Does each tap on your Android screen take a lot of time to respond? Has typing on your phone become a battle for the ages? When trying to make a text selection on your phone, does it end up selecting something else instead? If the answer to all these questions is in a big yes, your Android touchscreen has become unresponsive (alas!). Well, there’s no need to shell out some dough for a new phone because you can certainly make that touchscreen act like new again. In this how-to article, we’ll make you familiar with some surefire ways to fix unresponsive Android touchscreen. Read on.
Tips to Fix Unresponsive Android Touchscreen
Restart Your Android Device
Before banging your head on any other troubleshooting issue, restart your Android device to fix software glitches that may prevent the screen from functioning in a proper manner. In order to restart your Android device with the touchscreen not working:
- Press and hold the Power button on your phone until the screen becomes black
- After a couple of minutes, hold the Power button again to turn on your device
Once done, the unresponsive touchscreen on Android will respond normally.
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Remove Memory Card and SIM Card
Sometimes, a faulty memory card or SIM card can cause Android touchscreen issues. So, to fix such issues, you need to:
- Turn off your phone or tablet (keep holding the Power button if the screen is totally unresponsive)
- Remove back cover of your device and take off memory and SIM card
- Reboot your device
Put Your Device in Safe Mode
One of the reasons why Android touchscreen is not working is corrupted or troublesome third-party apps. Once you put your device in the Safe Mode, all third-party apps that you download will be disabled. So, in case the touchscreen works well in the Safe Mode, you must uninstall some of the third-party apps, especially those there were installed before the touchscreen issues start. To fix unresponsive Android touchscreen by putting your device in Safe Mode:
- Turn off your phone or tablet
- Reboot your device by long pressing the Power button
- Once you see your phone’s brand logo, release the Power button and hold down the Volume Down button
- Release the Volume Down button once the device boots up with a Safe Mode indicator in the bottom-left corner
Alternatively, you can also enter safe method by following the steps given below:
- Hold the Power button until the power options menu appears
- Long press Power Off
- Once you see the message whether to reboot your device into the Safe Mode, tap on the Ok button
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Calibrate Android Touchscreen with Apps
Google Play Store is chock-a-block with apps that can calibrate your device touchscreen and enhance its accuracy and responsiveness. These apps are especially helpful in case your touchscreen respond too slow or inaccurately. All you need to do is type ‘touchscreen calibration’ in the search bar of the Play Store and you’ll be presented with a few results. It’s recommended to read reviews carefully before downloading an app on your device.
Factory Reset Android Device in Recovery Mode
Has your Android touchscreen become completely unresponsive? In such situation, factory reset your device in Recovery Mode may help you out. However, there’s a red flag of this method; this will delete all data on your device, including photos, installed apps, contacts, and messages. Thus, use this way as the last resort and if possible, have a backup to your Google account beforehand.
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