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How to Fix Broken iPhone Sleep/Wake Button: QuickLock2

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Is your iPhone’s sleep/wake button broken? Or are you looking for the easiest way to put your iPhone screen to sleep? There’s a recent addition to Cydia called QuickLock2. With one tap of a button you can lock your iPhone and have the screen put to sleep.

This is a fantastic solution for those with broken sleep/wake buttons. I know that first generation iPhones and iPhone 3G/3GS units have suffered from “lowering” buttons to the point where they don’t work anymore. It happened to my brother-in-law’s first gen iPhone. He had to set his autolock preferences to 1 minute to turn his screen off!

QuickLock2 is available in Cydia for free. Just search for it, install it, and you’ll see the following icon on your springboard afterwards. Tap it, and your screen will go to sleep! Voila!

Let me know if you’ve been using QuickLock2. It’s the fastest way to put your iPhone screen to sleep/lock.

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  • Munky

    Or you could get “Activator” in Cydia (also free) and set any gesture or keys to lock/unlock the device. It supports anything from holding the home button, shaking the device, sliding finger on screen from bottom or bottom left or bottom right, pinching/spreading fingers on springboard, double tapping/holding/sliding/swiping down status bar, pressing any combination of volume buttons, etc…

    What’s nice about activator is that it allows you to assign things like showing favourites (phone), controlling the ipod app, toggling an SBSettings toggle or even launching your favourite app via a simple gesture.

  • lello91

    Woww that’s really useful! Thanks Gary

  • Anonymous

    Wow this is awesome. I’ve been looking for something that will force the phone too lock on-demand

    Great find

  • mquickdo is able to perform the same task too.

  • Anonymous

    Yup, it is a great little tweak. Been using it for a year and a half now, previously just called Quicklock. Since I got my i4, actually had to wait for a while until Quicklock 2 came out updated to work on i4. The prev icon was black and white, updated colours more appealing IMHO. I like/use it so much it’s the first left-most icon on my 5 column dock!

  • ML

    This blog is become lamer with every day. There’s an “activator” app from Cydia that’s used by most of the Springboard applications. You can set gestures to lock/unlock/put to sleep your device. Why make a separate app is beyond me. Moreover, claiming that “it’s the fastest way to put your iPhone screen to sleep/lock” is utterly misleading.

  • Although you call it lame you still find the time to come back, read, and post about it. your still here so clearly it isnt all that bad now is it ^_~

  • ML

    s/become/becoming.

    and yes, I do check it regularly 🙂 it hasn’t yet reached a point when I would remove it from my daily reading list.

  • If this blog is lame, your comments are even lamer. 🙂

  • im glad to hear that! ^_~. heh

  • Derrick

    As ML said, but perhaps a little bit more politely:

    Activator can do this too, but has much further reaching capabilities. Unlike MQuickDo, Activator works in any app you want, all the time. For example, the Home button on my 3G is pretty sketchy these days – it works, but not terribly well, so in anticipation of it’s failing I’ve got a swipe from right to left on my status bar set to act as pressing the home button. So now, swiping to the left across the status bar closes apps, or moves me to the first springboard page just like tapping the home button.

    Also, using the LastApp plugin, I assigned a swipe from left to right on the status bar to switch back to the last used app. As I’m running a 3G, I *could* multitask, but it’s somewhat unstable. This gets me multitasking functionality without truly doing it. Much easier to, say, swap back and forth between Mail and Safari, or your SMS App of choice and a game.

    So, yeah, if you have any sketchy buttons on your phone (even the volume buttons) or you’d like to customize what the buttons do, Activator is your app.

  • ML

    Well, at least my comments provide useful information unlike your previous one, which just pollutes the thread 🙂 Cheers.

  • Your original comment attacked this blog as being “lame”, a very “troll-like” comment, because you couldn’t control your emotions based on what you were reading.

    Maybe you should guest write here to show us your knowledge, then we can criticize you instead. If you’re upset don’t take it out on others, hiding behind a monitor. At least be accountable and use your real first name. 🙂

  • Sanchez McGillicutty

    This post should be called “how to work around a broken sleep/wake button”

  • guest

    thank you thank you thank you! Now, how do I power off my iPhone?

  • guest

    thank you thank you thank you! Now, how do I power off my iPhone?

  • Pepsiprincess123

    THIS IS GAY!

    Have a nice day

  • Pepsiprincess123

    THIS IS GAY!

    Have a nice day

  • Pepsiprincess123

    THIS IS GAY!

    Have a nice day

  • Pepsiprincess123

    THIS IS GAY!

    Have a nice day

  • Pepsiprincess123

    THIS IS GAY!

    Have a nice day

  • guest

    sbsettings

  • Thank you for this article, saved my time. I was looking also for a way to lock my screen because my iPhone 3G sleep button is no longer working properly. I do get sometimes sleep slideer and not sure why. Its like iPhone thiks that this button is always pressed or something.  Do you know if there is a way compleatly disable the sleep button?

  • guest

    I tried it did not work I put it on charging and a few mins later I tried turning the iphone on it did not work if you know the answer please send it to lilypadipod123@gmail.com

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