How To Fix Galaxy S7 Touch Screen Sensitivity Issues

The Galaxy S7 is one of the best phones on the market. It is not completely devoid of problems and issues. One of the most complained about problems in the S7 is the fluctuating sensitivity of the touchscreen. Sometimes, it is too sensitive- even a slight brush of the hand unlocks the phone and opens an app. And at other times, the screen is not sensitive enough.

Sadly, there is no fixed solution to this problem; neither can you fix it with only a flick of the hand. But, there are some ways in which you can adjust the sensitivity of your Galaxy S7 touchscreen.

Samsung Galaxy S7

If the screen sensitivity has skyrocketed suddenly, then there might be a problem in the software. Some recent consumers complained that the sensitivity problems started after the Nougat update. Once the phone goes through a scheduled update, there is a good chance that the issues will be resolved.

  • Take off screen protectors

Sometimes, scratches and dirt on the screen protector slow down the sensitivity of the screen. It also happens when your phone gets overheated due to your phone casing. Although these small accessories increase the longevity of your phone by a great measure, they can do some harm too- decreasing the sensitivity of your screen is one such disadvantage.

In such a case, you can try taking off the screen protector. But if you are like me and cannot go a day without dropping your phone, you should install another protector soon.

  • Use an app to fix screen sensitivity

Subscribing to Android has its perks. If your screen sensitivity acts up, you can visit Google Play Store, search for “screen sensitivity app” and download the top-rated option. The SGS screen protector app is highly recommended for this business. Many users have benefitted greatly from using this app. Some users have even commented that using a screen sensitivity app has done away with the sensitivity issues completely. This is the simplest way to solve this problem.

  • TouchWiz – Clear Data 

You can adjust screen sensitivity from the settings of your phone as well. Go to Settings and select Application. Click on Application Manager and then click on Show System Apps.

Once you have done this, visit the option TouchWiz Home. Tap on Storage and then Clear Data.

Thos will help you fix the touchscreen sensitivity.

  • Fix your Apps Preference

The sensitivity problems do not arise when the phone is in Safe mode. Quite obviously, the problem then must be attributed to some external app that you may have downloaded. It is difficult to pinpoint which app has created the problems. All you can do is recall when the problems started happening, and the apps that you had downloaded during that time.

However, sometimes the problems may arise when sudden changes occur in a built-in app of the phone. If that is the case, then restoring the app’s settings to normal will fix the problem.

  • Reset to factory settings

If none of the above methods works, the chances are that your phone has been afflicted with a serious problem. It could be because of an app you downloaded or a website you visited. Whatever might be the case, you should restore your phone to factory settings. Doing this will delete all your data and memory, so make sure you keep everything backed up.


Well, here you go. We elaborated on one of the most common problems seen in the S6, and how to fix it. In case of a software related problem, these methods are the perfect solutions. But, if the sensitivity issue is a result of some hardware breakdown, then you should visit a Samsung store for help.

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