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Some new iPhone 13 users are reporting intermittent touch issues on their new devices, a phenomenon where the iPhone does not respond to touch inputs by the user, sometimes requiring an entire device force restart to solve, or in other cases, repeated taps to trigger the system to react.

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Posts on Reddit, the MacRumors Forums, Twitter, and Apple Support include reports of iPhone 13 customers having touch sensitivity issues on their new phones. Users report problems with tap to wake, where the iPhone doesn't respond after a tap on the screen to wake, and other instances of system-wide and in-app touch inputs not responding.









Isolated cases of touch screen sensitivity issues on the iPhone 13 would narrow it down to possible hardware malfunctions for some models of the new iPhone; however, reports of touch issues occurring on older devices after updating to iOS 15 suggest it's likely a software bug instead.









Since its release slightly over a week ago, iOS 15 has been tormented with problems, including bugs related to the iPhone 13 and the Apple Watch, device storage, Apple Music, and widgets, on top of possible security vulnerabilities. Apple has promised to release a software update to address various issues currently impacting iOS and iPadOS 15 devices. Apple may release iOS 15.0.1 sooner rather than later to address the issues, though it may alternatively decide to just release iOS 15.1 instead when it completes beta testing later next month.

YouTuber and Apple beta specialist Zollotech noted in his latest video recapping the changes in the newest iOS 15.1 beta that the issue seems to be fixed, according to his limited time with the latest software build.

Article Link: Some iPhone 13 Users Reporting Intermittent Touch Issues, Older Models Also Affected After Updating to iOS 15
 
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simps100

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Sep 24, 2012
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I’ve had similar on my 13 pro max where I’d open an app and it appears to have crashed, but I can still swipe up to force close it and reopen so the screen isn’t totally non responsive.

I think I had it in the short time I had ios 15 on my 12 pro max too so hopefully it’s just a software bug they can fix.
 

dazb69

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Oct 29, 2011
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iOS 15 just seems to lack any sort of polish this year.

I’ve been encountering this on my 13 Pro Max. Good to see it’s more wide spread and most likely to get addressed unlike some bugs that only effect a small user base and never get addressed.
 

rlewisphilly

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May 18, 2013
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Some new iPhone 13 users are reporting intermittent touch issues on their new devices, a phenomenon where the iPhone does not respond to touch inputs by the user, sometimes requiring an entire device force restart to solve, or in other cases, repeated taps to trigger the system to react.

iphone-13-display.jpg

Posts on Reddit, the MacRumors Forums, Twitter, and Apple Support include reports of iPhone 13 customers having touch sensitivity issues on their new phones. Users report problems with tap to wake, where the iPhone doesn't respond after a tap on the screen to wake, and other instances of system-wide and in-app touch inputs not responding.



Isolated cases of touch screen sensitivity issues on the iPhone 13 would narrow it down to possible hardware malfunctions for some models of the new iPhone; however, reports of touch issues occurring on older devices after updating to iOS 15 suggest it's likely a software bug instead.



Since its release slightly over a week ago, iOS 15 has been tormented with problems, including bugs related to the iPhone 13 and the Apple Watch, device storage, Apple Music, and widgets, on top of possible security vulnerabilities. Apple has promised to release a software update to address various issues currently impacting iOS and iPadOS 15 devices. Apple may release iOS 15.0.1 sooner rather than later to address the issues, though it may alternatively decide to just release iOS 15.1 instead when it completes beta testing later next month.

YouTuber and Apple beta specialist Zollotech noted in his latest video recapping the changes in the newest iOS 15.1 beta that the issue seems to be fixed, according to his limited time with the latest software build.

Article Link: Some iPhone 13 Users Reporting Intermittent Touch Issues, Older Models Also Affected After Updating to iOS 15
13pro model: I've had the touch issues; specifically noticed it when attempting to take a photo..had to press harder than I recall with my former phone. I am running 15.1 beta and thought it may just be that. Beta ver 2 came out Tuesday...we'll see if there's any fix there. (PS: when you do take a phone, they look GREAT!)
 

aibo82

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Apr 11, 2010
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Wow I thought this was me or my fingers.

I have this on my iPhone 12 Pro since the update, it’s mostly for me via the YouTube app I have to tap a video multiple times before the thing comes up and plays.

I wished I never upgraded because i also hate the FaceTime UI it’s that cluttered it’s like Apples version of connect 4 it’s horrid. Can we just have the camera flip/end call Apple? I don’t need endless buttons to turn myself into a pig or whatever that’s used once for a laugh.

hope they fix this soon!
 

willchris

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Aug 24, 2021
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Luckily I had no such problems on 12 Pro (watch me jinx it) but I wasn't as lucky to avoid the keyboard flickering bug as well.
 
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