6 Quick Fixes for Unresponsive iPhone Touch Screen

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An iPhone’s touch screen or any smartphone’s touch screen is pretty much how you can operate them. So damages or issues that happen to these screens are pretty hard and annoying. Most of the time an unresponsive iPhone touch screen isn’t that bad. It may just be a minor bug or something similar to it inside itself. And you can easily fix it by yourself. So if you are facing an iPhone touch screen not responsive problem, we are here to help you fix it. 

Guessing that is probably not reading these quick fixes for the iPhone touch screen not responsive on the same iPhone with issues, let’s get to the topic, shall we? Like we mentioned, you can try a few things by yourself for this unresponsive touchscreen problem. Here are the DIY quick fixes you can try for the iPhone touch screen not responsive problem you are facing.

iPhone touch screen not responsive – How to fix it

We lined up the six ways you can fix your iPhone’s touch screen problem in this blog. Read until the end to figure out which one will work for you.

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iPhone screen not responsive – How to fix it

Fix one: Try restarting your phone

Of course, you must have already thought of this or tried it. It is what everyone does if they are having any kind of problems or issues with their iPhones or smartphones. You can try to normally restart an iPhone but if your iPhone is so unresponsive that you can’t even restart it, then there is another way to do it. You can try to force restart it. There are different ways to restart your iPhone according to your model.

For iPhone 6 and earlier versions of iPhone: Press the home button and the sleep or shut down button at the same time. Hold those buttons until you see the Apple logo.

For iPhone 7 and 7 series of iPhone: Press the volume down and the sleep or shut down button at the same time. Do it until you see the Apple logo and then you’re done.

For iPhone 8 and all the other later versions of iPhone: Press and release the iPhone’s volume down button quickly. Press and release the iPhone’s volume up button quickly. Then press and hold the sleep or shut down button until you see the Apple logo.

If you have tried this quick fix for the iPhone touch screen not responsive problem already, let’s move onto the next one.

Fix two: Try checking your screen guard or protector

Most people have a screen guard or screen protector attached to their iPhone or smartphone these days. It is a good thing but it might also be a problem if you apply or attach it perfectly. So if you have a screen protector attached to your iPhone’s screen as well, you might need to check it by removing and re-applying or removing it and try applying a new one itself. Because it might be the one causing the interference between you and your iPhone’s touch screen and causing this iPhone touch screen not responsive problem. 

If you removed it and it worked properly, then it is a problem with your screen protector and not your iPhone. But if it still didn’t work after removing the screen protector, you can try the next quick fixes.

Fix three: Try freeing up some storage

Most of the time, smartphones or iPhones act this way because of some storage issue too. If you download and store too many files, media, and apps in your iPhone, this might be the key problem to your iPhone touch screen not responsive problem. If you think you have a lot of applications and files stored in your iPhone, try backing the files in your computer or anywhere else to see if it works. If you have a lot of applications downloaded on your iPhone, try deleting them. You can delete or uninstall applications by going to Settings> General > iPhone Storage and delete the app you want to.

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You don’t have to worry because these apps won’t go anywhere and you can always access data in the data if it has a login facility. If you tried this quick fix too and nothing happened, let’s move on to the next one now.

Fix four: Try uninstalling and reinstalling the new applications

If your iPhone is only facing this iPhone touch screen not responsive problem after you downloaded a certain app, then there is a chance the problem might be in that app. Go check the recent applications you downloaded and uninstall and reinstall them (if you need them). If your iPhone worked perfectly fine when you uninstalled those apps then the problem is in those apps. Try to stay away from those apps and just don’t install them again.

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If this quick fix didn’t work either, we have two more. Don’t give up yet.

Fix five: Try changing 3D touch settings

A lot of people face this touch screen unresponsive issue because of the 3D touch sensitivity in the iPhones. You can easily adjust these touch settings by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch. You can see the adjusting meter for the 3D touch sensitivity below. Just try which one works for you and stick with it.

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If you tried this one for your iPhone touch screen not responsive problem and it still didn’t get fixed, there is one last solution.

Fix six: Try visiting a service or repair center

If you have tried all of the things mentioned above and nothing worked, your iPhone’s problem might be a hardware issue or something more serious. The best solution to deal with these kinds of things is to visit a repair center so they can try figuring out what the problem is. Don’t know where to go?

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iPhone touch screen not responsive – Repair or service center

Pronto Arigato offers all kinds of repair services in Singapore including iPhone touch screen service. You can simply contact us to pick up your phone and fix it. Or you can drop by our repair center and see the process yourself. We will make sure you return with the correct answer and possibly with your iPhone too. Contact us now!

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