The quickest way to turn off your phone is by pressing the power button. However, there are some instances when you might want to turn off your phone without pressing the power button. This article focuses on how to turn off a phone without a power button. 

Smartphones usually have few buttons because you can access their features via the touch screen. You can expect to find power, volume up, and volume down buttons on a smartphone. However, the power button can fail, and you might need an alternative method to switch off your phone without using the power button. The article below shows how to turn off the phone without the power button.

Below are different methods you can use to turn off your phone without using the power button on the side of your smartphone.


Method  1: Using the ADB Command 

The ADB Command requires that you have a computer before running the Command for switching off your phone. You can follow the steps below to run the ADB Command for switching off your phone.

Step 1: Start by ensuring the USB debugging mode on your phone is active.

Step 2: Download and install the Android SDK for Windows or set up ADB and Fastboot on macOS on your computer.

Android SDK for Windows

Step 3: Launch the Command Prompt app or the Mac terminal on your computer.

Step 4: Connect your smartphone to the computer using the USB data cable before entering the Commands below.

Connect your smartphone to the computer using the USB data

Step 5: Type the [adb devices] Command if you are using Windows.

Step 6: Type the [./adb devices] Command if you are using Mac.

Step 7: Type the [adb shell reboot -p] Command before executing to turn off your phone without using the power button.


Method 2: Using Accessibility Menu

The location of the Accessibility menu differs depending on the type of phone you have. You can follow the steps below to use the Accessibility menu to turn off your phone without the power button.

Step 1: Tap on the Settings icon on your phone before tapping on the Accessibility option. You can use this procedure if you have a Chinese OEMs phone such as Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oneplus, and Realme.

Using Accessibility Menu

Step 2: Locate the Additional settings option before tapping on it.

Step 3: Locate the Interaction and dexterity option for Samsung phones before tapping on it. Locate the Assistant menu before tapping on it.

Interaction and dexterity

Step 4: Locate the Power off option before tapping on it to complete the process.


Method 3: Scheduling a power-off Command

You can schedule your phone to turn off if you are running an Android operating system on your device. You can follow the steps below to schedule your phone to turn off at a particular time.

Step 1: Tap on the Settings icon on your device before selecting the Search box at the top of your screen.

Step 2: Type Schedule on the Settings Search box before tapping the Schedule power on/off option.

Schedule power on off

Step 3: Enter the Turn off time off before confirming the Turn off/on schedule time to complete the process.


Method 4: Using Assistive touch to turn off iPhone

The Assistive touch feature is only available for persons who have an iPhone. You can follow the steps below to use the Assistive touch button on your iPhone to turn it off.

Step 1: Search for the Assistive touch feature on your iPhone before enabling it on your iPhone device.

Step 2: Tap on the Assistive touch icon before tapping on the Device option.

Assistive touch

Step 3: Locate the More option before tapping on it.

Step 4: Locate the Restart option to complete the process.


Method 5: Using a third-party app 

Using a third-party app 

You can use a third-party application to access the advanced power option on your phone. You can download and install the Power Menu and Shutdown applications from the Google Play Store. Launch the Power Menu or Shutdown application on your phone before tapping on the Power off option to complete the process.


Method 6: Removing the battery

Removing the battery

You can remove the battery on your phone if you can access it by removing the back cover. However, this method is challenging if your phone has a built-in battery and cannot access it. Removing the battery from your phone will cause it to power down without pressing the power button. You can replace the battery and use the ADB Command when you want to power on your phone.


Method 7: Using the safe mode

Using the safe mode

You can power off your phone using the safe mode feature. Plug the USB data cable on your phone while pressing the Volume up or Volume down buttons to access the Safe mode section on your phone. Scroll and locate the Power off option before selecting it to complete the process.


Conclusion 

You also have the option of letting your phone drain the power from your battery before letting it power off by itself. However, this method requires you to exercise patience because it may take a long time for the power to drain completely from your phone.