How to Restart Phone Without Power Button? How Many Ways Are There?

It’s not uncommon that after a few years, ultimately the hardware of your phone can fail, whether it is the power button or the volume rocker, at times even the charging port itself.

In certain scenarios, it could become tough to power off or reset your smartphone, especially in cases where some apps start going wild and drain your phone’s battery immensely.

In this post, we will show you 5 techniques to restart your smartphone without a power button. Most of this applies to Android, however, a few adjustments will be relevant for iPhones too.

How to Restart Your Android Phone Without Power Button

In order to turn on your phone without pressing the power button, here are five simple methods:

1. Plug in Your Charger

If your battery is dead and you need to reset your phone, all you have to do is plug in your charger.

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2. Using Recovery Mode

In order to use this method, you must power off your Android phone first. To enter recovery mode, all you have to do is plug in your USB cord and hold down the volume down/up buttons.

When the menus open, simply select “Exit” to return to the main screen and perform a fresh reboot. Depending on the manufacturer and Android version, this could be different.

3. Using Third-party Apps on Android Mobile Phone

It's possible to restart your smartphone via the power menu with the help of third-party apps like Power Menu and Shutdown.

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  • Download Power Menu or Shutdown from the Play Store
  • Give the accessibility permission on startup.
  • After that, simply tap on “Open Power Menu”, your power menu will open instantly. You can either shut down or restart your device.

4. Scheduled Power on/off

Scheduled power on and off capabilities are already standard on the majority of new smartphones. Setting the timing to a specific value will restart your phone. Let's suppose it's 11:58 p.m. and it turns on at 12:01 a.m. You can also set the turn-on time. This, too, will be useful.

Your iPhone can't exactly be turned off on schedule. As an alternative, if you have a pre-programmed alarm and your gadget is turned off, it will automatically switch on when the alarm goes off.


5. Restart Android Phone Using ADB

This approach is only compatible with Android devices. You'll need to enable USB debugging and the developer options on your smartphone for this to function.

  • Tap the Build number several times till you receive a message stating that you are now a developer under Android Settings > About phone.
  • Once you've done that, you'll want to go to Android Settings > Developer settings > USB debugging.
  • Connect your Android phone to your computer or laptop using a USB cord. As soon as USB debugging is connected, you'll receive an alert.
  • Download and install Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to your computer.
  • Command Prompt can be opened by typing cmd in your computer's location directory. For Windows,
  • Enter the command ADB devices. It will display the phone's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number.
  • Type ADB reboot and press Enter. It will soon restart the phone.

In the Absence of the Power Button, How Do You Restart Your iPhone?

Using Assistive Touch Button

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Assistive touch can be activated in the iPhone's settings to provide a virtual home button. Follow these steps when you've enabled it: tap the Assistive Touch > Device > More > Restart and this will restart your device.