Are you having issues with your iPhone 7 screen? In this latest article, you will learn how to fix the iPhone 7 screen and make it responsive again. It is rare that the iPhone screen stops responding, but when it doesn't work, it frustrates the user. Everything and anything is possible only through the screen, so when you encounter the iPhone 7 screen not responding issue, you won't be able to use your phone.

We will offer some handy solutions that will help you to fix this issue on your iPhone 7. This issue can occur because of multiple reasons, so we have considered all the possible situations before giving the solutions.

The touch screen problems can be triggered by software issues on the device. Some of the users have reported that the device got stuck on black screen due to bugs and glitches. One of the users writes:

"I'm using an iPhone 7 for many years without any issues in it. But out of nowhere, the screen stopped responding when I just picked up the phone in the morning. Last night before I went to sleep, it was working properly. But today it is ignoring all my taps and swipes and is not responding to my touches. Can you help me out of this bizarre situation?"

Why Do I Get an Unresponsive Touch Screen on iPhone 7?

Before seeing the solutions, you must understand why the iPhone 7 screen becomes unresponsive. This issue can occur either due to hardware or software problems on the iPhone.

  • Lower internal storage space on iPhone 7 can freeze the device when you open an app on it.
  • If you have downloaded corrupted apps or files with bugs, your device screen can freeze.
  • If you try to open a corrupted photo or video, the iPhone 7 touch screen will not respond as the media files get frozen.

Part 1. 2 Common Ways to Fix iPhone 7 Screen Not Responding

There is nothing to worry if your iPhone 7 touch screen has stopped responding to your touches. There are two common ways to fix this annoying issue.

Way 1. Clean Your Screen and Finger

One of the common reasons for unresponsive touch screen is dirty or wet screen. So, first, you must clean the screen with a soft cloth. Also, the screen will delay the response if you use the device with dirty hands. Make sure that your fingers and the iPhone 7 screen are clean before you start using the device.


Way 2. Force Restart Your iPhone 7

When the screen is not responding, you can force restart the iPhone 7 and check if the issue gets fixed.

Press and hold the Side button along with the Volume Down button until you see the Apple logo. This will force restart your iPhone 7.


Part 2. 3 Advanced Ways to Fix iPhone 7 Screen Not Responding

Here are some of the advanced ways for fixing the unresponsive the iPhone 7 touch screen.

Way 1. Fix iPhone 7 Screen Not Responding without Data Loss

If you don't have any technical knowledge about iOS and you don't want to risk losing the data, you need to use a professional iOS repair tool like iMyFone Fixppo. This software is highly advanced and comes with a 100% success rate and the fastest repairing rate.

Fixppo is developed using the latest technology so that most of the iOS issues get fixed easily. It is capable to fix all issues related to the system. It is compatible with all iPhone models and iOS versions, including the latest iPhone 11/11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max and iOS 13/13.1.

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You can fix the iPhone 7 screen not responding issue using the standard mode of Fixppo.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 7 to the computer. Open Fixppo software and choose Standard mode on the home page.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2: Now click Next. For Fixppo to detect your device you must unlock your iPhone 7 if it is running on iOS 12. If it is not recognized after unlocking, put the iPhone 7 in DFU or Recovery mode. Follow the onscreen steps for putting the device in DFU or Recovery mode.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Now the device will get detected by Fixppo after putting it in DFU or Recovery mode. You will have to download the relevant firmware version for fixing this issue. All the available firmware versions will be displayed. Choose the most relevant version and click Download. The software will be extracted automatically.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: The firmware and the device information will be displayed on the screen. Check whether it is correct and then click on Start. Don't use the device or unplug it from the computer until the process gets over. After the process is over, check if you can restart the iPhone 7 normally.

finished fixing your device

When using iMyFone Fixppo for fixing various kinds of iOS issues, you can use your device normally within minutes. Download the trial version now and fix the iPhone 7 screen not responding issue with just a few clicks.

user feedback

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Way 2. Update iPhone 7 via iTunes

Update your iPhone 7 via iTunes to fix this error.

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes on it.

Step 2: Select iPhone 7. Click "Summary" and then click "Check for Update".

Step 3: Now click "Download and Update".

Step 4: Enter the passcode if asked. If it says you need more space, delete the contents of your iPhone 7 manually and then try to update the device.


Way 3. Restore iPhone 7 via iTunes

You can also solve this problem by restoring the iPhone 7 via iTunes.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone 7.

Step 2: When asked, tap "Trust" on your iPhone.

Step 3: Select your iPhone 7 on the iTunes screen.

Step 4: Click "Device" and then "Summary" on your computer.

Step 5: Click on "Restore Backup" and select the desired iTunes backup.

Step 6: Click on "Restore" to restore your iPhone 7.


Part 3. 4 Ways to Prevent iPhone 7 Screen Not Responding in Future

After following the methods given above, the iPhone 7 screen must be working properly now. If you want to prevent the screen from not responding issue in future, follow the tips given below.

Way 1. Free up iPhone 7 Storage

When there is no storage space available on your iPhone 7, various issues can occur with one being the touch screen not responding issue. Always make sure that your iPhone 7 has enough space available. Follow the steps to check the storage on your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage.

Step 2: Delete the unnecessary apps and data for freeing up storage space.

offload app iphone storage

Way 2. Remove Problematic Apps from iPhone 7

If this issue has occurred after downloading a problematic app on your device, you need to uninstall that app immediately.

Step 1: Tap and hold the app icon on the home screen.

Step 2: Now tap the (x) symbol to delete the app from your iPhone 7.


Way 3. Check Touch Screen Settings

Often, the touch screen may not respond or not work as expected due to an incorrect setting in the device. Check and change the settings to fix this issue.

Step 1: Open Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch.

Step 2: Tap 3D & Haptic Touch to view and change the settings.

Step 3: Check and change other touch screen settings to fix this issue.


Way 4. Reset All Settings

If none of the above methods fixes this issue, reset all the settings on your iPhone 7.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

Step 2: Tap on Reset and then Reset All Settings.

Step 3: All the settings of your device will be reset to factory defaults.



The solutions given in this article are tried and tested by the experts, so they will definitely get the job done quickly. View them carefully and choose the method you prefer for fixing the unresponsive iPhone 7 screen. Let us know in the comment section if we have missed any solutions.

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