How To Use Touch Screen – Samsung Galaxy Alpha

How To Use Touch Screen - Samsung Galaxy Alpha
How To Use Touch Screen - Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Learn how to use touch screen on your Samsung Galaxy Alpha. You can tapping, tapping and holding, dragging, double-tapping, flicking, spreading and pinching the screen.

  • Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause the touch screen to malfunction.
  • To avoid damaging the touch screen, do not tap it with anything sharp or apply excessive pressure to it with your fingertips.
  • The device may not recognize touch inputs close to the edges of the screen, which are outside of the touch input area.
  • 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.
  • It is recommended to use fingers when you use the touch screen.


  • 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, tap it with a finger.

Tapping and holding

  • Tap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options.


  • To move an item, tap and hold it and drag it to the target position.


  • Double-tap on a web-page or image to zoom in. Double-tap again to return.


  • Flick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a web-page or a list of items, such as contacts.

Spreading and pinching

  • Spread two fingers apart on a web-page, map, or image to zoom in a part. Pinch to zoom out.

Amarnath Natarajan

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