Many Apple lovers has met the issue that the newly bought iPhone had automatically started scrolling back to the top on its own.

Even they restarted their iPhone to see if the issue was fixed but in vain. The screen continued scrolling back to the top when using the internet, exploring apps, or reading messages. They asked me: "How do I stop my iPhone from scrolling back to the top?"

Fortunately, I knew the solution to this problem. For all iPhone users who are also facing this problem, here's how you can fix the scrolling screen jumping issue in four simple ways.

Why Does iPhone Screen Keep Scrolling Up on Its Own?

Have you ever notice that iPhone 8 screen jumping when scrolling? The issue has also appeared on iPhone 12/11. It is quite distressing because it hinders users from using their iPhones freely. Particularly when you are reading some important conversation and your iPhone screen jumps to the top.

Several reasons may make your iPhone automatically scrolling up. The most common cause is faulty display or phone assembly. Usually, a damaged pin could have caused a fault in your phone's display. Similarly, it is also possible that you may have dropped your iPhone from a good height that could have disturbed its display seating.

In some cases, some internal system issues can also result in automatic scrolling problems in iPhone. Such issues can be fixed easily by using any one of the following methods.

The Most Advanced Way to Fix iPhone Automatically Scrolling Up

Whenever you find an iPhone screen jumping when scrolling, you can fix this problem with the help of iMyFone Fixppo. It is a professional tool which can fix iOS/iPadOS/tvOS in minutes.

  • The tool is very easy to use, 100% secure and doesn't require advanced technical knowledge or expertise.
  • You can fix any device with the iOS system without losing data.
  • It also can fix issues like top of iPhone screen not working, vertical lines on iPhone, left side of iPhone screen not working, just at home.
  • It has been recommended by many professional websites, like Makeuseof, Macworld, 9to5mac , Macitynet and so on.

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If your iPhone screen keeps scrolling up, follow these simple steps to fix this problem with iMyFone Fixppo.

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Fixppo on your computer. Launch iMyFone Fixppo and select Standard Mode under Apple System Repair to fix the issue without losing your data.

fixppo standard mode

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer where you have installed iMyFone Fixppo. The program will proceed to the next step once it detects your device. However, if the program does not detect your device, please follow the steps shown in the figure to put your device into Recovery mode.

put iphone into recovery mode

Step 3: Choose a firmware version and click Download to get the firmeware file for fixing.

download firmware file for fixing

Step 4: With the downloaded firmware, you can click the Start Standard Repair button for the program to begin repairing the top of your iPhone screen.

start the standard repair

Within a few minutes, your iPhone will be fixed and turned on automatically. And the problem of top of iPhone screen not wokring should be solved.

Other 4 Common Ways to Fix iPhone Screen Jumping When Scrolling

Here we offer other four simple ways to help you Fix iPhone Screen Jumping When Scrolling. Please note that the success rate of these easy methods is relatively low, but sometimes they will work. You may try each one of them and see which method works for you.

Way 1: Clean iPhone Screen if Scrolling Up on Its Own

When the scrolling screen jumps back to the top iPhone, you can fix this issue by simply cleaning its screen with some cleaning agent. It will remove any dust or lubricant from the screen and make your iPhone work normally.

Here's how to clean your iPhone screen with a cleaning agent:

  1. Wash your hands and dry them with a towel.
  2. Switch off your iPhone and place your iPhone on a clean and flat surface.
  3. Pour a few drops of come cleaning agent on the phone screen. Polar liquids like alcohol and petrol are good cleaning agents.
  4. Clean your iPhone's body and glass screen with a toothpick. Pay more attention to narrow spaces. Note: For better results, wrap and soften the tip of the toothpick, then dip it into the cleaning agent. Once the toothpick is saturated, clean the screen and narrow spaces in your iPhone.

clean iPhone screen

Way 2: Reset All Settings if Screen Keeps Scrolling Up on iPhone

If the screen still scrolls up, the second method to solve the issue is resetting all device settings. This step is also easy and doesn't require any technical expertise. Even if you are a new iPhone user and don't know much about its functions, you can reset your device by following simple steps.

After resetting all settings, you need to set up your iPhone again. Given below are simple steps to reset all settings of your iPhone and get rid of the automatic scrolling issue:

Step 1: Go to Setting in your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the General option.

Step 3: Click on Reset followed by Reset All Settings.

Step 4: Your phone will show you a warning message. Click on Yes to proceed.

Step 5: Enter your passcode and tap OK to reset the device settings. Once the process completes, the phone will restart. Check if the issue has been fixed or not.

reset all settings

You can also try to factory reset your iPhone if the simple reser-all-settings is not working. But this will eventually cause all data loss.

Way 3: Force Restart Your iPhone When Scrolling Screen Jumps Back to Top iPhone

Many iPhone users claim that most of their issues have been resolved by force restarting their devices. It is a safe method as there is no risk of losing any data or device settings. So, whenever you see your iPhone X screen jumping when scrolling, follow these simple steps(For iPhone 8/X/11/12) to force restart or hard reset your device:

First, press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and release the Volume Down button. After this, press the Side button and wait for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.

force restart iPhone X

If you prefer not to do it manually, please follow the guide to restart iPhone from computer, which is also a time-saver.

Way 4: Update Your iPhone to iOS 17

The last method to solve most iPhone software issues like automatic scrolling to the top is upgrading the operating system to the latest iOS 17 version. Updated software solves bugs in the system and protects your devices from malware attacks.

Given below are simple steps to upgrade your iPhone software:

  1. Make sure your iPhone is well-charged and connect it to a reliable Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open Main Menu and go to the Settings, then click on the General option.
  3. Choose Software Update and click on the Download & Install option to download the latest updates.
  4. Once downloaded, tap on Install Now and let your iPhone install those updates.

update iOS version


The iPhone users often find their device irritating when it starts scrolling back to the top on its own without any external command. It is a very annoying situation as it interrupts the smooth usage of the iPhone.

The issue can be fixed by cleaning the iPhone screen with a cleaning agent, resetting the device, hard restarting your phone, or updating the iPhone to the latest iOS version.

However, if none of these methods worked, try using iMyFone Fixppo, an advanced iOS system repairing tool that fixes all sorts of iPhone issues in minutes. Once the process completes, your device will start functioning normally.