In most Android Smartphones all interactions are performed using the touch-screen interface. If the touch-screen is not sensitive enough, the phone does not respond as desired. This can happen even if the device is new and has the latest version of Android OS.
A Smartphone touch-screen becomes unresponsive in two scenarios. Either it is a hardware fault or a software issue. Hardware problems may not be easy to fix and usually require a replacement of the entire touch-screen. This can be done only at the service center. If your phone is new, it might get covered under the warranty. However, you might have to pay for it if the screen has been damaged due to your own fault.
If the problem is software related, then it can be fixed by following some simple measures, applying patches or through few tweaks. Some phones also have the option to fix the software through PC suites, or you can even reset your phone by going for a factory reset option. The facility can be used to repair the corrupted software, which in-turn can restore the screen’s sensitivity. Some of the ideal tips to improve the touch-screen sensitivity are discussed below.
Utilize the Calibration Tool
Many Android phones come with a calibration tool that is provided by the manufacturer. Over a period of time, your Smartphone might be affected by various external factors like gravity or physical factors like heavy-handedness. If you feel the responsiveness of your touch-screen has degraded, then you can recalibrate it. However, doing it carefully as per the prescribed details is important, or else the performance of the touch-screen may degrade further. But recalibration is not a complicated procedure and can be easily performed by all. Most often than not, it will enhance the performance of your touch-screen.
Manage your Apps
A touch-screen malfunction can also be the result of downloading some apps. Usually, such apps are malware that instigates unwanted restarts and also reduce the sensitivity of the touch-screen to render it unresponsive. One of the simpler solutions is to install only those apps that have good ratings and reviews. Once you install new ones, exit them appropriately and do not allow them to run in the background. If they do not let you close them, you can force-terminate and uninstall them instantly to avoid damage. When you ensure that no such malware erode your phone, the sensitivity of the touch-screen can also be maintained for a long time.
Cleanse your screen
One of the frivolous reasons for diminishing sensitivity of your touch-screen is the grease and dirt that accumulates on it. Keeping your phone’s screen neat and tidy can also preserve it performance. Regularly cleaning it with soft-cloth or cotton-buds dipped in cleansing-solutions is the ideal way to eradicate the dirt and debris from the screen. Also, using some kind of protection like a screen-guard or screen-protector can keep your screen sensitive enough.
Use Thinner Screen Guard
While various types of screen protectors and screen guards can be available for your phone, it is important to choose the one which does not hamper the sensitivity of the screen. Though thicker screen-guards give your screen better protection, they might also reduce its sensitivity. Most new Android Smartphones today come with a screen protector pre-installed, while some have a complimentary one that needs to be installed by the user. When you have a complimentary screen-guard that is not yet stuck to the phone, it becomes feasible to check its thickness. But, if it’s already stuck, and is affecting the sensitivity of the touch-screen, then you may go for a better piece that is available in the market. Choose the one that is thick enough to protect your phone’s screen, yet does not affect its performance.
Use it with Care
When you scratch your phone with abrasives or use greasy fingers regularly, the screen’s performance is bound to reduce. Also, placing your phone in your purse or pocket along with sharp objects or magnetic material can affect the sensitivity of the touch-screen. Placing your phone in the rear pocket of your trousers could put substantial pressure on it while you’re sitting or bending. Using your phone while it’s raining, or splashing liquids on it, can also harm your screen’s sensitivity and damage it all together. It’s important to avoid such heavy-handedness to ensure your phone’s touch-screen is working well.
While this list of the guidelines can go a long way in preserving or enhancing the sensitivity of your touch-screen, it is by no means the most exhaustive. However, employing these tips can serve the purpose in improving and maintaining the touch-screen’s performance of your Android phone for a considerable period of time.