There will be times when a physical button on your iPhone might break. Since the device has only two buttons, it can be either your power button or the home button. Both play significant roles in how we use and operate our iPhone.
Normally, there are two ways to turn off an iPhone when the power button is not working or broken. The first method requires you to plug it into a computer which involves many other steps after that. The second method only requires you to turn on a feature called AssistiveTouch. Once this feature is enabled, you will notice a little home button look-alike icon floating around on the screen.
Tap on AssistiveTouch > Device > Tap and hold the Lock Screen option until you see Slide to power off.
I recently discovered a nice little feature in iOS 11 that solve a single headache that many people seem to have. That is turning off their iPhone when the power button is broken, and no computer is nearby to fix that issue.
You see, the second method isn’t the fastest either. Luckily, Apple has simplified this entire process in iOS 11. Now, all you have to do is open up the Settings app > go to General > scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Shut down.
That’s pretty much it! No need for a computer or AssistiveTouch. Not to mention, I know a lot of people who get annoyed by the floating AssistiveTouch rounded rectangle icon as well. This new “Shut down” function is definitely for you.