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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40 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

    • Basil says:

      No, I’m using the original cable and adapter but still have this 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.

    • Oliver says:

      Wow, that was actually the solution for me, too.

    • Mandokhail says:

      i checked it the problem is solved when i removed casing

  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 [email protected]

    • Nikhil says:

      That’s very much weird but you can clear the cache under Recovery Mode.

  12. Jefferson Mayati says:

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

    • Naveel Hanapia Unding says:

      Oh my god. This one worked! Thanks a lot.

  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

  16. Narayan says:

    Thank You

  17. Well-Wisher says:

    Faulty Earthing is also one of the causes.

  18. Tammy says:

    Charging with my laptop solved the ghost touches. We have power surges all the time. Thank you

  19. Ros Brown says:

    I had a horrible problem with ghost typing. Took phone to Apple Store 3 times for service to no avail. Then I noticed when I was in a hotel and charged my phone directly in the wall outlet I didn’t have the ghost typing problem. At home, I used a multiple charge station with USB ports. – that is what caused the problem. Problem solved.

  20. Lasya says:

    After chrgng my one plus 5t with a duplicate cable wire my touch stopped working
    Can u please give me solution

  21. Sharon Misquitha says:

    Hi, I recently plugged my phone to a charger of another company. Post the charging my phone’s touch stopped completely. I tried rebooting and all but still it’s unresponsive. My husband did a hard reset and yet it would not start working. I believe the charging caused the problem but I don’t know how to fix it. I’m told by shopkeepers that I need to change the display. Can you please suggest me another way out.

  22. Riyaz says:

    Thank you very very much sir/Ma’am ……
    ..i have chaerged my phone in another location …….and problem get fixed

  23. Pierre Marcel says:

    Where do you think can I buy a stabilizer box? I have definitely observed that 3rd party adapaters or cables cause severe degradation of performance, not just ghost touches but also realized that outlets may also be the source of the current fluctuations and I really have no choice, so any link for a stablizer box?

  24. Precious says:

    Ever since my original usb got spoiled I’ve been having this issues so I guess that’s the problem 💔😭

  25. Ik says:

    Remove ur iPhone case cover while charging
    It actually works

  26. Sarath kumar says:

    Really useful.
    Thank you so much. 🙏😊

  27. Mutahir Butt says:

    Is there any damage of such problems..?
    Means losing battery health or touch screen .?

    • Nikhil Azza says:

      Battery may face issue. touch no issues

  28. Humphrey says:

    Many thanks!

  29. Afghan khostai says:

    When I use my mobile phone the mobile screen does not work properly while charging or turning off the earphones. The mobile model is A70. How can I solve this problem? I’m facing. What is the remedy?Show me a method or setting that can both ring and charge my cellphone when in use؟)

  30. Afghan khostai says:

    Give me answer as soon as possible please!

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