Can't enter numbers on iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by aroc725, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    For some reason the ".?123" key for entering numbers no longer works on my iPod Touch. Has anyone else run into this problem?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
    Hello! I'm over here!
    whoa, wait can we get some more info first? what firmware, any mods installed...jailbroken
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    More info

    Not sure what you mean by firmware, but the 2.0 upgrade was installed, but no mods of any (other) kind installed.

    I've installed a number of free apps, so unless someone has a quick fix, I guess I'll just have to uninstall each of those apps in reverse order and then see if I'm able to enter numbers again.

    To be more specific about my problem, when I get the login screen for the App Store, pressing the ".?123" key doesn't display the numeric keyboard, it seems to highlight the 'up-arrow'/shift key. And pressing the space bar doesn't add a space to the textbox for entering your password, it ends up displaying one of the letters in the last row of the keyboard. Pressing the 'return' key has the effect of pressing the delete key above it. Very weird.

  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    strange.. try powering on the ipod again. hold the home and sleep/wake button until the screen is blank. then press the sleep/wake button again to power it on. if that doesn't work, restore the ipod.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    I tried that, but it didn't work. Guess I'll have to start uninstalling apps and see if I can enter numbers again after each uninstall.

  6. macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2008
    "Somewhere ... In las vegas"
    Isn't there a screen calibration test somewhere?
    Like for example... The DS has a setting option to calibrate the touchscreen.
    Apple should Add this in the settings menu In the next update So people don't rush to conclusions and restore; therefore losing all they had on there Ipod.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    There may be such a test, but I haven't found it, blarrgh.

  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008

    Ok, I've uninstalled all the (free) apps I installed previously, and even rebooted, but that hasn't fixed the problem. Nor has going into General Settings and clicking the 'Reset All Settings' and 'Reset Keyboard Dictionary' buttons.

    I can only think of two other things to try:

    1) Download and install the 2.0.1 update, and failing that,
    2) Just take my iPod Touch to the local Apple Store to see if someone there can fix my problem.

    Blarrgh. Maybe I shoulda gotten a Nokia N810 instead. :p
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    SnowLeopard, when you say "restore the ipod", do you mean erase everything (i.e., content and settings) on it?

  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008
    Another update

    Ok, I erased everything and got the 2.0.1 update. Still can't enter numbers. Blarrgh.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears/eyes.
  11. macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2008
    My first iPhone had to be returned because the middle of the screen (4, 5, & 6 on the phone dialogue) had become unresponsive. When you're scrolling in Safari, does the screen become "jumpy" when you reach that area?
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2008

    I've decided to mail my iPod Touch to Apple, they'll either repair it or replace it. Installing the 2.0.2 update didn't fix the problem, no surprise there.


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