04-04-2022 10:08 AM - last edited 16-04-2022 12:47 PM
Ever since I received the latest update (S908BXXU1AVCJ, april) my recently used apps button will automatically activate. For example when I click on a picture on whatsapp it will automatically press the recently used apps button. Same happens when I browse in Chrome. It even happened when I clicked the choose a board drop-down while creating this topic
Edit april 11th
Got a reply from samsung. Turning off the touch sensitivity option and battery saving mode is supposed to temporarily fix (or atleast decrease the frequency that the ghost touch occurs) the issue. Till it gets officially fixed.
For me the suggestions above did not completely fix the issue it still happens just not as often as before.
Edit april 6th
It seems this problem is being called ghost touch. And more people are experiencing this since the april patch.
Edit april 4th 13:18h
I turned on the option to switch the navigation buttons so back is left and recently opened apps is right. Now it still happens. But instead of recently opened apps it automatically triggers the back button
Edit april 4th 1337h
When i switch it to gestures it still happens. But now it zooms in instead of going back (so it counts as a click which zooms) because for gestures to work as they are ment to work you have to swipe.
Does anyone else have this? It doesn't happen all the time. But often enough to annoy me.
13-04-2022 04:40 PM in
Thanks for highlighting this issue , i also was facing the same issue since the april update.
After deactivating touch sensitivity, it is working fine for me now
But battery is still oj power saving mode .
Thank you very much for your updates, it really helped .
I hope they get rid of these glitches .
13-04-2022 05:08 PM in
I am having similar issue, mainly when clicking into a photo inside whatsapp. Sometimes it also happens randomly but noy very often.
Trying out disabling touch sensitivity suggested in the last reply. Let's see.
16-04-2022 12:49 PM in
Same here. Happens often when opening a photo in whatsapp. And sometimes in other scenarios as wel. Turning off the touch sensitivity made it occur less frequently for me. Unfortunately it still occurs sometimes.
16-04-2022 07:02 PM in
I am having this same issue. It seems to be the bottom area of the screen that keeps randomly getting clicked (even if my hand is nowhere near the screen). I originally bought the S22 Ultra Red, and I didn't like the color. So I got the phantom black. I never noticed it happening with my Red one, but it does with the phantom black one. I also don't know if I had the same update on the Red one as the phantom black one, but I definitely have the April update on the phantom black one. I have tried the troubleshooting steps, and have found no answer. This issue has lost me REAL money playing poker, because the ghost clicks will randomly fold me out of hands, and call random hands. I thought it was an issue with the app at first, but it isn't. This is NOT acceptable.
20-04-2022 12:39 AM in
100% have this. Mine was the back button or home button right off the bat. What's weird is that it doesn't do it with every app but a handful it always does it. Very frustrating.
22-04-2022 02:03 PM in
I am as well and I have noticed it happening in the bottom right corner. I recently noticed it, and have the developer options unlocked on this phone, and the show screen touches option turned on. For instance when I am on fb and am looking at a post on full screen, it always quickly clicks on the left side of the share tab and quickly clicks the right side of the Share tab. Or, sometimes I'm texting someone and the keyboard goes berserk always clicking Space and period,sometimes m or enter. I also turned the touch sensitivity off, and have always used the gesture navigation, and have the change keyboard option off because it was annoying, making it so the spqcebar and period and enter keys are all at the very bottom.
22-04-2022 07:03 PM in
Have the same issue here, bottom right hand corner of screen has ghost touches after last update. This is making my phone unusable. It happens in Brave browser, as well as a bunch of Verizon apps, like voicemail. I thought my phone had been compromised at first. Samsung needs to fix this. There are certain financial areas where 1 click could cost me allot of money. This is totally unacceptable. I tried turning off battery saver as well as the high sensitivity. Seems to help a bit.