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‘Touch disease’ affecting your iPhone? How to recognize the signs and sort out the issue

Has anybody experienced “touch disease”? I only have experienced that my iPhone 7 froze up and the home button didn’t work anymore. I had to wait for like 10 minutes until it was responsive again. Very scary feeling… as you also don’t want to use the power button as you are not sure if you’ll be able to turn your iPhone on again. But, I’m happy it worked again. Since, it hadn’t happened again.

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Apple is facing class action lawsuits over an issue called “touch disease,” which sees iPhones freezing up and eventually becoming unresponsive to touch.  


“Touch disease” first made headlines in August when a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple with the U.S. District Court for Northern California. Last month, a law firm in Canada filed two class actions against Apple, one Canada-wide and one solely for Quebec residents. Both the North American and Canadian lawsuits are yet to be certified in court.


While “touch disease” is mainly affecting the iPhone 6 Plus released in 2014, some users are reporting the issue on the iPhone 6 and later models.


Here’s a look at how to diagnose your iPhone with “touch disease” and the steps you will need to take to fix the issue:


Signs that your iPhone has “touch disease”


The first visible thing that you will notice is a flickering gray bar displayed at the top of your iPhone’s screen. Over time the…


Read the entire article from SiliconAngle here: ‘Touch disease’ affecting your iPhone? How to recognize the signs and sort out the issue


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