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  1. blazing_dragon360's Avatar
    I was testing this out and was bothered at first because it didn't work using keys or other objects either. It appears that my phone doesn't enable high sensitivity immediately even though the setting is ON. For example I'd have to put my key on the screen for about 3 seconds before the phone would sense it. From there the screen is very sensitive and I can control it with any metal object or even thick clothes to emulate a glove.

    Not sure if this is the default experience for all 920s or just my phone being quirky.
    11-19-2012 08:02 PM
  2. Darus214's Avatar
    If you google how this screen works, it basically adapts to the input. I can sometimes use it without even touching it, just my finger hovering over the screen. With that said, it think the screen calibrates to the input provided right after you unlock the phone. So if you unlock with your finger, it will look for a capacitive input. If you unlock the phone with a fork or glove, it will turn that sensitivity up and allow for touch that isnt your finger. Basically it tries to adapt which is why some people might have a problem at times because its looking for a different type of input.
    11-19-2012 09:36 PM
  3. maks327's Avatar
    I agree. To the OP, I was thinking the same thing, that my super sensitive screen just wasn't working.

    But the above posters are correct, the screen adjusts. Try taking the fork or a pen with a metal cap and hold it to the screen for just a couple of seconds. It works perfectly after that. I think this explains why your use is hit or miss, sometimes you're not leaving the item in contact long enough for the screen to figure out it needs to go into super sensitive mode.

    I'm pumped! This phone just keeps getting awesomer and awesomer.
    11-21-2012 08:57 AM
  4. majortom1981's Avatar
    I am wondering. Does anybody have a drawing app like draw something? I tested this with the end of a paper clip and after a tiny delay of first sensing it I can use the paperclip end on the screen (very carefully). Does it replicate drawing with a stylus in these apps?

    This might be great for notetaking apps if we can get a metal tipped stylus (like a Wacom stylus with a metal end that will not damage the screen).
    11-21-2012 09:22 AM
  5. sudakoma's Avatar
    Just tested a few items I had lying around my desk, here are my results:


    Tape measure (but only the metal tape part, the plastic case didn't work)
    Ipod touch
    Finger wrapped in thick woolly jumper ;)
    DVD disk

    Didn't Work

    Any type of pen
    Cheque book

    Seems a bit hit and miss to me with the type of material that works but as long as it works with or without gloves I'm happy.
    11-21-2012 09:45 AM
  6. gsquared's Avatar
    Gotta say pmouse I love the action statement. "MSFT/NOK, I'm seriously ashamed with this execution." Thats really gonna hit them where it hurts.

    Ya know, looking over your previous posts you have experienced just about every problem imaginable with your phone. Really, the odds of getting such a lemon piece of junk must be astounding. I just tried to calculate it using my 920 and the dam thing started flashing "Tilt".

    Of course I'm offended by such a message. Such nerve that device has to flash such a mesage at me...
    11-21-2012 10:28 AM
  7. socialcarpet's Avatar
    What is the point in testing it with anything other than gloves or perhaps a stylus?

    Who the **** is going to use their phone with some nail clippers or a napkin? :dry
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    11-21-2012 10:34 AM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    I have a screen protector on my 822, and the OtterBox it's in has one, too. I didn't have a glove handy, so I used the sleeve of my Columbia lined fleece jacket. Two layers of fleece and two layers of that thin nylon worked great. Just for kicks, I folded the sleeve over. Four layers of each takes a bit of work, but I can slide up the lock screen through it.

    I'm not going to waste my time with all that other stuff because I'm never going to take anything metal to my screen.
    11-21-2012 10:57 AM
  9. sudakoma's Avatar

    Who the **** is going to use their phone with some nail clippers or a napkin? :dry
    Lighten up, I was bored and found it an interesting test. :dry
    11-21-2012 11:39 AM
  10. Moocowdeluxe's Avatar
    From my experimenting is does seem to take a second or two for the screen sensitivity to adjust when using things like keys on the screen.

    What I've been trying to find is a stylus or some kind of pen that will work on the screen, since that's the only use for it other than nails and gloves, really. Haven't had any luck so far, though, asides from those capacitive styluses, of course. But let's face it: those suck. It's like using an oversized crayon.
    11-21-2012 01:49 PM
  11. rdjward's Avatar
    How long does it take for the sensitivity to drop?

    I will test it on my unit.
    Lol too easy.

    Mine was working well with thin gloves but haven't tried anything beyond that.
    11-21-2012 01:52 PM
  12. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Lighten up, I was bored and found it an interesting test. :dry
    You should change the title of your thread to "High Sensitivity Touch doesn't work with napkins and nail clippers" then.
    11-21-2012 03:15 PM
  13. socialcarpet's Avatar
    How long does it take for the sensitivity to drop?

    I will test it on my unit.
    11-21-2012 03:16 PM
  14. ishredthecello's Avatar
    Here is your problem from the video...it's plugged in.

    Seriously, when mine is plugged in the screen is horrible. I think it's a software problem with the phone itself. Try unplugging it and see if it works better.
    11-21-2012 03:46 PM
  15. alogde#WP's Avatar
    Ok here is mu story lol, first 920 i had worked perfecrtly but the battery was not good, so i hit factory settings and it bricked, got a new 1 and the screen does work after a few seconds but when i go into settings and try to click on display+ touch it tries to open it but switches back to the settings menu, it also does the same with audio and feedback to Nokia, does anyone know what is going on, reallly appreciate the help, thanks
    11-24-2012 04:09 PM
  16. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I'll say this. It was 32ish and below last night at a parade here in Mid-Michigan. I was wearing gloves. My phone worked perfectly in them. That's all I care about.
    11-24-2012 04:53 PM
  17. wizzackr's Avatar
    Strange, never really tried before, but I have the same issue. Does not seem to work with ANYTHING other than my fingers, really :/
    11-24-2012 04:54 PM
  18. wizzackr's Avatar
    Could it gave anything to do with the auto-adjusted brightness? It seems to work if the screen is powered up fully... ?
    11-25-2012 05:03 PM
  19. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Here is my question, hopefully it is a legitimate one:

    Why are you not trying to use this thing with gloves? When on earth are you ever going to be busting out a pair of nail clippers, or whatever other ridiculous device to use your phone? AFAIK Nokia only ever advertised or claimed that it would work with gloves. Reviewers took it upon themselves to see what else it would work with, and it turns out it would work with many things. But seriously, people are calling out Nokia and saying they are disappointed in the implementation of the high sensitivity touch because their nail clipper doesn't activate the screen?
    11-25-2012 05:13 PM
  20. squire777's Avatar
    I don't know the exact science behind capacitive touch screens, but I think the screen needs a tiny bit of disruption in its electrical field from your finger, or similar conductive object. Objects that are resistive probably will not cause the screen to respond. Plastics, wood, rubber and such probably will not work on the screen.
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    11-25-2012 05:15 PM
  21. sabotagebx's Avatar
    rubber does work on the screen
    11-25-2012 05:39 PM
  22. ncxcstud's Avatar
    After fiddling with it a bit, it seems that once the screen detects (somehow, its magic to me ;)) that something is touching the screen and the screen isn't responding, it'll kick in the high sensitivity feature.

    Case in point - Its been cold for me in Michigan (I'm originally from the south). So, as I was leaving worship this morning I had my gloves on. At first, my screen wasn't responsive at all to the gloves. Then, I kept trying to unlock it and lo and behold after a short while (literally 15 seconds) everything worked perfectly. So for those where gloves aren't working, how long are you trying? you might need to wait a little longer before giving up :)

    Still amazed at that I can use this with gloves without the 'tech' aspect of it.
    11-25-2012 07:06 PM
  23. Moocowdeluxe's Avatar
    AFAIK Nokia only ever advertised or claimed that it would work with gloves. Reviewers took it upon themselves to see what else it would work with, and it turns out it would work with many things.
    Actually, Nokia also said it would work with fingernails and "certain pens" (though it failed to say what these "certain" pens were). Being able to use the tip of a pen for stylus duty is one of the things I was looking forward to, but so far, no luck.

    Reference this picture:
    11-26-2012 12:50 PM
  24. C s G's Avatar
    So I've been using my phone a lot more with my gloves on past few days. I would say that there's definitely an issue with the high sensitivity touch (for my phone, at least). It's the hardest at the lock screen, but even after unlocking, sometimes it would die off as well mid-way using it, and either come back on, or not.

    I thought it might be my gloves (Burton Powerstretch Liner which comes with a rubberish grip on it), so I just tried it with my nails and a microfiber cloth. Same thing.
    11-29-2012 01:01 AM
  25. wizzackr's Avatar
    Nokia's last OTA update fixed it for me. Yay... Plus: nice support!
    12-06-2012 11:06 AM
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