Touch screen not responsive while charging

ccwestcliff

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 19, 2012
68
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Toronto, ON
I want to share a strange phenomenon that I discovered on my iPhone 5 (and that might explain a few if not all of the touchscreen issues reported here):

I own a combined 2 USB, 4 mains outlet (US) that is plugged into 2 mains outlets. It usually charges iPad and iPhone 4 but also everything else that uses USB charging. On the outlets I have a lamp and my MBA charger as well as laptop charger and aerial power adapter (not that it would matter).

I noticed that while the iPhone was charging the screen was unresponsive for most parts and tried Temple Run which was unplayable. I thought it was a screen defect until I figured that this only happens when charging. I had no problems charging on my MBA though.

Anyone else noticed this strange behavior?
 

parrot5

macrumors 6502
Aug 10, 2010
393
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I want to share a strange phenomenon that I discovered on my iPhone 5 (and that might explain a few if not all of the touchscreen issues reported here):

I own a combined 2 USB, 4 mains outlet (US) that is plugged into 2 mains outlets. It usually charges iPad and iPhone 4 but also everything else that uses USB charging. On the outlets I have a lamp and my MBA charger as well as laptop charger and aerial power adapter (not that it would matter).

I noticed that while the iPhone was charging the screen was unresponsive for most parts and tried Temple Run which was unplayable. I thought it was a screen defect until I figured that this only happens when charging. I had no problems charging on my MBA though.

Anyone else noticed this strange behavior?
I have had this on different phones while charging. I think it only happens when it is charging off a NON-Apple charger though. As you observed, charging through computer is fine.
 

MacVT

macrumors newbie
Sep 26, 2012
15
0
I'm having this problem as well. Haven't tried it while charging from my mac but with an apple cord going into an AT&T usb charger it's unresponsive.