Q: “The screen on my iPhone 8 has been acting up lately. Yesterday the lower 1/3 of the screen became unresponsive to touch and I’m unable to unlock my iPhone. I did a force restart hoping that would help. It did not. Any help to unlock iPhone with unresponsive screen?”
It can be very difficult to access and use an iPhone whose screen is unresponsive and most people will rightfully worry that the device may no longer be useful to them. But whether the iPhone’s screen is unresponsive due to physical damage or a software malfunction, you may want to find a way to unlock the device to safeguard the data on it.
In this article, we are going to share with you some of the things you can try to unlock an iPhone with an unresponsive screen, broken screen, or crashed screen. Then you’re able to access and use your iPhone as usual.
The best way to unlock an iPhone with an unresponsive screen it to use a professional unlock tool and the best one is FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker. It can easily and quickly unlock the iPhone passcode even when the device is broken or unresponsive. Whether you screen passcode is 4-digit/6-digit passcode, Touch ID or Face ID, the program can bypass the screen lock in a few simple steps. It is very easy to use and compatible with all iOS devices, including the latest iPhone 11/11 Pro running on iOS 13.
To use FoneGeek iPhone Passcode Unlocker to unlock an iPhone with unresponsive screen, download and install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open this iPhone unlock tool on your computer and then clickthe option of "Unlock Screen Passcode".
Step 2: Connect the iPhone with unresponsive screen to the computer and let the program to automatically detect the device.
If the software fails to recognize the iPhone, you can follow the on-screen instructions to boot the device into DFU mode or Recovery mode.
Step 3: Once the device is in DFU/Recovery mode, you will need to download the correct firmware for the device. Ensure all information about the device is correct and then click "Download" to continue.
Step 4: When the download is complete, click on "Start to Unlock" to begin bypassing the screen lock from the iPhone with an responsive screen.
In a few minutes, iPhone Passcode Unlocker will remove the screen passcode and you can access the device again.
The following are just some of the other things you can try when the iPhone screen is unresponsive:
A hard reboot is one of the best solutions to try when your iPhone is unresponsive because of a minor software issue. To hard reboot the iPhone, follow these simple procedures depending on your device’s model:
Dirt, dust and some oil on the screen can cause the screen become unresponsive. It is therefore a good idea to clean your iPhone screen. Use a soft cloth that is unlikely to damage the screen in any way. But be thorough in your cleaning of your device, removing everything that could interfere with the device’s ability to respond to touch. Remove any screen protectors and guards before cleaning and don’t forget to clean your own fingers before touching the device.
You might also be able to unlock an iPhone with an unresponsive screen using Siri. Here’s what you can do:
If you manage to get the passcode right, the device will be unlocked.
You might also be able to unlock an iPhone with an unresponsive screen via iCloud. Follow these simple steps to do it:
If the screen is cracked or damaged, iPhone Passcode Unlocker can also unlock the device as long as the iPhone system is working normally. But we advise you to take the device to an authorized Apple repair center to determine the extent of the damage.
Being able to unlock your device when the screen is unresponsive is a very valuable skill. It enables you to safeguard the data on the device as you attempt to find the right solution for the screen problem. We hope the solutions above will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
By Joan J. Mims
Posted on Mar 03, 2019, 19:48:53
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.