IPhone Touch Screen Not Working? Here are the Ways to Fix It
IPhone touch screen not working? When your iPhone touch screen doesn’t work, it’s natural to feel frustrated. From making calls to scrolling through pictures, you use your iPhone for everything – so don’t let “touch screen troubles” deter you. You will learn why the touch screen on your iPhone is not working and how to fix it yourself at home. Finally, I’ll recommend some excellent repair options, if it comes to that.
You may experience issues with your iPhone touch screen for a variety of reasons. However, those problems can also be solved in a variety of ways.
Why Is My iPhone Touch Screen Not Responding?
In order to fix your touch-screen iPhone, we first have to identify the problem. Most often, the problem occurs when the part of your iPhone’s display that processes touch (called the digitizer) stops working correctly or when the iPhone’s software fails to communicate properly with the hardware. Basically, it could be either a hardware or software problem, and I’ll help you with both in this article.
Generally, troubleshooting iPhone software problems don’t cost anything. Additionally, it’s easier than prying your screen off with suction cups (please don’t do this). As a result, we’ll begin by fixing the software problems, and then move on to fixing the physical ones if needed.
Drops and spills: If you’ve dropped your iPhone recently, it’s likely a hardware problem is the cause of touch screen problems – although it isn’t always the case. Slow apps and issues that come and go are typically caused by software problems.
It is important to keep in mind that screen protectors can cause problems with the touch screen on your iPhone. If you’re having problems with the touch screen on your iPhone, remove its screen protector.
A Quick Word On iPhone Touch Disease
A series of problems affecting the iPhone 6 Plus is referred to as iPhone touch disease. An issue affecting iPhone gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom and Reachability, is under investigation. Issues cover a flickering, gray bar at the top of the display.
There is some debate about what causes iPhone touch disease. There’s a particular repair program Apple offers if you’re experiencing this issue with your iPhone. Apple claims this happens because the phone is repeatedly dropped on a hard surface and then further stressed. In analyzing the iPhone 6 Plus, iFixit discovered what they call a “design defect.”
Software Problems and Your iPhone Touch Screen
Apple’s iPhone touch screen can stop working if there is a problem with the software that controls the phone. When the touch screen of your iPhone is not responding, resetting troublesome software may be necessary.
When you use a specific app, does your touch screen stop responding? Perhaps that app is to blame. Uninstall and reinstall the app. Uninstall an app as follows:
- You can get the application on your iPhone’s Home screen. The screenshot below shows what your Home screen looks like.
- Click and hold an app icon until a menu appears.
- Tap Remove App.
- Tap Delete App.
- Tap Delete.
Send a message to the app developer if your iPhone touch screen doesn’t work after reinstalling the app. There may already be a solution to the problem or they may be working on one.
What is the best way to send a message to the app developer?
- Touch to open the App Store.
- Search for the app in the search box at the bottom.
- To find out more about the app, tap the icon.
- Scroll down and select Developer Website. The developer’s website will open.
- On the developer’s website, you can find a contact form or email address. You won’t have a problem finding it. They’re worth their salt. It’s always a good idea to let good developers know about problems with their products!
Update your iPhone
Rarely, but occasionally, iPhone software updates can cause touch screen problems. Apple’s iOS 11.3 update was the most recent documented instance of this. Apple corrected the issue in a subsequent update.
Go to Settings and select General -> Software Update. Tap the Download and Install option if you have an available iOS update.
What to Do When Your iPhone isn’trespondingtotouch?
The iPhone’s software may be the cause of touch screen problems when you have multiple apps open or when there is no app open. The first step to troubleshooting is to power off and on your iPhone again, but that’s hard when your touch screen doesn’t work! We’ll have to do a hard reset instead. Here’s how:
Try performing a hard reset if your iPhone doesn’t turn off in the usual way – or if turning it off and back on again doesn’t resolve the problem. Press and hold both the Home and Power buttons at the same time. After a few seconds, wait for the Apple logo to appear, then release.
To perform a hard reset on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, press and hold the power button and volume down button together for several seconds until the Apple logo appears on the display.
In order to hard reset an iPhone 8 or newer model, press and release the volume up button, press the volume down button, and then press and hold the side button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears on the center of the display.
When you perform a hard reset on your iPhone, all of its background processes are abruptly stopped, and this can cause software issues. A hard reset usually doesn’t affect your device, but it’s a good idea to only do it when you have to.
My iPhone Touch Screen Still Isn’t Working!
Do you still have problems with your iPhone touch screen? Your iPhone may need to be restored to the original settings. You should make a backup of it before you do this. You can do this by connecting your iPhone to a computer and running iTunes (PCs and Macs running Mojave 10.14), Finder (Macs running Catalina 10.15), or using iCloud.
The Default Firmware Update (DFU) should be performed. A restore of this type is comprehensive compared with a traditional iPhone restore. For this, you will need an iPhone, a cable for connecting it to your computer, and the latest version of iTunes.
It can be a little tricky to put your iPhone into DFU mode. We explain exactly how to put your iPhone into DFU mode in our article explaining how to do it step-by-step. You can review it here when finished.