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    Default Galaxy Note 3 - Unresponsive touch screen

    So a few times a day, my screen goes unresponsive. The only way to unfreeze it is to turn the screen off, back on, unlock phone, and it all works great after that. Seems that it happens everytime I am bragging and showing off the phone. Really annoying. Any thoughts?

    I have done a factory reset, cleared cache, disable pen recognition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBassRN View Post
    So a few times a day, my screen goes unresponsive. The only way to unfreeze it is to turn the screen off, back on, unlock phone, and it all works great after that. Seems that it happens everytime I am bragging and showing off the phone. Really annoying. Any thoughts?

    I have done a factory reset, cleared cache, disable pen recognition.

    Do you ever turn off your phone like at night or when charging it? It sounds like something is running in background or something in RAM is getting stuck, for lack of some better technical term.

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    I restart my phone 3-4times a day because I was thinking the same. I narrowed the problem down to my screen protector, my double layer incipio case, or my SD card. Not the screen protector but still troubleshooting the other two.

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    Three hard resets later, problem is miraculously fixed. Only problem is I no longer have the Samsung App store and Samsung says they can't fix that.

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    I posted a link in the note 3 forum for the link to manually download the app store. Search my user name and you should see it.

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    JBass, Mine does the same thing. I went in and enabled dev options and had it show touch locations on the screen and when it freezes like that, if you put 2-3 fingers on the screen and just hold them for a second or two, it should stop it and let you go again. It's a multi-touch issue with the phone and over on XDADev it's a 20 page thread going on about it.

    Did the 3 hard resets actually fix it? Or just delay it from coming back again? Every time I think I've stopped it, it comes back with a vengeance for a few hours. I ran mine without a case, SD card, or screen protector a good chunk of the time with no difference.

    If it did fix it for you, please let me know and I'll hard reset this SOB into the next millennium until it works. Otherwise I might get it swapped out at AT&T for another one, because while a LOT of people are having touch issues, only a rare few are having it as bad as you and I.
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    I have had not. Issues for several days now. Hoping it worked although not sure why it would have.

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    Found it.
    Last edited by JBassRN; 10-31-2013 at 09:13 AM.
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    Thanks for the Samsung App link. Worked great.

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    My Note 3 screen only works with S pen, it wont respond when i use my finger. Hlep out.
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    I have found that Voice Apps seem to screw everything up on my Note 3!
    "Assistant" would freeze my lock screen and others screwup S Voice.
    Joe

    Via my Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatwatman View Post
    My Note 3 screen only works with S pen, it wont respond when i use my finger. Hlep out.
    Your note 3 is doing it too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatwatman View Post
    My Note 3 screen only works with S pen, it wont respond when i use my finger. Hlep out.
    Quote Originally Posted by magmarules1 View Post
    Your note 3 is doing it too?
    Did you figure how to fix this? Mine did the same thing months ago. I finally figured out that the phone thought there was an S-View cover on it, which I don't own. That is why the stylus would work and only my finger in the area where the S-View cover would show the screen. When you press the power button, do you get a funky looking menu? In other words, do you get a menu that looks like it would fit in an S-View window?
    If so, the fix I found was to tap on the back side of the phone just to the left of the battery, about 1-1.5" from the bottom. Not real hard. Just a few taps with the end of your finger.
    I thought it was a rogue app at first and then it happened again and finally (don't remember how) came up with this.
    It must be a faulty sensor or something.

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