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Pro tip: Calibrate your HTC One G-Sensor

If your HTC One touch screen seems a bit off, Jack Wallen has the solution.

Touchscreen calibration

If you're the proud owner of an HTC One phone (be it the original, the Max, or the M8), you're lucky enough to be able to easily calibrate your G-Sensor. Why would you need this? Well, if you're touch screen ever seems a bit "off," you can actually calibrate it to resolve that issue. So, if you find a spot on your touch screen that doesn't seem to respond, or if you touch one location and it seems to activate a different location -- it's time to calibrate.

Believe it or not, it's incredibly easy to do this. You only need a steady hand and a couple of seconds. Here's how:

  1. Open the Settings app on the device
  2. Locate and tap Display & gestures
  3. Locate and tap G-Sensor calibration (it's at the very bottom)
  4. Center both green circles (Figure A)
    Figure A
    Figure A
  5. Once both green circles are centered, tap CALIBRATE
  6. Do not move the phone while the calibration occurs

During the calibration process, the two green balls will move. You must keep the phone steady during this process or the calibration will be off. After the balls return to center and stop moving, the calibration process is complete. Test your touch screen out and see if whatever problem you were experiencing has been resolved. If not, try another recalibration.

The HTC One line of phones makes it easy for anyone to make sure their touch screen is working perfectly. Of course, the calibration tool will not fix a faulty display. So, after running the calibration tool a couple of times, if you find that your screen simply will not comply, your device may be defective or damaged. If that's the case, the only option you have is returning the device.

Have you had issues with a touch screen that calibration hasn't solved? If so, what was the issue and how did you get it resolved?

About

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

1 comments
HTC One user
HTC One user

unless you have dropped your phone, the calibration is off and therefore you can't get the G-sensor callibration to even start because it is at the bottom of the menu and unresponsive. then it is impossible to recalibrate!