Fix: Android Screen Not Responding

If you’re using an Android phone you must have encountered problems with your touch screen every now and then and the issue of an unresponsive touch screen is very frequent. Most of the “normal” users will see this as a problem and eventually spend money on replacing the screen. However, seasoned android users know that this is not a problem to be worried about.

Therefore, today I will show you some quick and cheap fixes that will help you in saving quite a few dollars.

Removal of Protective Casing: Sometimes the protective casing of your phone interferes with the sensors and if that’s the case you should try removing the casing and use the phone without it.

Third Party Wallpapers: Sometimes third party wallpapers (especially the live wallpapers) that you download from the Playstore  causes this problem. Therefore, you should try and use a static wallpaper and see if the problem disappears.

Get Visual Feedback: If you’re not sure which part of the phone is unresponsive then you’ll have to get visual feedback of the screen. A visual feedback will tell you exactly where the screen is responding to your touch by leaving a line on the screen. However, to enable visual feedback you will first need to do the following steps:

First of all, go to the setting>about phone and tap on “build number” for 7 times.

Now, developer options will be enabled on your phone and is accessible through the setting>developer options.

Now enable the “show touches” option by going to setting>developer options>input>show touches. You will now have real-time Visual feedback on the places where you touch on the screen. If you don’t get a visual feedback then you probably need to take your phone to a repair shop.

Sometimes careful wiping the screen with a soft dry cloth or towel also helps solve the problem.

Factory Reset:  if nothing else works out you can always do a full factory reset of your phone and this will solve the problem provided there is some virus or bug that is causing the screen to stop responding.

I have mentioned above just some of the easiest ways to fix this problem which should work. If none of these techniques work then you will probably have to visit the repair shop or claim your warranty.

Jasmin Kahriman
Jasmin is a certified Senior Systems Engineer with over 10 years of experience and is currently employed by Paessler AG. Jasmin holds multiple IT certifications which includes CNIP, MTA, MCP, MCSA, Network+.

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