Unable to use Samsung AMOLED touchscreen with wet fingers

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mango-man

I have a Samsung Galaxy M21 with AMOLED display. Whenever I try to use the phone with wet fingers the screen stops responding properly. I have to lock the phone, wipe off the screen and unlock it to use it again. Previously I’ve used many non-AMOLED phones and never faced this issue.

Is this issue applicable to to all AMOLED touchscreens? Or specific to the touchscreen used in this specific Samsung model?

P.S: I believe AMOLED is the display technology and need not have any impact on the performance of the touchscreen. But this is my first AMOLED phone, and also the first phone in which I’m facing this issue, so thought maybe the two are related.

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In any case, it has nothing to do with AMOLED (AS it produces pictures), touch related operations are performed by Digitizer of display.

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Change fingers bro

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It’s probably touchscreen related. Similar to how only a few devices like some Nokias are advertised to work with gloves and not all.

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mango-man wrote:

Mostly sweat, I have hyperhidrosis. Not for the reasons you may imagine. 😛

oh sorry to hear it paji.i remember in some chinese video people who work in industry related to water etc. used to rub a powder on their hands and it will make them use the touch screen without any problem.dhoomdta hoon milti ha to.

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BAT_MAN wrote:

Asking right questions

nobody does it better

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kukdookoo wrote:

oh sorry to hear it paji.i remember in some chinese video people who work in industry related to water etc. used to rub a powder on their hands and it will make them use the touch screen without any problem.dhoomdta hoon milti ha to.

Thanks for your concern, but it’d be impractical for me to apply powder on my hands every time before using my phone. Guess next time I buy a phone will have to check this functionality beforehand. Was just wondering whether this issue was common to all AMOLED phones, apparently not.

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Always dry your fingers, keep some hand dryer in your pocket.

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Cody wrote:

Always dry your fingers, keep some hand dryer in your pocket.

Suggest him pocket size hand dryer

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mango-man wrote:

Mostly sweat, I have hyperhidrosis. Not for the reasons you may imagine. 😛

Maybe give stylus a try,,

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xxxyyyzzz wrote:

Maybe give stylus a try,,

Not really practical when you’re somewhere outdoors. A much simpler solution would be to wipe my hands before using the phone, but even that can be a hassle when I have to call someone urgently.

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mango-man wrote:

Not really practical when you’re somewhere outdoors. A much simpler solution would be to wipe my hands before using the phone, but even that can be a hassle when I have to call someone urgently.

but even that can be a hassle when I have to call someone urgently ~ These are the scenarios where a stylus can be of great help. Going by the commercials, you can even use the stylus if raindrops are falling on your phone.


Check 1.25 mark in this video


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yes you are right i have samsung S series phone with amoled and whenever i use wet hands , on screen finger print scanner and screen does not works .. 

Before this i had redmi phone and it worked with wet i beleive , but never used so much with wet fingers

well , who uses wet fingers on phone 🤔

but believe me the quality of samsung Amoled is 10/10 ❤️

redmi realme amoleds are all fake ..


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xxxyyyzzz wrote:

but even that can be a hassle when I have to call someone urgently ~ These are the scenarios where a stylus can be of great help. Going by the commercials, you can even use the stylus if raindrops are falling on your phone.


Check 1.25 mark in this video


This is one of those powered styluses right? S pen or something? This ain’t cheap, costs a ton.

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