If the power button on your phone isn’t working, there are a handful of solutions you can try. You can utilize Android’s scheduled power function, a third-party app to remap the control, ADB commands, or some simple troubleshooting techniques to fix the software problems.
1. Screen won’t Turn On
The most serious issue with a broken power button is that you won’t be able to turn on your phone’s display, especially if your volume buttons aren’t set to wake the screen.
In that situation, you can either use a charging adaptor or a computer to charge your phone or have someone contact your number. This will wake up your phone’s screen, which you may then unlock and try the other options listed below.
However, if your phone includes a fingerprint scanner, you may always utilize that. Connecting your mobile to the charger may also restart your device if the battery is depleted.
In this video, we are gonna show you how to turn your Android phone ON when the power button is not working: 2. Scheduled Power On/ Off Feature
Almost every Android phone has a function that allows you to schedule when your phone turns on and off. So, if you don’t want to use the power button to turn on your phone, go to
Settings > Accessibility > Scheduled Power On/Off (settings may vary across different devices).
Enable the feature and set the power-on and power-off times here. If your phone shuts down for any reason, it will at least restart at the scheduled time, and you will not be locked out. You can also utilize the option to restart your phone by setting the power off and on times apart by 2-3 minutes.
3. Remap Power Button using Third-party App
You may remap your power button with a variety of third-party apps available on the market. Download
Power Button to Volume Button, enable the service and check the ‘boot’ and ‘screen off’ options.
You can lock your phone by tapping the notification and switching it on using the volume controls once you’ve set it up. However, fingerprint or face unlock may not always work, and you may have to unlock the phone using your PIN or pattern each time.
If you have a Samsung phone with a Bixby button, you may remap it to the power button without installing any apps by using ADB. But that isn’t something we’ll be talking about today.
4. Using ADB Commands (Requires USB Debugging)
You may also switch on your Android without using the power button by using ADB commands on your PC.
However, you must have
USB debugging to be enabled on your phone to use this approach. Also, instead of “charge only,” the default connection mode should be “file transfer”. You won’t be able to utilize this method unless it was previously enabled.
1. Using a USB cord, connect your phone to your computer.
2. If you haven’t previously, install ADB drivers on your PC (
Windows, Linux, Mac).
Shift + Right Click in the ADB directory (where you downloaded and installed ADB drivers) and select “ Open PowerShell Window here.”
4. Once the window has opened, type “
ADB devices” and see if your device’s code name and serial number display on the next line.
5. Enter “
ADB reboot” and tap Enter.
That is all there is to it. Your phone will reset if you do so.
Note: If the device’s name does not show after running the ADB Devices command, either USB debugging is disabled or the phone is connected in ‘charge only’ mode. Check to see if the phone’s drivers are installed on your PC as well. Tip- Hard Reset for Software Glitches
Due to temporary software issues, your phone’s power button may cease working at times. In that scenario, press and hold the power button for 20-30 seconds, and the device will reboot, removing any temporary difficulties.
Wrapping Up: Turn On Android Without Power Button
We hope you now know how to turn on or restart your Android phone without pressing the power button. In any case, we recommend visiting an authorized service shop if the switch is permanently damaged; buttons are usually affordable to fix.
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