If Power Button is Broken How to Wake up Your Android Phone

Your Android phone’s power button may break after several uses. It means you cannot wake up your phone from sleep, although this can be resolved by connecting your phone’s charger to AC mains, but not always feasible. So, if power button of your Android phone is broken then how to wake up your phone from sleep.

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A damaged power button can lead to many problems with your Android device. In this guide, we will try to provide a simple solution to wake up your phone without the power button. In addition, you can lock the screen again using the same method – no root access or complicated procedure is needed.

To regain control of your Android screen, install “Wave Unlock” [Download Here], a free app that will unlock your device when your hand comes close to the proximity sensor. The app is free and simple to use.

Your wave is configurable, meaning that any repeatable gesture can be used to unlock Android. When your phone is locked, waving your hand over the sensor to wake screen up and when your phone screen is on, cover the proximity sensor to lock device.

How to uninstall the Wave Unlock app?

To the app, you need to uncheck wave lock from Device Administrator. Go to Setting -> Security -> Device Administrator and Uncheck Wave Unlock “. Then you can uninstall the app as usual.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

1 Comment

  1. Tyson LeForgey

    Jun 27, 2015 at 4:38 am

    A couple days ago the power button on my Galaxy S3 began to randomly send my phone into a restart loop from hell. I had to pull the battery and wait 5 minutes before it would stop. This happened several times. I can’t even begin to express how crazy this made me.

    I tried using Gravity to fix the problem but I wasn’t able to lock the phone whenever I wanted
    because Gravity uses the stock lock-screen settings. It either locked every time I turned it on or not at all. After a lot of trial and error I finally hit on a combination of apps that worked for me and
    I’ve decided I’d like to share this fix here. I’ve only used this with Nova, I doubt it will work with a stock launcher.

    The apps.

    Nova Launcher Prime. (Y’all should have it anyway)
    Gravity
    Smart Applock (free version)
    Tasker with the Auto-Shortcut plugin.

    The steps:

    Set up Gravity however you want it. ( I’ve found that it’s less annoying with the proximity sensor turned off and the sensitivity set way down around 4 or 5)
    Gravity has a ton of options. So it takes a while to get it dialed in.

    Set Smart App-Lock to lock just Nova launcher. This lets you lock the phone from a shortcut you can create using Tasker with the Auto-Shortcut plug-in.

    Here’s how I set up the shortcut. It’s extra detailed in case If you haven’t had any experience with Tasker.

    1. Create a new task in Tasker. I named mine “Lock Toggle”
    2. Touch the +.
    3. Go to “plugin”
    4. Then choose AutoShortcut.

    5. Configuration. Choose “Smart App-Lock” from the list. Hit OK. *If “unlock now” pops up just hit cancel. It will still work. Press the check-mark to exit configuration.

    6. Press the back arrow (next to action edit) at the top to go back to the previous screen which will now have an entry saying “Smart Applock(on/off)”

    7. Repeat steps 2-6 once. This creates an automatic toggle. The toggle launches Smart App-locks pattern lock (or whatever lock method you like) when the screen is turned off by the next step.

    8. Hit the + again. Go to plugin then Auto-Shortcut. Configuration – Gravity screen off.

    That’s it. Hit the back arrow again. Then exit Tasker.

    Gestures are one of the many great things about Nova Launcher. I have mine set-up to turn the screen off (without the screen-lock) on a double tap to the desktop. And to turn it off (with the screen-lock) when I swipe one of my icons.

    To do that. Long-press the icon. Press edit. Swipe action. Shortcuts. Task shortcut, then the shortcut you just created in Tasker. Or you could just have a shortcut on the desktop if you’d prefer.

    One more thing. You’ll need to assign an icon to the shortcut the first time you try and launch it. I just downloaded a pic of an ignition lock that I liked and used that.

    Hope this helps. Good Luck.

    Ty

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