Android smartphones rule the roost simply because they are not only affordable, offer plenty of choices but also allow you to customize your device to your best liking. No wonder Android has over 80% market share in the world.
I have been a loyal Android smartphone user for quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy using the phone with ultra-large display coupled with the amazing touchscreen. However, at times I become a bit disappointed with the poor functioning of the touchscreen.
There are quite a few occasions when touchscreen suddenly stops responding. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks to fix touchscreen problems on Android device which I have learned over the years in order to troubleshoot this issue. I would like to share those tips with you all. Let’s take a look!
How to Fix Touchscreen Problems on Android Device
Reboot Your Smartphone
This is the easiest way to fix some minor issues like app freezing. Reboot your device as usual and check out if the touchscreen has begun to work properly or not.
Get Rid of Bloatware and Unnecessary Apps
Check out the RAM of your smartphone as it could be causing the issue. If your device doesn’t have sufficient RAM, it would not only run slowly but also hang repeatedly.
In order to fix the issue, you need to remove the bloatware (pre-installed apps) and other unnecessary apps which you don’t use much.
Enable GPU 2D Rendering
Is your smartphone not quite responsive to the touches? The poor handling of transitions can be blamed for it.
In order to improve it, you need to enable “Force GPU rendering”.
Step #1. Go to Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Next, you need to tap on About Phone.
Step #3. Now, you have to tap on Build number 7 times.
Step #4. Now, go to the Developer Options and then enable GPU 2D Rendering.
Now, the touch responsiveness of your device would improve.
Turn Off Ambient Display
A number of devices with AMOLED displays come with a nice feature called Ambient Display, which turns the display on for a few seconds to show you new notifications. Though it’s a pretty handy feature designed to enhance the user experience, you need to turn it off in order to improve touchscreen responsiveness.
Step #1. First off, launch Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Tap on Display.
Step #3. Now, turn off “Ambient Display”.
Calibrate the display
It’s always advisable to adjust the display of your smartphone properly.
At times, it gets too hot with repeated use; especially when you play high-octane games. Then, the touchscreen doesn’t seem to work at its best. The simple way to fix it is by simply turning off the device for some time.
The display needs to be color corrected and fine-tuned accurately. To do so, head over to the Accessibility settings and adjust it properly.
There are a number of third-party apps like Touchscreen Calibration which can allow you to calibrate the display of your device as accurately as you wish. You can calibrate things like tap, double tap, swipe gestures, pinch gestures. Better still, it shows the touchscreen’s accuracy of your device as well.
The multi-touch of your smartphone might be causing the issue. Currently, most smartphones come with 5 to 10 multi-touch points.
There is a smart third party app called MultiTouch Tester which can let you check out if all the touch points are working perfectly or not.
Try Safe Mode
If any third party app is making life difficult for the touchscreen of your device, try Safe Mode. It is very handy for troubleshooting issues like app crashing, lagging or the random rebooting of your device. When you enable Safe Mode, only the default apps are active.
Step #1. First up, you need to press and hold the power button of your device.
Step #2. In the box that appears on the screen, you will have to touch and hold “Power off”.
Step #3. Next, “Reboot to safe mode” box will appear on the screen. You have to tap OK to continue.
That’s it! Your smartphone will now reboot in safe mode.
Check your charger
At times, the touchscreen of your device might not work when it is being charged. It’s something that quite a lot of Android smartphone users face.
Are you using a third party charger with your device? It could be the culprit.
There are several third party chargers with poor quality. They get worn out very soon. Hence, it’s better to use a certified charger.
Use Google Voice Access
In case the display of your smartphone is completely shattered or just doesn’t work, you have the option to use your device hands-free.
The Google Voice Access app allows you to control your device using voice. It’s easy to use and works pretty smoothly.
Factory data reset your Android Device
If you haven’t yet been able to fix this problem, you will have to factory data reset your smartphone. It will clean up all the data of your device. Therefore, you must back up your phone before following the steps.
Step #1. On your mobile device, go to the Settings menu.
Step #2. Under “Personal,” you have to tap on Backup & reset. Now, you may have to enter your pattern, PIN, or password.
Step #3. Under “Personal data”, you need to tap on Factory data reset.
Step #4. Next, make sure to read the information on the screen and tap on Reset phone.
Step #5. If the screen lock is enabled on your device, you have to enter your pattern, PIN, or password.
Step #6. When prompted, you have to tap on Erase everything to remove all data from your device’s internal storage.
Step #7. When the process is completed, you have to select the option to reboot your device.
Take your Device to the Service Center
If nothing has worked out for you, there could be some problems with the display hardware of your device. In such case, you should take your smartphone to a service center to get it repaired.
Assuming the above-mentioned tips and tricks have helped you in troubleshooting this issue. Do you know any other trick of fixing the touchscreen problem? Do let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.