How to Fix Android Phone Screen Random Touch Glitch - Android Ghost Touches

Android Phone Screen Random Touch

Android Screen Ghost Touches randomly: A guide on How to Fix Android Phone Screen Random Touch glitch.

Your phone might run into various problems, just like how we get health-related issues. One of them is related to Android screen touch randomly. It's a common problem in most devices, that are 2-3 years old and these users come on Facebook and other social media platforms saying “Why is my phone working by itself”.

A user by the name "GreenMachine" a proud owner of BLU G9 Pro on Reddit post said - My phone keeps clicking on things that I am not even clicking on. Well, just like him many Android users have encountered this problem.

Ghost Touch Android:

Here are the topics that we will cover in this article -

What is Ghost Touch?

Any screen touches that are not encountered physically by you are called ghost touches. It happens automatically on your phone's display, and you can see when it's trying to unlock the device. It's also called as "Self Touching" or "Dead touches" problem. Some also searched for -

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My Android phone encounters random screen touches

This problem is not just with a couple or hundreds of phones but with thousands of mobiles as reported around the world.

Why & When it Happens:

OK, let me tell you one thing here this problem of the Android screen random touch happens when your device is about 2-3 years old, and almost about to die.

Android Phone Screen Random Touch

Is your phone rendering ghost or dead touches? If yes, then please try out the below-mentioned steps which might help you to save money.

Turn OFF & On Display Screen

A quick and easy way to fix the random ghost screen touching problem is to turn off your screen for 1 minute and then turn it back on. See if it's working or not. This is a temporary fix.

Reduce Screen Brightness

Believe me, reducing the screen brightness works on most Android phones.

Gently Clean the Screen:

The best thing to get rid of the Android ghost touch problem is to keep your phone screen clean. Turn off your screen and gently wipe it with a soft cloth. Don't scratch the screen with sharp objects.

Don't Battery Optimize Launcher or UI Processes:

Your phone launcher shouldn't be optimized. Check this under your phone Settings.

Don't Overclock or Under Clock:

Overclock is the term related to phone rooting to improve your phone speed. If you have over-clocked your phone, then reset it to normal.

Clean Junk Files and Applications:

You can delete unwanted apps and files on your phone. This is a random try-and-see fix.

Partial Screen App:

You can install a partial screen app from Play Store and run the 'screen analysis'. This will let you know where the actual problem is.

Factory Reset Your Phone:

Consider this the last resort because factory resetting your phone involves backing up your phone data and then re-instating it.

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Repair Your Phone or Buy a New One:

I am sorry about your smartphone if you are reading this, but it's the truth. You can check out Phone repair. Although the link takes you to a page where it describes repairing a BLU phone, the guide is the same for other brands like Samsung Galaxy phones, Sony, Motorola, or any other phones.

Finally, if all the above-mentioned steps don't work to save your phone, then it's time to repair your phone because it may be a hardware problem. Let me tell you that today's generation of mobiles have become 'use and throw' so the repairing cost would be higher and almost 60 to 70% of your price. But still, you can cross-check with a nearby repair shop before ordering a new phone.

I hope you have fixed the Android Phone screen random touch Glitches error.

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This post was published on June 13, 2023 10:16 AM

Yogesh Khetani: Yogesh, with over 12 years in mobile technology, shares the latest smartphone insights and how-to guides. His digital journey began with Electronics and Communication Engineering studies, allowing him to express his love for technology and gadgets in a more impactful way with the widest reach.