AssistiveTouch before, you’ll need to connect your iPhone to a computer with iTunes or Finder installed. Use a Lightning cable to establish the connection.

Launch iTunes or Finder on your computer and select your iPhone.

In the Summary or General tab, look for the option to enable AssistiveTouch and click on it.

Disconnect your iPhone from the computer and return to the home screen.

Tap on the AssistiveTouch button, a small virtual button that appears on the screen. It may look like a white dot or a square with a circle inside it.

A menu will pop up. Tap on “Device” and then “More.”

Look for the “Restart” option and tap on it. This will initiate the shutdown process for your iPhone.

If prompted, slide the power-off slider to complete the shutdown.

Using Siri

Activate Siri by pressing and holding the Home button (or the Side button on iPhone X or newer models) until Siri appears.

Ask Siri to “Turn off the iPhone.”

Siri will display a power-off slider on the screen. Slide it from left to right to shut down your iPhone.

Automatic shutdown

If your iPhone has a low battery and the broken screen prevents you from accessing the power-off slider, you can wait for the battery to drain completely. Eventually, the device will shut down on its own. However, keep in mind that this method may take some time, especially if your battery has a high charge.


These methods should help you turn off your iPhone even with a broken screen. If you need further assistance, it’s recommended to contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider for professional help.

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