iPad Screen Not Responding to Taps or Touches


I recently received this question from a viewer who watched my video on cleaning your iPad screen.
My iPad does not have much smudging. But the iPad is not allowing me to tap in certain areas.

Here are four tips for dealing with an unresponsive or slow to respond screen.
1.Screen protectors can interfere with taps and with using a stylus. For more on iPad screen protectors see this article.
2. If the iPad is slow to respond to taps, then it could be a lack of memory (RAM). For more on iPad memory and lack of space (RAM) see this article.
3. You can test for unresponsive areas of your iPad screen by using a full-screen calculator or maps app.
4. If you have not shut down and restarted your iPad lately, give that a try.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons