iPhone 6s/6s Plus Touch Screen Unresponsive? Here Are Ways to Fix It

Your iPhone 6s/6s Plus touchscreen seems to be completely unresponsive, making you wonder why the screen doesn't respond to the touch or press. Before thinking of any radical steps, have a quick look at some of the viable solutions mentioned below and let us know which one has come to your rescue!

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are undoubtedly gems of technology. There is no other smartphone in this segment that can beat the performance and usability factor. But there are always some or the other minor issues with any tech device.

Same is the case with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus; many users have reported that their touch becomes unresponsive at times. This mainly occurs when you unlock your device. Apart from that, there are possibilities that some of the apps might have been a villain.

iPhone 6s 6s Plus Unresponsive Touch Screen

How to Fix Unresponsive Touch Screen of iPhone 6s/6s Plus

Clean your screen

This is one of the primary reasons for the unresponsive touchscreen. Any oily substance can easily make your screen unresponsive. Just check the display of your iPhone with different angle under sunlight. Use a soft cloth to clean the touchscreen of the device. Once you have cleaned the screen, it should begin to respond usually.

Ensure that The Screen Guard is In Perfect State

If the screen protector is damaged or less sensitive to the touch, you will have troubled time using your device. So, ensure the screen guard is working properly and responds to the touch.

Remove the screen protector and check out if the touchscreen usually works. If it does, you should go for a more responsive defender for the screen. Pick out one from our roundup of the best iPhone 6s and 6s Plus screen protectors.

Scenario One: Your iPhone Touchscreen is Completely Frozen

Force restart

One of the easiest options to fix the frozen screen is to reboot the device. Yeah, the same hard reset that comes into the picture every time you hit some common roadblocks on your iOS device.

Simply press and hold the sleep /wake button and home button at once until you see the Apple logo on your screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

After your device has restarted, the touchscreen should start functioning normally. But if it doesn’t seem to get into action, move to the next solution.

Restore Your Device As New

Restoring is considered to be a nuclear solution thanks to the ability to fix even turban issues. But you should always make sure back up your device before going for this drastic solution as it will wipe out everything from your device.

Note: You must disable Find My iPhone on your device before being able to restore it. You can turn it off from icloud.com. Head over to icloud.com → sign into your account → select Find My iPhone icon → Click on All Devices →select your device and then erase it.

Step #1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable and open iTunes.

Step #2. Make sure to select “This Computer” under automatically backup → Click on Back Up.

Take iPhone Backup in iTunes

Step #3. Once, the backup process is completed → click on Restore iPhone.

Restore Backup from iTunes on iPhone

After you have restored your device, your iPhone screen should work properly. If it has returned to normalcy, open Settings app → Apple ID banner → iCloud → Find My iPhone and then turn it on.

Restore Your iPhone Using Recovery or DFU Mode

Just in case the traditional restore method didn’t work, or you don’t want to disable Find My iPhone on your iOS device, you can use Recovery or DFU Mode to fix the issue. Besides, they are known to be a hardcore troubleshooter. Therefore, if the simple restore method couldn’t click, you shouldn’t miss out on them.

Follow this complete guide to fix the issue using either Recovery or DFU Mode.

Scenario Two: Your iPhone Touchscreen is Less Responsive

Get Rid of the Unwanted Data

If the touchscreen of your iOS device doesn’t respond to the touch smoothly, I would recommend you to go for the complete clean up to get rid of entire junk files. If you don’t remove the redundant data from time to time, it tends to pile up and slows the device. Head over to this post to eliminate the unwanted data and optimize the performance of your iPhone.

Update iOS on Your iPhone

You should always keep your iOS device updated to help it run smoothly. Apple keeps on introducing bug fixes and improvements in latest iOS versions to enhance the performance. Hence, it’s worth upgrading. Open Settings app → General → Software Update → now tap on download and install the update if it’s available.

What if Nothing Comes to Your Rescue?

If none of the tricks has resolved the problem, there might be some hardware issue on your device. In this scenario, you should contact Apple Support for help.

If you are using AppleCare+, you will be able to replace the screen of your iPhone 6s/ 6 Plus for $29. However, if your device is out-of-warranty, you will have to pay $149.

Wrapping up

In most cases, the above tips can troubleshoot the issue (if it’s related to software). Hopefully, you have found success with them. Let us know which one clicked for you.

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