Touch sensitivity on right side of AW4 stops at times after turning the crown.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by richard371, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    I have this strange issue where the touch sensitivity completely stops on the right side of my watch right after I turn the crown a bit. I can wait a couple of seconds or let the display go off and when it comes back on it works for a bit and then stops again as soon as I turn the crown.

    I wiped the watch and set it up as new and it does the same thing. I can replicate this every single time.
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    Can someone try scrolling at the very right edge of the watch then turn the crown a bit and immediately try scrolling the very right edge again. If you wait a second or 2 it corrects itself.
  2. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Ok looks like this is by design to keep your finger from scrolling on the right side as your turning the crown.
  3. Nonentity macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    I’m not so convinced this is intentional.

    I am seeing touch issues on my S4 also. I wear mine with the crown on the left (so same side of the screen as yours is affected) and have noticeable touch dropouts/lockup specifically when trying to swipe between different views such as watch faces or the news app.

    It will swipe between views fine if I’m swiping from the right edge but then if I try to swipe back from the left edge nothing happens. Sometimes it just starts working, other times I can start a swipe from the right but then switch to the left to get it working again.

    I think it’s a software issue (maybe something to do with the bigger screen?) but have restored and setup as new multiple times with no joy.

    Anyone else seeing this?
  4. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    I went to the Apple store. All the 4s I tried behaved the same way. It makes sense sense your turning the crown it doesn’t want you finger touching the screen at the same time
  5. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    It apears either to be universal by design or universal by mistake. More likely the former.

    I think a lot of people would fat finger their thumb across the right side of the display when manipulating the crown. I’d never thought about it before, but that’s pretty slick.
  6. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    Yup makes sense. It would confuse things if your turning the wheel and touching the screen with your finger at the same time. I just have to remember to wait a seconds before trying to scroll on the right side after turning the crown.

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