Fix: Samsung Galaxy S7 screen is too sensitive

As you may already know, it’s impossible to change the screen sensitivity on the S7. The default settings are well-optimized and you shouldn’t experience any issues. However, some users reported the, after some time, their screen become overly sensitive and that made it harder for a seamless use.

For that purpose, we conducted a research and provided you with the possible workarounds. You can find those just below.

How to resolve overly sensitive touchscreen on Samsung Galaxy s7

Update firmware

If you’re certain that something has changed and that your screen sensitivity has drastically increased, you may want to check for updates because it’s probably the software issue. As some users advised, most of the issues emerged after the Nougat update. Since there are some newer versions that should patch up issues at hand, there’s a chance that your problem can be resolved with the timely update.

Follow the instructions to update your OS:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap System.
  3. Open About device.
  4. Tap Software Update.
  5. If the updates are available, make sure to install them.

In case the problem persists, you can turn to some other solutions below.

Reset Apps preference

Some users reported that the problem is non-existent in the Safe mode. That leads to the obvious conclusion that the culprit for the issue is to be found within the 3rd-party apps that somehow affected the screen sensitivity. It’s not always easy to locate which app has created the unwanted changes but try to remember the first occurrence of the issue and the apps you had installed at the time.

On the other hand, the problem may lie in the built-in system interface apps that, for no apparent reason changed settings. Since there’s no way to customize the touchscreen sensitivity, it’s safe to say that the resetting of the app’s preference will resolve this issue.

Remove screen protector or casing

Screen Protectors or protective casings are a must-have for a lot of the users. If you’re not a superhero when it comes to concentration, there’s a chance that you’ll drop your phone once or twice. And those can be fatal in the worst case scenario. Since the S7 is, no matter how much protected, still a sensitive device, you’ll need a casing to keep your expensive flagship safe at all times.

However, the casing might, besides the overheating, cause the misbehavior of the touchscreen. For that purpose, we advise you to remove it and look for changes. Moreover, if you’re using a tempered glass as a screen protector, make sure that’s placed properly to avoid the sensitivity issues.

Reset to factory settings

At the end, if none of the previous steps we provided proved useful, you should turn to a factory reset. We can’t be sure what caused the oversensitivity changes on your device, so it’s advised to restore factory settings. With the clean wipe, you can be certain that whatever the software problem is at hand, it should be gone after the procedure is finished. Moreover, you can always backup your data, so nothing except the settings will be terminally lost.

Follow the instructions below and we should resolve the problem in a few easy steps:

  1. Backup your data.
  2. Open Settings.
  3. Tap Backup & Restore.
  4. Open Factory Data Reset.
  5. Choose to Reset Device.
  6. Tap Erase Everything.
  7. Confirm selection and insert your passcode or PIN.

After the procedure is done, you should be able to move on with the seamless use just like before the screen issues started. However, if the problem is hardware-related, we advise you to take your S7 to service store. And you’ll now that it’s hardware-related if it reoccurs after the factory reset.

At the end, we hope that you’ll find these instructions helpful. In addition, don’t forget to post questions or alternative solutions in the comments section. Thank you for reading.


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