The touch screen has changed the way we use our phones. It has made it easier to complete the tasks on smartphones. But there are times when the touch screen of the device will not function properly. It may respond slowly or in certain cases, it won't respond at all.

"While using the keyboard I noticed that its left side is not working. I was having trouble typing keys like q, w, z, a, e, s and shift. But after some time, I realized that I can't open apps that are on the left side. I think the issue is with the touch screen and not just the keyboard. Should I have to take it to the Apple Service Center? Or, do you have any simple way to fix this issue?"

This becomes frustrating as you will not be able to make calls, send messages or scroll through your pictures. Many users have reported specifically about the left side of iPhone screen not working issue. In this article, we will show how to deal with this issue whenever you face this problem on your device.

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Reasons Why Left Side of iPhone Screen Not Working

This issue can occur due to either software or hardware problem on your device.

  • In most cases, the digitizer that is responsible for processing touch does not work correctly.
  • The defective screen protector can be the reason why the left side of the iPhone is not working.
  • If a part of the screen is wet or dirty, the touch screen will not work properly.
  • If there is something wrong with the iOS system, this also may cause.

1. 3 Advanced Solutions to Fix Left Side of iPhone Screen Not Working

Here are the three most advanced solutions to fix this issue on your iPhone quickly.

via iMyFone Fixppo via iTunes Restore via Factory Reset
Success Rate 100% 80% 80%
Required Time Short Long Long
Data Loss after Fixing No Yes Yes
What Issues Can Be Fixed All system/software issues Some software issues Some software issues

Solution 1. The Best Way to Fix Left Side of iPhone Screen Not Working

If you want to fix this issue with just a few clicks, you must use iMyFone Fixppo, which is an advanced OS repair tool. All kinds of iOS system issues can be fixed with a 100% success rate.

Fixppo is made with the latest technology so that all the iOS issues can be fixed without data loss. It can be used to fix the issues even if the user doesn't have any knowledge of iOS technology.

Follow the simple steps given here to fix the left side of iPhone screen not working issue using the standard mode of Fixppo.

Step 1: Launch Fixppo and click on Standard mode. Then connect your iPhone to the computer and click Next.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 2: If the device is not recognized, you need to put it in DFU or recovery mode. The steps for putting the device in DFU or Recovery mode will be given on the screen.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: Once the iPhone is in DFU or Recovery mode, it will get detected by the software. Now download the firmware to fix this issue. Select the firmware version from the options displayed and click on Download. The firmware will get downloaded and the software will be extracted automatically.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: Here comes the fixing process. On your screen, the firmware and iPhone information will be displayed. Make sure the information is right and click on Start.

finished fixing your device

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Solution 2. Restore iPhone via iTunes in Recovery Mode

Another way to fix this issue is to restore the iPhone in recovery mode via iTunes.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it. See to it that your device shows up on the left.

Step 2: Press and release volume up button and then volume down button. Now press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 3: You will see two options - "Restore" and "Update iPhone".

Step 4: On selecting "Restore", the device data will be erased and the latest iOS version will be installed. On selecting "Update iPhone", the latest iOS version will be installed without erasing the device data.


Solution 3. Erase All Content and Settings

You can also fix this issue on your device by erasing all the contents and settings of your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings -> General -> Reset.

Step 2: Select "Reset All Content and Settings".

Step 3: Enter the passcode and then select Erase iPhone.


2. 5 Basic Solutions to Fix Left Side of iPhone Screen Not Working

In this part, you will find the five basic solutions that will help you in fixing the left side of iPhone screen not working issue.

Solution 1. Reset All Settings

Reset all the settings of your iPhone to fix this issue.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

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


Solution 2. Force Restart Your iPhone

If you are unable to restart the iPhone by dragging the slider, you can also force restart and try to fix this issue.

iPhone 8/X/11/12: Press and release the volume up button and then volume down button. Now press and hold the power button until your iPhone restarts.


iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Press and hold the power button and volume down button until you see the Apple logo.


iPhone 6, 6 Plus and earlier: Press and hold the power button and home button until you see the Apple logo.


If your iPhone not restarted through the above method, you can restart your iPhone from computer, which is an easier way to save time and trouble.

Solution 3. Update iPhone OS to The Latest

Keep your iPhone updated with the latest iOS version so that these kinds of iOS issues do not occur.

Step 1: Open Settings and go to General -> Software Update.

Step 2: Your iPhone will start searching for new updates. If there is an update available, download and install it on your device.


Solution 4. Remove Screen Protector

Often the screen protectors on the iPhone are responsible for making the screen unresponsive. So, remove the screen protector if you are using and then restart the iPhone to check if the issue gets fixed.


Solution 5. Clear the iPhone Screen

If your iPhone screen is dirty or wet, it will not work effectively. Also, if you are using the device with dirty or wet hands, the screen will not respond. Clean the iPhone screen using a soft cloth and then use it.



View all the solutions carefully and follow the steps to fix this issue. If the solutions given in this guide helped you in fixing the issue, share them with your friends and help them too. If you find something is missing, you can contact us through the comment section below.