iOS 10 has worn out my iPhone 6S Plus's keypad!

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by kathyricks, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. kathyricks macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    Since I "upgraded" to iOS 10 about 4 months ago, I have needed to press the URL bar much longer and harder to get urls to highlight and then I have had to press the backspace key much harder to get stuff to delete. This is not only a great annoyance that slows my workflow down. After 4 months of pounding on the screen in this way the keypad has broken - its no longer reliably responsive. So my 17 month old iPhone 6S Plus is now unusable and worthless. I also have an iPad Pro 12" with iOS 9.2.1 and you can be sure I am NOT going to ruin it by "upgrading" to iOS 10.x.
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Sounds like a hardware issue that was there from the beginning, since purchase. See what Apple has to say about it.
  3. cobracnvt macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2017
    Do you have a screen protector that could be causing recognition issues?
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Better get those butterfly keys exchanged. It is the same problem as with the Macbook.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Looks like a certain area of your screen is defective.
    Ask for repair or replacement.
  6. cswifx Suspended


    Dec 15, 2016
    1. Remove all screen protectors and try again
    2. Try downloading a drawing application to check on the screen responsiveness
    3. Contact Apple Support for help
    4. Factory reset and try again
  7. Howl's Castle macrumors regular

    Howl's Castle

    Sep 13, 2016
    If you're pressing harder, that's more than likely why. Safari probably thinks your trying to 3D touch.
  8. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    I was unaware until now that software keys could deteriorate..

    Depending on whether it's just the keyboard that is proving difficult it sounds like a hardware defect and may be worth a trip to the AStore!
  9. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Good point. Maybe disable 3DT and see if the issue goes away.

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