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While the iPhone, iPad and other touch sensitive devices have entered us into a new era of technology and ease, there’s no doubt that these devices, though powerful, are far from perfect. Various problems can occur on these devices, but perhaps one of the strangest problem that occurs is that of false touch and ghost typing.

This is when your device begins randomly typing or launching applications without any such command from you. This problem may look alarming, but is fairly common and easy to fix.

Some users report that they face this problem on their iPad as well. You may be worried that this means your device has been hacked, however, ghost typing and false touch can occur for many reasons, with a hacked device being one of the most extremely rare reasons. In order to troubleshoot and stop false touch and ghost typing on your device, follow the instructions below.

Clean and Restart Your Device

The first step you should always follow when there’s a problem with any of your devices, is power the device off and then on again. However, in this case after you power off your device, it’s best to clean your touchscreen. If your device is in a case, remove the case and then clean the device. Follow the instructions below to get started,

1. Press and hold the Top or Side button until the slide to power off slider appears. Note: If you’ve an iPhone X or above, instead press and hold the Side and either Volume button until the slide to power off slider appears.

2. Slide the slider to the right.

3. After your device has shut down, use a soft microfiber cloth to clean dust and debris that may be on your touchscreen. Be sure that you don’t dampen the cloth with any at home cleaning products. If needed, damp the cloth with a small amount of water only. If your device has a screen protector, remove the screen protector and clean accordingly. This is because it’s possible dirt may have seeped into the protector which could be causing the false touch problem.

4. Now power on your device by pressing and holding the Top or Side button until the Apple logo appears. Note: If you’ve an iPhone X, then press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Now check to see if the problem has resolved.

Update the Software on Your Device

False touch and ghost typing could be caused by a software bug. If you haven’t yet updated the iOS software on your device, it’s best to do so now. In order to update the software on your device, follow the instructions below,

1. Open the Settings application on your device. IT has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on General.

Tap on Software Update

3. Tap on Software Update.

tap on Download and Install.

4. If an update is available, tap on Download and Install.

5. Once the update has downloaded, tap on Install.

Please note that in order for the update to download and install, some time is required. Please be patient. After you’ve updated the software on your device, check to see if the problem has resolved.

For future references, whenever you experience a problem with your iOS or even macOS device, check to see if you’ve the latest software update installed. If not, install the update accordingly, as this fixes many problems.

Factory Reset Your Device

If updating your software didn’t solve the problem, it’s best to factory reset your device, as this will remove any software issues that may be causing the problem. However, please note that this will delete all of the data on your device, so it’s best to backup your device.

This happens because the purpose of factory resetting your device is to return it to the state it was in when you first purchased it. In order to get started and perform a factory reset, follow the instructions below,

1. Open the Settings application on your device. IT has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on General.

Scroll down and tap on Reset

3. Scroll down and tap on Reset.

Tap Erase All Content and Settings

4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings.

5. You will be asked for confirmation. Tap Erase.

Please allow some time for the process to be carried out. Once you’ve factory reset your device, you’ll have to setup your iPhone from scratch. However, if you wish, you may restore the device from backup. After completing this process, check to see if the false touch and ghost typing issue has disappeared.