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How to fix the Ghost Touch problem in Android phones?

Ghost touch refers to the glitches which come in Android phones due to which phones’ screen responds to undesirable presses. These are the undesirable responses by the phone, even when one is not pressing the screen. It also includes when a section of the phone becomes unresponsive to one’s touch.

How to fix the Ghost Touch problem in Android phones?

There are certain smartphones that came up with the same problem. Moto G4 Plus is one of them, One plus also faces the same issue. This problem can have some serious consequences. The dirt or water stagnation can also affect in some unreal presses that are not even actually made. It can also affect the privacy aspect of the user. The privacy of the user can hamper and this becomes a serious issue.

Myths and Causes 

There is a common myth that one cannot do much to protect their privacy. This occurs due to unaware culture and phobia from the technologies. This is absurd, one has all rights to protect their privacy and to know what’s actually happening on the phone.

    • The basic change has to be done with the quality of data cables and charger. If one is using a poor-quality charger, the phone will surely get expose to malfunctions.
    • The use of poor-quality screen protectors and guards is also a cause of increasing the chances of ghost touch. The manufacturers of such a screen guard de do not take care of the core mechanism of conductivity on which the touching phenomenon works.
    • The poor manufacturing of digitizer is also one of the cases which consequently leads to ghost touch problems.

Prevention methods

One needs to aware of oneself about the ghost touches in the first place. Awareness about the causes of this problem is itself a primary thing. In this new tech world, there are several tech companies to launch apps that can fix the issue of ‘ghost touch’. But this seems to be a bit unfair since the ghost touch problem, which is a hardware issue, how can software fix it?

    • Read all the details about the manufacturing features before buying a phone.
    • Don’t stick in the lucrative deals. Cheaper phones often come up with these problems.
    • Use the best screen protection. Go with the recommended screen guard by the phone selling company only.
    • Clean your screen regularly by wiping it with any volatile liquids. Do not touch the screen with dirty fingers and safeguard it from damage.


If one is technically sound, then this certainly acts as a boon for the same. To get rid of the ‘Ghost Touch’ problem one has to get proper awareness about it. This situation can come across even taking suitable measures. So, one needs to check the touch screen performance regularly.

One can do this by taking the phone to the service center or diagnostics. These problems also come into play when the phone is jam-packed. This, at times, leads to such a problem. So, keep an eye on that too and if it’s not working then disable the magnification gesture. This may also lead to undesirable problems.

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Having a keen interest in technology and gadgets, I love writing reviews and insights for electronic items like Smart Phones, Smart Watches, Games, Gaming devices, etc. I am a tech enthusiast with a passion for the smartphone world, been reviewing and experimenting with them for the last 8 years.

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