If your iPhone 5 doesn’t turn on, it might be because the Power/Home button is broken. Fortunately, there’s a way to restart your iPhone even if the buttons are broken.
The iPhone 5’s Home button does a lot of things, including bringing you to the home screen, waking the phone in sleep mode, launching multitasking menus, quitting apps, and activating Siri.
Step 1: Press and hold the Home and Power buttons at the same time
The Home button on your iPhone or iPad is one of the most important buttons, allowing you to access your phone’s messages and notifications. It’s also a way to switch on or off your device when your battery runs low.
Unfortunately, as with many other physical buttons on iOS devices, the Home button isn’t as robust as you’d think. It collects a lot of dirt and dust over time that causes it to malfunction.
Step 2: Hold down the Sleep/Wake button for at least 10 seconds.
The sleep/wake button is a small physical button on the top right of an iPhone or iPad. It protrudes slightly from the edge of the device, but not so far that it becomes a pain to use.
The button is used to wake or put the device to sleep and also to turn the screen off when not in use. The button is also available for other functions such as sending an SOS signal or powering the phone off.
Your body needs sleep on a regular basis to help regulate your behavior and bodily functions. This process is controlled by your circadian rhythms and a compound called adenosine.
When you are awake, adenosine levels rise to indicate a need for sleep. This cycle repeats every 24 hours.
If you aren’t getting enough sleep or if you are sleeping too much, you may be experiencing insomnia. Insomnia is often accompanied by other conditions such as depression or anxiety, and can be treated with medication.
Many people are surprised to learn that the sleep/wake button on an iPhone can also be used to restart the device. This is commonly referred to as a hard reboot and can be performed when the device displays a frozen screen or slow response time.
Step 3: Release the Sleep/Wake button.
If you’re having trouble turning on your iPhone 5, the Sleep/Wake button may be the key. It shuts off the display, saving battery power and preventing you from being disturbed by calls or notifications.
The Sleep/Wake button is located on the top of your iPhone, near the Home button. It’s used to turn on or wake up your device, lock it, or put it in sleep mode (which is useful if you don’t want to receive incoming calls or messages while in bed or at a meeting).
Apple recently announced a program for a small percentage of its iPhone 5 devices that may have problems with their Sleep/Wake button. It will replace the button mechanism – free of charge – for qualifying users.
You can find out if you have one of these phones by entering your iPhone’s serial number into a website set up by Apple specifically for this purpose. Those who do qualify can then apply for the replacement hardware.
To release the Sleep/Wake button, hold it down until a slider appears on the screen that lets you turn off your device. Then, drag the slider to the right to shutdown your device.
The iPhone’s Sleep/Wake button also functions as the “Home” button on some newer models, such as the iPhone X and the iPhone SE. This button puts your iPhone to sleep, shuts down your screen, and disables any apps that are running on it.
Step 4: Release the Power button
If your iPhone’s Power button is unresponsive, there are a few things you can do to try and make it work again. First, you may want to try soft resetting the device. This will restore your iPhone to its original settings and should solve the problem.
Another possible reason for an unresponsive Power button is that your iPhone’s battery has run down. If you’re a heavy user and you don’t recharge your phone often, this could cause it to stop working properly.
The most common way to restart an iPhone without using a physical button is by using Siri. In order to activate Siri on your iPhone, you’ll need to ensure that Listen for “Hey Siri” is toggled on and that the device is connected to the Internet.
You can also try adjusting the click speed of your power button. You can do this by going to Settings > Accessibility and selecting Side Button.
Once you’ve adjusted the button’s click speed, turn on your iPhone and see if it works. If it doesn’t, you may need to replace your battery.
It’s also worth noting that Apple is no longer supporting the iPhone 5. If you have an older model, it might be time to upgrade.
If your iPhone’s Power button is unresponsive, it can be a frustrating and expensive problem to have. But with the right tools and some know-how, you can fix this problem yourself for a fraction of the cost of a new iPhone or an out-of-warranty replacement.
Step 5: Release the Home button
The Home button is the most important of all your buttons on the iPhone, as it allows you to navigate the device. It can also authenticate Touch ID, exit apps, and access multitasking.
If your Home button is stuck, there are a few things you can try to release it. However, before you start any repairs, it’s a good idea to check for hardware issues first.
Your iPhone is incredibly delicate and it can be easily damaged when you’re taking it apart. The logic board, which sits underneath the display assembly and is responsible for all the main functions of your iPhone, can also become damaged.
This is why it’s a good idea to do all your repair work in a well-ventilated area and take as much care as possible when dismantling your iPhone.
After you’ve removed the two security screws that hold the screen to the frame, you need to use a spudger tool to carefully break up the adhesive holding the Home button gasket in place. Once the gasket has been broken, you should be able to free the entire button assembly from the screen assembly.
If the button is still stuck, you can try to re-calibrate it before you start any repairs. You can do this by pressing and holding both the Home and Power buttons until the “slide to power off” prompt appears, then releasing them.
If it doesn’t work, you should consider getting your iPhone repaired as soon as possible. This will prevent the home button from becoming stuck again and will allow you to continue using your phone as normal.