Change privacy settings

How To Adjust Screen Sensitivity On Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus

The sensitivity of a screen is very important for a device that doesn’t have too many physical buttons. When most of the actions are performed with simple touches of the display, you want those touches to be pretty intuitive. Of course, if the sensitivity is too high, you’ll notice that you accidentally make commands. Just the same, if it’s too low, you’ll find yourself having to press multiple times before your command is taken into account.


Needless to say, you need the right kind of screen sensitivity. That one should be set by default, from the factory. But there are instances when, for whatever reasons, this doesn’t happen. Or the default level simply isn’t good enough for you. Or something happens with your screen and you need to personally adjust its sensitivity. The contexts, as you can see, are very numerous and we’re not here to list them all because that simply doesn’t solve the problem.

What solves your problem is knowing how to adjust the screen sensitivity of a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. That way, whenever you need it, you can do it yourself. And you can play with different values until you find something that suits you well. However, from this perspective, we don’t have great news, in the sense that you cannot literally adjust that sensitivity…


You see, this is a particularity of the TouchWiz technology, and there’s little you can do about it. You can consider, instead…

  1. Pay attention to your habits of holding and handling the device – sometimes, it’s not the screen that is oversensitive but rather you are touching its edges without even realizing it!
  2. Consider a new smartphone case that protects the screen edges – again, this will help rule out the situations when you touch the display and you’re not aware of it! Alternatively, you can try to stop using the case for a while and see if there’s any notable difference.
  3. A screen protector is another great idea for oversensitivity – this extra layer applied to the display should make it respond slower to certain touches, usually the accidental ones that do not put much pressure.
  4. As for an actual problem with the TouchWiz technology, an OS update could also make an impact – if the most recent version of the operating system includes TouchWiz updates, it might solve your problem and adjust screen sensitivity to a better level.


Other than that, you’re pretty much limited to how sensitive the screen of your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus is. You can try all of our suggestions and maybe the differences that you get will please you, or not. If not, only time and yet another OS update might be the solution…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.