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Johnny907

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Which mini users are having problems while not using a case or screen protector?
My wife, and several others. That's what sent me to the forums last night. Just a case, no screen protector, and the thing only recognizes maybe half the swipes whether it is her or myself trying. Problem disappears completely when plugged in. It's bizarre but definitely happening.
 

felixroqu3

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Mar 5, 2012
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Look at those sausage fingers. ? How in the world is a person with such thick fingers using an iPhone 12 Mini!?
You must be 12 years old. Literally zero need for your comment.
 

Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
My wife, and several others. That's what sent me to the forums last night. Just a case, no screen protector, and the thing only recognizes maybe half the swipes whether it is her or myself trying. Problem disappears completely when plugged in. It's bizarre but definitely happening.
Interesting. That is the first I have heard of that aspect with just a case.
 

robjulo

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Steve never made the comment. I don’t know why so many people continue throwing that line out into the water.

While he may never have said those exact words, that was exactly what his outlandish defense was. It was pure Apple arrogance and just as arrogant as "it just works", when the track record since has been the opposite.

Perhaps they should stop making arrogant comments and marketing themes.
 

Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
While he may never have said those exact words, that was exactly what his outlandish defense was. It was pure Apple arrogance and just as arrogant as "it just works", when the track record since has been the opposite.

Perhaps they should stop making arrogant comments and marketing themes.
I agree on the marketing comments. The point is those kinds of comments are not productive to the problem at hand.
 
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jayducharme

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The thick of it
That's really weird. I have a case on mine (no screen protector) and the phone's been working fine. FaceID is so quick, getting to the Home Screen is as simple as picking up the phone and swiping. It's pretty much instantaneous for me. I wonder if there's a particular model that's causing most of the issues (i.e.: storage capacity or color).
 

vmistery

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My torch and camera Lock Screen buttons are definitely less sensitive than it was on my X. I assumed it was because they had removed 3D Touch or whatever it was called. Swipe up seems fine though.
 
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jntdroid

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That's really weird. I have a case on mine (no screen protector) and the phone's been working fine. FaceID is so quick, getting to the Home Screen is as simple as picking up the phone and swiping. It's pretty much instantaneous for me. I wonder if there's a particular model that's causing most of the issues (i.e.: storage capacity or color).
Throw a screen protector on with that case and you’ll see the issue.
 
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Charlie pickles

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A significant number of new iPhone 12 mini owners are reporting Lock Screen sensitivity issues since receiving their phones. The MacRumors forum has a post running several pages describing the issue, and the thread has been shared on Reddit, where more users are reporting similar problems.

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Specifically, the problem manifests for most users when swiping up from the bottom of the Lock Screen using their thumb to unlock the device, or when pressing the torch or camera buttons on the Lock Screen.

The display doesn't always recognize the press or the swipe up to unlock. Other fingers seem to have more luck and the sensitivity issues end once the iPhone 12 mini is unlocked.

Some users speculate that the lack of responsiveness could be a conductivity or grounding issue, because there are reports that it resolves itself when the handset is plugged into a wall charger, or when touching the frame without a case.

However, there's no consensus yet on what's causing the problem and whether it's hardware or software related, but hopefully it's the latter and Apple can release an update to resolve the issue soon.

Article Link: iPhone 12 Mini Users Report Lock Screen Touch Sensitivity Issues
Ive been having the same issue.
After reading this I thought I’d try a few little tests. It seems I can get the torch, camera & control centre to work if I very lightly touch them dead centre of the icons, not ideal!
So now I try with the case off (case is a official apple leather case)
Torch, camera & control centre work perfectly.
Same thing happens when trying passcode, doesn’t work with case on, works perfect without case.
To me this says hardware problem.
 

JosephAW

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Maybe they have the wrong swipe up code installed for the mini, maybe it’s the max pro code. We’ll see if Max pro users swipe up in the middle of the screen to unlock. If so someone got the code swapped. :p
 
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stooie3000

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Feb 24, 2014
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I’ve had this issue since receiving my mini yesterday. Was driving me nuts. Swipe up to open would miss periodically and couldn’t enter my passcode. It audibly clicked on pressing the numbers but wouldn’t ‘fill in’ the passcode. Given enough attempts it would eventually enter it and unlock.

Phone was running 14.1 out the box, upgraded to 14.2 - problem persisted. Tried restoring through iTunes (set up as new phone) - problem persisted. I had an ESR full screen protector on along with Apple silicone case. When I experienced the problem this afternoon (couldn’t enter passcode), I quickly took the screen protector off and tried it and it responded immediately and as you would expect. I’ve bought a different brand of screen protector but after reading this expect it may still have issues.

I think the 2018 iPad Pro had a similar issue with screen protectors initially (swipes/taps would go unregistered) and that was resolved with a software update.
 
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