“Any fix to this irritating ghost touch and screen sensitibility latency???” - Chrissy71 from Apple Community
It is very normal and common to find iPhone screen broken or water damaged. However, it is aberrant and strange if the screen doesn't respond correctly to what you are actually making, or becomes completely unresponsive.
Many iPhone users reported that the screen is responding itself even though they do not touch the screen. And sometimes the screen doesn't respond at all. The phenomenon is called "iPhone ghost touch".
In most cases, lock and unlock screen can temporarily solve the problem. However, what makes this problem become complex is that it occurs randomly and hardly preventable.
So the question is, what is ghost touch, what causes the issue of ghost touch on iPhone and what are the solutions?
Maybe a lot of users are not familiar what ‘iPhone ghost touch’ is. As introduced above, iPhone performs tasks by itself without any touching on the screen is called ghost touch.
When your iPhone has the ghost touch issue, it can perform all the actions as an user, such as sending text messages, changing iPhone settings, opening any apps, etc. Sometimes, it can even restore your iPhone to factory settings.
You may not sure what would cause this problem, the underlying reasons are listed below:
When you place your finger on the touch screen, a low current will be drawn from the touch point. And the controller calculates will calculate the exact point of the touch point by calculating the ratio of currents on different electrodes (the current size is related to the electrode distance).
It can be seen that the correct touch of the capacitive screen is very sensitive to current stability. However, when we use inferior adapters and charging cables for charging, the capacitance and inductance will not meet the requirements. And the screen will be prone to interference under these ripples.
The iPhone ghost touch problem will be more severe in dry weather. In dry days, the screen may be covered with static electricity when the iPhone is taken from pocket, leaving the screen temporarily untouchable.
The chip welded to the phone's motherboard is not working properly. This is statistically more likely to happen with the iPhone.
In such a situation, most users with no technique knowledge will prefer to using a professional 3rd-party tool to avoid more issues. As such, an excellent repair tool to fix any iOS issues on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without data loss is FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. This program has become very poputer in recently years and obtained many good reviews from CNET, Softpedia, Lera Blog, GetDroidTips, WEBKU, etc.
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Follow these simple steps to fix iPhone ghost touch issue without data loss:
Step 1. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery should be downloaded on your compute first. After the launch, plug your iPhone X into the computer using an USB cable and select "Standard Mode".
Step 2. Once your device is recognized by the program, click "Download" to download the firmware package.
Step 3. Then the program will begin to fix the ghost touch bug on your iPhone X.
Any non-original charger or accessory not developed by Apple may lead to the malfunctions on iPhone. If your iPhone X is connected to a 3rd party charger, pull it off and switch to an original charger, then get it connected with your iPhone. Now click any side of the iPhone screen to see if your iPhone X will still ghost touch.
The 2nd measure to try is to clean your iPhone screen to get rid of the iPhone ghost touch problem.
The safest and most effective way to clean the screen is to use a microfiber cloth. You can also wet the microfiber cloth with distilled water and wipe the screen. Don't forget to turn off your iPhone before the cleaning process.
The twisted screen on your iPhone can always result in the problem of iPhone ghost touch. For this reason, you might have to remove the iPhone case to resolve this problem. Check whether the screen responds as normal after removing the case.
In case of the screen being scratched, most users perfer to attaching the screen protector on the home screen. However, the screen protector may sometimes cause errors like iPhone ghost touch, etc. In this situation, you’d better take off the screen protector.
Malwares could also be the main reason for the issue of the phantom touches on your iPhone. To accurately locate this problem, you can quit all the apps running in the background.
If your iPhone stills suffers from ghost touch after switching to an original cable, trying to reset and restart the device is another great chance to fix it.
For iPhone models with home button:
For iPhone models without home button:
You can force restart your iPhone if the ghost touch issue is still so severe and you cannot use the device properly.
To force restart iPhone 8 and newer models:
To force restart iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus:
To force restart iPhone 6 , 6 Plus and earlier models:
If force restarting doesn't help, reset your iPhone to default settings is also worth trying.
To reset iPhone settings, go to Settings on iPhone's home screen, find General option, select it and click Reset, then tap on Erase All Content and Settings. You need to enter the passcode to initial the process. And your iPhone will be restored to original settings.
If you are certain that there is a software glitch, it's time to update the iPhone to the newest version of iOS 15 if your iPhone X still ghost touch. You can know how to update the device by reading the steps below:
Note: You can neglect this method if your iPhone has installed iOS 15 version.
There might be a hardware issue of your iPhone if the screen touching problem still hasn't been fixed via the methods mentioned above. You can take the iPhone to local Apple Store to replace a new screen if it is still under warranty.
You now have 10 tips to repair this difficult problem of iPhone X ghost touch. We hope to hear good news from you after trying these tips.
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.