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Why doesn’t the mobile screen detect your fingers?

Today, without a functional touch screen, we can do practically nothing, since smartphones are almost 100% dependent on this technology. That is why it can be so problematic that the mobile screen does not detect our fingers and we are plunged into a spiral of problems if the panel begins to fail at the worst of times, when we need the terminal the most.

To make the fingers work on the screen again, we are going to show you all the culprits and situations in which this situation can occur, as well as the solutions to be carried out to save you. Although it may seem something simple, sometimes this can be complicated and cause it to take a while to make the mobile return to its being. In some cases, it is essential to access the smartphone options, at which point we will have to arm ourselves with patience to use the screen. Another option would be to use an OTG input on the smartphone and connect a mouse, a useful solution to get out of the way.

Guide to get your fingers to work on the screen

Since there are many situations that can cause these tactility errors, all possible solutions must be taken into account. For this reason, we recommend that in the list of options that we present you, look for the problem that you are suffering the most. But if that does not work for you, we invite you to continue reading the rest of the options and put them to the test, thus achieving before or after that the touch panel works as we would like.

Side gestures fail a lot

Since capacitive buttons disappeared from smartphones in favor of all screens, we have encountered problems with gestures. This is not something new, but nevertheless, the most undesirable situations occur when we have to use the gestures on both sides of the screen, usually to go back. A failure that can cause real headaches.

Whether we have a panel with curves, or if it is flat, we are going to find the same situations and we should not choose one or the other for that reason. Luckily, in the Android landscape they are aware of this failure and there are already many manufacturers who have been encouraged to offer an option that allows to improve this. To do this, all they do is offer us the possibility to choose from which area of ​​the screen we want the gestures to go back into action.

In our case, since they never or rarely work for us, we will have to increase the sensitivity of the edges. To do this, you just have to enter Settings> System> Gestures, although on some smartphones it may be on the screen. From here we will come across the menu that we show you, taking control over the lateral gestures, which would allow the screen to better detect the fingers.

A bad protector can take its toll on us

Possibly it has already crossed your mind, but you had not dared to try the solution. Screen protectors are of great help so that the screen is not damaged, but not all are the same and some prevent with the thickness that we can use the screen with the best result.

If the problem appears at all times and not only in the gestures as we saw before, what we will have to do is remove the protector and check if that was the failure that made it difficult for us to use our fingers on the screen. In case this solves it, we will have to think about buying a more professional protector, less thick or that better adapts to our model.

When you slide your finger, the screen does not move

Although gestures can be problematic, it is even more difficult to cope with the use of the mobile when other more central areas of the screen do not work either. This makes it impossible to interact with options or download and upload through websites or social networks. In this case at least we have a solution that is gradually spreading among manufacturers, Samsung was one of the first to integrate it, allowing to increase tactile sensitivity so that fingers stop failing so many times.

To achieve this purpose, we only have to go to the settings of the smartphone, to access the Screen and look for the option that allows us to improve the performance of touch. With this however, we will also be causing any slight touch on the new screen, so we must be careful of involuntary touches that could be more frequent.

Temperature and weather issues

Although it could be perishable that there is no relationship between the failure of the mobile screen and time, the truth is that they have a lot to do with it. Our fingers lose the ability to become conductors of electricity and therefore make the screen react when they are frozen, sweating or wet. That is why, if we go out to do sports with our mobile, it will be difficult for us to use the panel later, in the same way that we cannot do it when we are very cold.

To solve this, we can choose to increase the tactile sensitivity as we have seen before or resort to the glove’s mode, so on cold winter days we can continue using the panel without errors. This is not in all manufacturers, but little by little it is being seen more often.

Calibrating the screen is the solution

The problem in few occasions with the screen is located in the calibration of the same, but a failure occurs in the panel that we can identify if touching on one area of ​​the screen reacts elsewhere. This fault can at least be blown away quickly just by calibrating the panel and thereby getting everything back to normal. To do this we are going to use the app that we show you below.

When installing it and accessing the application we will come across a simple panel, before which we recommend putting the mobile on a flat table. Then you just have to touch the points on the screen with the fingers indicated, thus achieving a reconfiguration that will solve the errors to use the screen.

What if the problem is not with our mobile?

Although the most common is that the failure is related to our screen or smartphone, it may also be the case that the screen error has to do with the app we are using. Developers are not always successful and there are compatibility issues between software and hardware that affect various models on both Android and iOS. Some of the most widespread cases have to do with problems to scroll through Google Discover, where for some unknown reason the problem is lasting a long time.

Given these failures we can do little beyond trying to solve the error with all the steps that we have seen previously, with which we could achieve a slight improvement, but we will continue depending on what the developer ends up doing with the app. To let you know the problem, we recommend you comment on the Google Play Store about the failure in question.

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