If your iPhone touchscreen is not working properly, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the issue. Here are some ways to fix an unresponsive iPhone touchscreen:
1. Restart Your iPhone: Sometimes, a simple restart can fix minor software glitches that may be causing the touchscreen issue. Press and hold the power button (or the power button and volume down button on newer iPhones) until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Slide it to turn off your iPhone, then turn it back on.
2. Clean the Screen: Dirt, oil, or debris on the screen can affect touchscreen responsiveness. Gently clean the screen using a microfiber cloth or a screen-cleaning solution.
3. Remove Screen Protector or Case: If you’re using a screen protector or a case that covers the screen, it might interfere with the touchscreen’s sensitivity. Try removing these and see if the issue is resolved.
4. Calibrate the Touchscreen: You can calibrate the touchscreen by going to “Settings” > “Accessibility” > “Touch” > “Touch Accommodations.” Turn on “Touch Accommodations” and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the touchscreen.
5. Force Restart Your iPhone: If a regular restart doesn’t work, try a force restart. The steps vary depending on your iPhone model:
- iPhone 8 and later: Quickly press and release the volume up button, quickly press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the volume down button and the power button together until the Apple logo appears.
- iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold the home button and the power button together until the Apple logo appears.
6. Check for Software Updates: Outdated software can cause compatibility issues. Check if there’s a software update available by going to “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update.”
7. Reset All Settings: Resetting all settings won’t erase your data, but it will reset your personalized settings to default. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Reset All Settings.”
8. Restore iPhone Using iTunes (or Finder): If none of the above steps work, you can try restoring your iPhone to its factory settings using iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina and later). This should be done as a last resort, as it erases all data on your iPhone. Make sure to back up your iPhone before proceeding.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it’s possible that there might be a hardware problem with your iPhone’s touchscreen. In that case, you should contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for further assistance.