Have you ever experienced the annoying situation of accidentally calling someone or sending a message full of gibberish when your phone is in your pocket or bag? This can be embarrassing and frustrating, especially if you don’t notice it until later. Luckily, Since the introduction of Samsung One 4.1 which has a feature that can prevent this from happening. It’s called Accidental touch protection, and it keeps your screen inactive when the phone is in a dark place, such as a pocket or bag. Continue reading as I will explain what Accidental touch protection is, how to turn it on and off, and how to troubleshoot some common issues related to it.
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What is Accidental touch protection?
Accidental touch protection is a feature that Samsung introduced in its Galaxy phones to prevent unwanted screen touches when the phone is in a dark place. It works by detecting the ambient light level and disabling the touch input when the phone is covered or in a pocket or bag. This way, you can avoid making accidental calls, sending messages, launching apps, or changing settings on your phone.
Accidental touch protection is available on most Samsung Galaxy phones running Android 9 Pie or later, such as the Galaxy S10, S20, S21, Note 10, Note 20, Z Flip, Z Fold, and more. You can check if your phone has this feature by going to Settings > Display and looking for Accidental touch protection.
How to turn on Accidental touch protection?
Since you probably keep your phone in your pocket or bag most of the time, you should turn on Accidental touch protection to prevent any accidental screen touches while your phone is stashed away. Here’s how to do it:
• Go to Settings > Display.
• Tap the switch next to Accidental Touch Protection to turn this feature on.
That’s it! Now your phone will be protected from accidental touches when it’s in a dark place. You can also check the status of this feature on the lock screen. If you see a lock icon with a message saying “Touch input blocked”, it means that Accidental touch protection is active and your screen is inactive.
How to turn off Accidental touch protection?
If you want to turn off Accidental touch protection for some reason, you can do so by following these steps:
• Go to Settings > Display.
• Tap the switch next to Accidental Touch Protection to turn this feature off.
Alternatively, you can also disable this feature temporarily by swiping the lock icon on the lock screen to the left or right. This will dismiss Accidental touch protection and allow you to use your phone normally.
How to troubleshoot Accidental touch protection issues?
Sometimes, you may encounter some issues with Accidental touch protection, such as:
• The feature does not work properly and your screen still responds to touches when it’s in a dark place.
• The feature works too well and your screen does not respond to touches even when it’s not in a dark place.
• The feature interferes with other features or apps that require screen input.
Here are some possible solutions for these issues:
• Make sure that your phone’s software and related apps are updated to the latest version. You can check for updates by going to Settings > Software update and tapping on Download and Install.
• Make sure that your phone’s ambient light sensor is not blocked or covered by anything, such as a case, a sticker, or dirt. You can find the sensor near the front camera or the earpiece of your phone. You can clean the sensor gently with a soft cloth or cotton swab if needed.
• Make sure that your phone’s screen is not damaged or cracked. A broken screen may affect the functionality of Accidental touch protection and other features. If your screen is damaged, you should contact Samsung or an authorized service center for repair.
• Adjust the brightness level of your phone’s screen according to the environment. A too-low or too-high brightness level may cause Accidental touch protection to malfunction. You can adjust the brightness manually by swiping down from the top of the screen and using the slider, or enable Adaptive brightness by going to Settings > Display and tapping on Adaptive brightness.
• Disable any third-party apps or features that may interfere with Accidental touch protection, such as Always On Display, Edge Lighting, Screen Saver, Smart Stay, etc. You can disable these features by going to Settings > Lock screen or Settings > Display and turning them off.
• Restart your phone if none of the above solutions work. Sometimes, a simple reboot can fix many issues on your phone. You can restart your phone by pressing and holding the Power button and tapping on Restart.
Accidental touch protection is a useful feature that can save you from a lot of embarrassment and frustration caused by accidental screen touches when your phone is in a dark place. You can easily turn it on and off, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise with it. We hope that this blog post has helped you understand and use this feature better. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not forget to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading through whikekind.com