Multiple users are reporting an intermittent touch issue on iPhones running on the latest iOS 15 update. Presumably, a bug is affecting the screen’s touch sensitivity which does not respond even after several taps.
This is a new iOS 15 issue that has surfaced on social media. Previously known iOS 15 issues are an ‘iPhone storage full’ error when the mobile has adequate storage space, AirPod Pro owners can not disable the Active Noise Cancellation feature via Siri, when the new iPhone 13 models, iPad 9, and iPad mini are configured via backup, the widget’s settings are reverted to default settings and iPhone 13 users can not use ‘unlock iPhone with Apple watch’ feature.
The iOS 15 touch issue is affecting iPhone 13 and older iPhone models
We can rule out a manufacturing defect as the cause of the irresponsible screens because owners of iPhone 13 and older iPhone models are experiencing the same issue. According to reports on Apple Support, Twitter and Reddit, the affected iPhones do not wake on tap/touch and system-wide and in-app touch is also intermittently unresponsive. Relaunching an app or restarting the mobile work as a temporary fix.
Thanks for reaching out. We want to help. Please DM us and let us know more about what you are experiencing along with the software you are using. We will take it from there. https://t.co/GDrqU22YpT
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) September 29, 2021
Bugs seen on iPhone 13 Pro Max/iOS 15 so far:
• Non-functional camera (app opens, camera feed does not)
• iPhone doesn’t wake on touch
• iPhone unlocks but swipe up to open fails (screen unresponsive)
• Mail app freezes
• Watch not recognized
Other than that, it’s great!
— Mikey (@mikeycampbell81) September 29, 2021
@AppleSupport there’s some problem with touch sensitivity of my iPhone 12 Pro Max since update to ios15.
It doesn’t respond to a single touch as it used to do, like touching to play a YouTube video or touching when iPhone is locked.
Now I’ve to touch 4-6 times.
— Abhishek Gupta (@AYPgupta) September 26, 2021
Apple Support’s response on Twitter to complaints is very generic, the affected users are inquired about the issue and suggest restarting the device as a fix.
Hello. That doesn’t sound like what we would expect and we’d like to hear more. Does this happen on all apps or this particular app? Does restarting help, even temporarily? Let us know in DM and we’ll go from there.
iOS 15 rollout is not as smooth as Apple might have hoped for. Even Spotify app on iOS 15 is causing a major battery drain and overheating issues. A recent controversy about the latest update also made news, when a security researcher went public about three zero-day vulnerabilities he discovered on iOS 15 which Apple did not acknowledge and fix for a long time.