Snazzy Solutions: Remedy a Broken Home or Sleep/Wake Button on iPhone, iPod or iPad



this video is sponsored by Squarespace the secret behind exceptional websites to learn more go to Squarespace calm / snazzy hi there i'm quinn of snazzy laughs my macintosh is updating to ten point seven point three this light is very bright it's about to rain outside and i my brand new Sennheiser HD 650 and this is snazzy solutions I get email and lots of it dozens upon dozens of emails each day and a lot of the questions are the same I'm starting to see trends and so what I'm going to do is with the most commonly asked questions I'm going to provide an answer or a solution in said video format no I will not be doing these every day no I will not be doing these maybe even every week but I will be taking questions that so many of you ask and finally providing an easy answer the first one is if a button is broken I'll be it a volume button a home button a sleep/wake button let's get started and let's talk about this illusion I want to apologize up front for the seemingly lackluster audio quality if you remember that Lian update I was doing in the first section of the video turns out it broke hardware compatibility with my M audio fast track Pro which is just fantastic so until I get that fixed you're going to have to deal with the internal microphone on my camcorder however to fix the home button or the sleep/wake button or the volume buttons in iOS 5 there's a couple of different ways to do it now the first one does not require you to jailbreak or modify your device in any way it comes kudos from Apple now it's not really intended to fix broken buttons it's made for accessibility but we're going to utilize it to our needs so please enter the settings on your iOS device and click general now once you've done that scroll down to the very bottom and click accessibility then what you can do is scroll down to the bottom again and click assistive touch if you turn assistive touch on it's going to get you a little note in the bottom right-hand corner and what this allows you to do is simulate button pushes on screen so you can press home and sure enough it'll take you to your home screen you can go to device click lock screen and it'll lock your screen it even does volume settings which is nice because if the volume buttons are broken you can do that as well touch this bottom right button device om up volume down as you can see in the background it's a it's modifying the volume what is pretty dang awesome so that's how you do that that's all software based in iOS 5 and it does require you iOS 5 to do that so if you're not on iOS 5 I would recommend updating in order to get that little note now the second version requires an iOS jailbreak and I think it's a little bit more seamless now up until now jailbreaking with a broken button was a catch-22 because you can jailbreak to fix your buttons but you have to use both buttons to enter DFU or recovery mode which is necessary for you to jailbreak well with the latest iOS 5 absinthe jailbreak you do not need to use either of these buttons to jailbreak I'm not going to go into details on how to do that there's tons of tutorials explaining how and why and what jailbreaking does however once you've jailbroken what you can do is install activator from the Cydia store an activator is really really handy you can assign different gestures either on screen or with hardware buttons to replace an existing or other function so what you can do let's go down to for pure demonstration sake let's do status bar let's do double tap the status bar will simulate a home button press so we'll go down to here let's write home button is right here okay so we've assigned that we're also going to go into let's do volume buttons let's do a hardware one just so you can see that it's down further okay here's the volume button okay so let's do if we both now let's do down up so if we press the down one and then the up one we want to simulate a lock and/or unlock so what I can do now is let's say I'm inside of an app all I have to do is double tap that status bar and it will simulate a home button press so I do not need to have the home button in order for that to work additionally if you remember lock and unlock I did it down and then and up that'll lock it to unlock down and then and up and it unlocks it which is really really handy I think activator is a lot more seamless than Apple's way of doing things however Apple's isn't really made to fix broken buttons it's made for accessibility nonetheless if you can jailbreak and utilize activator I think it's a really really awesome way of doing things to fix those buttons that may be broken if you have any questions that you want to be on a future episode of snazzy solutions please at Q at snazzy labs calm thank you so much for watching and before you leave let's hear a word from our sponsors this video is sponsored by the folks at Squarespace the secret behind exceptional websites I host my blog and organize ramblings , Squarespace and it's 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27 Comments

  • lola

    April 13, 2019

    How to wake iphone as my home and power button are broken

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  • _ SavyAndGabby _

    April 13, 2019

    Button

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  • _ SavyAndGabby _

    April 13, 2019

    How to fixes a jamed lock screen botton

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  • thewiredtongue

    April 13, 2019

    AAWWWEESSOOMMEE! I have been stuffing around with a dodgy sleep/wake button for months! You've just made my life so much easier! :p

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  • Anna Maria Teras

    April 13, 2019

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH 

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  • Jezeus Rodriguez

    April 13, 2019

    Thx dude, this really helped, both my mute button and my volume up and down buttons dont work, why though? Anyone

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  • zach labonte

    April 13, 2019

    My iPhone is sleeping and my top button is Brocken so I can't turn it on what can do

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  • Suasage

    April 13, 2019

    My power button is still broken…

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  • m S

    April 13, 2019

    would love to try these ideas but my iPhone won't power on!

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  • COMMYCABOOSE

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you. You've helped me put off grabbing a new iPhone for a bit now, 🙂 

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  • Jibzzz

    April 13, 2019

    THANK YOU my sleep/wake doesnt work because of the bezel which needs £25 to fix not worth it.

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  • danielgartin6993

    April 13, 2019

    How do you access Siri when the Home button is damaged,though?

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  • Eric Joyce

    April 13, 2019

    and my power button is broken

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  • Eric Joyce

    April 13, 2019

    how can i do this is my ipod died i neeed to do the jailbreak reboot 

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  • Ben

    April 13, 2019

    Does anybody know why you cannot make an app that does the same and get it authorized by apple? or will they not allow it in the app store for sure?

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  • Cole Cormier

    April 13, 2019

    Maybe you should look up the definition of the word remedy because this was a complete waste of time.

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  • Alison Conley

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you, Sir! You helped me with my lock button.

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  • justice5475

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks your a life saver!!!!

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  • chucknorrisftw97

    April 13, 2019

    well both my home and power buttons are fucked so fuck you apple

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  • MrRicker89

    April 13, 2019

    This helped me perfectly, thanks a lot!

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  • orenji

    April 13, 2019

    My sleep button is broken and this was a great solution to be able to do things I can't without that button. I was frustrated that I could not lock my sceen immediately after use or that I could not take screenshots. Thank you!

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  • Kostis REmlk

    April 13, 2019

    what if youre on recovery mode and cant operate the iphone cuz the sleep/wake button is broken and youre left with a dead iphone? :S

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  • Khalil Sommer

    April 13, 2019

    I alsow have the same prob with my iphone5

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  • cruncher muncher

    April 13, 2019

    im trying to enter DFU mode without my home button and without resettingmy jailbroken iphone 3gs on ios 6.1.3, is that possible

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  • mark whibley

    April 13, 2019

    Very good advice, thank you mate !

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  • destinationpsp

    April 13, 2019

    There's still the home button…

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  • Rob Millist

    April 13, 2019

    Very useful thank you. Will try and jailbreak!!

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