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How To Adjust Screen Sensitivity On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

Some people complain that the display of their Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus no longer responds to their touch as fast as it did before. But what do you know, other people are actually dealing with an over-sensitive screen. Even screens that turn off to quickly. Do you have the feeling that you barely touch the display and the device starts taking commands or doing things you weren’t planning on?

Looks like you could use some help with adjusting the sensitivity of the screen. To get rid of the frustrating problem of accidentally opening things or performing undesired actions, there are a couple of things you can do. This sensitivity is understandable, up to a certain point, due to the particular design of Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus and its extra curved edge.


But no matter the context, we would recommend you to:

  1. Pay attention to how you normally hold and handle the device – find the most comfortable position for your hand that doesn’t involve bringing your fingers too close to the edges. It may not be easy, but some users actually notice that they are making silly mistakes that can be easily avoided with a bit of self-control;
  2. If you do have a case right now, maybe it’s not the right design and it actually contributes to accidentally pressing against the display – give up on it for a while, to see how it goes;
  3. In the event that removing the old case actually worked, consider finding a different model that will prevent you from accidentally touching the edges of the screen and still offer the right protection for your smartphone;
  4. Add a foil to the display, a special screen protector for accidental scratches – it should also reduce the screen sensitivity to light touches.


When the small changes do not work, you can consider a software update. In some instances, when the sensitivity is an issue particularly known by the manufacturer, the latest version of OS could bring significant improvements.

Access the settings of your Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus, search for new available updates, and let the device run whatever it finds. You might be surprised with the results…

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David Williams

May 1, 2017

I am a true junkie for everything tech. My current arsenal includes an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, iPhone Xs, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Chromebook, iMac, and Dell XPS 13.

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