Mobile Phones Android How to Calibrate the Touchscreen on Your Android Get your screen working properly again by Luis E. Chavez Saenz Writer Luis Chavez is a former Lifewire writer and a System Administrator with 5+ years' experience writing about technology for end users. our editorial process Luis E. Chavez Saenz Updated on August 03, 2020 reviewed by Michael Barton Heine Jr Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Michael Heine is a CompTIA-certified writer, editor, and Network Engineer with 25+ years' experience working in the television, defense, ISP, telecommunications, and education industries. our review board Article reviewed on Jul 10, 2020 Michael Barton Heine Jr Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email Have you ever noticed your Android's touchscreen not reacting properly when you tap 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 Some of the first 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 the device and Android version, the location of this setting may vary, but most of the time it could be found by going to Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input > Text Input. Under Finger touch precision, tap either Calibration tool or Reset calibration. On Android 5.0 and later Newer Android devices don't have this option anymore. However, there are other ways to accomplish the same purpose. One is by performing an Android factory reset, which means returning your device to the default settings and erasing all the data and applications on it. How to Calibrate Using Touchscreen Calibration App for Android Another option is to use a third-party app. One such app is Touchscreen Calibration, which you can use to calibrate your screen when needed. This app is free and available for download from the Google Play Store. Launch the Google Play Store. Search for "Touchscreen Calibration" and tap the app. Tap Install. Tap Open to launch the app. Tap Calibrate to start calibrating your screen. Follow the instructions to perform actions on the Test Pad in the app until you pass all the tests. After all the tests are complete, you receive a notification indicating the calibration is done. Tap OK. Restart your device. You can relaunch the application if you feel the calibration was not successful.