Performance issues and damages of a touchscreen

In the previous article, we have already spoken about such problems with a smartphone as a dim display and poor responsiveness. Now, we are going to look into the possible performance issues with your phone.

Performance issue

A touchscreen display may have an issue sometimes, like not responding, accuracy, does not appear at all. This is due to the mobile device performing badly. Wait for the device to respond and look for the signs it is fighting to keep up with. One common way to detect this is if the clock is performing and displaying the right time. If you have any animated wallpaper, does it animate well and smoothly?

If the device is connected to the network, are any of the widgets like weather, stock, etc. dynamic apps are updating? If the problem seems to be a performance issue, simply perform a soft reset/ reboot and see if that fixes the problem. A lot of people use a screen protector to protect their devices from a drop or other substances. If the protector is not installed well, may give you hard times with the touchscreens. Check on the guidelines from the manufacturer and replace the protector.

Calibration and diagnostics

When a soft reset does not do the trick and get your device back to the normal functionality, try looking up online the device make and model, if it has any hidden diagnostics menu or service menu available.  This menu can be reached via putting a certain number of digits, or by holding down the combination of buttons, and praying for forgiveness to get you to the menu.

If the device has a touchscreen diagnostic there, it helps you to decide whether the touchscreen itself is in good working condition. There is android and windows phone where you may have a setting for calibrating the touchscreen right in the primary OS settings menu or a hidden device menu.

Physical Damage

Portable devices have a greater risk of various kinds than desktop computers. Devices like smartphones, and smartwatches are way more susceptible to this kind of risk than their larger siblings. This is due to the extreme flexibility of carrying them anywhere you typically would not carry a laptop. The number of risks ranges from dropping it deep into the ocean, swimming pool, spilling your drink over them, and so on.

There are mobile devices that were built to deal with a little moisture and drop, but almost all of them won’t be able to withstand plunging themselves underwater. If your phone slips from your hand right into your pool of dung, certainly you are not looking at a good day. To exacerbate the situation, if your device does not support a removable battery, you have to let your phone go, hopefully, you had some backup of your data to the cloud or somewhere in the local machines.

If you have tried out all of the simplest fixes mentioned here and things have not gotten back to normal, it is time to find out if the device has suffered from any major drop on the hard surface or water. If you are fixing it for someone else, ask them if them.

Even though the glass is not broken, a drop or impact can leave a serious internal madness, losing connection to a vital, or minor part of the internal system. Things like moisture and liquid can cause internal shorts, sensors acting up, and so on. There are mobile devices that contain liquid contact indicator (LCI) stickers. This sticker will change its colour if the mobile device was exposed to water. While these are handy but your carrier or manufacturer may refuse to cover the water damage. This sticker often resides on the battery or somewhere in the battery compartment. Generally, the sticker remains white if it did not suffer any water blow.