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 touchscreen may not respond. Have you noticed when you've tried to use your phone while wearing gloves it doesn't respond well to inputs? Samsung has devised a way to deal with this and created an option to make the touch screen to recognize inputs using gloves.

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Following these steps, find out about "High Touch Sensitivity", which has replaced Glove Mode.

To activate "Glove Mode," simply follow in the steps below:

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Activate Samsung Glove Mode

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    Go to your Home menu.
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    Tap on the "Applications" icon.
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    In the Applications folder, tap on "Settings" (gear icon).
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    In Settings, tap on "My Device."
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    Under My Device, tap on "Display."
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    Under Display, check the box beside "High Touch Sensitivity."
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How to Turn Off Glove Mode

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    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

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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. If you haven't noticed, Samsung replaced that feature with a better one and called it "Auto Adjust Touch Sensitivity". When enabled, "Auto Adjust Sensitivity" will set your phone to automatically adjust its touch sensitivity based on the material used. This way, you won't have to manually enable and disable a high sensitivity feature when using and removing your gloves. To set your phone to "Automatically Adjust Touch Sensitivity", follow these steps:

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    Press the Home button located on the middle part of your phone to get to your Home screen
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    You can also use the Back button by pressing it a few times until it takes you to the Home screen.
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    From Home screen, tap on the "Apps" icon to view the 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 in the Settings, tap on the "My Device" tab.
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    On My Device, tap on the "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
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    If you are wearing gloves or any similar woolen and cloth-like material, then your phone's screen will adjust to high-sensitivity. If you are using your bare finger, your phone will adjust to the default touch sensitivity.
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    You are done 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 when touching the screen.

Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Leather gloves works best when using this mode. Gloves made of other materials may still not work that well.
  • You have to tap the touchscreen 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'll need to scroll to the bottom of the menu in order to select increase touch sensitivity.

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The "High Touch Sensitivity" Setting is missing on Galaxy S4 mini?

I'd like to turn off the feature but it looks like the setting is missing in the menu. Was it removed by an update?

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How to increase touch sensitivity Samsung Galaxy S4?

When I go to settings > display there is no "more settings" header and there is no option to change the touch sensitivity.

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Hello, I have a Samsung Note5. Trying to figure out how to activate the glove mode?

I'm trying to figure out how to activate the glove mode. Can you help?

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