iPhone XS Max Touch Screen Not Working or Not Responding iOS 15.0.2 Issues: Troubleshooting Guide

Last Updated on Sep 30, 2021

Is your iPhone XS Max screen is unresponsive or iPhone XS Max screen not working or the iPhone XS Max screen is taking slow to respond? Today you will get solutions to each and every issue related to the screen of the iPhone XS Max. Don’t be afraid because you are not only the one who has screen issues with iPhone XS Max. Many of them had fixed by following this troubleshooting guide including myself.

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Alternatively, when you turn on Low Power Mode in iPhone XS Max, the screen takes too long to respond. So this can also be the reason behind the iPhone XS Max screen is unresponsive. Follow the tutorial and get fix the screen not working in iPhone XS Max.

If you facing the following Symptoms then you should try given Troubleshooting:

  • Touchscreen doesn’t work when charging
  • Ghost touch while charging iPhone or iPhone screen Glitching out
  • iPhone XS Max screen unresponsive when charging
  • Apple XS Max Touch screen messed up when charging
  • XS Max touch screen not working properly after update or even after restart or hard reset
  • iPhone XS max touch screen unresponsive issues after water damage or cant unlock solution

Why my iPhone XS Max Touch Screen Not Working or not responding:  Troubleshooting Guide

iPhone XS Max Touch Screen Unresponsive or not responding issues Troubleshooting Guide

Solution #1: Force Restart your iPhone XS Max when the screen goes crazy

After removing the screen protector still, the iPhone XS Max screen is not working then force restart the iPhone to fix minor glitches.

  • Step #1: Press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Step #2: Press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step #3: Hold down the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Solution #2: Check for Mobile Software Update

Some of the users are afraid to update their devices because they think the new update will slow down the device and the iPhone XS Max screen malfunction. But it is not true, the updates are meant to improve the performance of the iPhone, and so you must update the device.

  • Step #1: Go to “Settings”.
  • Step #2: Tap “General” and select “Software Update”. The latest update is iOS 15.0

In case the iPhone XS Max screen is completely unresponsive then try to update the iPhone using iTunes.

  • Step #1: Connect the iPhone to the PC.
  • Step #2: Launch “iTunes”.
  • Step #3: Select your iPhone.
  • Step #4: Now, click on “Summary” and lastly select “Check for Update”.
  • Step #5: Click “Download” and then “Update” it.

Solution #3: Enable/Disable 3D Touch

Precisely you can also toggle Off/On 3D touch because it had worked out for me when my iPhone XS Max screen is not working.

  • Step #1: Launch “Settings”.
  • Step #2: Tap “General” and select “Accessibility”.
  • Step #3: Locate “3D Touch”.
  • Step #4: Toggle Off/On the 3D Touch.

Solution #4: Remove the Screen Protector

Often in case, we buy thick screen protectors or anti-glare protectors, and they cause the problems like iPhone XS max screen not responding randomly. So before performing any troubleshooting, please remove the screen protector and check whether the screen is working or not.

Solution #5: Try Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is helpful when it is hardware related problem, so here also we can try our luck to fix the issue using recovery mode.

  • Step #1: Connect the iPhone to the Computer.
  • Step #2: Launch “iTunes”.
  • Step #3: Press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Step #4: Press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Step #5: Next, hold down the Power button until the recovery mode screen appears on iPhone.
  • Step #6: Don’t leave the button until and unless the recovery screen doesn’t appear.
  • Step #7: Lastly, when iTunes shows you a message like “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires an update”, then click on “Update”.

NOTE: In case your iPhone takes over 15 minutes then you have to follow the same steps because your iPhone is exited the recovery mode.

Solution #6: Restore the iPhone XS Max

Recovery mode is unable to fix the iPhone XS Max screen not working then you can try this fix. With this solution, your iPhone will become a clean slate, and all the settings will restore to factory settings. So take a backup before restoring the iPhone to its factory settings.

Take Backup

  • Step #1: Connect the iPhone to the PC.
  • Step #2: Launch “iTunes”.
  • Step #3: Select your iPhone.
  • Step #4: Click on the “Summary” panel.
  • Step #5: Now, click on “Backup Now”.
  • Step #6: Click “Done”.

Turn off Find My iPhone

To successfully wipe out the iPhone you need to disable the Find My Phone from the iPhone. To do so,

  • Step #1: Go to “Settings”.
  • Step #2: Tap on your name.
  • Step #3: Select “iCloud”.
  • Step #4: Now disable “Find My iPhone”.

How to restore iPhone XS Max using iTunes

  • Step #1: Connect the iPhone XS Max to Computer or Mac.
  • Step #2: Open “iTunes” and select your iPhone.
  • Step #3: Click on the “Summary” tab.
  • Step #4: Lastly, click on “Restore iPhone”.
  • Step #5: If required then enter the passcode and proceed.

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jaysukh patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

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  1. If it is caused by the broken screen, you need to replace a new iPhone XS Max screen in Apple Store, the third-party store or DIY repair.

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