How to Fix the iPhone X Ghost Touch
If you’re an iPhone X user running iOS 12, you might have encountered this strange problem that’s known as “ghost touch”. Sound unusual? That’s because it is. This phenomenon has left iPhone X users scratching their heads. Many owners are wondering if their phone has somehow become possessed by a ghost.

How do you know if you’re experiencing ghost touch? Well, if you’ve put your phone down, only to realize it’s operating on its own, then you’re experiencing “ghost touch”. Don’t worry, there’s a solution…but first, let’s dive into some possible causes of “ghost touch”.

Possible Causes if Ghost Touch on iPhone X

iphone xOne of the most likely causes of “ghost touch” is a faulty display or assembly. Pins could be out of place and it’s possible that your display isn’t seated correctly in the case. If your iPhone X is still within warranty, take it to any Apple store and they’ll be able to fix it. There are, yet, some problems within iOS 12 that cause similar problems. So it’s worth reading onwards before rushing to the closest Apple service center.

Some Tips to Fix the iPhone X “Ghost Touch”

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Tip 1. Clean the Screen

The first thing you should do is wipe your screen down. Use either screen cleaning solution or rubbing alcohol here. Also, it’s a good idea to turn your phone off while cleaning it.
Next, find a wooden toothpick and clean the small gap around the iPhone’s glass screen and body. If you want to be really careful, you can take a small piece of tissue paper and fold it around the tip of the toothpick. Dip the end in your cleaning solution of choice before cleaning the edges.

Tip 2. Reset Your Settings

It might be a pain, but resetting settings is a great way to fix software problems, especially those that might be causing the dreaded “Ghost Touch” phenomenon. To reset your settings, follow Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Tip 3. Hard Reset Your Phone

Hard resetting your iPhone X is the next step you should take if tips 1 and 2 haven’t worked. To do this, begin by quick-pressing the “Volume Up” then quickly pressing the “Volume Down” button. After quickly releasing these buttons, hold down the “Sleep/Wake” button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Tip 4. Fix a Potential Bug with iMyFone D-Back iOS Repair Tool

imyphone d backHead over to the iMyFone D-Back official page and download the program to your computer. Next, launch the program and select “Fix iOS System” and connect your iPhone x with the USB cable. Finally, choose “Standard Mode”.

imyfoneYou’ll be asked to put your phone in DFU mode, aka recovery mode. You’ll see further instructions given on the screen.

d-back iphoneOnce you’ve done this, the program will find the suitable firmware for your iPhone. Next, click on the “Download” button.

You’ll click on the “Start to Fix” button and then see “Fixing System Now” appear on your screen. Once this has processed your iPhone X will be back to normal, even if you’re running iOS 12.


The above tips will work for most iPhone and iPad models. If you still find that your phone is showing signs of the “Ghost Touch”, then you’ll have to visit an Apple Store or authorized service center.