My iPhone 6 is typing and opening apps by itself
my iphone 6 is typing and opening apps by itself. How do i fix this. I just bought it last week.
I restored as manufactures cleaned up the screen
the problem continues
Where did you buy it? If you bought it from Apple or from an official retailer like Carphone warehouse etc. Then you'll have a year warranty and can get it replaced free.
If you bought it second hand, from a third part repair shop or online, then it may still have warranty, unless it is refurbished and has been repaired elsewhere.
If this is the case, it may be the screen that needs replacing to solve your issue.
Either way, wherever you got it, it's best to return it and get a refund or a replacement device. :-)
You do not believe, but I unloaded static energy of my body and the iPhone began to function normally :O
unloaded static energy of your body means connect your body to ground line, ie. touch skin with a conducting wire that has been connected to the center of plug box.
This valid only if the home ground line is grounded correctly, ie. connected to ground electrode sunk in ground
I have had my phone for over a year, so I cant just get a new one. And I got it from the apple store. So what do I do, because i can do anything on my phone because it clicks random things all the time
same here! my iphone just does what it wants and i cant even go on my phone... i have a iphone 6! Any help???
I had the same issues, screen freezing, opening apps by itself, selecting the screens and typing on it's own. I first suspected aliens and then ghosts and then hackers.
iPhone 6 is weak physically and tend to bend on pressure. And my phone had no case or cover.
I took the phone to apple stores and they said sensors need to be replaced and possibly screen replacement as well. My phone is just 17 months old.
Here is what I did two days ago and since then it is working like a charm..
Hold the phone in portrait (as if watching a movie). Twist it very very gently. do it few times.Rest the phone for 10 mins (put it on a flat surface). You can now notice those self typing things gone and screen getting stabilized.
Then, reset the hardware (hold the power and home button till the screen goes off and comes back with apple logo). release the buttons when you see this.
Then, connect to your laptop and log in to iTunes and reset your phone completely. (please take a back-up first).
And your phone should be good to use again.
What really happened here for me is that the sensors might have stuck to the screen and with mild twisting, they got disengaged/released.
I posted this in Apple Community and the moderators deleted it, for the best reasons known to them.
Instead of throwing away your phone (or selling cheaply), try this and you could be saving your phone.
Let me know how it goes.
This is known as Touch disease, the touch chips inside the phone are starting to disconnect from the logic board.
With you twisting and bending the phone, you're merely reconnecting the solder balls momentarily to get the connection back.
This won't last, the touch chips will need replacing, or reflowing.
i got this problem on my iphone 6 just today and it really stressed me out,then i started to search the internet for how to fix that ,and nothing work on my iphone till i read your comment and try it on my iphone and it work like a magic,the ghost is gone....thx man @sam7768 and @gedo1992 for your great solution and explanation.
Thank you. This issue got really bad until I tried this solution. Problem gone.
I tried a different charger and the problem went away completely. I then tried it with the old charger and the problem returned.
Worked for me too, by just twisting a bit and restarting. lets see how long it works.
It was the charging cord! I bought a gas station braided cord and it was the culprit. Once I plugged my OEM cord into the phone the GHOSTS went away.
For me it was the generic/Amazon Basic charger. One caused the screen problem, a newer one didn't.
Can I just leave this here.. my iPhone 6 was killing my life. It was opening random apps, making calls on it own. Couldn’t type..shooting off half msgs so on and so on..
I finally came to the conclusion after months of frustration it was the cheap charge cords I was using. Game changed!!
I've same issue that I just get resolved. I first tried to restore it from iCloud back, however it was not a software issue or any virus issue, so after restore same problem continues. Then I get my phone to local area iphone repairing lab, and they detected that it is an LCD issue. LCD get out of order without any reason (It was neither hit or nor slipped, but LCD get out of order all and sudden, while using it) it started opening things at random. I get LCD replaced with new one, that cost me $80.00 in total ($70.00 LCD charges + $10.00 as labor charges to fix it). iPhone is back to perfect mode now. It was iphone 6s. Thanks.
I have an issue with my iPhone X and I tried all the given solutions yet it keeps repeating the same issue and am worried.
My iphone X screen is keeps pressing buttoms on its own and at times revisit the page that i have already opened without me issuing a command
I was having the same issue with my 6 plus, I took it to a repair shop, they opened the phone, disconnected the three ribbons the screen has, blew up and cleaned the connectors and connected the screen again and it solved the issue… it’s hardware, not software.
in my experience its rarely a software issue , its mainly a hardware issue and more than likely a minor one.
Just had this problem now. As it turns out, you just need to plug in your phone. I use a case and when I took it off I noticed that there was a lot of dust and dirt around the areas that the case didn't cover. I shined a light in my ports and noticed they were filled with dust. Tomorrow I plan on using pressurized air to clean it out and the problem should be solved. If you plug in your phone and unplug it and it stops the issue, I recommend cleaning your phone thoroughly.
This works for me. THANK YOU
I simply changed the power supply and problem was gone. The block that plugs in the wall not the sub cord. The cord was fine but not the block.
Yep, it's the block...had same issue. See previous post. Has to be Apple Brand not a knock off and if that acts up, then it needs a fresh new one. My problem has gone away.
Someone ask! I purchased my iPhone 6s Plus for 1000 from at&t. Before I touched it, I purchased a otter defender case. I read where at&t said touch desease was due to dropping! Bullshit!! I am 56 I have never dropped it!! Looks brand new! Never dropped or abused any way! I have my original charger. I am going to clean it and try everyone’s advice. It really sucks! I had 40,000,000 on my heart of Vegas slots! I play every day. I would be spinning and my fingers were no where max buttons and it would light up and switch to max. It did it 3 times before I caught it light up by its self. It sucks. Hope I can fix it!!!!
iPhone 6S Plus does not get touch disease, as the touch chips are on the screen, if you’re having touch issues, the screen needs replacing.
Wrong just fixed mine reset
No answer, but same problem with iPhone 6 plus--random, self-generated jumping amongst apps and typing on its own--plus freezing regularly (aha--maybe that's what the "plus" in "6 plus" refers to?). An Apple Genius recommended upgrading to iOS 11.3.1 from 11.2.2, to see if that fixed the trouble. If it didn't, Apple will sell me a new phone for $168! Of couese the OS upgrade didn't fix the problem. Thanks for helping me figure out that it's most likely a hardware problem--which the "genius" probably knows too.
I'm getting ready to go Android.
same problem suffering my i phone 6 its a good choice to go android
I experienced similar ghost touches. Two weeks ago, I changed my iPhone 6 Plus shell (I had forced the phone into it because it’s pretty tight), and also put a new glass screen protector (the edges of the protector don’t stick to the screen, weird, so I brushed pressure on the edges at times to see if they may smooth out one day miraculously). I’m not sure if I accidentally bend the phone when I installed the shell, or, if I got a defective glass protector that messes up the touch sensor. Well, yesterday was the worse day, keeps dropping calls and ghost pressing keys for me when I was on a call. I got fed up, so I removed the screen protector, and so far problems have not reoccurred yet. I’m crossing my fingers that problems indeed solved.
the glass screen protector removing worked! hope its not temporary, thanks for sharing
thank you so much for this post! i was struggling doing the reset because i cannot type userids and passwords correctly because the iphone 6 plus i have kept on typing letters incorrectly. I have been doing it for a day until i come across this article. Very helpful! God bless you!!
I just turned it off, and turned it back on.
I've done that over and over and over (and over and over...) and occasionally it works, but not for long.
I also did that but it only works for like 30 seconds
My problem has not gone away completely but its better now i changed my charger and turned off prediction ....,,,now it rarely happens
I tried all of the above. I then turned off my home cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol 90%. Then I baked it in my oven on warm for an hour and a half over foil. Took it out and set it cool completely on the glass top stove. Then I turned on and it worked.
i had the similar prob
i took cleaning solution, like alcohol and cleaned the phone screen
# then i took a tooth pick and clean the micro gap between the metallic body and the glass screen.
# all these steps were done after i switched my phone.
# better way try to attach tissue paper in front of pointed tooth pick tip and dip in the cleaning solution then clean the gap between,,,
HOPE GUYS U SUCCEED
switch off the phone first .....guys sorry
I think at& t should man up and fix your phone for free! You pay a lot for a Apple they should back it. I did the next 30 month payments and finally have it paid off in June. My iPad sept. Looking forward to a almost 100 drop in my phone bill! Now this crap!!! Really
If your phone is JailBroken, suggest downloading a virus. While all my symptoms were similar, there was indeed a virus/malware on the phone which allowed for remote control of my iphone (even while in lock mode). My mistake for buying a third party iphone i suppose. Anyway i have since had the phone restored to factory and everything is working as expected for now. I will of course keep you posted if this changes. Thanks to all for the helpful posts, really helped me narrow a few things down.
When my phone was doing this, it ended up being the screen protector that i got from 5 below. I took it off and it stopped. I ordered more protectors from amazon and replaced it
Did it happened after you got the screen protector or the next day? Because mine got the same problem, its been couple of days since i got screen protector then today suddenly have this problem with my phone
iPhone 6 Plus first generation….I had the same issues as all above, apps opening by themselves, self typing, ultra sensitive screen, items jumping around all over….it even called someone on FaceTime twice by itself when I was not in the room…..I thought the phone was toast and i’d have to buy a new one took me a while to figure out but it was the extra cheap block plug I bought at a dollar store for convenience of an extra charging station when I move around the house from den to living room…..cord was fine but bought a new Apple brand block plug…no more problems works just fine now. This issue was a recent event so had to narrow things down to what had changed recently to my phone so I could figure it out.
I even had the same problem on a laptop with documents opening up by themselves…..a laptop that was plugged in to the same wall plug as my phone charger with the dollar store block plug….until I changed the block plug.
Had the problem: Inherited a 6s Plus from my wife. She had no problem with it.
Looks like it was merely the cheap phone case I purchased on Amazon. It was either pinching the edges or torquing the screen/body of the phone. Problem solved.
this is perhaps a flaw in these Phones which almost renders them useless..the problem in fact lies with the Motion IC which needs to be replaced and is expensive.
I bought my phone on march 6 and it was a brand new, but It sucks me uo because it freezing, shaking and control by itself. I went to the store where I bought this and I told them to replacr it, but they told me I have to pay it because Its about lcd issue. Please help me what other ways to fix it. Or should I try to remove the screen or should I follow your step above.
I tried everything and it seems to come back to needing the original iPhone cable…or at least another 1 that would have come with another iPhone…not the $5 Store fast charging cables. My original cable is pretty beat up - like most that I see - but I’ve been beaten up much MUCH less by sticking with its use! I didn’t find that the casing/shell around it or not made any diff.
How could a charging cable affect the phone when it’s not plugged in.
Mine was fine until the last Apple update. Maybe apple is messing with our phones again to try to make us buy new ones (just like the recent battery-issue).
great now I have to wait one more hour to reset my phone and while I was tryin to connect my phone to my computer the computer also restarted smh does anyone else knows how I can get my phone to work… my problem is I have a black dot on the bottom left of my screen an it wont allow me to touch a certain part of my screen unless I rotate my phone and I know the password but the first number is a 2 and it won't let me touch 1,2, or 3 so now I have to find a way to get rid of my password and all of a sudden my phone wants to touch stuff on its own which got my phone disabled many times to the point where I have to wait a whole hour and I really need to finish something on my phone today PLEASE HELPPPP
In my case , iphone 6 screen was faulty. I got it replaced at local repair shop, so far phone is working fine.
this problem in iphone 6 has many different scenarios and solutions, first try to reconnect the lcd screen to the motherboard again, if didnt solve, try to replace the lcd connector on the motherboard, if not solved, then remains two issues, lcd screen it self or touch IC. in my country some repair shops just change them all for almost 40$ since they dont want to troubleshoot one by one. readers of this comment also should know that partial screen not responding in other iphone models might also have an issue in LCD connector on the motherboard, specially if you lock/unlock screen and screen works again for sometime. lcd connectors gets disconnected lightly from the motherboard due to multiple falls and hits after sometime. best of luck for all
note: touch IC only comes on the motherboard in iphone 6 but iphone 6s on the screen it self
I am facing the same issue whereby these ghost touches type and open apps , I am using an original Iphone cable , how to I fix this issue.
There were two issues with the phone I had troubles with. It was my dads and turns out he carried it in his pocket. The phone itself had a little bend in it as a result. A little pressure in the opposite direction helped the issue. But it also had a tiny crack in the screen which wasnt obvious, once we added a screen protector this fixed the issues entirely.
I had the same problem with my 64Gb iPhone 6+. Tried a lot of things and eventually downloaded all my images and videos to my PC and restarted the phone - problem solved. Been working now for two days.
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Unbelievable, but I unloaded static energy of my body and the iPhone began to function normally :O
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How did you unload the static energy?
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I noticed that the screen moved only just arrived finger near without touching, so I figured there was something related to static electricity. I work 24 hours in front of a computer, barely have contact with grass garden .. lol
I do not know if there is a relationship between this, but my iPhone looks new
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My 7plus calls types opens app when it's sitting on a table all by itself. Took it to store and they factory restored. Still doing it, got me lost while on a 7 hour trip using Waze added 3 hours to my drive. I thought I was in a Stephen king book. Help!!!
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Wow. My iPhone 6S plus did this and now my iPhone 7 plus and could never figure out a solution until reading your comment, Yolanda. Unplugged my phone from the charger while it was doing it (non-apple charger) and it's not doing it anymore! Never would've thought lol thank you!!!
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