Overly sensitive touch screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xleedaniel, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. xleedaniel macrumors member

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    Hi guys, i just replaced my iphone 3gs yesterday and noticed that my iphone's sensitivity is really high. when i try texting and for instance type "the" the phone thinks im holding down on the screen and moving from T to H and then E so it only types in E. my older 3gs that i replaced didnt seem to have this problem when i typed fast. do you think replacing the screen will fix the problem? if so, do i just make an appointment at the genius bar and get it replaced?
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Lol wut?

    Are you sure you're not just texting too fast and your fingers arent lifting off the screen like you think they are?
     

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  3. xleedaniel thread starter macrumors member

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    nah i just typed how i normally typed with the other 3gs and its noticeable.
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. Have you tried a restore?
     
  5. xleedaniel thread starter macrumors member

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    yepp :(. do you think replacing the screen will help? i dont know too much about phones but it makes sense that maybe the glass is overly sensitive to touch?
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. Its possible I suppose, but I dont think so when it comes to the capacitive touch screen for the iPhone. I guess if you have tried a restore all you can do, if you feel as its a big deal, is go to a "genius" and see what they think.
     
  7. xleedaniel thread starter macrumors member

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    okok thank you =]
     
  8. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Is it possible it's not due to an over-sensitive screen, but just the "good old" lag which often occurs when the keyboard is onscreen? I still find my (3G, not 3GS) misses characters when I type due to the lag, even with iPhone OS 3.0.
     
  9. Surrix macrumors regular

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    My very first 2G had a problem similar to this. Keys could be activated by hand proximity. I could see the same thing possibly be happening for you. Try hovering your fingers over the keys and see what happens.
     
  10. Old Wembley macrumors member

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    iPhones sense touch by recognizing an electromagnetic pulse sent out by any humans finger. Your sensor may be be malfunctioning, ide bring it into apple
     
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