Computer and Technology

Why Is My iPhone Touch Screen Not Responding

By Chris Cui
  • May 18, 2017

 The first thing we need to do is figuring out why your iPhone touch screen. Usually, the problem is caused when the physical part of your iPhone’s display that processes touch (called the digitizer) stops working correctly or when your iPhone’s software stops “talking” to the hardware the way it should. In other words, it could be a hardware or a software problem, and I’ll help you with both in this article.

  Troubleshooting iPhone software problems typically doesn’t cost anything. It’s also easier than prying off your screen with suction cups (please don’t do this). For this reason, we’ll start with the software fixes and move on to fixing the physical problems if you have to.

  A note about drops and spills: If you’ve recently dropped your iPhone, odds are a hardware problem is to blame for your touch screen trouble — but not always. Slow apps and problems that come and go are usually caused by software problems.


  It’s natural to feel frustrated when your iPhone touch screen isn’t working. You use your iPhone for everything, from making calls to scrolling through pictures — but don’t let your “touch screen troubles” get you down. In this article, I’ll explains why the touch screen on your iPhone doesn’t work, how to fix the problems that can be fixed at home, and recommend some great repair options, if it comes to that. There are a lot of reasons why your iPhone touch screen might stop working. Thankfully, there are also a lot of ways to fix those problems.


Software Problems and Your iPhone Touch Screen

  A problem with the software that tells your phone how to act can cause your iPhone touchscreen to stop working. It may help to reset troublesome software if your iPhone touch screen is not working. Does your touch screen stop responding when you use a certain app? That app may be to blame. Try uninstalling and reinstalling it. If the problem keeps happening after you reinstall the app, send a message to the app developer. They may have a fix for the problem or be working on a solution already.


When your iPhone doesn’t respond to Touch At All

  Touch screen problems that happen in multiple applications or when you don’t have an app open may be caused by problems with the iPhone’s software. A good first troubleshooting step is to power your iPhone off and back on again, but it’s hard to do that when your touch screen doesn’t work! Instead, we’ll need to do a hard reset. Here’s how:

If your iPhone won’t turn off in the normal way — or if turning your iPhone off and back on again doesn’t solve the problem — try doing a hard reset. To do this, hold the Power and Home Buttons down at the same time. Wait several seconds, until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then let go. On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, a hard reset is performed by pressing and holding the power button and volume down button together for several seconds until you see the Apple logo appear on the display. A hard reset abruptly stops all of the background processes on your iPhone and can cause software issues. It usually doesn’t, but it’s a good idea to only do a hard reset when you need to.

My Touchscreen Still Isn’t Working!

Is your iPhone touch screen still giving you problems? Then it might be time to try restoring your iPhone to its original settings. Before you do this, be sure to backup your information. You can do this by plugging your iPhone into a computer and running iTunes or using iCloud.


When the Touch Screen Hardware Is to Blame

  If you’ve dropped your iPhone recently, you may have damaged the screen. A cracked display is one of the most obvious signs of a damaged screen and can cause all sorts of issues with the touch screen.

A drop can also loosen or damage the delicate under-layers of your iPhone touchscreen. What you see and put your hands on is just one part of the touch screen. Underneath, there’s an LCD screen that creates the images you see. There’s also something called a digitizer. The digitizer is the part of the iPhone that senses your touch.

The LCD screen and digitizer both connect to your iPhone’s logic board – that’s the computer that makes your iPhone work. Dropping your iPhone can loosen the cords that connect the LCD screen and digitizer to the logic board. That loose connection can make your iPhone touch screen stop working.


As we all know, the iPhone 5 touch screen replacement is a complex and fascinating technology. I wish this composition will assist you when your iPhone touch screen doesn’t respond. We offer this timely solution to the cracked iPhone.


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