What is ghost touch – How to fix ghost touch Problem on iPhone and Android

Sometimes our phone screen starts acting on its own even when we are not using the phone, which is called ghost touch. Ghost touch usually results in one-of-a-kind manufacturing defective products. This is a very common problem that we have to face sometimes. We cannot use our phone properly due to ghost touch, and there is no permanent solution available to this problem.

Many people use Custom ROM’s and Custom kernels to solve the touchscreen problem but it doesn’t give any positive results. There is no permanent fix for this problem due to hardware malfunction. In today’s article we will share some ultimate ghost touch fixing tips that will reduce the ghost touch problem on your phone.

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Different Types Of Touch Screen

The touchscreen was first introduced in 1965 by E.A. Johnson. Just as there are many types of displays, there are also types of touchscreens. We generally use two types of touchscreens. First is Capacitive touch screen, another is Resistive touch screen panel.

Capacitive touch screen is made of multiple layers of glass and plastic. On which conductor material is present such as copper. Capacitive touchscreens only respond when they come into contact with electrical conductors. Like our fingers.

When we run our finger across the touchscreen, electrical waves pass and the touchscreen responds to the event. We use capacitive touch in our smartphones, laptops.

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Resistive touch screens are not accurate. If many touch inputs are passed simultaneously, this touch screen cannot back its accurate response. Resistive touchscreens are commonly used in ATM machines, where only one touch input is passed at a time.

What Is Ghost Touch problem?

Have you ever faced the problem where your iPhone touch screen is not working? Ghost Touch is an example of a defective screen. It will not be correct to call it a damaged touchscreen. The ghost touch problem is when touch input is passed to the display randomly, causing the touchscreen to act randomly. Sometimes Ghost Touch causes parts of the touchscreen to stop working.

Why do ghost touches issue happen?

In most cases, ghost touch issues are seen in faulty manufacturing phones. But there are various other reasons, such as more or less power output going through the charging adapter and cables, stress on the touch screen, overclocking the refresh hertz of the display, etc.

Due to all these reasons the display touch screen responds randomly. For that we always recommend to use official charging adapter and charging cable. There are also other reasons for ghost touch problem which we have described below.


Sometimes there is a possibility of ghost touch problem if the device overheats. Many smartphone users like to play games on their phones. Many people are seen to be charging their phones and playing games at the same time. As a result, the mobile battery gets overheated.

But we use back cover on the phone which makes it difficult to understand how much the mobile has overheated. The touch starts working automatically when the mobile overheats. Also, if the device overheats, in many cases, the display and the phone’s battery are likely to be completely damaged.

Screen protector

When installing the screen protector, if the protector is not properly attached to the display, the ghost touch problem may occur. Also using a poor quality screen protectors can also lead to such problems.

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How to fix ghost touch on iPhone and Android

We have already mentioned that ghost touch problem is a common problem that we face from time to time so there is nothing to worry about it. Many people has given many solutions to solve this problem on the internet, such as flashing spark with a lighter on touch screen, installing custom ROMs and custom kernels, etc.

I have a device in which I often experience ghost touch issue, and have done a lot of research to resolve this ghost touch problem. And tried many Custom ROM’s but that didn’t help either.There is still no permanent solution to fix ghost touch due to it’s manufacturing defects. But below we have discussed some ultimate ways to fixes this problem by using which you can get rid of ghost touch problem.

Method 1

Many of us use the D2S (double tap to wake) feature on our smartphones, which sometimes leads to the ghost touch issue. When we turn off the phone screen in standby, our phone screen doesn’t turn off completely.

In that case, the touch layers are active in the background. And when the resistor passes on the touch screen, the screen turns on again. That’s why you can use the raise to wake feature without using the double tap to wake feature.

In that case, the touch layers are remain active in the background. And when the resistor passes on the touch screen, the screen turns on again. That’s why you can use the raise to wake feature instead of using the double tap to wake feature.

Method 2

To fix ghost touch issue you need to go to phone settings. And search by typing screenshot. Then select the Take a screenshot option and de-select Slide three fingers down and select the None option. Because of this option sometimes we face ghost touch problem.

Method 3

There are some apps in play store that we can use to reduce ghost touch. We need to make all the specific touch layers unresponsive where the ghost touch is taking place on the touch screen.

Method 4

In this step you need to go to phone settings and type pointer speed and search. After opening the pointer speed option, reduce the pointer speed and save it and your screen problem will be solved. For which you have to go to Play Store and download an app called Partial Screen.

After opening the app there are two ways we can detect ghost touch. The first option is auto detection, which will automatically detect where ghost touches are occurring and block those layers. If you touch phone screen while analyzing the screen in auto detection option, it will consider it as a ghost touch and make the layers unresponsive. Therefore, do not touch the screen while analyzing the screen.

In manual option you have to select where the ghost touch problem is happening. You can use manual detect option if you have ghost touch on a specific area of your phone, else you can use automatic option if there is ghost touch on whole screen.

This app will blocks the layers by creating non-clickable UI elements where the ghost touches happen.

Method 5

First disable the notch option and navigate to developer options. Open Developer settings and then you have to search for a option called disable hardware overlays. Then turn on disable hw overlays, that’s it.


The problem of ghost touch occurs for many reasons. Among which the main reason is faulty hardware. There is no permanent solution to this problem. But you can try the methods we share which will reduce the ghost touch of your phone a lot.

All of these are temporary solutions. If you want to get rid of ghost touch problem completely, you have to change the display of your phone. But there is no guarantee that ghost touch will be fixed 100% even after changing the display. You can reduce the ghost touch just by using our methods.

FAQ’s Ghost touch Problem

how to fix ghost touch on iphone 11

Ghost touch issue is not common on iPhone, but some iPhone 11 has ghost touch issue. Use the methods we shared earlier to fix this problem on iPhone, still if you face ghost touch then you can do factory reset once. Factory reset will delete your personal data, for that you need to take backup your data first.

what is ghost touch?

Just by hearing the name you can understand what Ghost Touch is. This is the hardware problem where our phone screen starts acting up by itself,

how to get rid of ghost touch

To get rid of ghost touch completely, you need to change the display of your phone, but even that will not solve the problem. Because it is hardware related problem.

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