Touchscreen Problem (Ghost touches) while Charging.

Does your touchscreen goes crazy while charging, misbehaving and giving problems called ghost touches. Here are few solution to fix the problem.

I have noticed a very annoying problem of the touchscreen when phone is charging. While plugged in if you try to give a touch input it will be all over the place, not giving anything close to what you meant for input. This ghost touches is common issue among smartphones like iphones, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Oneplus, Microsoft, Micromax and all other major smartphone developers. They are not any big matter to worry about but there is no permanent fix to the problem. If you consider visiting customer service store they will mostly recommend and perform factory data reset which is not a solution.

Here are few solutions to fix the problem which may depend on different conditions:

  Solution 1.

Commonly ghost touches occur due to electric fluctuations or varying power input to the device. Try to plug your phone at some other non-regular locations with different power supply and look for the problem, if the problem persists then most probably your USB cable is causing the problem. Try to replace it. But if the touchscreen works normally at other locations then the problem is caused by current fluctuations at your place. Try to charge it using correct current supply specified on the adapter. (See Sol.3 or/& 4)

  Solution 2.

Use original adapter and USB cable specified for smartphone while charging. Avoid using any 3rd party USB cable or adapter.

  Solution 3.

Plug your phone to stabilizer box as it decreases electric fluctuations and give way for smooth power supply.

  Solution 4.

You can charge your phone smoothly using laptop, PC or power banks etc. which give consistent power supply thus preventing problem of touchscreen misbehaviour. Though charging occurs slowly it is best method to prevent ghost touches.

  Solution 5.

Ghost touches are common among smartphones and is not a big issue to worry about. There is a difficult but simple method. Do not use your smartphone while charging (off course it’s difficult to avoid your smartphone), let it charge then unplug and use. Ghost touches are not severe enough to cause any technical problem.

  Solution 6.

There is another more difficult but simple method to charge your phone. Turn off your smartphone and charge. This method is not appreciable since many people won’t power off their smartphone due to many reasons but still it can be practised.

  Solution 7.

Updating device software may not guarantee fixing of the problem but still be done.

  Conclusion: I have read some forums where they are talking of factory reset of the device. I do not recommend and appreciate this since touchscreen problem mostly occurs due to external factors.

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18 Responses

  1. WilliamSi says:

    Major thanks for the forum topic.Much thanks again. Will read on… Pelligra

  2. Prince says:

    I agree I’m not using original charger for my phone so may be that’s the problem

  3. Andy Maurer says:

    I’m using after market adapter and original cable , my screen touch pad didn’t work . Then , I buy a new original adapter and my smartphone work normally .

  4. Nikhil says:

    So no actual solution other than don’t use it while charging. Thanks a lot.

  5. Hussein Dahir says:

    Best solution to the screen flickering and the unstable touchscreen responsive while charging the phone, even Apple dedicated support team couldn’t come with any solution means to address this issue they rather deny the problem even exists let alone its a wide issue with many phone Users. Thank you for your time and help you put in this to come up with not only a solution but very detailed info as to why it may happen to your phone and not to mention that i benefited from your work years after you addressed this very issue.

  6. prince says:

    My mobile’s touchscreen is not working properly while charging even I charge it on laptop and I m using original charger

  7. Noy says:

    Thanks! Using my PC’s usb port (with the lightning bolt) for charging seems to solve the problem.

  8. David says:

    I have this problem with my iPhone 7 Plus. I cannot unlock it with the finger print ID or entering the code. If it does unlock the touch screen does not respond properly. does not happen when using a exterIf I take the rubber case off the problem goes away. Weird.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot!
    Looks like the problem was in the none-original charger

  10. Arenthung Lotha says:

    Thank you very much as I was using 3rd party adapter.
    it made my touch really horrible while gaming especially.

  11. Rohit says:

    But i have problem which opposite which you mentioned phone works properly when i put it in charging..but i put it off it will not respond properly.. Please send me a reply on

  12. Jefferson Mayati says:

    try to remove your case if you have, because the problem is the case and electricity

  13. Ruz says:

    My chargers and adpaters are all original so I was wondering wth is going on.
    For months I’ve used the same port, never entered my mine to use the next available port and I thot my Iphone SE was going obsolete. I plugged on a different port and it works fine now, no more messy ghost touch hard to play Pokemon Go lol. Thank you so much.

  14. Vasil Penev says:

    My tablet work just fine with original charger . Thaks a lot!

  15. Adeola says:

    Thank you

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