Do you feel like the touch screen of your Android smartphone doesn’t work like it should? When you type in something with the virtual keyboard, the press on the buttons is not reactive and precise as it should be? Maybe it’s a problem that can be fixed without bringing the phone to assistance, you simply need a calibration of the display on a software level.
Since trying doesn’t cost you anything, try and follow my indications on how to calibrate the touch screen on Android in this guide that I’m about to write and hope for the best. If you’re lucky enough, you will be able to fix the reactivity problems of your phone without replacing or bringing it to assistance.
If you want to know how to calibrate the touch screen on Android because you find it hard to type in a text with the virtual keyboard, try to recalibrate it on your Android.
In order to run a calibration of the keyboard, open the Settings of Android and select the voice Language & Input from the menu that appears. In the window that opens, select the name of the keyboard used on your phone (it’s the one with the green check mark), afterwards visit the menu General Settings and select the voice Calibration.
You will be asked to type in a text on the Android’s keyboard and, next, to tap on Save to save the calibration settings. If after having run the procedure the keyboard sensitivity doesn’t improve, try and repeat the calibration with the phone in landscape mode (horizontal).
It’s good to know that the option to calibrate isn’t available for all the Android keyboards, so you may not find that. Among the virtual keyboards that include the possibility to calibrate them, there is Smark Keyboard, which is not free but it gives a free trial version.
Unfortunately, there are no other effective ways to calibrate an Android touch screen on a software level, but before bringing your phone to assistance, you better test in an advanced way the degree of precision and reactivity of your display. How? Let’s find out.
There are different ways to test the touch screen of an Android smartphone or tablet. The first, the easiest, consists in downloading the apps required for the purpose and use them to test if the smartphone correctly receives the display inputs. One of the best and free is Multi-touch Benchmark Test, which, once run, allows you to see on a black background all the dots of the display where it recognizes the touch of the user, test the number of contemporary touches which the display supports and much more.
Alternatively, you can run some touch screen tests natively integrated in many versions of Android. You can invoke them “calling” the numer *#0*# or *#*#2664#*#*. To exit the test interface and go back to the home screen of Android, you simply have to press the Home button on the phone.