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Apple iPhone 6 Plus “Touch IC” defect rendering touch screen useless: How to save yours

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has got involved in yet another controversy after the ‘bendgate’ scandal. As the smartphone is getting older, a new problem is on the rise which is affecting its display. Known as the “Touch IC Disease,” it is killing the touch sensitivity of the iPhone 6 Plus screen. The biggest problem is cited by various third party iPhone repairing agencies who confirm that some iPhone 6 smartphones are also facing the issue.

What is the “Touch IC Disease”?

In the phones affected by so-called “Touch IC Disease,” at first, a flickering gray bar appears at the top of the display of your iPhone. Then, the screen becomes completely unresponsive to touches. This severe problem is mainly affecting the iPhone 6 Pluses which are used for an extended period.

The Reason for “Touch IC” Defect

The primary cause of the serious issue is due to a simple but significant hardware change made by Apple on its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. The Cupertino giant has used just a sticker shield to protect the logic board of the affected phones instead of the metal shield present in iPhone 5S. The sticker shield offers significantly less protection and much more to damage than the metal one.

This suggests that almost every iPhone 6 Plus will face the touchscreen problem at some point of its lifespan. The smaller iPhone 6 is also susceptible to this issue, but it is a little more durable due to the strategic place of its Touch IC. Currently, out of every iPhone affected by the “Touch IC Disease,” 90 percent are iPhone 6 Pluses.

How to save your iPhone 6 Plus from this grave problem?

Even though these are no way you can avoid this issue in your iPhone 6 Plus, you can actually delay it significantly. To save your iPhone, you need to handle it with utmost care. You should almost certainly use a good quality case for your smartphone. The iPhone 6 Plus must be protected from any sort of physical pressure. You will have to avoid keeping the phone in your back pocket and should never sit on it.

What to do if you are a victim of Touch IC?

If your iPhone is already affected by the Touch IC problem, going to a local genius bar will not help. The Apple employees there are not equipped with the adequate hardware required to repair the Touch IC chip. They would most probably recommend you to change your device. To get your iPhone 6 Plus repaired, you will have to take the help of the third party repair agencies who will get it repaired at a cost much less than that of a new iPhone.

Does the Touch IC Disease affect the iPhone 6S?

The good news is that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus is completely safe from the dangerous disease. This is because Apple had to move the Touch IC chip to the display itself to facilitate the 3D touch technology. So, all of you using the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus can rest assured as even if the Touch IC of your device is screwed, Apple can solve it just by replacing the display.