Problem with the touch screen accuracy of my new iPhone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by garycoleman2, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. garycoleman2 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Below is the description of the problem on the top of the screen. It does not register correctly in the areas I touch. Is it a calibration issue?

  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Are you coming from Android? During my transitions from iOS to Android and Android to iOS, I notice that the digitizer registers touches differently from one to the other. on Android you have to touch directly on buttons or links, whereas iOS it seems you have to touch slightly below the center.
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    OP nice graphic!

    Mine behaves the same way. My quick thought is that it has more to do with the app and the areas they defined as "buttons". For example, if you have more than one maibox and open the mail app and display your list of mailboxes you can press way down in the grey bar below the word Edit and it registers as pressing Edit. I think it is a misguided attempt to provide a larger target for ease of use.

    I haven't noticed it elsewhere but I'll do some poking around. This kind of stuff bugs me so I should have noticed it by now. :)
  4. garycoleman2, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    garycoleman2 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Actually yes I came from android, a galaxy nexus. I like it better but I'm still getting used to the smaller screen.

    Even with the weird registers of my 5s, I seem to make less errors with the onscreen keyboard.


    Thanks. If it's normal I guess it's something I have to get used to. I'm used to pressing the upper end on android.
  5. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Mine does exactly the same thing. Interesting.
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
  7. kh3khalid macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2012
    Mine does the same. It must be a software issue (from the app itself, not the OS).
  8. garycoleman2 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2010
    Ok I feel a lot better now that my phone is not screwed up.

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