Touch screen sensitivity sometimes drops very low?

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  1. dvdqnoc

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    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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  2. Kelmar

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    I find this happens only if I hold my phone flat.
     
  3. DanielWalker

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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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  5. cooolone2

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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...

    :ccol:
     
  6. jimdroid

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  7. tatonka_Hero

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    I find that if you're not touching the sides of the phone (essentially grounding it), that responsiveness drops considerably.
     
  8. zx12richard

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    For me it likes if I use the fingerprint area instead of the ends of the fingers.
     
  9. cooolone2

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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...
     
  10. tatonka_Hero

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    well, maybe it's that it's laying flat then :p
     
  11. cooolone2

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    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.
     
  12. eyebeam

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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).
     
  13. tazcollins

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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
     
  14. JB in AZ

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    Are you refering to the camera lens shield?
     
  15. rgss06

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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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