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Activate Glove Mode on Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4 has optimized the touch screen to recognize inputs using fingers. When using anything other than your fingers, Samsung Galaxy S4's touch screen may not respond normally. There may have been times when you have tried to use your phone while wearing a glove, but noticed that it does not respond well to the inputs. Samsung has devised a way to deal with this and created an option to make the touch screen more sensitive so as to recognize inputs using gloves. To activate "Glove Mode," simply follow on the steps below:

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Activating Samsung Glove Mode

  1. 1
    Go to your Home menu.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the "Applications" icon.
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    In the Applications folder, tap on "Settings" (gear icon).
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  4. 4
    In Settings, tap on "My Device."
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    Under My Device, tap on "Display."
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    Under Display, tick on "High Touch Sensitivity."
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How to turn off Glove Mode

  1. 1
    Navigate to the Home menu.
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    Select the "Applications" icon.
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    Open "Settings."
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    Select "My Device."
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    Scroll down to "Display."
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    Deselect the "High Touch Sensitivity," by tapping to uncheck the box next to it.
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Changes with Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Jelly Bean version 4.3 update

Samsung's Jelly Bean update to 4.3 made changes to some of the phone's features and one of them is the removal of "High Touch Sensitivity" option. The option to set your phone's screen to higher sensitivity has been removed but that is not a bad news at all. If you have not noticed, Samsung replaced that feature with a better one and termed it as "Auto adjust touch sensitivity". "Auto adjust sensitivity" feature, when enabled, will set your phone to automatically adjust touch sensitivity based on the material used in touching. This way, you won't have to manually enable and disable high sensitivity feature when using and removing your gloves. To set your phone to automatically adjust touch sensitivity, follow these:

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  1. 1
    Press the Home button located on the middle part of your phone to get to your Home screen.
    You can also use the Back button by pressing it for a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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  2. 2
    From Home screen, tap on the Apps icon to view applications on your phone.
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    From the application menu, locate Settings and tap on it to open the application.
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    Once you are on the Settings, tap on "My Device" tab.
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    On "My Device", tap on "Display" option under Personalization.
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    On the "Display" page, scroll your way down to "More settings" and tap on the check box for "Auto adjust touch sensitivity".
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    Once checked, this will enable auto adjustment of touch sensitivity depending on the material used.
    If you are using Gloves or any similar woolen and cloth-like material, then your phone's screen will adjust to high-sensitivity. If you are using you bare finger, your phone will adjust to the default touch sensitivity.
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    You are done with setting automatic touch sensitivity adjustment on your Galaxy S4.
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  • Note: When enabled, this mode may consume more power than normal as the phone uses some extra sensors to analyze material used in touching the screen.

Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Leather gloves works best under this mode. Gloves made of other materials may still not work that well.
  • You have to tap the touch screen more firmly than you would with bare fingers to relay the desired input on the touchscreen.
  • If you are not wearing gloves, turn off the High Sensitivity Mode, as operating in this mode with bare fingers may cause unintended touch inputs on your phone.

Questions and Answers

Where is the option of glove mode?

I can`t find it on display settings

The glove mode option is no longer available on the S4 after the update. Instead in the display settings you will need to scroll to the bottom of the menu in order to select increase touch sensitivity.

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  • If you have any problems with any of these steps please post in the comments section below.

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