Screen self typing random text and opens apps by itself??

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  1. kiwiforce

    kiwiforce New Member

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    Have just joined the forum and can't see a thread on this so I need help.

    Without touching/holding the phone, the screen will start random text filling, open apps, open messages and type random text, make calls all without me touching it.

    Any help??

    I went to the apple store in Sydney as I live up the coast, got there at 9:30 am. already a 1 hour wait as I didn't know you need an appointment? If there are that many issues with apple products why the hell not put more staff on!!!

    I have backed up my phone, loaded the latest version and am ready to reset, any advice before if do this?
     
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  2. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What you have is almost certainly a failing touchscreen. If your warranty and/or AppleCare+ are expired, you'll probably be charged the screen replacement cost to repair your iPhone if the problem is indeed a failing touchscreen.
     
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  3. kiwiforce

    kiwiforce New Member

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    Thanx will go see the repairer to chat about.
     
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    Old Goat Ninja Well-Known Member

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    Funny you should post this, because last night I went to check on my phone while charging, and it was on a call, an outgoing call that I didn't make. I heard beeping, and when I looked at the screen random numbers on the keypad were being pressed and that was the beeping I heard. I ended the call and everything was fine after that, never did if before and hasn't done it since, but my phone definitely had a mind of it's own last night. Call was to a friend of mine, so I texted to apologize, my phone called all by itself. He said it was weird on his end too. He got the call and it just kept beeping on his end (keypad buttons being pressed).

    Anyways, so far it was an individual freak thing. If it happens again I'll have to look into it.
     
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  5. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope it's only a one time thing. If it isn't, your iPhone is still under warranty and a defective screen would be replaced at no cost to you.
     
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    zstairlessone Well-Known Member

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    My 6S Plus has done this twice, random dialing from my contacts. If you didn't catch it it may have hung up and dialed someone else like mine did. I did a reset to clear mine, also it was in the sun standing in front of my dash plugged into the 12V receptical both times. I thought it might be heat related maybe due to dissimilar expansion rates
     
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  7. sdismukes

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    Having the same issue on my iPhone 6 - it randomly opens photos, or Messages (now adding 2 other apps). It frequently also ignores finger touches. It recognizes buttons, but not the finger on the screen. Just looking at it, it will flick between apps, type random characters, select random contacts, and so on. Possessed! Will be contacting Apple about this - indeed sounds lie the screen itself is going bad.
     
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    Considering the repair cost, if the screen has indeed become defective, you may want to consider upgrading to a new iPhone as the iPhone 6 design is almost 4 years old.
     
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