How Do I Turn Off Accidental Touch Protection on My Samsung Galaxy S10?

July 30, 2023
David Sunnyside

Are you experiencing issues with the Samsung Galaxy S10 randomly turning on or launching apps while in your pocket, bag or when the screen is off? This issue could be the result of accidental touch protection - an integrated feature into many newer Samsung devices which uses ambient light, proximity and touch panel self-capacitance sensors to determine whether or not it is being used in a dark environment such as your bag, trouser pocket or when calling someone. While accidental touch protection is generally an excellent feature that helps prevent accidental pocket dials while making calls or keeping them hands free during calls - sometimes it may interfere with proper phone use resulting in unexpected consequences that hinder proper phone usage and usage.

To remedy this, you may be able to temporarily disable this feature and allow your device to respond to inputs regardless of its surroundings. This is accomplished with a setting which enables users to temporarily reduce sensor sensitivity in dim environments; typically found under Display in Settings menu - this method should work across devices running Android 10 and later such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus/e.

Accidental Touch Protection is an invaluable feature built into touchscreen smartphones and tablets, designed to safeguard users' privacy, battery life and overall experience by differentiating between intentional and unintentional touchscreen input. It works by sensing when your phone enters an enclosed dark environment such as a bag or pocket and deactivating its sensitivity in order to stop accidental touches from accidentally activating actions such as showing notifications or activating applications on its own.

It is an important aspect of Android 10, or later devices, that this feature can easily be enabled or disabled via the Settings menu. It is the easiest and simplest way of doing so and should work on most devices that support it.

There are also more complex methods, which require access to developer options on a device, which may prove riskier and require root access for proper functioning. While they could still help turn off accidental touch protection, such methods could potentially result in unexpected complications or issues that require further attention from you as an end-user.

Step-by-step guides have been included that are slightly more advanced, yet should still be safe to follow and won't cause any issues with your device. Using USB and ADB command lines, be careful while following these guides as changing developer options could have severe repercussions for your device. It is highly advised to only attempt this method if you understand all associated risks as backing up data is highly recommended before trying this route.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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