Why Is my iPhone touch screen not working and how to fix it

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iPhone touch screen not working

What to do when an iPhone touch screen not working

While there are cases where an unresponsive iPhone touch screen not working, calls for professional repairs, there are a number of steps, from easy to advanced, that you can take to get things working again.

Basic Fixes for a iPhone touch screen not working

  • Clean the screen with a lint-free cloth.
  • Restart your device.
  • Remove your case or screen protector.

Make sure your hands are clean and dry and that you aren’t wearing gloves.

Regardless of your experience level, there are some basic, easy fixes that you can try when your iPhone touch screen not working.

The first thing to try is to clean the screen and your hands. Touch screens don’t work that well when they are wet or dirty, and they can also appear unresponsive if your fingers are wet, dirty, or covered by gloves. If there is any liquid on the screen, or any other substance like dirt or food, the first step is to clean it off.

If that doesn’t do the trick, then turning the device off and back on again will often solve the problem. This is also known as rebooting, and the process is a little different from one device to the next.

Cleaning an Unresponsive iPhone touch screen 

In some cases, a touch screen will stop responding properly due to built up dirt and grime or problems with the case or screen protector.

Since this is pretty easy to either deal with or rule out, it’s a good idea to give your device a thorough cleaning if a reboot didn’t do the trick.

  • Clean your hands or put on clean gloves.
  • Wipe the touch screen with a lint-free cloth.
  • The cloth may be dry or wet.
  • Never use a sopping wet cloth.
  • Always wring your cloth out before using it on a touch screen.
  • If the touch screen still doesn’t work, removing the screen protector or case may help.
  • You may need to clean the screen after removing the screen protector if it was damaged.
  • Take off your gloves, as touch screens don’t work well through gloves.
  • Make sure your fingers are clean and dry as well since wet fingers often result in an unresponsive touch screen.

Restarting an iPhone touch screen not working

It may sound pretty basic, but when your touch screen stops working, simply restarting your iPhone, Android, or laptop is usually all it takes to fix the problem.

The issue here is that with most devices, turning off or restarting involves interacting with the screen in some way. For instance, you may be used to touching the power button and then tapping a confirmation screen on your phone.

Since that isn’t an option when your touch screen has stopped working, you will have to use a device-specific shutdown or restart procedure.

How to Hard Reboot an iPhone With an Touch Screen not working
Rebooting an iPhone, or forcing it to shut down and turn on again, without access to the touch screen involves pushing a combination of buttons. The specific combination is depends on the age of the phone.

For iPhone 6s and older models with a clickable home button:

  • Press and hold both the home button and the power button.
  • Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7 and newer:

  • Press and hold both the power button and the volume down button.
  • Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Software Problems and Your iPhone Touch Screen

A problem with the software that tells your phone how to act can cause your iPhone touchscreen to stop working. It may help to reset troublesome software if your iPhone touch screen is not working.

Does your touch screen stop responding when you use a certain app? That app may be to blame. Try uninstalling and reinstalling it. To uninstall an app:

  • Find the app on your iPhone’s home screen.
  • Press and hold your finger over the app icon until all the icons start to shake and there is an “X” in the upper-left corner of the icon.
  • Tap the “X” and then Delete to remove the app from your iPhone.

If the problem keeps happening after you reinstall the app, send a message to the app developer. They may have a fix for the problem or be working on a solution already.

My Touchscreen Still Isn’t Working!

Is your iPhone touch screen still giving you problems? Then it might be time to try restoring your iPhone to its original settings. Before you do this, be sure to backup your information. You can do this by plugging your iPhone into a computer and running iTunes or using iCloud.

I recommend performing a DFU (Default Firmware Update) restore. This type of restore is a bit more thorough than a traditional iPhone restore. To do this, you’ll need your iPhone, a cable to plug it into the computer, and the most recent version of iTunes.

Putting your iPhone into DFU mode can be a little tricky. For a simple step-by-step walkthrough, check out this article that explains exactly how to put your iPhone into DFU mode.

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