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Troubleshoot issues related to the touchscreen on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2014

This article helps troubleshoot the touchscreen not responding on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

You may have touchscreen issues if your device:

  • Screen doesn't respond to your touch
  • Freezes

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

  1. Verify if your screen protector or protective case is interfering with the touchscreen.

    Sometimes, the thickness or texture of a screen protector or the pressure of a protective case affects the touchscreen's performance.

    Try removing any screen protector or case, and test to see if your issue is fixed.

    Caution: Some screen protectors may not reapply properly.

    Note: Use only Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0-compatible protective cases.

  2. Perform a soft reset.

    A soft reset deletes any temporary files that may be causing the issue.

    1. Press and hold the Power button until your device turns off.
    2. Release the Power button to turn your device back on.
  3. Identify if the operating system is affecting touchscreen functionality.

    If these steps don't solve your issue, a broader performance issue may be the cause.

    Troubleshoot performance issues.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.

If you're still having issues, please try our community pages for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 or make an appointment at a convenient Sprint Repair center for more help.

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