iPhone 6 screen sensitivity issue?

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.
 

anthonybkny

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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?
 

dmk1974

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

BrettDS

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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.
 

dmk1974

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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.
 

Fanboi4life

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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...
 

Snot Rox

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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.
 

dcorban

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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.
 

dvdvd

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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).
 

Plaster

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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.
 

Jeromechan

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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..
 

Peasanthero

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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.
 

noekozz

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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.
 

gardiboy

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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.
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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