On your iPhone, when you swipe up to unlock your iPhone and swiping up doesn’t work or the iPhone wont swipe up to unlock or swipe down to bring down control center doesn’t work, then you need to force restart your iPhone and clean your iPhone screen and update iPhone to latest version and other methods explained below.
Fix Swipe Up to Unlock Not Working on iPhone
Below simple troubleshooting methods will help you fix iPhone swipe up not working on iphone.
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Step 1: Press volume up button and then volume down button
Step 2: Quickly press and hold power button until you see apple logo.
Step 3: Wait for iPhone to completely restart and then go ahead and swipe up on iphone and it will work and you will be able to unlock and swipe up or down feature will be working normally.
Sometimes, due to technical software glitches or software issues, this issue can happen and once you force restart your iPhone your issue of iphone swipe up feature will be working fine.
Clean your iPhone Screen
If your iPhone swipe up to unlock not working then grab a soft cloth and clean iPhone screen and if you are using screen protector then remove it and then try to unlock iphone. Sometimes, cheap quality screen protectors or screen guards can cause this issue as well.
Step 1: Go to settings and Tap on General
Step 2: Tap on Software update and check for latest software update and download and install latest iOS version on iPhone.
Sometimes, due to iOS software bug or software issues this issue can happen and you need to update iPhone to latest version to fix swipe up to unlock not working on iPhone or cant swipe up to unlock iPhone issue.
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Content and Privacy Restrictions
Step 1: Open settings
Step 2: Tap on Screen time
Step 3: Tap on Content and Privacy Restrictions
Step 4: Turn off content and privacy restriction by toggling the button next to it.
Once you turn off content and privacy restrictions then your swipe up to unlock feature will be working fine.
Reset Home Screen Layout
Step 1: Open settings
Step 2: Tap on General
Step 3: Tap on Transfer and Reset
Step 4: Tap on Reset and tap on Reset Home Screen Layout
Step 5: Confirm in the pop up box and wait for the iphone to reset the home screen layout.
Once you reset home screen layout on iPhone thn your issue of cant swipe up to unlock or touch system navigation on iphone swipe up or swipe down feature not working will be resolved.
Reset All Settings
Step 1: Open settings -> Tap on General
Step 2: Transfer and Reset -> Reset -> Reset All Settings and confirm in pop up box and wait for iPhone to reset all settings.
Once you rest all settings all your default settings will be restored to its original default settings and your issue of iphone swipe up to unlock not working will be resolved.
Why Swipe UP to Unlock Not Working on iPhone
Swipe up to unlock features not working can be caused due to a software issue or technical glitch and also due to content and privacy restriction settings on iPhone and you need to reset home screen layout and reset all settings and fix can’t swipe up to unlock on iPhone.