Using the touch screen


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Use only fingers to use the Galaxy S4 touch screen.

  •  Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
  •  Do not allow the touch screen to contact water. The touch screen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water.
  •  To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
  • Leaving the touch screen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting. Turn off the touch screen when you do not use the device.

Finger gestures


To open an application, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the on-screen keyboard, tap it with a finger.


Tapping and holding

Tap and hold an item for more than 2 seconds to access available options.



To move an icon, thumbnail, or preview to a new location, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.



Double-tap on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Double-tap again to return.



Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Applications screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list, such as contacts.



Spread two fingers apart on a webpage, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.


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