How to Increase Screen Touch Sensitivity on Android

Works on Samsung Galaxy and many other Android phones

May 25, 2022

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What does it do?

This improves your phone screen sensitivity.

Why should I care?

Sometimes your phone touchscreen feels sluggish and makes it hard to navigate web sites, pinch to zoom and perform regular daily tasks. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that many of us have screen protectors on our screens, which add an extra layer of material between or screen and our fingers. That further reduces the responsiveness of our screens.

The feature described in this video can be accessed on many Android phones and is not limited to only Samsungs. If you don’t seem to find it, feel free to search for it in your Android phone’s settings menu’s Search bar.

How to do this?

  1. Open Settings

  2. Go to Display

  3. Scroll down and tap on Touch Sensitivity toggle on the right and switch it to the On position (blue) as shown in the screenshot below

This increases the touch sensitivity of the screen for use with screen protectors, but it’s not limited to just screen protectors. It helps with gloves and I believe it should be on for everyone by default. I turn it on as soon as I buy a new phone. It makes the experience much better.

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