Use iPhone 5 with Broken Home Power Button on iOS 7

If you think it’s bad when your iPhone 5 Home button breaks, wait until your Power button goes.  This is not a common fault but when it does happen you come to realize just how much you depend on it. However, there is a way around it and this works for both the Home and Power buttons. It’s called Assistive Touch and it’s already present on your iPhone 5. To set it up .

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Settings Up Home Button Fix on iOS 7 :

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Find and Tap on Accessibility
  4. Now tap on Assistive Touch
  5. Tap to enable it

You will now see a semi-transparent button appear on your screen. Here’s how to use Assistive Touch for some of the main functions on your iPhone 5:

  • To lock your device, tap on the translucent button and then tap on Device. You will see a range of options, tap on Lock Screen to lock your iPhone 5.
  • To switch off your iPhone 5 completely, again tap the translucent button, tap on device and then tap and hold on the Lock Screen button until you see the slide to power off slider.
  • To take screenshots tap that button and then tap Device again and choose More. Now tap on the Screenshot button.

Image : iOS 7 Assistive Touch
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There are a number of functions you can use with Assistive Touch, including Siri, turning your volume up and down and using multitasking.  And, as a bonus, if you have a jailbroken iPhone 5 you can make use of the Activator tweak. This lets you assign gestures to functions that you would normally need the power button for. This means that you won’t need to use Assistive Touch; instead you can use gestures such as shaking your iPhone 5 or using swipes across or up and down the screen.

Just as an aside, the only thing you really cannot do is switch your iPhone 5 back on. For this you will need your USB charger or access to a PC or Mac to do this.



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  1. Thanks.
    I’m into assistive touch in ios6. Good to know it still works in ios7. Preserving home and power buttons make me feel well.

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