iPhone screens can easily get broken and become unresponsive to touch, and that simply means that you can't do anything with the device not even to unlock it. An Apple Discussion Platform, subscriber drew our notice to this issue. She described her difficulty in unlocking an iPhone with an unresponsive touch screen:


Is It Possible to Unlock iPhone without Touch Screen?

If your iPhone screen is broken thereby limiting you from using the touch screen, don't be worried over this because it's possible to unlock an iPhone without a touch screen. The best ways to achieve this is by using iMyFone LockWiper, VoiceOver, iTunes or cable.

How to Unlock iPhone without Touch Screen

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Steps to Unlock iPhone without Touch Screen

Step 1. Launch iMyFone LockWiper, click the "Start" tab. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable and click "Next" on LockWiper.

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Step 2. On the next page, click "Download" and it will start downloading and verifying a firmware for your iPhone.

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Step 3. When it's done, click "Start to Extract". It won't take long to process.

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Step 4. Click the "Start Unlock" tab to unlock iPhone without touch screen feature. Then, enter "000000" into the box and click "Unlock" to open your iPhone without a password.

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See, you can unlock your iPhone without needing the touch screen or even any button. All you need is to connect your device and do a few clicks on LockWiper, everything will be done.

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Unlock iPhone without Touch Screen Using VoiceOver

We earlier mentioned that you could unlock a screen broken iPhone using an iOS feature called VoiceOver. In the VoiceOver mode, you can move the cursor to highlight or click different keys, operate different iOS features and apps, and do anything on iPhone by using voice command.

Using VoiceOver is recommend by an iPhone user from Apple Support communities:

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If there is no part of your iPhone screen that responds to touch, then you will need to use iTunes in switching on VoiceOver. This method also comes from Apple Support Communities:

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Using VoiceOver to unlock iPhone comes with a few limits. The major limitation is that with no part of the touch screen working, it may be too hard to operate. Secondary, instructing VoiceOver may not be easy, and it may take you a long while to open your iPhone.

Unlock iPhone with a Lightning to USB Adapter

There is another complicated way of opening an iPhone lock screen with a wired USB keyboard. You'll need to buy the keyboard that allows you to plug in Apple lightning cable to it. This you can get on Amazon.

For this method to work, here is what you need:

  • Siri enabled already.
  • A working home button.
  • USB keyboard adapter and a plain USB keyboard (It matters that the USB keyboard doesn't try to draw much power.)

Step 1. Connect the external keyboard to your iPhone and double tap the spacebar to bring up the iPhone passcode screen.
Step 2. Enter your iPhone passcode to unlock it.

However, if you want to trust your computer when you connect to iTunes, this method may not be helpful. Hence, we advise you use iMyFone LockWiper iPhone passcode unlocker to entirely remove your iPhone screen lock for easy access.

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4 Tips to Fix Touch Screen not Working

Clean Your Screen or Fingers

When you notice your phone isn't responding to touch, the first thing you might need to do is to clean the device screen and your fingers too (or whatever input accessory or device you use). In the case where you use a phone case or screen guard/protector with your phone, you might need to remove those too.


Usually, you might just need to wipe the screen with a soft cotton cloth to remove most kind of interference on the display touch screen, but in few situations, you can use a slightly聽damp cloth to wipe the screen free.聽For your fingers, stylus or any other appendages, just ensure they are clean and dry.

Perform a Force Restart

Normally, simply restarting the iDevice should fix the screen unresponsiveness, however, a hard reboot, though forceful, might be much easier and more effective. When the iPhone boots back on after the hard reboot, the touch screen should work fine.

  • To force restart iPhone 8 and later:
  • To force restart iPhone 7: Press and hold the Volume Down button with the Power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • To force restart iPhone 6s and older: Press and hold the Home button and Power button until you see the Apple logo display on the screen.


Delete/Re-install Problematic App

It is possible that the unresponsive screen issue only occurs when on a particular app, i.e. the screen freezes when this specific app is opened and doesn't respond to any screen input at all, except maybe only exiting and going back to the Home Screen when the Home button is pressed. In such a situation, the problem is most likely that specific app, and not the iPhone screen.


If this is the case, you will have to update this app. Go to the App Store and check if updates are available for the app, and install the update. If after updating this app, the touch screen still doesn't work fine, then you can delete the app, reinstall and relaunch it. If the screen still doesn't work as expected, then it is possible that the app has a bug issue that needs addressing, i.e. if the screen works perfectly in every other app but this particular one, then the app is the problem and not your iPhone screen.

Free Up iOS Storage Space

Insufficient/low storage space on iOS devices can make devices malfunction, and this can include making the screen unresponsive to touch, and generally underperform. You need to check to ensure your iPhone has a considerable amount of storage space by going to Settings >> General >> Storage & Usage >> Manage Storage. Make sure to have at least some hundreds of Megabytes available, if not a few Gigabytes.

To get some space, you can delete old, unused apps and games, clear your device cache files, cookies, temp and junk files, large videos, pictures and music files, etc. You can clear a large amount of space usingiMyFone Umate Pro, the ultimate data eraser that provides amazing features that help you clear out space on your device in a matter of a few minutes.

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After clearing up some space, reboot your iPhone, then your screen should work again.