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How Can We Fix iPhone X Ghost Touch Problem for Free

by  Joan J. Mims  |  Tuesday April-09 2019  14:35:42

It is very normal and common to find iPhone screen broken or water damaged. However, it is aberrant and strange if the screen doesn’t respond correctly to what you are actually making, or becomes completely unresponsive. Many iPhone X users represent that the screen is responding itself even though they do not touch the screen. And sometimes the screen doesn’t respond at all. The phenomenon is called ‘iPhone ghost touch’. In most cases, lock and unlock screen can temporarily solve the problem. However, what makes this problem become complex it occurs randomly and hardly preventable. So the question is, what causes iPhone X ghost touch in iOS 12?

Analysis on Why iPhone X Ghost Touch?

1. Charging cable and adapter

When you place your finger on the touch screen, a low current will be drawn from the touch point. And the controller calculates will calculate the exact point of the touch point by calculating the ratio of currents on different electrodes (the current size is related to the electrode distance).

It can be seen that the correct touch of the capacitive screen is very sensitive to current stability. In general, what the phone battery powers is direct current having high stability. However, when we use inferior adapters and charging cables for charging, the capacitance and inductance will not meet the requirements. And the screen will be prone to interference under these ripples.

2. Electrostatic screen

The ghost touch problem will be more severe in dry weather. In dry days, the screen may be covered with static electricity when the iPhone is taken from pocket, leaving the screen temporarily untouchable.

3. Touch IC

The chip welded to the phone's motherboard is not working properly. This is statistically more likely to happen with the iPhone 6.

How to Fix iPhone X ghost touching

Tip 1. Switch USB cable

Any non-original charger or accessory not developed by Apple may lead to the malfunctions on iPhone. If your iPhone is connected to a 3rd party charger, pull it off and switch to an original charger, and get it connected with your iPhone. Now click any side of the iPhone screen.

Tip 2. Restart and Reset iPhone Settings

If your iPhone stills suffers from ghost touch after switching to an original cable, trying to reset and restart the device is another great chance to fix it. Hold down the power button and home button to turn off the device, release home button and keep holding the power button to turn it on. Now check whether the screen touch is back to normal.

restart iphone

If it doesn’t help, reset your iPhone to default settings is also worth trying. To reset iPhone settings, go to Settings on iPhone home screen, find General options, select it and click Reset, then tap on Rest All Settings. You need to enter the passcode to initial the process. And your iPhone will be restored to original settings.

reset all settings

Tip 3. Fix All iPhone System Issues Without Losing Data

The previoud 2 solutions may not work for you if you are going through this method. In such a situation, most users with no technique knowledge will prefer to using a professional 3rd-party tool to avoid more issues. As such, an excellent repair tool to fix any iOS issues on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without data loss is PR iOS System Recovery.

PR iOS System Recovery - Fix iPhone X Ghost Touch Without Losing Data!

  • A better tool than iTunes to fix looping on start, touch screen not working, black screen and other iOS issues with ease.
  • iTunes errors could also be settled in one click, such as iTunes error 27. iTunes error 50, 4005, etc.
  • Fully compatible with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models.


Step 1. PR iOS System Recovery should be downloaded on your compute first. After the launch, select 'iOS System Recovery'.

choose ios system recovery

Step 2. Plug your iPhone X into the computer using an USB cable, click Next.

connect device to pc

Step 3. Check the steps on the interface to put iPhone X into DFU mode.


Step 4.You need to check the device information, including to device model, iOS version detected by the program. Then click Repair to fix the ghost touch bug.

fix iOS system

Tip 4. Replace the Screen from Apple Store

There might be a hardware issue of your iPhone X if the screen touching problem still hasn't been fixed via the methods mentioned above. You can take the iPhone to local Apple store to replace a new screen if it is still under warranty.