Tips & Tricks

Galaxy S9 Tip: Enhance display touch sensitivity if you’re using a screen protector

Screen protectors may have fallen out of fashion thanks to the advancements in Gorilla Glass, but some of us still don’t feel comfortable using our high-end phones without a screen protector, even if it may mess with the look and feel of the device. If you’ve selected a screen protector for your Galaxy S9 from our recommended options, you probably don’t have issues with the display’s touch sensitivity. But those who find themselves having to press down on the display harder than usual after installing a screen protector on their Galaxy S9 or S9+, Samsung has built in an option to increase the screen’s touch sensitivity to get around the problem.

The ability to increase the display’s touch sensitivity isn’t a new feature on smartphones. In the beginning, it was introduced as “Glove mode” by manufacturers in an attempt to make a phone’s display react more accurately when used with gloves on. With time, display technology has advanced enough to not need a special feature to work well with gloves, but thanks to those curves on Samsung’s flagship phones, screen protectors may still wreak havoc with regular operation. Well, maybe some technicality makes it an issue with the Galaxy S9 in particular, as it’s the first of the company’s modern flagships to come with the option to enhance touch sensitivity, or Samsung may just have thought of it now, but in either case, it’s a handy feature that you may want to try out.

Unfortunately, the option to increase touch sensitivity isn’t where you’d think it’d be (i.e. the display settings), so you may not have noticed it’s there. Fret not, as that’s precisely what we’re here to help with.

How to increase Galaxy S9 touch sensitivity?

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S9 or S9+.

Step 2: Tap Advanced features.

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom of the list to find the Touch sensitivity option. Toggle this on to enhance the phone’s touch sensitivity.


Check out all of our Galaxy S9 tips to get the most out of your new phone. Need help with the steps above? Leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to get you back on track.

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