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Your iPhone Ghost Touch Problems Solved: 11 Easy Fixes

Last Updated: November 14, 2023 Fact Checked

This article was written by Shavo Hacopian and by wikiHow staff writer, Nicole Levine, MFA . Shavo Hacopian is a Smartphone Repair Specialist. With over 17 years of experience repairing and customizing smartphones, Shabin has a follower base of over 119,000 YouTube subscribers on his channel PBKreviews, and has over 29 million views. He specializes in teaching people how to take smartphones apart, repair or replace parts, and make informed decisions about what the right products are for them. There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 283,225 times.

Does your iPhone's screen seem to have a mind of its own? If apps are opening on their own or your icons are moving erratically as if a ghost is touching your screen, you're not alone—especially if you're using an iPhone X or iPhone 11, as both models are known to have issues with defective display modules. Fortunately, most ghost touch problems are easy to fix. This wikiHow article will teach you 11 easy ways to fix ghost touch on any iPhone.

Restart your iPhone.

If your iPhone's screen is reacting even when you haven't touched it, start with a quick reboot.

Disconnect third-party charger and accessories.

If you're using...

  • If you determine the problem is related to a charging cable, you may also want to try plugging the charger into a different outlet or device, such as using your computer instead of a wall outlet. This can help you rule out grounding problems with problematic wall outlets, extension cords, and power strips.

Clean your screen.

Remove dirt, dust, and debris using a soft, lint-free cloth.

  • Turn your iPhone off while cleaning to avoid opening apps and sending accidental messages.
  • For sticky or grimy substances, you could lightly dampen the cloth with a small amount of distilled water before gently wiping the screen.

Remove or replace your screen protector.

Screen protectors can sometimes cause touch screen problems.

  • You can remove the screen protector by hand, using a credit card, or by lifting it with duct tape. Applying low heat to the screen protector before you attempt to remove it will help loosen the adhesive.

Try a different iPhone case.

The shape or alignment of your iPhone case might affect screen sensitivity.

Check your Accessibility settings.

Many Accessibility settings change how your iPhone's screen responds to touch.

  • Open your iPhone's Settings and tap Accessibility .
  • Tap Touch .
  • If "AssistiveTouch" is enabled, your iPhone will behave differently when you touch the screen or perform custom gestures. To turn off this feature, tap AssistiveTouch and toggle off the switch.
  • If "Touch Accommodations" is enabled, your iPhone might be ignoring repeated taps or requiring you hold the screen much longer to record the tap. To turn this feature off, tap Touch Accommodations and toggle off the switch.
  • If "Back Tap" is enabled, your iPhone will register double or triple taps on the back side of the phone to perform certain actions, such as opening apps, changing the volume, or activating Siri. To turn this off, tap Back Tap and select None for both Double and Triple Tap.
  • Tap Haptic Touch to see whether the touch duration (the time you must hold your finger to the phone to register a long tap) is too fast or slow.

Update to the latest version of iOS.

An out-of-date operating system can cause compatibility issues.

Update apps in the App Store.

Outdated apps might cause strange behaviors.

Reset your iPhone's settings.

If the problem is related to a setting you've customized, you can go back to your iPhone's default settings.

Do a factory reset.

Erase and restore your iPhone to rule out all other issues.

  • Before doing a factory reset, back up your iPhone so you don't lose any important data.

Contact Apple if the problem persists.

If your screen still misbehaves after troubleshooting, contact Apple for a screen replacement.

  • iPhone X: Apple is aware of ghost touch issues on this model and will replace the defective display for free for three years after purchase. [9] X Research source
  • iPhone 11: If your screen is not responding to your touch and was manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020, Apple will replace your defective display for free. [10] X Research source To see if your iPhone 11 qualifies for free screen replacement, visit https://support.apple.com/iphone-11-display-module-replacement-program and enter your serial number into the field.

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  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201406
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207123
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205269
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202180
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/return-iphone-settings-to-their-defaults-iphea1c2fe48/ios
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201274
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/iphone/repair/express-replacement
  • ↑ https://support.apple.com/iphone-x-display-module-replacement-program
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iphone 6 plus ghost touching and unresponsive touch screen

so my iphone is having an unresponsive/ghost touching touchscreen but when fully charged they go away but on 99% and lower they come back the lower the more severe the ghost touching/ unresponsive screen and when charged they go away again

idk how to fix it i think its the battery's fault it has been 3 days since this happened (if this helps) also when the day it happened i dropped it and splashed water on its back but the drop was 0.5 feet

iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 12

Posted on Jan 21, 2023 2:45 AM

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Posted on Jan 21, 2023 9:49 AM

Appleattalk wrote: "An independent repair shop with own brought battery"

Have the fake battery replaced with a genuine iPhone battery by a certified technician:

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...Article found by searching Apple's Knowledge Base .

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Jan 21, 2023 9:49 AM in response to krmitron183

SravanKrA

Jan 21, 2023 2:45 AM in response to krmitron183

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, then tap Haptic Touch or 3D & Haptic Touch. Choose the touch duration—Fast or Slow. On an iPhone with 3D Touch, you can also choose the pressure needed—Light, Medium, or Firm. Test the new setting on the image at the bottom of the screen.

Adjust how iPhone responds to your touch - Apple Support (IN)

Jan 21, 2023 2:54 AM in response to krmitron183

Appleattalk wrote: "i think its the battery's fault (...) i dropped it and splashed water on its back..."

Does your iPhone 6 Plus still have its original battery?

And what's the Maximum Capacity % here?...

Settings > Battery > Battery Health

Jan 21, 2023 4:41 AM in response to krmitron183

Aplpleattalk ~ Was it replaced by a qualified technician using a genuine iPhone battery?...

About genuine iPhone batteries

Repair Provider Verification - Official Apple Support

Jan 21, 2023 4:37 AM in response to Alancito

It's at 100 percent but dies at 29-30 percent and it's been replaced

Jan 21, 2023 9:43 AM in response to krmitron183

An independent repair shop with own brought battery

Jan 21, 2023 7:31 PM in response to Alancito

okay thank you for the info :D

Jan 22, 2023 12:28 AM in response to krmitron183

update i was thinking touch disease but theres no flikering bar only unresponsive screen and ghost touching

maybe its the display please helpp btw thank you for the replies

Jan 22, 2023 1:06 AM in response to krmitron183

Appleattalk wrote: "... maybe its the display ..."

Only if you had a fake display put in aswell as the fake battery.

Jan 22, 2023 3:33 AM in response to Alancito

i got this refurb (not apple refurb) from amazon there was no true tone so maybe or the failing digtizer

Jan 22, 2023 3:37 AM in response to krmitron183

Appleattalk ~ I suggest you have the fake battery replaced properly as previously suggested and then, if you still have a problem, post back here.

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10 Ways to fix ghost touch on iPhone

Ghost figure in a Black iPhone screen with Orange gradient background

Ghost touch is when your iPhone screen starts functioning on its own. Although touchscreen displays have completely changed the way we use phones, they come with drawbacks.

Before we delve deeper into the solutions to fix the ghost touch issue on iPhone, let’s first understand what it is and which devices have experienced the same.

What is ghost touch on iPhone?

Which iphones are affected by ghost touch, how to get rid of ghost touch on your iphone.

As the name suggests, ghost touch is when the screen seems to react to non-existing touches, and the application starts functioning without you doing anything. Ghost touches are bothersome and may necessitate having your iPhone repaired by Apple. However, before attempting some quick fixes, you must first understand what causes ghost touch on iPhones.

Causes of ghost touch on iPhone

  • Replacing or removing the touch screen during repair

Usually, if touch screens have been changed or removed during repairs, you might experience issues with screen sensitivity and ghost touch. 

  • Manufacturing defects

Ghost touch can occasionally result from a manufacturing error. Back office and supply chain implications, industrial automation, data analytics, and other areas of the manufacturing/logistics departments might be responsible for such faults. Programming errors can even sabotage the entire software processing. Therefore, the program installation gone wrong might be to blame. 

  • Hardware problems

Ghost touch might also be caused by a hardware issue. To check for hardware issues on your iPhone, launch Settings → select Privacy & Security (iOS 16) or Privacy (iOS 15 or earlier) → Analytics & Improvements → Analytics Data . There could be a list of error logs there. 

Steps to check for error logs on an iPhone

  • Software issues

A glitch in the software, such as the iOS 16 upgrade, is a frequent cause of ghost touch. If there is a flaw in the update, it can influence how sensitive the screen is, and you might get an extremely annoying ghost touch. 

In November 2018, Apple acknowledged that some iPhone X models had touchscreen problems. Even though that’s an old issue, some users of iOS 16 on iPhone X have brought it up in 2022 as well. Apple hasn’t publicly acknowledged the iPhone ghost touch issue, but investigations and internet complaints have proven that other models have also been impacted. Below is a list of the models rumored to have this screen glitch: 

  • iPhone 5 
  • iPhone 6 
  • iPhone 7 
  • iPhone 8 
  • iPhone XS 
  • iPhone XR 
  • iPhone 11 
  • iPhone 12  
  • iPhone 13  

Note: Ghost Touch can occasionally be experienced on any iPhone.

Here are 10 simple solutions that help you stop ghost touch on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

1. Check Accessibility settings on your iPhone

Accessibility settings may have an impact on the touch of your iPhone. You may have unintentionally activated Touch Accommodation, Assistive Touch, Back Tap , or even a function that recognizes taps on your phone’s back. To adjust these settings:

  • Open Settings → Accessibility → Touch.
  • Now, toggle off/on these four options as per your liking: Assistive Touch, Touch Accommodations, Back Tap, or Haptic Touch.

Steps highlighted for opening Accessibility touch settings on an iPhone with iOS 16

2. Restart your iPhone

You may always try restarting your smartphone if you have problems with the iPhone screen glitch. As rebooting always updates your devices, it also fixes any ghost screen issues that may have been caused by applications. Follow the steps mentioned in our detailed guide to restart your iPhone . 

3. Stop using third-party accessories

Some third-party charging cables, headphone jack adapters, battery charging cases, and other accessories might cause odd screen motions. If you only experience ghost touch while a physical peripheral is attached, it is most likely the accessory that is to blame. So, it is recommended to use accessories certified by Apple and check if the problem resolves. 

4. Clean your screen

You may think it’s only a silly step, but you have no idea how effective this one could be. To start cleaning the screen on your iPhone, make sure all external peripherals are unplugged. Now, wipe the screen with a soft cloth. Lint-free cloths and screen cleaning sprays are preferred.  

5. Update to the latest iOS

Your iPhone may face compatibility issues if you’re using an older version of iOS. Your existing iOS may have some bugs that may lead to phantom touch issues on your iPhone. To rectify the iPhone glitch screen, you may update iOS to the latest version using the steps mentioned in our detailed guide.

6. Update apps in App Store

iPhone’s ghost touch issue might be caused by out-of-date applications. It would be best if you upgraded the out-of-date apps on the Apple Store to correct them. You may have a few applications waiting for updates if automatic updates are not enabled. Read the following article for detailed information about how to update an app on iPhone .

7. Remove or replace your iPhone’s screen protector

Screen protectors are very thin sheets of glass or plastic that are used to shield the iPhone’s screen from damage. While they are often advantageous, they occasionally may interfere with your touchscreen’s functionality. Be careful not to scratch your iPhone’s screen when removing the screen protector from your phone. 

8. Reset iPhone Setting s

If you feel like the ghost touch issue is because of the settings you’ve customized recently, then you can always revert back to your iPhone’s default settings. To reset your settings back to default, you need to follow the following steps:

  • Launch Settings → General .
  • Go to Transfer or Reset iPhone → Reset → Reset All Settings .  

Steps showing how to factory reset an iPhone

9. Do a factory reset

This is the last resort if your iPhone continues to have ghost touch errors. You can attempt factory resetting your iPhone to fix the glitch screen issue. I advise backing up your iPhone before continuing because this step will erase the device’s data. Please go through our guide on how to factory reset your iPhone and iPad for detailed steps.

10. Contact Apple Support

Well, if none of the aforementioned measures work for you, there’s always Apple Support. You might be able to get your screen changed for free, depending on your iPhone model and warranty. To obtain assistance, you can get in touch with Apple Support directly or go to a nearby Apple Store or authorized Apple Service Provider. 

Note: If you own an iPhone X or an iPhone 11 that’s manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020, then Apple will replace your iPhone’s screen for free.

Winding up…

Please let us know in the comment section if you experience any other issues with your device. I’ll make it a point to respond as soon as possible. Don’t forget to read the other articles as well. Below is a list of a few topics that might interest you.

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How to Fix Ghost Touch on an iPhone: 9 Potential Fixes to Try

Does your iPhone perform actions on its own? You might have the “ghost touch” issue. Here are several possible fixes for it.

Ghost touch is when your iPhone screen moves or starts tapping buttons on its own. The screen seems to react to nonexistent touches, which means apps open and start doing stuff without you actually touching anything. Unsurprisingly, such strange actions can be more than a little annoying.

However, while ghost touch sometimes requires you to take your iPhone to Apple for a repair, you can try a number of quick fixes for free. These range from cleaning the iPhone’s touchscreen to performing a factory reset.

Which iPhones Are Affected by Ghost Touch?

Ghost touch problems most commonly affect the iPhone X. In November 2018, Apple admitted that it had found some issues affecting the iPhone X’s touchscreen. It also announced that it would provide free repairs to affected customers.

However, reports and complaints online have shown that the iPhone ghost touch issue also happens on other models. Affected iPhones include not only the iPhone XS and XR, but also older models like the iPhone 8, 7, 6, and 5 as well as newer models like the iPhone 11, 12, or 13. In other words, ghost touch is something that can, on rare occasion, affect any iPhone.

Whatever model you’ve got, here’s how to fix ghost touch on your iPhone.

1. Clean the Touchscreen

It may sound simple, but cleaning your iPhone’s touchscreen can be an effective defense against ghost touch. By doing this, you will clear away any debris or dust that was causing your iPhone to think you’re touching the screen.

To clean your iPhone’s touchscreen, you should first turn it off and unplug any cables. Next, you should find a soft and clean cloth, such as a lint-free cloth for cleaning glasses. You should lightly dampen this cloth with water. Finally, start cleaning the touchscreen by wiping gently but firmly from one end to the other.

While wiping, make sure you don’t get moisture into any openings.

Also, Apple recommends that you don’t use window or household cleaners, or cleaners containing abrasives or hydrogen peroxide. You could erode the oil-resistant coating Apple put on your iPhone screen if you do so.

2. Take Off Your Screen Protector

Screen protectors are thin layers of glass or plastic that you can attach to the iPhone’s touchscreen to protect it from scratching or cracking. While they’re often useful, they can disrupt how the touchscreen operates. You should therefore try removing any screen protector, since doing so could easily fix ghost touch problems.

You should remove your iPhone’s screen protector very carefully and slowly. Start at one corner, and then gradually peel the protector off the iPhone’s screen. If the protector has been cracked or damaged at all, it might be safer to take your phone to a suitably qualified repair shop (or to Apple) to ensure you don’t cut yourself on the cracked glass.

You should also consider contacting the manufacturer of the screen protector. This manufacturer might be better placed to recommend the best method for removing the protector and may be able to refund you if the screen protector caused your iPhone’s ghost touch problems.

Don’t forget to clean the screen again after removing any screen protectors.

3. Remove Your iPhone’s Case

Another possible cause of ghost touch on an iPhone is a slightly twisted screen. If your iPhone has such a screen, you might be able to solve the problem by removing any hard case you’re using. Occasionally, it can be this hard case that twists the screen, so removing it can fix the issue.

In online forums, some iPhone users have noted that their hard case got twisted after dropping their iPhone. As such, it really is worth trying to remove the hard case if your iPhone has one.

4. Restart Your iPhone

It’s always a good idea to restart your iPhone whenever it has a problem. This also applies to ghost touch issues, since it’s possible that clearing your iPhone’s temporary memory by restarting it could fix any glitch that is causing the the screen to play up.

To restart an iPhone that doesn’t have a Home button, do the following:

  • Hold the Side button and either Volume button until the slide to power off slider appears.
  • Swipe the power off slider to the right.
  • After shutdown, hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

To restart an iPhone with a Home button, take these steps:

  • Hold the Top (or Side) button , until the slide to power off slider appears.
  • After shutdown, hold the Top (or Side) button until the Apple logo appears.

5. Force Restart Your iPhone

Similar to restarting your iPhone but noticeably more drastic, you could force restart your iPhone. You can do this if your iPhone’s ghost touch problem is so severe that you can’t even turn it off properly. That’s because a force restart works even when your iPhone doesn’t.

To force restart on an iPhone 8 or later, do the following:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button .
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button .
  • Hold the Side button .
  • Release the Side button when the Apple logo appears.

To force restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, the steps are:

  • Hold the Volume Down button and the Sleep/Wake button .
  • Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears.

To force restart an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus or earlier, you should do this:

  • Hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button .

6. Update iOS

If ghost touch is still a problem, you should update your iPhone . This is worth doing because ghost touch might have been caused by a software bug that Apple has fixed in a recent update.

You need to do the following to update your iPhone:

  • Open Settings .
  • Select General .
  • Press Software Update .
  • Tap Download and Install or Install (if you’ve already downloaded the update).

7. Perform a Factory Reset

If restarts and software updates don’t stop your iPhone’s ghost touch problem, you should perform a factory reset on your iPhone . This is a good way of removing any underlying software issues that might cause ghost touch.

You should back up your iPhone before performing a factory reset because this will wipe all your data.

To reset your iPhone, you should do the following:

  • Scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset .
  • Press Erase All Content and Settings .
  • Tap Continue and enter your iPhone passcode.

After you’ve performed the factory reset, you’ll have to go through the setup process again. This is where you can choose to restore your iPhone from a previously saved backup.

8. Reinstall iOS Using Recovery Mode

If a simple force restart doesn’t work for you, you can try putting your iPhone in Recovery Mode and reinstalling iOS. To put an iPhone in Recovery Mode , connect it to a computer running macOS or iTunes and follow the steps above to force restart the iPhone.

Once in Recovery Mode, your computer will show a message that says, “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.” You should click Update (if available) or Restore .

Restoring your iPhone from Recovery Mode will wipe all your data. You should therefore back up your iPhone beforehand, if possible.

If Recovery Mode doesn’t fix your iPhone, try using DFU mode instead. This is an even deeper version of Recovery Mode that reinstalls all the firmware on your iPhone as well as the software.

9. Take Your iPhone to Apple

If your iPhone is still suffering from ghost touch, you should book an appointment at your nearest Apple Store for a repair. That’s because you’ve exhausted the software fixes now, so it must be a hardware issue that is causing ghost touch on your iPhone. For example, some owners have mentioned that improper display assembly or touchscreen seating can cause the issue.

You shouldn’t take your iPhone apart and try to fix such causes yourself unless you have considerable experience doing so. It’s much safer to turn to Apple Support , which is where you can book an appointment. Attempting a DIY repair will also void any warranty you have on your iPhone.

Bad iPhone Repairs Can Cause Ghost Touch

If your iPhone needs a hardware repair to fix ghost touch, make sure you only use Apple or an Apple-authorized service provider. This is because low-quality parts or dodgy repairs can cause various problems with your iPhone screen. They could even cause ghost touch in the first place.

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How to Fix the iPhone Ghost Touch Problem (8 Simple Ways)

You can fix iPhone ghost touch problem by getting rid of anything that may have affected the screen, such as dirt and liquid, a screen protector, or a tight case. Software issues can be resolved with as little as a restart or as much as a factory reset.

Some weeks ago, my iPhone started to have this issue, and to say I was annoyed would be an understatement. It ended up calling people, opening apps, and sending nonsensical messages all on its own. I made it my mission to fix it and eventually succeeded, so I'm here to share those tips with you.

Now , let's get into how to fix the ghost touch issue on your iPhone.

Can Ghost Touch be Fixed?

You can absolutely fix iPhone ghost touching. However, while some fixes are easy and can be done in seconds, others will require making changes to the software, which can take some time.

In the worst-case scenario, you may be dealing with a hardware problem. These can also be fixed, but you will have to hand that task to somebody else.

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What Are the Fixes For the Ghost Touch Problem?

Well, to get your iPhone screen back to working as normal, you can try out any of these to fix ghost touch issues. They range from the simplest to the more intensive methods. Let's get started.

1. Clean the Screen

Due to how sensitive displays are, it is important to keep them as clean as you can for optimal functioning.

If your screen has oil or dust, you can use a microfiber cloth to clean it. Ensure that the iPhone screen is off and wipe in straight lines from one end to the other for optimal results.

If there are traces of liquid that have dried and formed residue on the iPhone screen, you will need to be more thorough with the cleaning. You can use a microfiber cloth that is lightly dampened with warm water.

When using a damp cloth to clean your screen, it is best to turn off the iPhone. If your ghost touch issue is severe though, you may not be able to do this. In these cases, just lock the screen and unplug any accessories.

It may be tempting to use cleaning products, but you need to be careful as they can damage the special coating on the screen. Apple does not advise using soapy water on iPhone screens.

2. Remove the iPhone Case

A tight-fitting case can be another cause of iPhone ghost touches, particularly when it squeezes at certain parts of the iPhone.

Simply remove the case to check whether the ghost touch issue stops.

3. Remove the Screen Protector

The iPhone's screen protector can cause erratic behavior on the touch screen , and removing it can fix ghost touch problems.

It is important to remove your iPhone screen protector carefully. Since it's glass, it could break and injure you if you're too quick.

Using your fingernail, get under one corner of the phone's screen protector. Pry it upwards gently and peel slowly until it is off.

Wipe the bare phone screen with a microfiber cloth and check to see if this was able to fix ghost touch.

4. Restart the Device

For minor software glitches and bugs, it is best to restart your iPhone to clear any issues and get your device working as normal.

To restart your iPhone, just follow the steps that correspond to your iPhone model:

  • On the iPhone X series and newer (including iPhone SE 3rd generation): Hold the power button down along with any of the two volume buttons. Pull the slider that shows up and wait for the phone to shut down. Once it has done this, turn it back on by holding down the power button until the Apple logo appears.
  • On the iPhone 6, 7, and 8 series, and second-gen SE: Hold down the power button until the slider appears. Drag it as indicated and wait for the phone to switch off. Once off, press down the same button until the Apple logo appears.
  • On the iPhone 5 series and earlier, and first-gen SE: Press down on the power button (located on the top) until the slider appears. Pull the slider as indicated and wait until the phone shuts down. As soon as it turns off, you can press down on the top button till the Apple logo appears.

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In cases where the ghost touch issues are so severe that you cannot pull the slider back, you can do a force restart instead. This also differs depending on the iPhone that you use.

  • On the iPhone 8 series and newer, including the second and third gen SE: In quick succession, press and let go of volume up, then volume down, then hold down the power button. Don't drag the slider if shows. Keep the button held until the Apple logo appears.
  • On the iPhone 7: Hold the power button and volume down button until the Apple logo appears.
  • On the iPhone 6 series and earlier, including the first-gen SE: Hold down the Home button along with the power button. Do this until the Apple logo appears.

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5. Update the Operating System

It is recommended that you keep your operating system up to date at all times. This is one of the ways you can fix the ghost touch on iPhone problem that you might be facing.

Before updating your iPhone, make a backup with any of the three methods that Apple provides.

To update iOS on your iPhone, just follow these steps:

  • Go to the settings on your iPhone
  • Select "General"
  • Here, near the top, should be a "Software Update" option. Tap on that
  • If a software update is available, you should see an "Install Now" or "Download and Install" button, which you should press to get started.

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6. Factory Reset the iPhone

Performing a factory reset will result in all the settings and data on the iPhone being lost, so ensure that you have a backup ready.

To factory reset your iPhone, go along with this procedure below:

  • Go to "Settings", then "General"
  • Tap "Reset" or "Transfer or Reset iPhone"
  • Tap "Erase All Content and Settings" to factory reset the iPhone.
  • You will need to enter your passcode

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If your iPhone ghost touching is so severe that you can't go through the menu on the phone, you can use a computer for the settings reset instead.

  • Connect the iPhone to the computer
  • On Mac computers running macOS 10.15 or newer, go to Finder and select your iPhone. Select "General" near the top and click on "Restore iPhone"
  • Select the backup file of your choice and click restore again
  • Make sure that the phone is connected until the process is complete and the iPhone restarts.

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  • Windows computers and older versions of macOS need iTunes instead. With the iPhone connected and the app open, select the iPhone at the top-left corner of the app. Select "Summary". Tap on "Restore iPhone".

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7. Use Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is a great way to fix any issues that make an iPhone difficult to use or unusable. When in recovery mode, you can update and restore iOS, which is helpful.

Fixing your device in recovery mode can be a bit tricky if you're not used to it, so I've laid out all the steps that you should follow to get it done without a hitch.

  • If you are on macOS 10.15 or higher, open Finder. Try to keep your macOS up to date, if possible.
  • On a macOS version lower than 10.15, or a Windows computer, download and install the latest version of iTunes. Open it once completed.
  • Connect the iPhone to the computer.
  • Depending on the iPhone model that you have, follow these steps until you see the recovery mode screen:

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  • iPhone 8 series and newer: Press and let go of volume up, and then do the same with the volume down button. Then press down the power button until recovery mode starts.
  • iPhone 7 series: Hold down the power button and volume down button simultaneously until it enters recovery mode.
  • Older iPhones: Hold down the power button and the Home button until the iPhone enters recovery mode.
  • Select the device on Finder. It will be in the left panel of the window. Alternatively, select it in iTunes. It will be in the upper-left corner, or behind the little iPhone button near the top.
  • You will get a notification of a problem with your device. You can choose "Update" or "Restore".

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  • An update will run an iOS update and maintain your phone settings. It is best to try this first.
  • If it does not work, however, you may need to do a restore. Note that this will essentially reset settings and wipe all data from the iPhone. It is best to backup before doing this.
  • After the restore is completed, the device should now no longer deal with the ghost touch problem.

8. Contact Apple Support

The dreaded final option is to get in touch with Apple Support as the ghost touch problem may be hardware-related.

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What Causes Ghost Touch on iPhone?

Knowing the causes of ghost touch on your iPhone can not only help you to fix ghost touch bug if you encounter it, but also help you take care of your device better and prevent it from happening again.

Grimy or Wet Touchscreen

Your iPhone can detect touches due to a change in the electrical field that runs across the screen.

When there are materials on your screen that can alter this field, it could result in the iPhone ghost touching that you might be facing.

You'll most commonly see this if you're using the phone when there is liquid on it or your hands are wet. Dried residue and dust on the touchscreen can also cause this.

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Tight or Poorly-Fitting Case

A poorly designed phone case can cause your iPhone to ghost touch itself for multiple reasons.

Some cases are simply poorly-fitted, so they touch segments of the screen instead of limiting themselves to the bezels.

Secondly, a tight case, particularly those made of hard materials, can squeeze on an iPhone to the extent that it bends slightly. This slight warping can also cause the touch panel to bend, which will result in false touches.

Besides the pressure that a poor case can exhibit, heat is another issue. When iPhone users perform a lot of demanding tasks on their devices, they heat up somewhat. This heat is typically dissipated by your hand or the environment, but with a case on, it stays trapped.

Heat is a cause of electromagnetic interference, which is a major culprit of a ghost touch problem on an iPhone's touchscreen. If the device gets too hot, the ghost touch problem may result.

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Screen Protector Interference

Screen protectors can cause a ghost touch situation when there is a piece of debris stuck between them and the phone. This will keep causing touch input for as long as it is there, also known as a ghost touch.

A screen protector that is not perfectly placed on the screen of the iOS device can do this as well.

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Software Issues

Your software is responsible for translating touches on the iPhone's touchscreen to actions in the operating system.

A ghost touch can arise when there are complex system errors in the software. Sometimes, the ghost touch bug is minor and all it needs is a restart to fix it, but in some cases, it can be more severe than that and will require updating the operating system or going back to the factory default settings on the iPhone.

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iPhone Hardware Issues

The most severe cause of the ghost touch bug on an iPhone is when there is something wrong with the screen.

If there is physical damage to your iPhone, after a fall or in the event of water damage, it can result in ghost touch issues on the iPhone.

In these cases, it's best to go to the Apple Store or send it to a third-party repair company.

Which iPhone Models Experience Ghost Touch the Most?

The ghost touch issue can be experienced on pretty much any iPhone, but it has been most notorious among people using the iPhone X.

This is due to a hardware component related to the display on the iPhone X that is prone to failing.

When this component fails, the ghost touch issue occurs. This problem is so widespread that Apple has officially acknowledged it . Eligible devices can have the display changed free of charge.

Other iPhone models that may encounter this issue include other devices in the iPhone X series, including the iPhone XS and XR, though Apple does not extend free repairs to those models unless you are still under warranty.

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Final Words

Keeping your display clean or restarting your device might be all you need to fix the ghost touch issue on your iPhone, among others. However, sometimes, you may need to factory reset or change the display.

The iPhone X is the most common device that faces these issues, but if your phone fits the criteria, you can get your display changed by Apple for no extra cost.

If this article helped you get rid of the ghost touch issues on your iPhone, then make sure to take a look at some of our other articles as well.

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iPhone 6 Plus

Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.

If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of $149.

Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange reimbursement. If you have not been contacted but paid for a repair that you believe was related to this issue, please  contact Apple .

The reimbursement amount will equal the difference between the price you paid for the original service to your iPhone 6 Plus and the $149 service price.

Service Process

Choose one of the service options below. Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program and in working order. This program only applies to iPhone 6 Plus.

  • Find an Apple Authorized Service Provider .
  • Make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store .
  • Contact Apple Technical Support .

Note: Wireless carrier partners are not participating in this program.

To prepare your iPhone 6 Plus for the service process, please back up your data to iTunes or iCloud.

Additional Information

Apple may restrict or limit repair to the original country or region of purchase.

Pricing offered by Apple Authorized Service Providers may vary.

This worldwide program covers affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for 5 years after the first retail sale of the unit.

Information as of 2016-11-17

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10 Best Ways to Fix Ghost Touch On iPhone

The iPhone was one of the first devices to introduce multi-touch capabilities to the masses. More than 15 years later, all our smartphones use multitouch displays, albeit with several improvements. While large touchscreen displays have revolutionized the way we use phones, they are accompanied by some issues.

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Whether it’s the iPhone screen dimming automatically or the touch screen not working, display issues are common. Another such issue that’s quite infamous is ghost touch on iPhone. If random areas on your iPhone’s screen are registering touches or you’re unable to tap in the right places, you’re probably facing this issue. Fret not, as here’s how to fix ghost touch on iPhone in a few simple ways.

What Is Ghost Touch On iPhone?

The ghost touch issue is exactly what it sounds like. It happens when random areas of your screen register touch or things start moving by themselves on your Home Screen. It almost creates an illusion that someone else is touching your iPhone screen, hence the name ghost touch.

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If you’ve experienced an app getting launched by itself on your iPhone without you tapping on it, or if random characters automatically appear in your sentence while you’re typing, it is referred to as ghost touch. Ghost touch hinders the experience of using your iPhone normally so it’s best to fix it as soon as possible.

There are several factors causing ghost touch on iPhone like voltage fluctuation, a capacitive surface coming in contact with the screen, grounding issues, etc. It’s generally due to a hardware malfunction and can rarely be caused by something like a virus. In all, it just feels like your iPhone is acting weird.

Which iPhones Are Affected by It?

Ghost touch issues can plague just about any smartphone with a touchscreen display out there. So, you may face the problem on any iPhone regardless of which model it is. However, some iPhone models are known to have widespread ghost touch issues. The iPhone X, for example, had ghost touch issues which Apple later addressed with a free replacement program .

iPhone X

Several posts on Apple’s forums show that users with the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 have also faced ghost touch problems. The simple inference from this is that the issue is not isolated to a particular model or variant. Regardless of which iPhone you have, you may experience ghost touches that can be solved by following the instructions below.

How to Stop Ghost Touch On iPhone

Here are some simple solutions that you can try at home to get rid of the ghost touch on your iPhone before heading to Apple for a repair or replacement.

1. Don’t Use the iPhone While Charging

As mentioned earlier, one of the reasons for ghost touch can be voltage fluctuations. If your wall outlet or charging adapter has some sort of voltage fluctuations, it can trigger ghost touches and cause your iPhone screen to glitch.

iPhone charging

So, it’s best to let your iPhone charge when it’s resting and use it once you’ve disconnected it from the charger.

2. Clean the Screen to Get Rid of Dirt

If your iPhone’s screen is dirty or if it has patches of dust on it, there’s a possibility that those dust particles are getting registered as taps on the screen. In that case, you will observe a random part of the screen moving on its own.

iPhone screen dirty

Take a microfiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol and clean your iPhone display thoroughly. Ensure there is no dust, dirt, or debris before you use your iPhone. It’s also important to make sure that your fingers are clean before using your iPhone again.

3. Wipe off Any Water on the Phone’s Screen or Body

Since water is conductive, it can mimic a touch input on the screen. Thus, causing ghost touches. This is why it’s not advisable to use your iPhone when you’re out in the rain.

iPhone in water

Wipe off any drops of water from the iPhone’s screen and body and ensure it’s dry. Dry your hands too before attempting to use the iPhone once again.

4. Remove the Screen Protector

A lot of times, a poor-quality screen protector may interfere with the proper functioning of the touchscreen on the iPhone. Remove any screen protector you’re using and check if the ghost touch persists.

5. Disconnect Any External Accessory Connected to the iPhone

After the removal of the headphone jack, the only way to connect your wired pair of headphones to the iPhone is to use a lightning to 3.5mm adapter. If you have connected any external accessory to your iPhone via the lighting port, it could be causing the iPhone display to glitch.

iPhone accessorry

This is because any external accessory draws voltage via the lighting port so there could be some fluctuations if the device isn’t properly connected. Unplug it and check if the ghost touch issue is solved.

6. Remove Any Case You’re Using

There are two reasons why your phone case should be causing the ghost touch on your iPhone. The first one is that some portions of the case on the front might be touching the display causing it to misbehave. The second reason is that there can be some grounding issues with the phone that you cannot identify with a case on.

iPhone thick case

For example, the iPhone 12 mini initially had some sort of grounding issue due to which it had ghost touch problems. Until Apple rolled out an update to fix it, the solution was to use the phone without a case since touching the metallic portions of the phone would ground it, thus, eliminating the issue. So, try removing the case from your iPhone to see if it helps.

7. Force Restart the iPhone

For all you know, it could be a software issue that’s causing ghost touches on your iPhone. Try force restarting your iPhone to see if it fixes the problem.

For iPhone 6s or lower:

Press and hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time. Release them when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7:

Press and hold the Volume down key and the Power button. Release them when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 8 and higher:

Press and release the Volume up key, press and release the Volume down key, and then press and hold the Side/Power button till you see the Apple logo on the screen.

8. Update Your iPhone to the Latest Version of iOS

If there’s a problem with the software, does the iPhone ghost touch go away on its own? Well, no. The iOS version on your iPhone could have some bugs, leading to phantom touch issues. Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS to fix any potential bugs. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1:  Open the Settings app on your iPhone and select General.

General settings

Step 2:  Tap on Software Update.

Software update

Step 3:  If a new update is available for your iPhone, it’ll appear on that screen. Tap ‘Download and Install’ and wait for the installation to complete.

Install update

9. Replace the Cracked Display

A shattered display is one of the primary causes of ghost touch on iPhones. So, does replacing the iPhone screen fix ghost touch? Absolutely! If you dropped your iPhone and cracked its display, it’s best to go to a certified technician to fix it.

cracked iPhone

Take your phone to Apple where you can get it repaired or replaced.

10. Factory Reset the iPhone

This is the final solution if nothing else works. If your iPhone continues to face ghost touch issues even after following all the above steps, it’s time to reset it to factory settings and set it up from scratch to see if that fixes the problem. Note that this step will wipe all your data, so it’s best to take a backup of your iPhone  before proceeding further. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1:  Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on General.

Step 2:  Scroll to the bottom and select ‘Transfer or Reset iPhone.’

Transfer or reset iPhone

Step 3:  Tap on ‘Erase All Content and Settings.’

factory reset

Step 4:  Then, tap on Continue.

erase iPhone

Step 5:  Enter your passcode followed by the password to your Apple ID and your iPhone. This will reset your device.

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Drive the Ghost Away

It can be annoying to use an iPhone with ghost touch issues. Frequent typos, random app launches, and the contents of the screen are all over the place. Just follow all the instructions carefully and you should be able to fix the ghost touch issue and have an enjoyable experience while using your iPhone.

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So I work at a cell phone repair company and for the most park I am pretty knowledgeable with phones. So I have a customer that brought there iPhone 6s Plus. She was in a abusive relationship and said her boyfriend threw her phone at the wall. So I replaced the screen about 3 times and every time she has touch issues. My question is, could the touch ic chip cause the phone to touch on it's own? I know the touch can go out but I didn't know if it can touch on it's own. Just really wanna get her phone fixed. Thanks!

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Touch IC is on the screen itself for the iPhone 6S/6S Plus.

However, the touch IC has to be properly secured to the back plate. If it moves, it can cause issues and may be ghosting. If you look at the original Apple screen assemblies, that grey IC is secured left and right to the back plate using small pieces of black tape, and to the front cam assembly using a plastic/nylon bracket. Put those back.

Otherwise to narrow it down, ghost touching is first and foremost screen, second connector. Hardly anything else.

If you had no touch , or intermittent touch , you would start looking at the board for display power rails.

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Marius Werdecker @sfsrepair

Yes, it can touch on it´s own (called ghosting). There 3 possibilities that could cause your problem.

1. broken Connector ( measure connections between connector and) logicboard)

2. Broken Touch IC/Broken solder points (replace the touch IC on the logicboard)

3. defective or low-quality Display (test the Display you installed on your customer's phone on a phone with working touch and test if the ghosting continues

But all in all this problem can be hard to fix because the phone was thrown. This hard acceleration can cause many defects on the logicboard, for example, defective solder pads or points or small cracks in the connection lines (which can cause temporary defects depending on the temperature of the logicboard)

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2 / Two does not apply to the iPhone 6s as the touch IC controller was moved to the back of the screen assembly unlike the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6+ (5.5 inch) which used a touch IC that was on the logic board.

The iPhone 6s doesn't seem to be prone to the touch ic defect issue that the 6 and 6+ has.

To begin with, did the phones that have ghost touch issues have dented in phone housing metal frames (corners in particular) when they came in?

If yes, did you make sure to bend out the dents to make the screens fit in properly and not force them in?

If yes, did you test the touch screen thoroughly before install (Drag assistive touch home button around screen on all areas)?

If yes, then it's most likely number 3.

I recommend checking the touch digitizer and LCD display screen connector on the logic board (Check the cable side for screen assembly itself too) for any physical damage or dust on it (Dust blocking the golden pins connections on a connector) can cause touch issues)

May 7, 2017 by Ben

Yes that's right. But you can also change this IC. If you have a bad supplier this chips can be soldered very badly on the flex cable the connects the Display to the logicboard. And this connection can be the problem. The Data the touch ic collects must be reported to the logicboard. If this Data is wrong caused by bad connection it starts ghosting.

May 7, 2017 by Marius Werdecker

So what I did to diagnose the issue is i took the board completely out of the housing and set it on a anti static mat. I hooked up a battery to it and a screen. I powered on the phone and it was good for about one minute but then it started touching on it's own. On Monday they will be coming back and I'll have a OEM 6s plus screen to test and see if it is the screen. But I just kind of wanted to know if the touch ic can cause touch issue because I didn't want to do the soldering job if it isn't even surely the touch ic. A follow up question is,

Does anyone know where I can get a 6s plus touch ic online? I only can find 6 plus.

May 7, 2017 by lukemacias1998

The silver / chrome rectangle behind the screen assembly, is that for 3d touch or is that the touch IC?

I'm not 100% sure where the touch IC is on it actually on 6s screens.

It's on the motherboard

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My iPhone 6s Is Ghosting , everytime I turn it on it just does crazy things. But I think it might be because my pixels are cracked. I can’t see the bottom of my screen because my pixels are messed up. I’m hoping its just because the screen is messed up. Email me at [email protected]

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**Have you ever experienced the frustrating phenomenon of ghost touch on your iPhone 11? If so, you are not alone. Many iPhone 11 users have encountered this issue, where the screen seems to have a mind of its own, registering touches and swipes without any input from the user. It can be incredibly disruptive, affecting your ability to use your phone effectively. In this article, we will delve into the causes of iPhone 11 ghost touch and provide you with practical solutions to resolve this vexing problem. By the end of this article, you will have a clear understanding of what causes ghost touch on your iPhone 11 and the steps you can take to fix it. Let's delve into the world of iPhone 11 troubleshooting and put an end to those pesky ghost touches!

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Common causes of iphone 11 ghost touch, steps to identify iphone 11 ghost touch, potential solutions for iphone 11 ghost touch, tips to prevent iphone 11 ghost touch.

Ghost touch on an iPhone 11 can be an exasperating issue, often leading to frustration and inconvenience. Understanding the common causes behind this phenomenon can help in identifying and resolving the problem effectively.

One prevalent cause of ghost touch on the iPhone 11 is a malfunctioning digitizer. The digitizer, which is responsible for detecting touch inputs, may become faulty due to physical damage or wear and tear over time. This can result in erratic and unintended touch responses, leading to the ghost touch issue.

Another common culprit behind iPhone 11 ghost touch is software glitches or conflicts. In some instances, outdated software, incompatible apps, or corrupted system files can trigger unresponsive or phantom touch inputs, causing the device to exhibit ghost touch behavior.

Physical damage to the iPhone 11 display, such as cracks or fractures, can also contribute to ghost touch occurrences. When the display sustains damage, it may interfere with the digitizer’s functionality, leading to unpredictable touch responses and ghost touch manifestations.

Moreover, environmental factors such as extreme temperatures or humidity levels can impact the iPhone 11’s touch sensitivity, potentially giving rise to ghost touch issues. These conditions can disrupt the device’s capacitive touch technology, leading to unintended touch inputs and erratic behavior.

Furthermore, loose or damaged internal connections within the iPhone 11 can lead to ghost touch problems. If the internal components responsible for touch detection are not securely connected or are damaged, it can result in erratic touch behavior, including ghost touch occurrences.

Understanding these common causes of iPhone 11 ghost touch can provide valuable insights into troubleshooting and addressing the issue effectively, ensuring a smoother and more reliable user experience.

Identifying the presence of ghost touch on your iPhone 11 is crucial for resolving the issue effectively. Here are the steps to help you determine if your device is experiencing ghost touch:

1. Erratic Screen Behavior : Observe the screen for erratic behavior such as random swiping, tapping, or opening apps without any input from your end.

2. Unresponsive Touch : Check for instances where the screen becomes unresponsive or registers touches that you didn’t make, leading to unpredictable actions.

3. Intermittent Glitches : Look out for intermittent glitches, where the screen functions normally at times but suddenly starts exhibiting ghost touch symptoms.

4. Inconsistent Keyboard Input : Pay attention to the keyboard input, as ghost touch can cause the keyboard to type or select options without your interaction.

5. Testing in Safe Mode : Consider testing the device in Safe Mode to determine if the issue persists, as this can help isolate software-related causes of ghost touch.

By following these steps, you can effectively identify the presence of ghost touch on your iPhone 11, enabling you to take the necessary steps to address this frustrating issue.

If you’re experiencing ghost touch issues on your iPhone 11, fret not, as there are several potential solutions to address this vexing problem. Here are some effective strategies to consider:

1. Update iOS: Ensure that your iPhone 11 is running the latest iOS version. Apple frequently releases updates that include bug fixes and performance enhancements, which can help resolve ghost touch issues.

2. Restart Your Device: Sometimes, a simple restart can work wonders. Power off your iPhone 11, wait a few seconds, and then power it back on. This may recalibrate the touchscreen and eliminate ghost touch occurrences.

3. Calibrate the Touchscreen: Access the “Settings” menu , navigate to “Accessibility,” and select “Touch.” From there, you can fine-tune the touchscreen sensitivity to mitigate ghost touch problems.

4. Remove Screen Protector or Case: Certain screen protectors or cases may interfere with the touchscreen’s functionality, leading to ghost touch issues. Try removing these accessories to see if the problem persists.

5. Reset All Settings: If the ghost touch problem persists, consider resetting all settings on your iPhone 11. This can help eliminate any misconfigurations that might be causing the issue.

6. Restore Factory Settings: As a last resort, you can restore your iPhone 11 to its factory settings. Be sure to back up your data beforehand, as this process will erase all content and settings on the device.

By implementing these potential solutions, you can effectively troubleshoot and mitigate ghost touch issues on your iPhone 11, restoring seamless functionality to your device.

Experiencing ghost touch on your iPhone 11 can be frustrating and disruptive to your daily activities. To prevent this issue from occurring, consider implementing the following tips:

1. Use a Compatible Screen Protector: Invest in a high-quality screen protector specifically designed for the iPhone 11. A compatible screen protector can act as a barrier against external factors that may trigger ghost touch.

2. Keep Your Device Clean: Regularly clean your iPhone 11 screen to remove dirt, oil, and debris. Use a soft, lint-free cloth and avoid harsh cleaning agents that may damage the screen or interfere with its responsiveness.

3. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Exposure to extreme temperatures can affect the performance of your iPhone 11, potentially leading to ghost touch issues. Keep your device within the recommended temperature range to maintain its functionality.

4. Update to the Latest iOS Version: Ensure that your iPhone 11 is running the latest iOS version available. Apple frequently releases updates that address software-related issues, including those related to touchscreen performance.

5. Use Genuine Accessories: When purchasing chargers, cables, and other accessories for your iPhone 11, opt for genuine Apple products or reputable third-party accessories that are certified as compatible with your device.

6. Avoid Physical Damage: Protect your iPhone 11 from physical damage, such as drops and impacts, as these incidents can potentially lead to touchscreen issues, including ghost touch. Consider using a protective case to safeguard your device.

By following these preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of experiencing ghost touch on your iPhone 11, ensuring a smoother and more reliable touchscreen experience.

Experiencing ghost touch issues on your iPhone 11 can be frustrating, but with the right troubleshooting steps, you can resolve this issue and restore your device’s functionality. Whether it’s recalibrating the touchscreen, updating the software, or seeking professional assistance, there are various solutions available to address this common problem. By following the tips outlined in this article, you can effectively troubleshoot and resolve ghost touch issues on your iPhone 11, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable user experience. Remember, staying informed about the latest software updates and maintaining your device can help prevent such issues in the future. With the right approach, you can overcome ghost touch problems and continue to make the most of your iPhone 11.

Q: What is ghost touch on an iPhone 11?

Ghost touch on an iPhone 11 refers to the device registering touches or swipes on the screen without any physical input from the user. This can lead to erratic behavior and unintended actions on the device.

Q: What causes ghost touch on iPhone 11?

Ghost touch on an iPhone 11 can be caused by various factors, including a faulty screen, software glitches, physical damage, or interference from external factors such as static electricity or liquid damage.

Q: Can a software update fix ghost touch on iPhone 11?

In some cases, a software update can resolve issues related to ghost touch on an iPhone 11 by addressing software glitches or bugs. However, if the problem persists after updating the software, it may indicate a hardware issue that requires professional attention.

Q: Is ghost touch a common issue on iPhone 11?

While ghost touch may not be a widespread issue, some iPhone 11 users have reported experiencing this issue. It's important to address the problem promptly to prevent further inconvenience and potential damage to the device.

Q: How can I troubleshoot ghost touch on my iPhone 11?

You can troubleshoot ghost touch on your iPhone 11 by performing basic troubleshooting steps such as restarting the device, cleaning the screen, removing any screen protectors or cases, and checking for software updates. If the issue persists, seeking assistance from an authorized service provider may be necessary.

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  1. How to Fix Ghost Touch on iPhone: Causes & Solutions

    Fortunately, most ghost touch problems are easy to fix. This wikiHow article will teach you 11 easy ways to fix ghost touch on any iPhone. 1 Restart your iPhone. Download Article If your iPhone's screen is reacting even when you haven't touched it, start with a quick reboot.

  2. iphone 6 plus ghost touching and unrespon…

    iphone 6 plus ghost touching and unresponsive touch screen so my iphone is having an unresponsive/ghost touching touchscreen but when fully charged they go away but on 99% and lower they come back the lower the more severe the ghost touching/ unresponsive screen and when charged they go away again

  3. SOLVED: iPhone 6 Plus Ghost touch

    291 Posted: Jul 13, 2018 Options Even if you add the 2 missing screws it won't probably make any difference, they are there to secure connectors and shield in place and won't influence ghost touch.

  4. 10 Ways to fix ghost touch on iPhone

    Software issues A glitch in the software, such as the iOS 16 upgrade, is a frequent cause of ghost touch. If there is a flaw in the update, it can influence how sensitive the screen is, and you might get an extremely annoying ghost touch. Which iPhones are affected by ghost touch?

  5. How to Fix Ghost Touch on an iPhone: 9 Potential Fixes to Try

    1. Clean the Touchscreen It may sound simple, but cleaning your iPhone's touchscreen can be an effective defense against ghost touch. By doing this, you will clear away any debris or dust that was causing your iPhone to think you're touching the screen. To clean your iPhone's touchscreen, you should first turn it off and unplug any cables.

  6. SOLVED: Ghost touch for iPhone6+

    Usually ghost touch means a replacement screen has been installed on a bent / dented frame or a damaged screen is being used. - iPhone 6 Plus ... Back Answers Index; 471132. iPhone 6 Plus. Repair information and guides for the iPhone 6 Plus that was released on September 19, 2014. Model: A1522, A1524. 1522 Questions View all . Lory Chii ...

  7. How to fix ghost touch on iPhone and reclaim your screen

    Make sure you toggle off 'AssistiveTouch,' 'Touch Accommodations,' and 'Back Tap.' Tap 'Haptic Touch' to adjust the time it takes for your iPhone to register a long tap. You can set this feature to Fast or Slow. Restart your iPhone You'd be surprised at how many iPhone glitches can be fixed by a simple reboot.

  8. How to Fix Ghost Touch on iPhone

    Published September 20, 2022 Do you find that your iPhone sometimes performs actions when you don't even touch it? Learn how to fix this ghost touch issue on iPhone here. Do you ever...

  9. iPhone Ghost Touch

    See if touch works properly on the home screen. Ask Siri to "Go to the home screen," if necessary. If touch on the home screen works, open the App Switcher and close the app (s) where the issue occurred. Reopen the affected app and try to recreate the issue. If it reoccurs, check the App Store for updates and install them.

  10. How to Fix iPhone Ghost Touch Issues without Losing Data

    If your iPhone screen is ghost touching, learn what to do in this video. Free download for ReiBoot: https://bit.ly/44bKjKSWritten guide: https://www.tenorsha...

  11. SOLVED: Touch screen sometimes facing Ghost touch ...

    Hello.. I have bought an Iphone 6 Plus (USED), but the thing is, after 3 days, I found that the Touch screen sometime act weirdly, 30% of the right side of the screen doesn't work, Ghost touches and the touchscreen become unresponsive in some places in the right side of the screen,also a multi-touch may occur however the left side is working perfectly,

  12. Intermittent unresponsive touch screen, ghost touches, no gray bar

    Rep: 1 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 Options Intermittent unresponsive touch screen, ghost touches, no gray bar Hi My iPhone 6 plus seems to have touch disease, except it is also experiencing ghost touches. It also does not and never has the infamous gray bar.

  13. How to Fix the iPhone Ghost Touch Problem (8 Simple Ways)

    Tap "Erase All Content and Settings" to factory reset the iPhone. You will need to enter your passcode. If your iPhone ghost touching is so severe that you can't go through the menu on the phone, you can use a computer for the settings reset instead. Connect the iPhone to the computer.

  14. Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus

    If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of $149. Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange ...

  15. 10 Best Ways to Fix Ghost Touch On iPhone

    1. Don't Use the iPhone While Charging As mentioned earlier, one of the reasons for ghost touch can be voltage fluctuations. If your wall outlet or charging adapter has some sort of voltage...

  16. SOLVED: How to fix self touch

    Chosen Solution Rany @rany Rep: 41k iCenter SARL 15 78 89 Posted: May 7, 2017 Options Touch IC is on the screen itself for the iPhone 6S/6S Plus. However, the touch IC has to be properly secured to the back plate.

  17. iPhone ghost touch fix

    iPhone ghost touch fix Phil Osophy 42 261 subscribers Subscribe 796 88K views 1 year ago iPhone 6 7 8 or whatever, fix for ghost touch!! the reason it suffers ghost touch is because...

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  20. iPhone 6 Plus Ghost Touch

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  21. How To Fix iPhone 11 Ghost Touch

    iPhone Source: Likewebov.life ** **Have you ever experienced the frustrating phenomenon of ghost touch on your iPhone 11? If so, you are not alone. Many iPhone 11 users have encountered this issue, where the screen seems to have a mind of its own, registering touches and swipes without any input from the user.