Google said it has realized that there are problems with the Pixel 4A 5G touch screen and is working to fix it. Some devices cannot consistently respond to the taps at the bottom of the screen, which is particularly impactful for people who choose three-button navigation instead of swiping. Android police A complaint from 4A 5G owners who encountered the problem was discovered, and after the security patch released in December, this complaint seems to have surfaced.
Google’s response came from a post on the Pixel support forum. The company said it will fix the problem “in an upcoming software update,”
1. When tapping the icon on the edge of the screen, please tap the center of the button or the side of the button/icon furthest away from the edge of the screen.
2. When clicking on the icons (including the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen), please use your finger or thumb instead. This will help improve touch recognition.
Trying to consciously change your way of operation (such as clicking a button on the phone screen) is not an easy task, so I hope Pixel 4A 5G users only need to try these awkward solutions for a while.
Google’s January patch did resolve many other Pixel 4A 5G bugs and quirks through security updates. So while the touchscreen problem still exists, audio errors that cause hoarseness are no longer a problem at least in some cases.