iPhone Swipe Up Not Working (Solved!)

You don’t expect your iPhone to suddenly stop swiping in one direction, yet it does. You can’t swipe up any longer.

This would be less of a bother if you didn’t have to swipe up all the time.

It is inextricably linked to the use of any smartphone. You must have the ability to swipe.

So, what can you do if your iPhone’s upward swiping stops working? And what could be the source of this vexing issue?

When using an iPhone, there are several, and I mean numerous, complications that might develop. Are they good phones in general? Sure.

They’re fantastic, and I’ve gone through quite a few of them over the years. And, after testing and reviewing a variety of iPhone models, I’ve discovered that the inability to swipe up is one of the most typical faults that develop with time.

Friends and fellow iPhone users, don’t worry.

You can attempt a few troubleshooting solutions before contacting Apple Support for help.

I’ll go over some of the likely causes, as well as the troubleshooting procedures discussed before.

Fingers crossed, one of these will work, but in some circumstances, no amount of troubleshooting will fix the problem. It all depends on the underlying cause.

So, let’s look into what’s causing this swipe-up problem and what you can do to solve it.

Swipe Up Not Working on iPhone (Solved!)

The swipe-up function on your iPhone may cease operating owing to software or touchscreen issues, such as a failed update installation. You can use a variety of approaches to troubleshooting. Restoring your iPhone to factory default settings, which I refer to as a last-ditch effort, will result in data loss.

Why could an incorrectly installed update cause swipe issues?

What may go wrong with the touchscreen that would prevent you from swiping up? Which techniques of repair will not result in data loss?

Let’s take a look at what can be causing your iPhone to not swipe up, as well as nine possible solutions for resolving the issue.

What is the reason for an iPhone not swiping up?

When an iPhone won’t swipe up, there are two basic causes: touchscreen issues and software issues.

A defective touch screen sensor can prevent you from swiping up and cause other issues with gesture control.

If an update fails to install properly or a download fails to complete, a noticeable lag on the screen may occur.

It has the potential to cause havoc with your iPhone’s gesture control and needs to be fixed.

There are nine different ways to troubleshoot a problem.

In my search for answers to what causes problems with swiping up, I came across nine troubleshooting approaches.

The first eight will not cause any data loss on your iPhone, but the ninth will, sadly, cause complete data loss by forcing you to wipe the slate clean.

Remove the screen protector, case, or cover.

Swiping up from the bottom of an iPhone screen can be tough with screen protectors, covers, and cases.

Before moving on to the more advanced solutions, try eliminating them and seeing if it solves the problem.

On the Lock Screen, enable the Control Center.

You can have trouble swiping if your Control Center isn’t set to work while on the lock screen.

You can do so by following these steps:

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. The Control Center can be accessed by tapping on it.
  3. Toggle the Access on Lock Screen option to ON in the swipe-up menu settings.

Items in the Control Center can be reset.

If the preceding troubleshooting technique doesn’t work, try restoring the default settings for your Control Center items.

Some of these items can prohibit you from swiping up if they are enabled or deactivated.

To reset them, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center to get started.
  2. Locate the unresponsive control in the Include section. Remove it if you want to.

Control Center can be set up to provide access from within apps.

Your swipe-up function may not work if you are using a specific iPhone app.

To make a difference, you must:

  1. Select Settings > Control Center from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select whether or not to allow access within apps.

Force-Restart or Restart

You may need to restart your smartphone to force-close apps that are operating in the background.

Swiping issues are common with certain apps, and rebooting the device may help.

To restart an iPhone 5 or older model (including the first version of the SE), go to Settings > General > Reset.

  1. On your iPhone, press and hold the power button as well as the volume up/volume down buttons.
  2. To turn your phone off, swipe on the Slide To Power Off slider when it appears.
  3. Then, hold down the power button until the Apple Logo appears on your screen, indicating that the device is turning back on.

If you’re intending to restart an iPhone 8,7,6, or SE from the second generation, follow these steps:

  1. Hold down the top power button until you see the slider appear.
  2. To turn off your iPhone, move the slider to the right.
  3. Wait for the screen to go black for a few seconds. Then, until your iPhone resumes, press and hold the power button once again.

If you’re using an iPhone X or later, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Hold down the power button for a few seconds. After that, hold down either of the volume buttons until the slider appears.
  2. To turn off your iPhone, drag the slider to the right.
  3. Continue to hold down the power button until the Apple logo appears.

If you need to force restart an iPhone that isn’t the iPhone 8, follow these steps:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  3. iPhones following the iPhone 8 (including the iPhone SE 2nd generation):
  4. Hold down the Power button until the gadget reboots; it should now reboot properly.

If you’re trying to reboot your iPhone 7, follow these steps:

  1. At the same moment, press and hold the side power button and the volume down button. Wait for the Apple logo to appear.
  2. At the same time, release both buttons.

If you’re doing a force-restart on an iPhone 6 or earlier, follow these steps:

  1. At the same moment, press and hold the home button and the top power button. Continue doing so until you see the Apple logo.
  2. Release both buttons at the same time.

All Settings Must Be Reset

If you reset all of your iPhone’s settings, any modifications you made recklessly that caused the phone to cease swiping up will be erased.

This is inconvenient since it will delete all of your preferences, both problematic and perfectly working.

However, it may be essential.

To clear all settings, do the following:

  1. Go to the General section of the Settings app.
  2. Choose between transferring and resetting your iPhone. Select Reset from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Reset All Settings from the drop-down menu.
  4. If prompted, enter your passcode, then tap Reset All Settings to confirm your decision. Allow your device to reboot before attempting to swipe up.

VoiceOver should be turned off.

VoiceOver activated for the swipe-up function may cause issues, albeit this is a rare occurrence.

To turn it off, follow these steps:

  1. Accessibility can be found under Settings > General > Accessibility.
  2. Select VoiceOver from the menu.
  3. VoiceOver should be turned off.

Invest in a professional iOS repair program.

AnyFix, for example, is a professional iOS repair program that can repair iTunes and fix the majority of frequent iPhone issues.

To use it, you must first download it to your Mac or PC.

Here’s how to get it to help you troubleshoot your iPhone:

  1. Launch AnyFix after connecting your iPhone to your PC.
  2. Select System repair mode from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select iPhone Problems > Start Now > Standard Repair mode from the drop-down menu.
  4. AnyFix will now examine your iPhone for issues automatically. Click Download to acquire the correct firmware for your iPhone.
  5. After it has finished downloading, select Fix Now. You’ll be asked to switch to Recovery Mode.
  6. AnyFix will start making fixes while in Recovery Mode. Wait for the procedure to finish. A Process Complete page will appear once the repairs have been completed successfully.

(WARNING: This can result in data loss!) Restore Your iPhone to Factory Default Settings

Okay, this is my absolute last resort for you.

Only use this procedure if all other options have failed.

This will cause all of your data to be lost, so make sure you backup everything you need to before continuing.

This is how the procedure will work:

  1. Check to see if your iTunes on your PC or Mac is up to date.
  2. Start iTunes.
  3. Using the Lightning cable, connect your iPhone to your PC.
  4. Allow iTunes to recognize your iOS device.
  5. On iTunes, find your iPhone and select it.
  6. Restore may be found under Summary > Restore.
  7. Restore should be selected.

Closing Thoughts

The swipe-up function on your iPhone may be disabled or hampered for a variety of reasons.

Troubleshooting this issue could be simple or quite frustrating.

Try the above troubleshooting options first, and if none of them work, contact Apple Support for help.

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