A touchscreen is the most important feature on an iPhone, and if it doesn’t work at all or only occasionally, that’s a big problem.
iOS and iPadOS have a built-in setting called Guided Access that can disable unwanted touch input on your screen. Triple-click the Home button (for iPhone X, triple-click the power button) to enter Guided Access anytime.
Go to Settings
The iPhone and iPad come with built-in settings to disable touchscreen input for a variety of reasons, such as preventing kids from messing around with their devices. However, sometimes you need to find these settings yourself if you want to disable the touch screen on your iPhone or iPad for a specific reason.
For example, you may need to turn off touch screen on an iPhone when it’s cracked or otherwise damaged. This can help prevent the device from being used incorrectly by a child and also protect your privacy.
One way to do this is to go to Settings and then tap Accessibility. This will give you access to a number of settings that allow you to control your device without having to use the physical buttons.
You can also choose to disable certain areas of your screen, lock down the volume button and power button individually, and more. Apple calls this feature Guided Access and it is available on all versions of the iPhone and iPad.
First, open Guided Access by triple-clicking the Home button (for iPhone X, it’s the power button). You can also triple-click the power button to end the Guided Access session.
Now you can choose to enable the “Disable Touchscreen Input” option under Guided Access. This will allow you to control and disable touch input on the screen for any iPhone or iPad.
Once you’ve enabled this setting, you can select areas of the screen or all of the screen to disable touch. You can even lock down the volume button and the power button individually, which can be helpful if you’re worried about accidental touches.
Disabled areas of the screen will appear greyed out and will not respond to any touch. You can then enter the correct Passcode or scan with Touch ID or Face ID to exit.
You can also go to the “Accessibility” app on your iPhone or iPad and turn on a feature called “Assistive Touch.” This will give you a small circle that will overlay whatever is currently on your screen, making it easier to perform a range of actions. This can be useful for taking a screenshot, opening the Control Center or performing other functions.
Go to General
Whether you’re new to an iPhone or have been using one for years, there are a lot of things that can be changed in Settings. You may be looking for a way to turn off push, save battery life, or add a shortcut that makes it easier to get to an app you use all the time.
You can also change the auto-brightness of your display, which can help with visual sensitivity. To do this, go to Settings > Accessibility and scroll down until you see Accessibility Shortcuts.
Another setting you can change is the double-tap (click) time for your touch screen. This allows you to adjust how long it takes for your finger to double-tap an item, which can be useful if you’re trying to avoid accidentally tapping on something you don’t want to do.
It’s also possible to turn off a few other settings, such as the ability to use voice commands with Siri and to set your phone’s background image. If you’re interested in these features, you can find out more about them in our guide to the Settings app.
Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, tap the setting to toggle it on or off. If you want to disable a feature entirely, you can uncheck it and then re-enable it when you need it.
There are several other settings that you can change in the General section of Settings, including your date and time settings, language preferences, and privacy options. These settings are all important, so you should make sure that you choose the right ones for your needs.
If you’re interested in adjusting your ringtone or text tone, you can do that in Settings as well. In addition, you can set a custom icon that shows up when your device is turned on.
You can also adjust the volume of your iPhone. This can help with hearing certain sounds or music, which can be helpful if you have hearing issues.
You can also turn off the Home button and switch to a gesture-based navigation system. This is a great way to quickly switch between open apps, as you can do so by swiping left or right along the bottom edge of your screen. You can also swipe up from the bottom of your screen to return to the Home Screen.
Go to Reset
The touchscreen on an iPhone is a great way to interact with the phone, but it can sometimes become unresponsive. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to fix this problem.
One of the best options is to restart your iPhone. This is a relatively easy process, and it should fix the problem in most cases. If it doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try before resetting your device.
First, you should make sure that your touchscreen is not clogged up with dirt or other particles. Dirt can make it harder for the screen to work properly, and it also can cause your device to be less responsive.
Another thing you can do is to wipe the screen down with a dry cloth or paper towel. You can also try putting the phone into recovery mode.
Once the screen is clean, you can then restart your iPhone again. The process varies slightly from model to model, but it’s a relatively simple one that should get your iPhone up and running again.
If you’re still having trouble with your touchscreen, you can try a force restart. This is the same process as a soft reset, but it uses the power and volume buttons rather than the Home button.
You should also check if the battery is low or needs to be replaced. If it’s low, you can use an inexpensive AA or AAA battery to help your device start up again.
Lastly, you can try to update your phone and restore it to factory settings. This is a less efficient method, but it may be able to get your phone back up and running again.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings and turn off Touchscreen for Passcode or iTunes & App Store. This way, your child will not be able to unlock the device or use it for anything else.
Go to Lock Screen
You can lock your iPhone or iPad’s screen to prevent someone from accessing sensitive information. This is especially important if you’re giving your phone to a child or someone else you trust.
There are a few different ways to go to the Lock Screen on an iPhone, but the quickest is to press and hold the side button on your phone. This will lock your device and return it to the Home Screen.
Another way to lock the screen is to tap on the Apple logo on your iPhone’s display. This will bring up the Settings app and you can select Lock Screen from there.
Finally, there is a built-in feature on iPhones called Guided Access that you can use to temporarily disable your touchscreen. This is useful if you want to hand your phone to someone and don’t want them to be able to see sensitive information or videos.
To get to Guided Access, open the Settings app and navigate to the section of accessibility called Guided Access. Then, make sure the toggle next to Guided Access is green.
You’ll also need to unlock your phone and enter your passcode. After a few seconds, your iPhone should return to the Lock Screen.
If your iPhone or iPad continues to be unable to respond to touches, try these solutions:
First, restart the phone and see if that helps. This should fix many cases, and it might even reset any bugs or errors that your phone is experiencing.
Second, take your phone to a service center and have it checked for any hardware issues that may be causing the problem. You can also speak to Apple’s customer support team directly and schedule an appointment for repair or replacement.