Solved

Ipad 2 - Touch Screen moves from one app to next on its own

Posted on 2013-10-25
3
1,700 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-28
For several weeks my iPad has occassionally moved from one application to the next without my command. Examples: In the settings it will open and close icons, in emails it will use the key pad and move from one  letter to the next, and when I try to close an application it will open another without my command.

The only way to stop it is to hard stop it but in a few days it will begin again.  This has become more frequent.


Is there a setting somewhere or is this definately hardware?
0
Comment
Question by:bbimis
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Lounge Fox earned 500 total points
ID: 39603011
Is you iOS up to date? Hopefully this helps.  If not, Here is the worse case way around it:

 
 
1) Download latest itunes to a computer.
2) Connect ipad to the computer using white usb cable.
3) Transfer all purchases etc.
4) Disconnect from itunes.
5) go to settings on the ipad and choose the General option, scroll to bottom and select Reset.
6) choose erase all content and settings.
7) reconnect the ipad to the computer. wait for itunes to find the ipad.
8) on the ipad select set up as new ipad etc until it shows the icons.
9) on itunes select restore ipad.
10) leave itunes to download the latest software. it might take 30mins. dont touch it.
11) when the download is complete it will restore the ipad with latest software.
12) go to settings and switch off Bluetooth. turn off Multitasking gestures. select keyboard and turn off split keyboard. turn off the following too; auto correction, auto capitilisation,check spelling and shortcut.
 
that's it, ipad should now be problem free.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbimis
ID: 39605489
come to find out it was actually the screen connectors. thanks for the help though
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:Lounge Fox
ID: 39606024
Your welcome.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in May's Course of the Month

May’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members and Team Accounts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to increase training and boost professional development.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
ipad mini reinstall, delete icloud account 8 107
Apple Configurator and VPP 4 60
iPAD: The location of the Power Button 2 332
Access a delegate's Exchange calendar on an iPad 13 194
There are many out there who own an iPad but are frustrated by the lack of Flash support. This prevents many webpages from displaying their content correctly on the iPad .  In addition Flash games are not supported on the iPad either.  Regardless of…
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question