In rare cases, the iPhone touch screen may stop working or become unresponsive. This can be frustrating because most of the work is more dependent on the iPhone. This issue usually occurs when you drop or break your iPhone.
However, various software bugs / glitches or flawed apps can also freeze your iPhone screen. In addition, screen protectors can interfere with iPhone touch and display. However, I found some workarounds to solve the problem.
Note: The following method applies to all iPhone models.
- Uninstall the app
- Force restart iPhone
- Clean iPhone
- Update iPhone using computer
- Reset iPhone
- Run DFU
- Hardware flaws
1. Uninstall the app
If you notice that your iPhone screen becomes unresponsive while using a particular app, that app may be the cause. The buggy app is also the reason why the iPhone screen doesn’t respond to touch. What you can do here is to uninstall and reinstall the app.
If your iPhone screen refuses touch input and stops working when you’re in a particular app, it could be an app failure. To fix this, go to the home screen and try restarting your iPhone.
If that doesn’t work, Uninstall and reinstall the app.. Method is as follows.
- Press and hold App icon On the home screen.
- Tap Delete the app..
- Then tap Delete app..
- Finally, tap erase.
If your iPhone’s touch screen is responding normally, it’s probably the app. Contact the app developer and try reporting in the same way. If the problem persists, proceed to the next step.
2. Force restart iPhone
Then reboot the device. You may be wondering how to turn off your iPhone when the screen isn’t working. Now, there is a way to restart your iPhone without using the touch screen. To do so
For iPhone 8 or later:
- Press and release quickly volume up button.
- Then press and release quickly Volume down button.
- Lastly, Side button Until the Apple logo appears.
For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold either Volume up / volume down With a button Power switch Until the Apple logo appears.
For iPhone 6S or earlierPress and hold: Power switch When Home button At the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
This method fixes the touch screen not responding in most cases.
3. Clean your iPhone
iPhone 7 and later are water resistant, but there are limits. Liquids on the iPhone display can interfere with touching the screen and make it unresponsive. Be sure to wipe the iPhone liquids and debris with a dry cloth.
If your iPhone sinks in the pool or falls into liquid, turn off your iPhone first. Allow it to dry completely before turning it on. If you feel that liquid has entered the iPhone speaker and microphone, check the guide to drain the liquid from your iPhone.
Note: Do not connect a wet iPhone (or device) to a charger, computer, or external power source.
4. Update your iPhone using your computer
Software updates may help fix bugs or bugs in existing software versions. Try updating your iPhone by connecting it to your Mac or PC.
This guide can help keep the process going. In addition, if that doesn’t work, try backing up and restoring your iPhone from your Mac or PC. In some cases this can help.
5. Reset iPhone
If your iPhone screen is completely unusable, proceed to the next solution. However, if it’s a little responsive, try resetting your iPhone.
6. Run DFU
DFU is an abbreviation for Device Firmware Upgrade. This is the last step you can take. If you’re still having touchscreen issues on your iPhone after trying DFU mode, you can be confident that it’s hardware related.
DFU removes everything from the device and reinstalls the entire software. All data will be lost. Therefore, do this only if you have a backup or if your iPhone does not have important data that cannot be downloaded from the cloud.
For information on how to put your iPhone in DFU mode, see the following guide.
7. Hardware defects
If none of the above steps work, it’s certainly a hardware problem. Consider contacting Apple Support to replace the screen. However, replacement may cost a little.
Please be careful before going: To fix touchscreen issues on previous iPhone models, some sites recommend pressing the screen from the right side. This may resolve the issue of loose screen connectors. However, in the case of iPhone, please pay close attention. Do not try anything serious that could exacerbate the problem. With this positive note, I’m signed off.
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These were some of the ways to fix the iPhone’s unresponsive touchscreen. We hope that one of the above methods (excluding access to the Apple Service Center) will help.
If you have any additional fixes for touchscreens that don’t work on your iPhone, please share them in the comments below.