How to calibrate the touch screen of your Android

Have you ever noticed that the touch screen of your Android does not react correctly when you touch it? If so, it might be time to learn how Android screen calibration works.

How to calibrate your Android touchscreen

On Android 4.0 and earlier versions

Some early Android devices up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich used to have a built-in option to calibrate themselves. The HTC Thunderbolt, for example, was one of them, among other HTC models.

Depending on your device and Android version, the location of this setting may vary, but most of the time it can be found by going to Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input > Text Input . Under Touch Accuracy , tap Calibration Tool or Reset Calibration .

On Android 5.0 and later

Newer Android devices no longer have this option. However, there are other ways to achieve the same purpose. One of them is to perform an Android factory reset, which means going back to the default settings of the device and erasing all the data and applications on it.

How to calibrate using touch screen calibration for Android

Another option is to use a third-party app. One of these applications is Touchscreen Calibration, which will allow you to calibrate your screen when necessary. This app is free and available for download on the Google Play Store.

  1. Launch the Google Play Store.
  2. Find “ Touch Screen Calibration ,” and tap the app.
  3. Click Install .

  4. Tap Open to launch the app.

  5. Press Calibrate to start display calibration.

  6. Follow the instructions in the app until you pass all the tests.

  7. Once all tests are complete, you will receive a notification that calibration is complete. Press OK .

  8. Reboot the device. You can restart the app if you think the calibration has not been successful.