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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Touch screen sensitivity sometimes drops very low?

Sometimes the touchscreen is just fine, but other times it falls in sensitivity. I find myself have to press down hard on the screen in order for it to recognize the touch. This has been the case both with or without a screen protector.

Anyone else experience this? Can this be improved in any way by the future 2.1 update?

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I find this happens only if I hold my phone flat.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know about pressing harder, but sometimes I find that when unlocking or pulling down the notifications bar that I have to go over it and do it one or two extra times. It's usually right after waking it up or if my hands are cold.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know about pressing harder, but sometimes I find that when unlocking or pulling down the notifications bar that I have to go over it and do it one or two extra times. It's usually right after waking it up or if my hands are cold.
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The phone has a capacitive reactive screen and responds to the conductance of the skin touching it, there are some situations which will effect this. Cold hands/skin which is usually DRIER may present a problem. Also, anything that may get onto skin possibly could interfere with this performance. I had my hands covered with gypsum dust (sheetrock) lol, while doing a home project and the screen wouldn't respond at all, lol. Also, I have experienced the cold issue too and all I could figure was the dryness, I kept on hand in my pocket (warm) and that hand worked the screen fine.

Lol, just my thoughts...

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Old February 20th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I find that if you're not touching the sides of the phone (essentially grounding it), that responsiveness drops considerably.
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I find that if you're not touching the sides of the phone (essentially grounding it), that responsiveness drops considerably.
Hmmmm... I have the silicone rubber case and as such I am never touching the sides, lol... It works ok. hehe...
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Hmmmm... I have the silicone rubber case and as such I am never touching the sides, lol... It works ok. hehe...
well, maybe it's that it's laying flat then :P
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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well, maybe it's that it's laying flat then :P
Come to think about it now, when I got no response, my phone was laying flat as well. Hmmmm... interesting, lol, now I will experiment with it... hehe...

Anyone else having this issue? It's not a constant thing, I only experienced it like 2 times.
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Mine does not respond well if it's laying flat as well. Never been sure why, but it's no big deal (for me).
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Have you ever noticed that he naked phone was not deisgend to lay flat. The speaker shield will prop it up at a slight angle. Hmmm? TC
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Have you ever noticed that he naked phone was not deisgend to lay flat. The speaker shield will prop it up at a slight angle. Hmmm? TC
Are you refering to the camera lens shield?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 02:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If it continues to be a problem you can go to settings,sound+display and try to re-calibrate it.
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