Well, that was weird.
I suddenly found that my iPhone 13 mini’s touch screen was only partially responding. In particular, the upper left quadrant seemed entirely unresponsive to touch. Well, time to restart!
The only restart process I know is to hold down the Volume Up and Power buttons until the emergency call screen appears, then swipe the “Swipe to power off”… uh… swiper… thing.
No good! That was in the “dead zone” so swiping it did nothing.
Fortunately, Apple has another way. It’s pretty simple and it worked perfectly for me:
- Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
- Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
- Hold down the Power button until the iPhone shuts off.
- Hold down the Power button again until you see the Apple logo.
Maybe 3 and 4 can be the same motion. I just let go of the button when I could see the iPhone had shut itself off, then after a few seconds, I pressed it again to power on as usual. And I’m pleased to say, the screen seems to be working fine now.