How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button

How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button

Physical damage, liquid exposure, software glitches, or hardware issues could cause the power button on the iPhone to stop working. If you don’t want to use the power button to lock your iPhone, there are other options. We should look at them.

Using Double Tap on the Back to Lock Method

The Back Tap feature was introduced with iOS 14 by Apple. By double-tapping the rear of the iPhone, users can access the device with software versions of iOS 14 or later. We’ll figure out how to set it up.

  • Go to Settings
  • Accessibility
  • > Touch as mentioned in the previous method
  • select Back Tap.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button
  • By default, none of the shortcuts are assigned to Double and Triple Tap.
  • Tap on Double Tap
  • select Lock Screen.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button
  • Now, double-tapping on the backside of your iPhone will lock the screen.

Using the AssistiveTouch Method

AssistiveTouch has been available on iOS for a long time. There is a lot of functionality that AssistiveTouch provides, but let’s check how it can help us lock the iPhone.

  • Navigate to Settings
  • > Accessibility
  • > Touch as explained in the previous method
  • Hit the first option AssistiveTouch.
  • Then tap on the toggle next to AssistiveTouch to enable it.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button
  • A circular floating button will appear on your screen after enabling AssistiveTouch. You can access it even on your lock screen. Here’s how to lock your iPhone with it.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button
  • Tap the Ball
  • Select Device from the options.
  • Then tap on Lock Screen to lock the device.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button

Here is an alternative shortcut to lock the screen with AssistiveTouch.

  • Go to AssistiveTouch in the Settings, as mentioned earlier.
  • Under the Custom Actions,
  • tap on Double-Tap,
  • From the list, select the lock screen.
  • Now, double-tapping on the AssistiveTouch Ball will lock the screen.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button

Using the iPhone Automatically Lock

While all the options require some actions to lock the screen, the iPhone can be locked automatically after detecting no activity during a selected duration.

  • Go to Settings
  • Display & Brightness
  • Tap on the Auto-Lock. 
  • Here select the duration after which the device will get locked automatically.
How to Lock iPhone Without Power Button

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