Cant open any of the bottom 4 apps

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by s2000freak23, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. s2000freak23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Hey guys i have a 3gs and tonight all of a sudden the bottom part of my screen stopped responding. Cant open any of my 4 main apps on the bottom. Even if i opened another app i cant open anything on the bottme for instance say im in the phone app i cant go to my dialer or contacts etc. Anybody know the solution for this?

    Thanks in advance
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Have you tried powering off and then back on the iPhone? Hold the sleep/wake button on the top edge, slide to power off, then hold the sleep/wake button until you see it start back up. Post back if that doesn't fix.
  3. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007
  4. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    1) How did you manage to unlock the iPhone if the bottom part of the screen is not working?
    2) If the screen responds to your touch when you slide to unlock, it means that the issue is not hardware based, a good thing.
    3) Try doing a hard reset while the phone is still powered on.
    4) If that doesn't work, try backing up in iTunes and do a restore.

    Good luck.
  5. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Sounds like a redraft is in order.

    If that doesn't work try a hammer. I hear those can make the bottom 4 icons completely disappear. ;)
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Sounds like something with your digitizer. I'd suggest you take it to the Apple Store and see if they can do anything with it.
  7. mistertomlinson macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2007

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