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Simple Ways to Fix/Repair an Unresponsive Android Touchscreen

Just like every other electronic, your android device can malfunction, especially the screen for so many reasons, which can be very frustrating.

Perhaps the touch screen has stopped working, or touch screen responds incorrectly, lags, freezes or hangs. Or maybe your android smartphone fell into water and the touch screen stopped working as a result.

Whatever the cause may be, Here is a guide on how you can quickly fix it.

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How to Fix an Unresponsive/ Not Working Android Touchscreen

Simple Ways to Fix/Repair an Unresponsive Android Touchscreen

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Problem 1: For Unresponsive Touchscreen without Any Physical fault

1. Soft Reset

A soft reset will do the job for you. Only switching the Android phone and tablet completely off.

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To restart the system that doesn’t operate with the touch screen, press and hold the power button until the screen is blank.
Press and hold the power button after 1 or 2 minutes, to turn ON the system again.
In most of the instances, the touch screen will work as usual after the device restarts.

2. Remove Memory Card, SIM and Battery

Sometimes, the fault could be in memory card or SIM card, hence remove the SD card and SIM card from the device.

3. Boot Your Device into Safe Mode

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To enter safe mode, just press and hold the power button, just like you would when turning off the device.

Once the power off icon pops up on your screen, tap and hold it for a second or two, select OK, and just wait for the device to reboot. That’s it.

If your device touchscreen now works properly after you enter into Safe Mode, then it is confirmed that recently third party app is culprit. Once you locate the troublesome app, uninstall it and confirm that problem is solved.

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Problem 2: For Touchscreen With Physical Damage

If your Android phone or tablet screen has been physically damaged due to several reasons such as dropped device in water, on floor from high distance, smashed the screen or broke the device then the touch screen could be damaged and thus stop responding.

Try doing the Following Fixes Before You Think of Replacing it:

1. Knock The Touch Screen

If your device has fallen or dropped or smacked, then the main cause for touch screen not working problem could be due to lose digitizer cable.

If your device has fallen or dropped or smacked, then the main cause for touch screen not working problem could be due to lose digitizer cable.

If that is the case, then you can resolve the issue by gently knocking on every corner of the touchscreen for severally. This method has been solving the problem for many users.

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2: Test The Touchscreen with codes

Simply dial the following codes, to open the device’s diagnostic mode. Once you enter into diagnostic mode, you can test the touchscreen for bugs and dead zones.

 Samsung phones dail code is *#7353#.
 HTC phones dail code is *#*#3424#*#*.
 Sony Xperia smartphone dail code is  *#*#7378423#*#*.

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 3. Get a Touchscreen Replacement

If all mentioned solutions above fails to resolve the issue with your touchscreen not working problem on Android, then you will need to replace the touchscreen with a new one.

We hope these tips have been helpful to your. Reach us via the comment section and let’s know which tip worked for you.

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