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Phone never responds on first screen tap during phone call


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 16, 2009
This has been going on for some time now, definitely before iOS14 came around.

Whenever I'm on a phone call and holding the phone up against my face, if I move it away and try to press anything on the screen, the first tap is not recognized. 100% of the time. If I try to hang up, press speaker, click a number on the dial pad, etc. it never responds on the first tap. A second tap will then work.

Why would this be? I don't think it's the proximity sensor because the screen lights up which tells me that's functioning like it should, it's just not allowing a press to go through for w/e reason.

I don't have anything in Accessibility turned on and when I did a restart of the phone the other day, it seemed to work fine for a very short while and now today it's back to happening consistently. Is this a bug others have run into, or maybe somehow the device is faulty? iPhone 11 Pro that I've had since May of this year.
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