How to Turn Off a Locked iPod Without a Power Button

by Charlotte Mission

If the Sleep/Wake button on your iPod Touch becomes stuck or encounters issues such as delayed or decreased responsiveness, waiting for the battery to run out isn't your only option to power off the device. The AssistiveTouch function enables you to turn off your iPod from the screen, and works without requiring you to unlock the device. Since AssistiveTouch requires iOS, it's not available on the iPod Nano, Shuffle or Classic. If you own one of these models and its Power button does not work, you will need to have it repaired by an authorized Apple service provider.

1

Tap "Settings | General | Accessibility | AssistiveTouch."

2

Switch the button to the "On" position to enable the function. The phone places a white button on the screen that remains in the foreground at all times.

3

Lock the phone as usual.

4

Tap the white button on the lock screen, then tap "Device."

5

Press and hold the "Lock" icon and slide the button to turn off the phone when prompted.

Tip

  • To turn your iPod back on, connect the USB cable to a wall charger or computer.

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Charlotte Mission is an avid reader and writer. She has written professionally for over 5 years and for pleasure for many more. Her work has appeared on eHow.com and AssociatedContent.com. She is currently pursuing a degree in History.

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