How to protect Android touch screen

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Touch screen undoubtedly is the latest and the best way of controlling a device. By this we can touch whatever we feel like and check the result. Nowadays, Smartphone and tablets come with the toughest and most scratch-resistant touch screen panels, thanks to such materials like Corning Gorilla Glass. It takes a lot to break and damage them.

Displays are made up of such elements that can bear a lot of wear and tear but however most of us use them to its peak. So damaging your device’s screen is not impossible if you behave recklessly with your Android device. So in this article are some precautions to consider in using your touch screen. By following these below mentioned tips you can protect your android touch screen from getting damaged.

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Tips to protect Android touch screen


The most important thing is that you avoid letting your touch screen come into contact with other electrical devices. There are many people who think that magnets will damage your phone, when it fact it likely won’t. However the only thing that a magnet might do is mess up your built-in magnetic sensor which is used for compass apps. This is a very important thing to be taken care of.


The Electrostatic discharges, meaning a sudden surge of electricity between two connected electrical devices, could ultimately cause the touch screen to malfunction. This might happen when your Smartphone is placed near an object isolated to the ground that conducts electricity. So keep your device away from such objects.


Do not tap your phone with any sharp objects or bang it to make it work if it’s being laggy because your Smartphone isn’t like your old TV set. Also, though you might get over excited while playing Candy Crush, do not apply excessive pressure to the displays it may cost you your screen.


Only use your fingers or stylus, if one comes with the device, like the Galaxy Note 3. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra allows you to use pencils on the display; however this should not be done with any other device or will damage your device’s screen.


When you are cleaning your display, use a microfiber cloth, which is ideal for touch screens. You can even use the one that came with your sunglasses. Be careful if using a moist cloth. Simply dampen it slightly or breathe on the screen and then wipe it down gently. If you do end up using water, make sure that it is distilled water since normal tap water often carries calcium and other types of minerals which can cause damage to your screen. Do not over-rub and let your phone air dry if there is any water left over so that you don’t accidently push any liquid into the phone’s inner hardware.


Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Leaving your Smartphone or tablet with an LCD display out on the patio in midsummer can really damage the quality of the display. The UV rays of sun are very dangerous for your device.


Have you ever heard of the term burn-in? This is what sometimes happens when you leave the touch screen idle for an extended amount of time without deactivating the display. What you’ll see when you switch to something new is an afterimage, ghosting or screen burn-in, all terms apply here. If this is happening to you, check out how to fix a screen burn-in. To prevent this from happening though, set the lock screen to turn off after a certain amount of time in the settings of your Smartphone or tablet under the lock screen section.


At last the best way is to invest in a screen protector, sleeve, padded bag or hard case for your tablet or Smartphone. There are many cheap but effective ones that you can find. If you drop your phone, scratches are the least of your worries, but shattering or cracking can happen even with the most durable of panels. So use these protectors.

These are the tips and tricks that can help you protect your Android touch screen. So use the most suitable ones for yourself and avoid the expenditure on screen.

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  1. Wonderful post. I really wanted to know these tips. My mobile screen has plastic screen protector so I don’t bother about dust anymore. I did not knew that magnetic sensor can be damaged by using electric tools nearby so this one will help me.

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