How to Calibrate the Touchscreen on Your Android

Get your screen working properly again

What to Know

  • Recent versions of Android removed the calibration feature, as modern screens rarely need it.
  • Android 5 and up: Install and open the Touchscreen Calibration app. Tap Calibrate and follow the instructions.
  • Android 4: Go to Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input > Text Input. Tap either Calibration tool or Reset calibration.

This article explains how to calibrate the touchscreen on your Android 4.0 or later.

How to Calibrate Your Android Touchscreen

Here's how to use the Touchscreen Calibration app, which is free and available for download from the Google Play Store.

  1. Install and launch the Touchscreen Calibration app.

  2. Tap Calibrate.

    Installing the Touchscreen Calibration app
  3. Follow the instructions to perform actions on the Test Pad in the app until your device passes all the tests.

  4. After all the tests are complete, you receive a notification indicating the calibration is done. Tap OK.

    How to use Calibration on an Android phone
  5. Restart your device. Relaunch the application if you feel the calibration was not successful.

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) had a built-in calibration option. Depending on the device and Android version, the location of this setting varies but is generally at Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard > Touch Input > Text Input. Under Finger touch precision, tap Calibration tool or Reset calibration.

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