When touchscreen technology was first introduced in 1965, it opened up a whole new world of possibilities. The world, however, was rather slow to catch up. It took almost 50 years later before the technology found its way into smartphones and tablets and revolutionized telecommunications.
Although great strides have been made, occasional problems such as unresponsive touchscreens are still present in the golden age of mobile technology. There comes a time when your iPhone or iPad may freeze all of a sudden. You might also notice that your iPhone or iPad seems to be slow in responding to different touch commands, which may prompt a visit to Melbourne iPhone repair experts.
A test late last year showed that iPhones seem to be more accurate at the lower-left quadrant of the screen, leaving the rest a dead zone. If your iPhone works fine one moment then suddenly conks out the next, CNET offers a few basic troubleshooting steps you can try.
Clean the Screen
Repeated use can leave oily finger marks all over the screen. Clean your iPhone touchscreen with a slightly damp, lint-free cloth. If you have a screen protector installed, remove it and check if the device becomes more responsive. In addition, don’t wear gloves when using your iPhone (unless they have metal threads sown in) as fabric blocks the body’s electromagnetic field, which is necessary to activate touch commands.
Soft and Hard Reset
If cleaning doesn’t work, perform a soft reset by holding both the sleep/wake and home buttons simultaneously for ten seconds. This method, which initiates an on-off power cycle, has solved many problems common to iPhones and iPads. A soft reset won’t delete phone data, so don’t worry about data loss.
A hard reset, on the other hand, will delete your data because it aims to restore your iPhone’s original factory settings. You can initiate a hard reset using iTunes or the smartphone’s Reset.
Get Professional Help
If the problem still persists, it might be time to delve deeper. You might want to bring your device to a service provider like TWorld ICT Corp Pty Ltd for professional iPhone repairs in Melbourne. Using state-of-the-art phone repair equipment, a trained technician will get to the root of the problem in no time.
(Source: “Troubleshooting iPhone touchscreen issues,” CNET)