How to Fix Touch screen Unresponsive Issues in iPhone
Are you chasing Touch screen Unresponsive Issues on your iPhone/iPad? Here are 5 Best Tips with step by step Guide for How to Fix Touch screen Unresponsive Issues on your iPhone.
Considering everything with an iPhone relies on your ability to touch the screen and get the phone to do what you want it to do, it can be especially frustrating when the screen isn’t working. There can be various reasons why the screen freezes up, making it frustrating to figure out how to get it working again. Oftentimes it’s something wrong with the LCD screen, but there are other possibilities and some of them are easy to fix.
Whatever you do, don’t panic or give up until trying some of these fixes.
How to Fix Touch screen Unresponsive Issues in iPhone:
Step #1: Clean your screen
It may not be this simple, but it doesn’t hurt to start here. It’s possibly that your iPhone’s screen is dirty or oily and it’s affecting the screen’s sensitivity. It’s not surprising that can happen considering how often you touch your iPhone’s screen.
Do not grab window cleaner and try to do the job no matter how dirty you think your screen is. Just dampen a lint-free, scratch-resistant cloth – micro-fiber if you have it – with water and make soft, even strokes as you clean your screen.
Avoid getting moisture in any openings when doing so. You do not want to use alcohol, ammonia or other cleaners. There should be no need because the front and back glass screen surfaces have an oleophobic coating that is easy to clean. You definitely do not want to use any kind of abrasive material. The coating’s ability to repel fingerprint oil may lessen over time, but rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will make it lessen even faster.
Step #2: Restart your iPhone
Restarting your iPhone is another easy fix that sometimes works. Sometimes your phone encounters glitches or bugs, especially if you’ve been using it heavily, that can cause your screen to become unresponsive.
To restart it, hold down your sleep/power button at the top of your iPhone. When you see a red slider bar appear, drag the slider to turn off your device. Wait until the device completely turns off before pressing and holding the button again to turn it back on.
You may need to force restart or reset your iPhone. To do this, press and hold the sleep/power and home buttons for at least 10 seconds until the screen turns off and turns back on. Release both buttons once you see the Apple logo displayed.
Step #2: Adjust your settings for 3D Touch
If you have an iPhone 6S or later and it isn’t responding to your 3D Touch presses, try the following. Adjust the settings by going to Settings then General. Tap Accessibility then 3D Touch and adjust the sensitivity of the setting.
Step #3: Restore to factory settings
If none of the above steps work, you may want to consider restoring your iPhone to factory settings. The catch is this will wipe your data so you want to make sure it’s backed up.
To reset the iPhone, connect it to your computer using a USB connector and open iTunes. Select your phone and click Summary at the top of the iTunes box.
Next you want to click Check for Update to see if a newer version of your iPhone is available. Click Restore and follow instructions on your screen to continue. Once the process is over, you can restore your data or set your iPhone as a new phone.
Step #4: Restore using recovery mode
If iTunes for whatever reason does not recognize your iPhone, you will have to use what’s called recovery mode. To do so, first turn off your iPhone and connect it to your computer using your USB cable.
To do so, first plug the cable into your computer with iTunes on. Hold down the home button of your iPhone while you connect the USB cable to it and keep holding the home button down until it reads “Connect to iTunes Screen.”
You should see a screen with both a connector and an iTunes logo. Let go of the home button when you see this screen or, if you do not see it, try the other steps again. When it does work you will get a message saying iTunes detected an iPhone in recovery mode that must be restored before it can be used with iTunes.
If you backed up your iPhone from iTunes, you can connect it to your computer that has the backup and choose Restore from Backup in iTunes. Go to File>Devices>Restore from Back Up.
Step #5: “Touch Disease” and iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the only phones that get what’s referred to as “Touch Disease.” The thinking is that it happens when Touch IC chips on the iPhone’s logic board partially break away. This causes intermittent electrical connections that can cause the screen to stop working.
Applying pressure to the screen or twisting it slightly may seem to work, but likely these are short-term fixes. Because not much is known about what causes it, there aren’t any good fix it ideas either. Your best bet if you think this is the culprit is to visit your nearest Apple store.