iPhone 12 Mini Lock Screen Touch Sensitivity Issues - How to Fix

With great cameras and amazing A14 chip, the iPhone 12 mini is one of the most advanced and compact smartphones ever. However, it appears to have some problems relating to its screen sensitivity recently. Read on to know more about the iPhone 12 Mini lock screen touch sensitivity issues and how to fix it.

Sensitivity and Other Issues on iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 mini issues

iPhone 12 mini users around the world are reporting that they’ve been suffering from issues with touchscreen sensitivity on the lock screen. And, that’s not a good start for any iPhone, let alone it’s the first Apple’s mini smartphone variant.

Here are the touch sensitivity issues people have encountered:

  • iPhone 12 mini display doesn’t recognize the touch inputs when you swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen.
  • Difficult to tap the flashlight or camera buttons from within the lock screen.
  • The same goes for all icons on the Lock Screen and notifications.

Luckily, this isn’t a permanent solution! All of the above sensitivity issues will disappear once you pass the lock screen. So, this is good news for most fans and potential buyers. 

Additionally, we didn’t experience any iPhone lock screen sensitivity flaw during our time with the 12 mini (you can check out our iPhone 12 mini review). Therefore, we believe this problem is not something you need to worry much about.

However, it is still unknown if the issue is related to the hardware or software. Let’s hope it’s the latter because Apple can fix it easily via a new update. And, as always, we’ll keep you updated in the future, so stay tuned.

How To Fix iPhone 12 mini Lock Screen Issue

iPhone 12 Mini lock screen touch sensitivity issues

As mentioned above, you’ll have to wait for an official update from Apple in order to put an end to this issue. However, there is also some troubleshooting steps to get it fixed.

Connect to a Charger

Many users have reported that their iPhone 12 mini works as usual when the device is plugged-in into a wall outlet. We know it isn’t an effective solution. But, this could indicate a potential conductivity issue in all iPhone 12 mini.

Remove Screen Protector and Case

According to some users, the iPhone 12 mini unlock problem go away when they remove their screen protectors or cases. Therefore, try removing your iPhone case to see if it makes any difference.

We believe that the adoption of screen protectors negatively impacts conductive layers of the phone, thus leading to the lack of screen responsiveness. But, it’s just a claim, not a reality yet.

Use Different Gestures

Another way to go around the iPhone 12 mini lock screen glitch is to use different gestures to open your phone. For example, you can apply a very light touch by using your fingertips when swiping up to unlock your iPhone. This will increase the chances that your iPhone will open the Home Screen. Also, another trick is to open your device by swiping up from the corners of the display.

Use Back Tap To Home

Fortunately, this new feature from the latest iOS 14 update is the perfect solution for the iPhone 12 touch screen issues. It allows you to open your iPhone without touching the screen. Here is how to enable Back Tap:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll for Accessibility.
  • Tap on Touch.
  • Scroll to the bottom and open Back Tap.
  • Then, choose Double Tap.
  • Finally, select Home from the System list.

The next time you unlock your iPhone 12 mini, simply double-tap the back of your phone. While this isn’t an actual fix for the iPhone 12 mini Lock Screen bug, it’s still a great workaround that allows you to bypass this problem.

Enable Assistive Touch

This feature displays a digital Home Button on iPhone screen, allowing you to open the device with a quick button press. Follow these steps to activate Assistive Touch on your iPhone: 

  • Open the Settings
  • Tap on Accessibility
  • Choose Touch
  • Here, turn on AssistiveTouch

That’s it! In fact, there is no permanent fix for the issue yet. However, it seems that only a small percentage of individuals are experiencing the issues. If you are one of those who are affected by iPhone 12 mini lock screen issues, try out our solutions to see if it is fixed.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments!

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