The iPad Mini is one of the most difficult devices to repair on the market. iFixit gave the iPad Mini a score of 2 out of 10 on their Reparability Scale, meaning they found it to be a highly difficult device to repair. If you’re having issues repairing an iPad Mini, you’re not alone.
Is the iPad Mini acting like it has a mind of its own? Is the digitizer and touch functionality suddenly hypersensitive? If you’ve replaced the glass and digitizer on an iPad Mini and the new digitizer is functioning sporadically, there is a quick fix to solve this problem. After speaking with several repair technicians about this issue, we finally have the answers.
How to fix iPad Mini Touch Function
- On the iPad Mini, locate the two foam ridges on either side of the home button, highlighted in the photo above.
- Remove the foam ridges, which often interfere with touch functionality. These can either be pulled off the frame or shaved down with a sharp utensil, such as an X-Acto Knife or Hobby Knife.
This can solve the issue of touch functions acting sporadically after an iPad Mini repair. Oftentimes during this repair, these foam ridges stick up from the frame and make contact with the glass digitizer, causing the digitizer to seemingly act of its own accord. Once the foam pieces are removed or shaved down, and there is no contact between the foam ridges and glass, the digitizer should function normally.
This quick fix should solve issues for many technicians who have encountered this problem during a repair. Stay tuned for more troubleshooting tips, tricks, and industry news from your favorite wholesale repair parts supplier, eTech Parts.