My iPhone's power button is broken. How can I still turn it off to send it in for repairs? I found another answer, but it does not really help.

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If you go to Settings>General>Accessibility>AssistiveTouch and flip the switch to "on," you will find a black square with a white dot in the middle.

When you tap the white circle for AssistiveTouch, tap "Device," then LONG PRESS on the "Lock Screen" option. You should be set!

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    Very good workaround! This works for me!
    – daviesgeek
    Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 0:39
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    I had this switched on but never tried the long press! Awesome!
    – Arne
    Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 6:11
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    related: To turn it back on, plug in the computer cable.
    – jhocking
    Commented May 26, 2014 at 12:04

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