iPhone or iPad Ghost Touch Fixed

[iOS] How To Fix Ghost Touch Problem On iPhone/iPad

iPhone or iPad Ghost Touch Fixed

Learn Different Solutions To Fix Ghost Touch Issue On iPhone Or iPad!

Overview: Have you heard the name of “Ghost Touch”. No, it is not a real ghost. When you do nothing with your phone and the app and phone’s screen open by itself then it is called “Ghost Touch”. If you are facing this ghost touch issue on your iPhone/iPad then don’t get panic, you can easily fix it. Just follow the below mentioned solutions and you will be able to fix ghost touch problem on iPhone/iPad.

Why Do Ghost Touch Happens On iPhone/iPad?

Ghost touch occur on iPhone/iPad due to many reasons. Here I have discussed some of them.

  • Touching the phone with dirty hands.
  • Using fault charger.
  • Using screen protector which interfere phone’s digital working.
  • Phone gets overheated.
  • Incorrect settings of display.
  • Phone dropped from extent height.
  • And so on.

So, these were some of the reasons due to which ghost touch happens on iPhone or iPad.

Now, let us see a real user practical scenario!

Practical Scenario: A User Is Facing Ghost Touch On iPhone 6

Ghost Touch iPhone 6

Hey all. So my iPhone 6 has been behaving strange lately. I would be using the phone normally and all of a sudden the phone starts going erratic and starts typing random letters in the Messages app and starts swapping between open apps.

I did some research and found out it’s called “ghost touch”. I have an appointment at the Genius Bar but I’m guessing I won’t be able to reproduce the issue since it’s so sporadic. Has anyone had any luck with getting a repair/replacement for this issue even without having to reproduce the issue at your appointment?”

Source: MacRumor Forums

Now, the question arises – How do you get rid of ghost touch on your iPhone/iPad? Or What do you do if your phone is ghost touching?

Well, you don’t need to worry about it, below I have shared different solutions to fix iPad/iPhone ghost touch problem. Simply read and follow the steps.

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Below provided all the solutions are applicable for all iPhone and iPad models such as iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XS (Max), iPhone XR/X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone SE, iPhone 5c/5s/5, iPad Pro/Air/Mini 5/Mini 4/ Mini 3/2/Mini, etc.

Solution 1:  Clean iPhone/iPad Screen

If your iPhone screen doing things on its own, then you can fix it by clearing the iPhone or iPad’s screen. To clean your device you need to power off your device and remove connectors.

Clean The iPhone Screen

Then take a clean cloth and dip it with warm water. Then slowly clean it, don’t press too much on the screen and don’t let the water to go into any opening.

Solution 2: Remove The Screen Protector

Another solution to fix ghost touch on iPad/iPhone is by removing the screen protector (tampered glass) of your device. Screen protector protect your screen but it can also occur ghost touch issue as it disturb the touch on screen.

Gently remove your phone’s screen protector from one corner and peel it.  You can also take help from the technical shop in removing it.

Solution 3: Install All Pending App’s Updates

While using your apps if you face ghost touch issue then it means that your apps have some problem. You can fix this by installing all the pending app’s updates.

Below, follow the complete steps to install all pending updates.

Step 1: On your iPhone/iPad tap on App Store and open Apple Store app.

Step 2: Now scroll down and tap on Updates button. Here you will get all the pending app’s update list.

Step 3: Now, you can tap on Update All button or you can update the individual app by taping on Update button just near the app.

Once the update process gets completed. Now restart your device so that the apps will easily change to recent update.

Also Read: How To Get Contacts From iPhone With Broken Screen

Solution 4: Put Out Your iPhone/iPad’s Case

If your iPhone or iPad have a twisted screen then it can also cause ghost touch on iPhone or iPad. You can fix this iPad/iPhone ghost touch issue by removing the hard case.

Remove iPhone Cover Case

Once you removed it, you can check the issue is solved or not. If not then follow the next solution.

Solution 5: Restart Your iPhone/iPad

Sometime a simple restart solves many problems. So you should also try to restart your iPhone or iPad to check if this fix ghost touch problem in your device or not.

Now, follow the below steps to restart your iPhone or iPad.

Steps To Restart iPhone X and Above

Step 1: Press and hold the Volume or Side button until the slide to power off slider displays.

Step 2: After that swipe the Power Off slider in the right direction.

Step 3: To turn on your device you need to hold the Side button until Apple logo display on your device’s screen.

Steps To Restart iPhone 8 Or Older

Step 1: Press and hold the Side or Top button until slide to power off slider display.

Step 2: Now swipe Power off slider in the right direction.

Step 3: To turn on your device you need to hold the Side or Top button until you see Apple logo display on your device’s screen.

Steps To Restart iPad That Has Face ID

Step 1: Press and hold Volume or Top button until the power off slider display.

Step 2: Swipe the slider and wait for 30 seconds to turn off your device.

Step 3: To turn on your device, press and hold the Side or Top button until the Apple logo display on your device’s screen.

Steps To Restart iPad That Has A Home Button

Step 1: Press and hold the Side button until the power off slider display.

Step 2: Now, swipe the slider and wait for 30 seconds to turn off your device.

Step 3: To turn on your device, press and hold the Side or Top button until the Apple logo display on your device’s screen.

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Solution 6: Force Restart Your iPhone/iPad

Force restart is similar to restart but more drastic. So, you can force restart your phone to fix ghost touch.

Here follow the below steps to force restart your iPhone or iPad.

Steps To Force Restart iPhone 8 and Above

Step 1: Press and release the Volume Up button.

Step 2: Then press and release the Volume Down button.

Step 3: Hold the Top button.

Step 4: Release the Top button when you see the Apple logo.

Steps To Force Restart iPhone 7 Or 7 Plus

Step 1: Press and hold the both Volume and Wake/Sleep buttons.

Step 2: Release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

Steps To Force Restart iPhone 6/6 Plus Or older

Step 1: Press and hold the both Wake/Sleep and Home buttons.

Step 2: Release them when you see the Apple logo.

Steps To Force Restart An iPad That Has Face ID

Step 1: Press the Volume Up button for some second and then release it.

Step 2: Then press the Volume Up button for some second and then release it.

Step 3: Press and hold the Power button until you see the Apple logo.

Steps To Force Restart Any Kind Of iPad

Step 1: Press and hold the both Home and Power buttons.

Step 2: Make sure to hold the both buttons at similar time to force restart any iPad.

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Solution 7: Update iOS

You can fix iPad/iPhone ghost touch problem by updating your iPhone or iPad as ghost touch may be caused by a software bug.

Now, follow the below steps to update your iPhone or iPad.

Steps To Update An iPhone Or iPad

Step 1: On your iPhone go to Settings.

Step 2: Then choose General and press Software Update.

Step 3: Tap Download and Install or you can tap on Install button if you have downloaded the update.

Steps To Update An iPad Using iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to PC (Window) with the help of USB cable.

Step 2: Then lunch the latest version of iTunes on your PC.

Step 3: Now click on your device as it will connect your iPad to iTunes.

Step 4: After that hit on the option “Check for update”.

Step 5: Click on “Download and Update” (this option will only come if any new update is available).

Solution 8: Factory Reset Your iPhone/iPad

Does factory reset fix ghost touch?

Of course ‘Yes’, you can also get rid of ghost touch issue on iPhone/iPad, to do this factory reset your device as in will delete any software issue that might cause this ghost touch issue.

Note: Before performing factory reset process make sure to take a backup as factory reset will erase all your device’s data.

Here, follow the steps to factory reset your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset.

Step 2: Then tap on “Erase All Contents and Settings”.

Step 3: Finally tap on “Erase” button.

Factory Reset iPhone

Once the reset process gets completed, setup your device again and you can restore the backed up data to your device.

Also Read: Learn To Fix iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max Keeps Restarting

Solution 9: Enter Into Recovery Mode

You can also fix ghost touch issue on iPhone or iPad by putting your iPhone in Recovery Mode and then reinstall iOS. But, you should try this solution when ghost touch do not allow your iPhone/iPad to update and also when you are unable to reset all settings.

If you are able to update your phone or reset all settings then you can easily do this.

If you are not able to do this then follow the below steps to enter your iPhone 8 or latest in recovery mode.

Note: Before doing this solution you should first take a backup as restoring your iPhone from Recovery Mode will erase all your saved data.

Step 1: First of all, connect your iPhone to computer and then launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Press and release Volume Up button.

Step 3: Press and release Volume Down button.

Step 4: Hold the Top (Side) button until you enter in Recovery Mode.

Once you enter in Recovery Mode, iTunes will show a message “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”  And if the update is available then click on “Update” button or “Restore”.

Update iPhone Via iTunes To Fix Attempting Data Recovery

 

Solution 10: Reset All Settings

If your phone settings is not working normally then you should reset all settings of your device as it helps you to check each feature works on your device.

You can easily do this, simply reset the settings to the factory defaults. Make sure there are no errors in the settings of your iPhone/iPad.

Here follow the steps to reset all settings on your iPad/iPhone to repair your iPhone/iPad from ghost touch.

Step 1: On your iPhone open Settings.

Step 2: Then tap on General.

Step 3: Now, choose Reset option and then select Reset All Settings option.

Reset All Settings On iPhone

Once the reset process is over, setup your device and check ghost touch issue is solved or not.

Also Read: iPhone Overheating After iOS 13 Update? Here What To Do!

Solution 11: Restore Your iPhone With iTunes

You can also fix iPhone keeps scrolling up or ghost touch by restoring your iPhone with iTunes.

Follow the below steps to Restore your iPhone with iTunes to fix ghost touch issue on iPhone.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer and then launch iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: On the iTunes app locate your iPhone and click on it.

Step 3: After that tap on Summary from left sidebar and then hit on Restore iPhone option.

Restore iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max With iTunes

This will help to restore your device and can also solve ghost touch problem on iPhone.

Solution 12: Contact Apple Support

Does Apple fix ghost touch?

I know you might have this question in your mind. Find the answer below.

If all the solutions failed to solve the issue then you should contact Apple support centre. Maybe you have a hardware issue. They will check the cause and fix it.

Wrap Up

I hope from the above solutions you were able to fix ghost touch issue on iPhone/iPad. Try the solutions one by one and check the issue is solved or not. If you are failed to fix the issue then you should contact your nearest Apple support centre.

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