It is really frustrating when the touchscreen of your iPad is not working properly. There can be many reasons for the touchscreen of your iPad to stop working, and without the touchscreen, you will not be able to use the device. In fact, ‘how to fix touch screen issues of Apple iPad’ is a common question that you can see on the web.
There are a few things, which you can try to fix the unresponsive touchscreen issue by yourself before deciding to visit an Apple service center. If you find that the touchscreen of the iPad is slow to respond, or is inconsistent in responding, you can follow the below steps.
Check the Touchscreen
Before doing the following steps, make sure that your fingers are dry and clean.
- If your iPad has a case or a protector, remove it.
- Clean the screen of the iPad with a soft lint free and damp cloth.
- Restart the device. If you are unable to restart the device, you will have to force restart it.
- To force restart the device, you will need to hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons together for about ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
If the touchscreen of the iPad is not responding even after performing the above-said steps, you may need to reset the device. However, resetting should be done only in cases where the screen responds slowly. Before resetting the iPad, it is important for you to backup all the data in the device, as you may lose the iPad data while resetting the device.
Resetting the iPad
- To reset the device, open Settings, choose General, then Reset, and Reset All Settings.
- The iPad will ask you to type in the passcode. After entering the passcode, tap on Reset All Settings option to continue.
- The iPad will restart and reset all the settings.
After resetting the device, check if the issue with the touchscreen is fixed. If you find that the issue is still there, you will need to erase all the contents in the device.
Erasing All Contents
- Ensure that you have backed up all the data in the device before you start.
- To erase all contents, you will need to open Settings, select General, then Reset, and tap on the Erase All Contents and Settings
- Enter the passcode when prompted, and select Erase iPad for the device to reboot.
Check if the issue is resolved after performing the said steps. If the issue persists, take the device to the nearest Apple store and get it checked by a technician.