iPhone 6 screen sensitivity issue?

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  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    I've been mostly enjoying my new iPhone 6 the past few days, but one thing I have encountered a handful of times is that the screen doesn't react sometimes to my touch. Whether email, browser, a game, whatever...sometimes it will not pick up my taps or swipes. Doesn't appear to be locked up, but a lag or just not reacting.

    Anyone else encounter this issue? Never had a problem with my 5 or 5s.
     
  2. anthonybkny macrumors 6502

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    Most people that have issues are the ones that restored from a backup. Did you restore it set up as new phone?
     
  3. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    Restored from backup. Just like I have always done. Perhaps more of an iOS8 issue?
     
  4. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    I haven't seen an issue with my iPhone 6, but yesterday my wife mentioned that the screen on her 6 seemed less sensitive and didn't always recognize her touch. I thought she was crazy, but maybe there is something to it.
     
  5. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And for me, I am not certain if it's lag or not picking up the touch. But seems to happen quite a bit and is pretty annoying.
     
  6. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    I've experienced it as well. Couple days ago I visited a site and I couldn't scroll from left to right no matter where on the screen I touched or how slow I swiped. I had to close safari and it was okay again. Not sure if it's hardware or software related...
     
  7. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    This happened to me too. I tried swiping up from the camera on the lock screen but it wouldn't. Even swiping down for the notification. If I lock it again and turn it on, it's fine. Maybe it's just a software issue.
     
  8. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    My experience is that this is an ios 8 thing. My iPhone 5 was fine until I updated. Now I occasionally get a non responsive screen. I usually have to change position (landscape/portrait) and back to fix it.

    This is also happening on my new iPhone 6. I reset all settings on both.
     
  9. dvdvd macrumors member

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    This happens to me too on the iPhone 6+. Thought it was just me. I also restored from a backup (which took multiple tries, but that's a separate issue).
     
  10. Plaster macrumors newbie

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    I have the 6. Working great until I noticed, the same as you guys, the sensitivity issue started popping up. Really irritated me today, played with it, and it is indeed a problem. Thinking back, I too noticed the issue after the ios8 update. So... time for another update.
     
  11. Jeromechan macrumors newbie

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    I chose not to restore my iPhone 6 from my previous iphone 5, so I set it up as a new phone.. However, I am experiencing the same problems.. At times the touch sensitivity does not work, and I have to lock/unlock my phone.. It's getting a tad bit annoying.. Even the notifications banner don't always disappear..
     
  12. Peasanthero macrumors newbie

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    My issue is excess sensitivity. I switched to an iphone six a few days ago and when I leave my finger on the screen while reading a long scrolling article it causes the entire screen to spasm - for lack of a better word. It shifts around from minor jiggling to throwing me off the page.

    When I leave my finger on the screen while scrolling in email it also does it, but throws the email into trash.

    It appears aws though it is struggling to determine if I am asking it to take an action or not.

    I've looked for settings, but find none relevant.
     
  13. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking, could it be the ram to blame? Where as it's not the screen sensitivity but the actual iOS itself.
     
  14. jordaninsac macrumors newbie

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    So is everyone just going to complain about this issue or is someone going to pose a solution?
     
  15. gardiboy macrumors 6502a

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    Back to basics, do a hard reset of the phone and reset all settings.

    Test out the calculator and ensure all areas of the screen works.
     

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