iPhone acting possessed - screen changing by itself

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MrAndy1369, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. MrAndy1369 Guest

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    Help! I don't know what to do. I recently got a replacement iPhone (under warranty), and the screen has been acting really weird - moving by itself, things moving on its own (for example, in the SMS Messages list, the "Delete" button would constantly appear and then disappear, like I was swiping it). I have tried a restart but it still is acting weird, and I think it made an international call all by itself. I'm really unsure what to do, and I'm not sure if I did anything wrong, because this is really weird and I have never seen this before.

    Thanks!
     
  2. enoC macrumors 6502

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    Start by restoring and set it up as new. Meaning no use of backup!

    If that doesn't help, you should make an appointment with one of those genius at an Apple Store.
     
  3. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to contact the Vatican right away to have them approve an exorcism!!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. MrAndy1369, Jan 26, 2012
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    MrAndy1369 thread starter Guest

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    I'm sorry, but I really do not appreciate your reply. I have had a night from hell with many other situations coming up, and I am asking for serious replied. My iPhone also messed up an email I was working on as a draft. Grrr, this is so frustrating, and especially with a new replacement iPhone too! This is already my 3rd replacement - they just don't make those like they used to.

     
  5. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes: Have a sense of humor....

    About your issue, just hit up the :apple: IdiotBar and have them exchange it for a new one. I doubt a restore will fix your problem.
     
  6. JL.60 macrumors newbie

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    Iphone 6 possessed

    I don't have an answer for you but my Iphone 6 also seems possessed. It's as if a ghost is manipulating the screen--calling people, face-timing people, opening emails, opening apps. . . . happens only every few days but when it does it's a mess. Already spent hours on phone w/ Verizon support trying to fix it. . . very frustrating
     
  7. tryphone macrumors member

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    Sounds like a hardware problem. Digitizer freaking out
     
  8. JL.60 macrumors newbie

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    I think you are right, tryphone. But Verizon insists on trying numerous time consuming measures b/f sending me a new phone. So far no good.
     
  9. tryphone macrumors member

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    Verizon is known to do whatever it takes to not replace a phone. I went through it with them before I just snapped and went off on them in the store. I got a new phone that day... Lol. Warranty is a warranty
     
  10. JL.60 macrumors newbie

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    Iphone 6 possessed

    After another 2+ hours on the phone w/ a Verizon rep, they have decided to send me a new one. Pretty much wiped out this morning and a big chunk of yesterday afternoon dealing with endless telephone efforts to fix the problem. I haven't had this much downtime since I was a fetus. I guess my mistake was in not going directly to a Verizon store and making a scene. I thought this would save me a trip. . . I guess it did, but I sure don't think it saved time! If the next one doesn't work, I'm going to try to dig up my old Palm Pilot.
     
  11. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    just go to the Apple store and bypass Verizon. I've never had any issue with Apple replacing faulty hardware. Software? you need to restore as new.
     
  12. garyemaier macrumors newbie

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    My IPhone 6 plus started acting like it was possessed several weeks ago and I couldn't replace it right away (actually still using it). It would start texting randomly and other things but the most annoying is that the touch screen would not work when I most needed it like when someone was calling I could not answer. I discovered that by hitting the phone hard on a flat surface (with the touch screen facing up) the phone starts working fine. Sometimes it goes for days and sometimes for a few minutes, but it works every time.
     
  13. tnassar macrumors newbie

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    The same problem hit me also.. i replaced the touch screen, went well for a few days; then the same problem occurred and return back again.. i have no clue how to fix it.. any one have a solution???
     
  14. Jennabe macrumors newbie

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    Get a new phone. I've been through this twice now. Both phones were brand new. It is so frustrating.
    Finally, I got a phone that works.
     
  15. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    This is most definitely a faulty digitizer. If it happens to you, be aware it's a hardware issue. Any software related tricks will only work temporarily. (I've seen it a few times across different iOS versions and iPhone models).
     
  16. ravi07 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. It really feels possessed. Talked to apple guys...they say it is a hardware problem and will cost me $329 to repair/replace. It sucks, given that I am still paying monthly installments for the phone. I am done with iPhones for a while now
     
  17. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the very same issue. I have a 6+ that started giving me problems a few weeks back. The screen constantly flickers and is unresponsive to anything. Sort of like the RAM is choking somehow. This is horrible because I refuse to upgrade and wanted to wait until the next release but today the phone is just unbearable.

    Can everyone just care to state what iPhone model you have?
     
  18. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Note that this thread started more than 5 years ago. I doubt that "everyone" will respond. :D
    The OP probably had an iPhone 4S, or even an iPhone 4, nothing newer than that 5 years ago.

    The hardware theory remains mostly the same over the iPhone history.
    You try a clean restore of the software first, or you see about getting the digitizer/display, etc. replaced (or replace the iPhone)

    That's pretty much all of it.
     
  19. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I realized this after I posted.

    I'm going to try this tonight when I get home. I really don't want to spend much fixing it due to the age of the phone 6+, I'm thinking of popping the sim back onto my i5 if nothing else works. I might go about getting the screen replaced and see how much that runs me.
     

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