Touch screens are great when they work, but when they don’t, all of that ease of use goes out the window, and frustration sets in quickly. The main issue is that for some devices, the touch screen is the only way to interact with your phone or tablet. When that suddenly disappears, it can feel as if you’re completely locked out of your device.
There are a number of steps you can take, ranging from simple to advanced, to get things working again.
Simple fixes for an unresponsive Touch Screen
- Use a lint-free cloth, clean the screen.
- Restart your phone or tablet.
- Remove your screen protector or case.
- Check to see that your hands are clean and dry and you are not wearing gloves.
When your touchscreen stops working, regardless of your level of experience, there are some simple, easy fixes you can try.
- Reboot the device.
When your touch screen stops working. Restart your device is usually all that is required to resolve the issue.
- Remove the screen protector and clean the touch screen.
A touch screen may stop responding properly in some cases due to dirt and grime buildup or issues with the case or screen protector. Because this is fairly simple to deal with or rule out, it’s a good idea to give your device a thorough cleaning if a reboot didn’t work.
- If the device becomes wet, dry it out.
- If the device has been dropped, tap the edges.
- Remove memory and SIM cards
- Disconnect USB devices and other peripherals.
If your device has been damaged, such as by being dropped or becoming wet, repairing it is a little more difficult. The methods are still simple to follow. But if you’re not confident in your ability to dry out your iPhone, it’s better to leave it to the specialists.
Turning the device off and removing all of the sim cards, memory cards, and accessories is another somewhat more involved remedy for a touch screen. Because these cards can be tough to remove, you’ll have to put them back in one at a time to figure out which one was the source of the problem.
- Ensure that your smartphone is dry. If a phone becomes wet, the touch screen may cease operating, become unresponsive, or behave erratically. In that instance, completely drying the phone can sometimes solve the problem. To dry out an Android or an iOS smartphone, you’ll need to follow a few procedures
- Gently tap the phone’s corners. It’s very uncommon for a touch screen to stop operating after a phone has been dropped because the digitizer connection has come loose inside. In such instances, lightly tap on the phone’s corners may help it reconnect. If it doesn’t work, you’ll have to disassemble the phone to fix the digitizer.
- Remove the SIM card, memory cards, and any other extraneous items. Difficulties with SIM cards, memory cards, and peripherals (such as USB devices) can occasionally create touch screen problems with mobile and Windows devices, however, this is less prevalent. Make sure to turn off your device and unplug before proceeding.
- put the device in safe mode.
- Use the calibration tool or the sensitivity setting on the device.
- Your drivers should be updated or reinstalled.
There are a variety of different reasons for a touch screen not working, and the majority of them are difficult to diagnose.
Because touch screen issues might be caused by downloaded files or apps, the next step is to start your phone or tablet in safe mode. This is essentially a bare-bones model that doesn’t load any other apps, but getting it to work can be difficult.
Another option is to reinstall drivers and adjust the touch screen. This is significantly more complex, but it does work occasionally.
- Enable Safe Mode Andriod and Windows. An issue with downloaded software or application might cause the touch screen to become unresponsive in rare situations. Because these applications and programs don’t load in safe mode, the trick to finding this out is to restart in safe mode. If the touch screen begins to operate after entering safe mode, there is an issue with an app or application that you downloaded. Begin with recently downloaded programs and work your way up.
- Adjust the sensitivity of the iPhone 3D Touch. If your iPhone 6s or later has an unresponsive or inaccurate touch screen, it might be a 3D Touch sensitivity issue. You’ll need to alter that option in that instance, provided the touch screen works at all.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > 3D & Haptic Touch. Adjust the slider between light and firm. Try turning off 3D Touch if the screen is still inaccurate or unresponsive.
In conclusion, if the above method couldn’t fix our problem, you might need to seek professionals.
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