It’s been less than two weeks since the release of Apple’s new iPhone 13, but early adopters are already pointing at unexpected issues. One such issue is that the iPhone 13 touch screen is not working on iOS 15 or that it randomly stops responding and repetitive touches are not recognized.
Users of iPhone 13 and on older devices using iOS 15 took to Twitter and Reddit to report issues with their touch screens. From reports, this happens when the iPhone 13 touch screen fails to respond to touch, both on the public release of iOS 15 and the iPhone 15.1 beta. The touchscreen issue on iPhone 13 affects the tap to wake functionality of the iPhone as well as interaction with other aspects of the iOS interface.
iPhone 13 Touch Screen Fix
Initial reports suggested it was an iPhone 13 touch screen bug. With time, a barrage of reports emerged from users of older iPhones who are now experiencing a similar problem after updating to the public release of iOS 15 last week. This is now not a hardware issue but rather a software bug in iOS 15.
The fix for iPhone 13 display issue appears to be a reboot of the affected smartphone. Several users note that they can also repeatedly tap the display to ‘wake’ the screen up.
It should be noted that the iPhone 13 Pro models are still prone to bugs in the early hardware runs. It’ll take a few weeks to figure out which of these iPhone 13 bugs are widespread and which are simply overreported and can be easily fixed.
Apple is currently beta testing iOS 15.1, although it appears that the touch screen issue is still present in the latest beta. iOS 15.1 beta 2, however, doesn’t resolve the Apple Watch bug that prevented an authenticated Apple Watch from unlocking an iPhone 13 when the user is wearing a mask.
Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS 15.1 updates after installing a certificate from the Public Beta website.
Have you experienced any bugs since updating to iOS 15? Write to us in the comments below.
I have an iPhone 7 a it was updated a day or two after the release of IOS 15, all was fine today. I closed an app and put the phone in my pocket when I took the phone out about 3 minutes later it has not worked. I force restarted it but that did not help
I have iPhone X with iOS 15.1 upgrade. Screen freezes in any app and cannot reboot because it will not respond to touch to slide the on/off. Have to wait several minutes until it starts responding again.
Just got a 13pro yesterday, today in the afternoon I ve noticed 2 lines of the display dead, one ticker going full white and one green. By now the display is not functional at all, the phone hasn’t been dropped
My phone doesnt respond to tocih sometimes and the keyboard input is delayed
I press to move the cursor and it doesn’t respond
Iphone 13, ios 15.2
I went into settings on iPhone 13 ,and I touch enlarge and now my whole home screen is big and I can’t shrink it as it says phone is disabled tried turning it of but it won’t let ,can you help me put my iPhone back to normal screen size.
Having that issue currently with my iPhone 13 pro max. It’s annoying
My new iPhone 13 display does not ‘wake ‘ up on tapping the screen
Received iPhone 13 max pro on 10/18/21. Apple store confirmed touchscreen had issues. They tried to replace the screen but the employee broke a pin so they gave me a new phone on 10/24. Well today, 10/25, my new iPhone 13 Pro Max is experiencing the same issues where I press several times but it doesn’t acknowledge my touch. I have to completely close the App by swinging up and reopen fresh. So annoying!
I have IOS 15.0.2 I don’t see where I can update to ISO 15.1
I’m still having issues with my touch screen. I have to tap way too hard to execute a function. Especially around the edges and in my games. I’ve had this 13 pro for a couple of weeks. Is this an issue with my phone or can I look for fixes?
Yes, just got my iPhone 13 Pro Max last week, and touchscreen is wonky. Noticed it right away. It’s unpredictable with some apps what will happen (random features or elements activated…wrong things pop up). Accidental edge touches will close or alter app behavior or cause app switching, etc. Sometimes does not respond to taps, causing multiple attempts to get action. It’s really annoying and disappointing. My XR, previous, was stellar.
My iPhone 13 pro has frozen on “slide to power off” screen don’t know what to do
iPHONE 13 SCREEN WILL NOT RESPOND TO TOUCH. TRIED TO TURN OFF AND AM NOW STUCK ON THE POWER OFF SCREEN. WHAT DO I DO?
I have an occasionally unresponsive touch screen on my new 13 pro max. The camera app at the bottom of the Home Screen almost never works. Frustrating
Just received my 13 pro. My screen isn’t working right. It takes forever to text or use my screen. Not happy! Might have to return.
My husbands iPhone 13 Pro is stuck in voice control. It won’t go to settings or shut that program down or go to home page. Everything he tells it to do, it goes thru his contacts and attempts to call someone. We tried shutting the device off by holding the power button and volume up at the same time but that doesn’t work either. It is just stuck and apparently so are we.
I just got an iPhone 13, and the touch system on the screen does not work very well at all, you can’t wake up the phone unless you touch the side of the phone. I’ve been told you a reboot the phone by turning it on and off. That does not work. I have done it over five or six times and it does not help the situation. You can’t open up any pictures, it’s hard to text anything. It takes a while for me to open up my phone. My iPhone X was better than this . Hopefully you can resolve this problem because this phone was not cheap.
I recently updated my iPhone 13 to iOS 15.1 and since then I am experiencing touch issues while playing FreeCell games. The lag is seriously noticeable on the right/left sides of the screen. By the way I am not using a screen protector
I’ve had the 13 pro for a week and touch is hit or miss. I keep having to exit apps and go back in but after a few swipes it stops working again.
As of 2/21/22 I bought my iPhone a few weeks ago. Touch screen still has issue. It takes a few taps to wake.