Samsung Galaxy S6 touchscreen responses to your finger input. It understands your finger input through gestures.
These touchscreen gestures are actually almost universal on all Android devices. So this guide applies not only to Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, but also many other Android devices.
This guide also shows you how to properly use and maintain your Galaxy S6 touchscreen.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 1: tapping
Tapping gesture means you tap the screen with one finger, and you tap it once (as shown below). This is the basic gesture on almost all smartphones and tablets.
You will use this Galaxy S6 touchscreen tapping gesture, when you want to to open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the keyboard on the screen.
Of course, sometimes, you may accidentally tap the screen.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 2: dragging
Dragging gesture means you tap an object with one finger, without releasing your finger, then move the finger to another location on the screen as shown above.
For example, when you want to move an item, tap, hold and drag it to the target position.
Do not confuse the dragging gesture with swiping. Dragging gesture always has an object and the target location.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 3: tapping and holding
Tapping and holding gesture means you tapping an object or just the screen with one finger, without releasing your finger for more than 2 seconds (as shown below).
In Galaxy S6 touchscreen, tapping and holding gesture is mainly for you to access available options of the object or the screen.
For example, in Chrome browser, tapping and holding a link should give you some options to open the link or copy the link.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 4: double tapping
Double tapping gesture means you tap the object twice quickly, usually within 2 seconds as shown above.
In Galaxy S6 touchscreen, you can use double tapping gesture to zoom in a picture or a webpage. Use the double tapping gesture again to return,
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 5: spreading
Spreading gesture means you put two fingers in the screen, then moving them apart as shown below.
Spreading gesture for Galaxy S6 touchscreen is mainly zoom in the screen. The support of spreading gesture depends on the app. Maps, browser and gallery apps app support this gesture.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 6: pinching
Pinching gesture is the opposite of spreading as shown above. You move your two fingers closer.
Normally, pinching on Galaxy S6 touchscreen is for zooming out webpages, images or maps.
Any apps support spreading gesture should support pinching, and vice versa.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 7: swiping
Swiping gesture means you put your finger on the screen, then without releasing your finger from the screen, move the finger to another location as shown above.
Swiping gesture is different from the dragging gesture mentioned earlier. The difference is that the swiping does not need a target location. Also, its object is usually just the screen or sides of the screen.
On Galaxy S6 touchscreen, you can swipe to the left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to view other panels. Swipe upwards or downwards to scroll through a webpage or a list of items, such as contacts.
When a call is coming on Galaxy S6, you need swipe to certain direction to answer or reject the call.
How to properly maintain Galaxy S6 touchscreen?
- Do not allow Galaxy S6 touchscreen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touchscreen to malfunction.
- To avoid damaging Galaxy S6 touchscreen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
- Galaxy S6 may not recognize touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which are outside of the touch input area. This is normal.
- Turn off the touchscreen when you do not use Galaxy S6. Leaving the touchscreen idle for extended periods may result in afterimages (screen burn-in) or ghosting.
- It is recommended to use fingers when you use Galaxy S6 touchscreen.
Can you use Galaxy S6 touchscreen now? Can you use the touchscreen gestures?
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guidespage.