iPad Pro iPad Pro 12.9 2018 Screen Latency issues

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  1. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    I have owned numerous iPads since the beginning and never had this issue before.
    I love the new Pro but it seems, more often then not, the screen will not react to my touch.
    Texts in iMessage will freeze as I am typing, scrolling with my finger will not register.
    It is almost as if the OS is freezing at points but I am not doing anything intensive.
    Anyone else having a similar issue?
     
  2. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Not that I know of.
     
  3. dawgfang macrumors regular

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    Actually, yes. This is an issue and a very frustrating one. Do some research and quite a few people have this problem, me included. Unfortunately there seems to be no clear cause or solutions.
     
  4. Zimmy68 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I checked online and tried a hard reset. So far all is back to normal but for how long?
    I'll keep monitoring it.
    It seems like a memory leak issue.
     
  5. dawgfang macrumors regular

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  6. browser740 macrumors member

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    WELCOME TO THE CLUB
     
  7. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    Same issues here on a second generation iPad 12.9 - FYI there are many threads about this issue for iPad pros it’s been going on for quite a while - so far no solution - I have seen some posts reporting that when others were able to get the iPad Pro replaced there were still issues with the new replacement iPads
     
  8. Zimmy68 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My previous iPad was the 1st Gen 12.9 Pro.
    I wonder if it is a "ProMotion" issue? I'll do some more research.
    Thanks
     
  9. KfirGuy macrumors newbie

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    Funny.... I was logging on to ask this very same question, after having had a nightmare of a time trying to compose a short text message to a family member last night. It wasn't a matter of lag or delayed response, it was straight up not picking up on a number of touches/inputs in iMessage. I have often had it fail to respond altogether in some apps like Facebook, although I assume that is an App issue... Definitely flummoxing at times
     
  10. 19SK91 macrumors regular

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    Have the same issue once in a while. Just talked about it to someone else in another thread snd they said the cause is if the device gets hot. So while gaming or charging for example. Makes sense to me because I mostly experience this issue while gaming or shortly thereafter.
     
  11. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    At one time I thought it was dirt or smudges on the screen and have been cleaning the screen more often but no change - there are also sensitivity settings that I have played with - no joy there either.

    Often the keyboard will not work for certain keys when texting - or certain screen areas when playing games that become UN-responsive

    then after 5 seconds or so everything will start working again :confused:

    If you find anything - let us know that would be great!:)
     
  12. DragonX macrumors regular

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    You seem to be having the same issue as many others here now, here are more threads on this:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/irresponsive-screen-ipad-pro-12-9-2nd-gen.2121051/
    (the biggest thread with 12 pages!)
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2016-ipad-pro-12-9-screen-intermittently-unresponsive.2118824/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/12-9-ipad-pro-gen-3-touchscreen-problem.2154220/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ipad-pro-stuttering-issue-now-more-widespread.2165593/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/missing-keystrokes.2166241/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/known-problem.2168160/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/10-5-pro-with-unresponsive-screen.2170164/
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2nd-gen-10-5”-degraded-touch-screen-sensitivity.2172781/

    It looks like a widespread hardware problem affecting all iPads including Pros and 2018's. Apple does not accept this issue nor their Genius Bar does. They can replace it under warranty but you can get the iPad with the same problem (as I did) and if you're out of warranty they'll decline.

    I hope there will be lawyers experiencing this problem too so we could start a class action suit.
     
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  14. KfirGuy macrumors newbie

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    I could see that, however I do not game with mine, and my issues often come right after the device has been sitting locked for a little while (IE it would not be at all hot/warm)
     
  15. 19SK91 macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Are you on the 12.2 beta by any chance? Because initially I thought that was the issue.
     
  16. DragonX macrumors regular

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    Lucky you! You're the real hero here among us, having this issue. You deserve a trophy.

    If you guys carefully read the threads above you'll see that any 12.1 12.2 or even 11.X updates are coincidental. Sometimes it does look like a software issue connected to some Apple updates or ProMotion or brightness control but after a while and numerous tries you see there's no connection.
     
  17. Danz91 macrumors newbie

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    Well guys I think I have finally found a fix!
    After 3 replacement iPad pros over the last 8 months and trying almost everything it turns out that all you need to do is go to Settings>Accessibility then disable Tap to Wake and restart your device.
    Since doing this 2 weeks ago I have not noticed a single stutter, everything has been smooth.

    I suggest that everybody try this for a week or so and report back on here to let us know how it goes.
     
  18. nudoru macrumors regular

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    This is happening to me too. I usually close and reopen the app to fix it. I haven't had home page become unresponsive yet.
     
  19. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I have not tried this but. This issue predates the tap to wake feature of the iPad Pro 2018. This happens to me infrequently as well on my pro 2018 and rebooting or just locking and unlocking helps for a couple of days or weeks or hours. Totally random
     
  20. Danz91 macrumors newbie

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    Try the fix i sugggested earlier id you havent already, disabling Tap to wake and restart your device.
    Ive posted this to the apple support forums and so far it is working for everybody using the 2018 pro models.
    Im not sure on how to fix previous generations of the ipad pro as this feature is not present on those devices.
     

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