Do you know what is the worst feeling beside losing an iPhone or iPad? Breaking one of the two most important buttons on your iOS device. We’re not talking about the volume buttons either, it’s the home and power buttons on locating on the bottom of your screen and on the top right-hand corner.
The home button allows you to do many things such as closing an app, kill applications from the App Switcher, and it gets you out of trouble sometimes. The power button, as its name suggest lets you turn off the screen or even the device entirely.
So you may have guess that both home and power buttons are really important and it played a crucial role on our daily usage. It sucks to lose one of them especially when you need to reboot an iPhone or iPad, put the device into recovery mode, etc.
As for rebooting a device, did you know that you can still do so without one or the either? Just in case, your home or button broke, you can still restart/reboot your device. Here is how.
How to Reboot your iOS Device Without Home or Power Buttons
- Go to Settings > Accessibility
- Look for the ‘Bold Text’ option and turn it On
- Your iPhone or iPad will ask if you like to restart the device
Of course, you have to say Yes because we’re looking for a way to reboot your iOS device. Once the device is restart, everything should be good to go.
Alternatively, you can also reset your Network settings from General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. And the system will also be rebooted as part of the resetting process.
That is how you can quickly restart your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad in case one of the buttons stop working.