1. rydeordie2302's Avatar
    Recently I've noticed that while charging my iPhone 5 the screen becomes unresponsive. I have to hit the sleep button just to be able to slide to unlock and sometimes while typing the screen will just stop responding.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    10-08-2012 03:41 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If there's one near you, I'd take it to an Apple Store and hope that I can replicate the problem for them
    there so I can get a replacement.
    10-08-2012 03:43 PM
  3. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Recently I've noticed that while charging my iPhone 5 the screen becomes unresponsive. I have to hit the sleep button just to be able to slide to unlock and sometimes while typing the screen will just stop responding.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    Mine did the same exact thing the second day I had it and hasn't done it since. Please let me know what they say the problem was. My only thought was the source of power I was hooked up to. It was a power strip off of a generator providing power for an outdoor event I was attending. Someone else had a 4S hooked up with me and they had no issues...
    10-08-2012 04:11 PM
  4. zrxoa1's Avatar
    I have had that problem. Also sometimes the entire screen just shakes up n down. Always when plugged in though.
    10-10-2012 08:41 AM
  5. swooshme's Avatar
    I've had that problem also. But only when using a particular charging adapter. I have quite a few of those plugged in all over the place. I'm not sure if it's one of the chinese knockoffs or an original apple one, since I can't really tell them apart. They have the same codes and numbers, etc on them. The charger in question works fine with my iPad 3 and did work fine with my 4S.
    10-10-2012 12:58 PM
  6. sau124's Avatar
    It could be the charger too... did you try a different charger? I would recommend to take it to the Apple store, they might be able to run the diagnostics on the hardware to figure out what the problem is...
    10-10-2012 01:11 PM
  7. rydeordie2302's Avatar
    It's a belkin USB charger, I've not tested it while being used with the apple supplied charger.
    On a completely separate note..would using an iPad charger and the lightning cable ruin the battery?
    10-10-2012 01:51 PM
  8. JHBThree's Avatar
    It's a belkin USB charger, I've not tested it while being used with the apple supplied charger.
    On a completely separate note..would using an iPad charger and the lightning cable ruin the battery?
    That's your problem. Issues with third part chargers are well known for devices with capacitive touchscreens.
    10-10-2012 03:01 PM
  9. skyscraper04's Avatar
    You can always factory restore it and see if it happen again.
    10-10-2012 03:16 PM
  10. gvndeb60's Avatar
    That's your problem. Issues with third part chargers are well known for devices with capacitive touchscreens.
    Happened to me with stock charger plug and cord.
    10-10-2012 08:33 PM
  11. JHBThree's Avatar
    Happened to me with stock charger plug and cord.
    What was it plugged into?
    10-10-2012 08:51 PM
  12. makya53's Avatar
    I had the same ting happen with oem charger. This morning my phone was just completely powered off, I was like "WTF". I did a reset and it fired back up. Any one have that happen and yes when it rebooted the battery was @ 100%
    10-11-2012 05:52 AM
  13. gvndeb60's Avatar
    What was it plugged into?
    Was plugged into a power center run off of one of those fancy generators that they use at outdoor events. A 4S was plugged in with no issue as well as lots of audio equipment.
    10-26-2012 07:42 PM
  14. Jana Ward's Avatar
    How do I reset it? My phone is completely unresponsive!!! Not charging at all!
    08-12-2013 06:22 PM
  15. 03_CTD's Avatar
    I have this issue with one particular 3rd party charger as well. Charges fine but renders the screen unusable while plugged in even with an official Apple cable. I use it as a last resort wall charger as it is dual purpose and mostly used as a DC charger in my truck. Screen is fully functional when charging off DC power btw.........same cord.

    Something definitely seems amiss with 3rd party chargers in general (as illustrated by the recent trade in program from Apple) but to the OP, perhaps a different outlet or an outlet in an entirely different building would yield different results and help you narrow down your problem.
    08-13-2013 08:43 PM
  16. mushusmom's Avatar
    I recently got an iPod 5 and have similar issues with the touch screen becoming unresponsive. I've isolated the problem to when I have it plugged in to charge and the charge is completed but I have not unplugged it and I'm still using it. I'm using Apple charge chords so it's not a third party issue. The screen is responsive when not plugged in, and while plugged in and charging. But once the charge is full, if I don't unplugged it, the touch screen becomes sluggish or totally unresponsive. Nice to know I'm not the only one.
    01-21-2014 08:01 PM
  17. yaz_57's Avatar
    Hi!

    I also experience the same thing (sadly, over and over again) i've bought several cables&chargers for my iPhone5s (some are supposed to be "branded") but all display the same symptoms:

    - not syncing in my computer
    - screen shaking when i'm navigating
    - touch is not responsive, especially when typing in the keyboard

    I haven't tried Belkin brand though, some say it is ok to use. But other brands, which i think all came from just one source in China, exhibit the same problems.

    I'm beginning to think that I really have to buy the original one from Apple or maybe Belkin, if i'm fortunate to find one in our area.

    Sorry I got no solution yet, just sympathizing with you.
    06-20-2014 08:33 PM
  18. ppacitto's Avatar
    Recently I've noticed that while charging my iPhone 5 the screen becomes unresponsive. I have to hit the sleep button just to be able to slide to unlock and sometimes while typing the screen will just stop responding.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
    I had this happen with two different root causes. 1st time with my iPhone 5 it was not using an apple cord. Swap to Apple cord issue resolved. 2nd issue was with my iPhone 6 same NOn responsive screen to touch.. To resolve I turned off the hey Siri option (feature functions only when plugged in and constantly listens to surroundings slowing your phone)
    02-15-2015 01:07 PM
  19. wan hakimin's Avatar
    my iphone 5 become unresponsive and at the back of the phone very hot...
    02-28-2015 05:11 AM
  20. barriecary's Avatar
    The problem is the electrostatic current/charge/grounding while using Charger.

    First make sure you do use the original Charger.

    If your iPhone is in a leather case, remove it.

    If you have a protective case, or if you are using a plastic sheet or film on the display, try removing them and testing the device without it.
    03-04-2015 12:38 AM
  21. lezleeincreede's Avatar
    Welll, I'll be goshdarned. I went to another forum and the suggestion was made to only use the original or oem charger and cable. Seems to be working so far! Keep your fingers crossed!
    01-07-2017 06:16 PM
  22. int32_t's Avatar
    Yes, I had this happen once when using a generator. to charge my iPhone. After being weirded out by the touchscreen becoming totally unresponsive while plugged in, I tested the generator with a fancy piece of equipment (an oscilloscope which displays the voltage waveform on the generator), and found that the generator was an incredibly dirty power source. Rather than just pure 60 Hz, it produced a handful of other frequencies as well. Since capacitive touchscreens rely on sensing small electrical charges, and LCDs rely on tightly timed internal signals, dirty power sources can easily interfere with your device. When you buy a charger, you get what you pay for! If you don't believe me, search the search engine of your choice for "ken shirriff charger." This guy took apart various chargers, including some that were fake chargers meant to look like Apple's real chargers. They can do worse things than merely causing device malfunction since a cheapo, poorly insulated charger can also cause serious injury and even death.
    04-04-2017 07:52 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Backlight on while charging?
    By alpha752 in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 07:30 PM
  2. Screen becomes unresponsive while on a call
    By NYCseminole in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-28-2009, 12:09 PM
  3. Using car speakers while charging iPhone
    By Ticman in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-22-2009, 09:37 AM
  4. please help. non responsive iphone power button
    By fruigert in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-07-2009, 06:56 AM
  5. non responsive power button
    By fruigert in forum Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Hacks, Themes & Mods
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-06-2009, 10:59 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD