How to Calibrate an iPhone Touch Screen

This article will teach you how to calibrate your iPhone's touch screen if you want to change how fast your iPhone responds to your touch.

Calibration is usually needed when a touch screen replacement is carried out. The new touch screen might prove hard or Unresponsive to certain inputs.

Also, your touch screen will stop responding to taps, swipes, or hand gestures making it hard to type using your keyboard.

You can also stop your iPhone screen from turning on when you tap the screen and the like.

However, just like android devices, iPhones don’t have inbuilt or third-party apps that allow you to calibrate your screen touch listing you to fewer alternatives.

Nevertheless,  I’ll show you a proven way to adjust your phone touch screen sensitivity.

How to Calibrate iPhone Touch Screen

There are some go-to settings on your iPhone that allows you to configure how your touch screen responds to your touch.

However, that’ll only play out well when your touch screen is properly calibrated and all the four angles of your device are functional.

Below are some tips you can implement to properly calibrate your iPhone's touch screen.

1. Configure settings for taps, touches, swipes, and Hand Gesture

In order to be certain that the problem isn’t a touch screen problem then you’ll need to simply adjust settings for your tap, touches, and hand gestures.

  1. Go to settings > Accessibility
  2. Tap on touch
  3. Now configure Touch Accommodation and 3D & Haptic touch

You now test the settings and see if your calibration works.

2. Clean the Touch Screen

The presence of Dirt or liquid on the surface of your touch screen can cause it to start malfunctioning.

Consider cleaning the surface of your touch screen with a clean cloth to get rid of these kinds of stuff.

You can take it as a duty to clean your iPhone pouch and covers daily and to also prevent water from touching your device.

Asides from your touch screen malfunctioning, the frequent presence of these matters can cause permanent damage to the display or phone as a whole.

You can now check if your phone calibration is now working properly after you’ve cleaned it of all grimes and Debris.

3. Restart your device

Certain caches and temporary software issues on your iPhone device could cause your touch screen to start responding contrary to your inputs.

At times, a simple reboot action does fix these issues and get your iPhone device back to default.

4. Remove your Touch Screen Protector

The presence of air, moisture, or liquid under your screen protector could tamper with your display calibration.

If you notice your keyboard outputs are different from your inputs then you’ll need to get rid of the screen protector

You can get a new screen protector and clean the touch screen very well before applying it. Also, avoid air from getting into it this time.

If the issue persists then you should totally get rid of screen protectors for good.

5. Uninstall Malicious Apps

I know this is hard to believe due to the security features on iOS devices.

However, some malicious apps will take control of your device functions including your touch screen and this can only be fixed if you find a way to uninstall them.

Most android users can relate to a scenario where you download an app from the net and the next minute your device is frozen and access restricted.

You can use an anti-virus tool to scan out any anti-virus on your iPhone and delete them or reset your device to default.

You can now try checking if your touch screen is not functioning properly.

6. Replace the Touch Screen

If the problem persists after trying all of the above fixes then you certainly need to get a touch screen replacement.

It could possibly be that the moisture or liquid has affected your iPhone's display or other factors such as sitting on the phone, falling off, and pressing on hard surfaces.

You can take the phone to a nearby apple store for a touch screen replacement or any other phone repair shop if you’re out of warranty.

How to Turn off iPhone Tap to Wake?

Another feature that uses the touch screen to function is the tap-to-wake feature on iPhone.

You can turn off the feature if you don’t feel comfortable with it especially when you’re in a risky zone where you’d want to keep your phone screen light off at all costs.

  • Go to your iPhone settings > Accessibility
  • Click on Touch
  • Turn off the tap to wake the feature

Your device should now stay locked until you press the power button.

How to Calibrate iPhone Sensors

It’s quite impossible to calibrate iPhone sensors but they can be changed when faulty.

The only sensor that’s susceptible to adjustment is the screen brightness sensor which Is used to change the amount of light that gets into the eye.

Regards the screen brightness, it’s advisable to set it to auto-brightness so as not to damage your sight.

The screen brightness sensor can be adjusted from the settings > Display and Brightness > move the toggle to auto brightness.

This will make the screen brightness adjust based on your surroundings (outdoor or indoor).

Wrapping Up

These are all of the basic things you need to know when it comes to calibrating your iPhone touch screen.

Although, we’re expecting an option that will allow you to calibrate your display just like some android phones.

Nevertheless, if the issue still persists after trying the above fixes then you should take your iPhone to the nearest apple repair shop close to you.

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