Is your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet acting like it’s being tapped automatically when you’re not tapping it? It’s a common problem. Here are some steps that can help you solve the problem.
Clean any Wetness
Ensure the screen and your fingers are free of moisture while the device is in use.
Clean the Screen
Ensure the screen and area around the screen is clean. Use a light cloth and distilled water to clean for best results.
Remove the Case
If you are using a case, try using the screen without the case for a while. Some poorly made cases can cause issues with the screen.
Remove Screen Protector
If you are using a screen cover, try using the screen without it. Also ensure that all screen covers are removed from the device. Some people never realize their new device was shipped with a protective sheet over the screen that should be removed upon use.
Clean Grooves Around Display
Use a thin blade to gently run the groove between the screen and the metal or plastic surrounding it to clean the groove. Be careful not to scratch anything. If there is any dirt or gunk in the gap between the device casing and the screen, the screen will register “ghost” tapping.
Usually when looking at each of the above mentioned issues, you can fix the automatic screen tapping problem. If not, you may need to perform a factory reset on your device. If that doesn’t work, you may be looking at a hardware issue that will need to be fixed by the manufacturer.