What do you expect from a Google Pixel pixel phone? The most obvious answer is good hardware that should last for a few years, at least. But the harsh reality is that even premium phones can’t guarantee that they won’t run into problems.
One of the common problems with Google Pixel phones is that the screen stops responding to your touches. In fact, the problem keeps happening on other phone brands too. But for this article, we’ll look at various ways to fix the Google Pixel screen not responding to touch issues.
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Why Is My Google Pixel Not Responding to Touch?
These are the most common reasons why your Google Pixel screen is not working or not responding to touch:
[Reason #1] Software Bug or System Glitches: Your phone may have a software bug causing issues with the touchscreen. Or, there may be system glitches.
[Reason #2] Bad Third-Party Apps: Third-party apps add a lot of functionalities to your phone, but they sometimes can bring issues too. There’s a way to check if any third-party apps are causing problems on your phone, which we’ll discuss later.
[Reason #3] Defective Screen Protector: You may be using a cheap quality screen protector which could be causing issues with the touch. Low-quality screen protectors are everywhere in the market which is not very responsive and precise.
[Reason #4] Damaged Screen: If software errors are not behind-the-screen issues, it’s likely the screen is damaged.
Now that we know the potential reasons for the screen not working issue on your Google Pixel, let’s look at the ways to fix it.
Fix: Google Pixel Screen Not Responding to Touch
Most likely, your Google Pixel screen is not responding to your touch because of software issues, which should be fixed after applying the solutions mentioned below. So, without further ado, let’s look at the first solution.
1. Force Restart Your Phone
If your Google Pixel has suddenly stopped responding to touches, a minor software issue has likely done it. Force restart should easily fix the issue.
To force restart your Google Pixel, press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds until the phone restarts. Your phone should now respond to touch.
If this issue keeps on occurring, you should factory reset your Google Pixel.
2. Use Safe Mode to Check Third-Party App Conflicts
A third-party app could be causing memory issues or might be in conflict with other processes and resulting in making the screen unresponsive to touches. To rule out this possibility, boot your Google Pixel into Safe Mode and check if the issue persists.
Here’s how to boot your Google Pixel into Safe Mode:
- Press and hold the power button until the power menu appears.
- Long press and Power off option.
- Click OK to enter Safe Mode.
When your phone enters Safe Mode, all third-party apps are disabled. So, use your phone in Safe Mode for a few minutes. If the issue does not occur, it means that a third-party app is causing this. You should reset your phone. Instructions are given below.
If the touchscreen issue persists even in Safe Mode, you need to try other solutions.
3. Factory Reset Your Phone
If no solutions have worked so far, you should go for a factory reset. Doing this will erase all data from your phone. So, make sure to back up the device before going ahead.
Follow these steps to factory reset your Google Pixel:
- Turn off Your Google Pixel.
- Press and hold the volume down button and power button for 10-15 seconds.
- Use the volume buttons to go to Recovery Mode and then press the power button to select it.
- You should see a “No command” screen.
- Press and hold the power button.
- While holding the power button, press the volume up button and quickly release both buttons.
- Use the volume buttons to reach the Factory data reset option and click the power button to select it.
- Go to the Reboot system now option and press the power button.
Now, set up your Google Pixel and enjoy it like before.
4. Remove the Screen Protection
If the problem persists after factory resetting your phone, it seems a hardware issue. If you’ve applied a screen protector on your phone, remove it. This solution has worked for many people, as the screen protector loses its touch responsiveness as time passes.
You should therefore remove the screen protection and check if the problem is fixed.
Having a phone with an unresponsive touch screen is as good as a dummy phone. We hope one of the solutions from this article helped you in fixing the issue. However, if the problem persists, you should take the device to a service center as the problem seems to have been caused by a defective screen.