1. Victalac's Avatar
    Someone help me out here. I just noticed that when I'm looking at a set of options on my screen that I can highlight an option by just putting my finger a half an inch away from the screen. Now, it only activates if I touch the screen but it highlights to my finger just positioned over the screen. Is this designed into the Galaxy or am I a superhero?
    03-21-2017 11:50 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Capacitative screens detect touches due to your finger completing an electrical circuit within the screen. If your finger is charged up (e.g., with a static charge), I think that can cause the circuit to complete just by being close but not touching the screen.
    03-22-2017 01:52 AM
  3. Victalac's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Capacitative screens detect touches due to your finger completing an electrical circuit within the screen. If your finger is charged up (e.g., with a static charge), I think that can cause the circuit to complete just by being close but not touching the screen.
    It seems to happen all the time with me. Maybe others have had the same experience?
    03-22-2017 05:01 AM
  4. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    if I remember correctly this is a feature that you can disable. I remember I saw something about it when I had an S4.
    what android version are you on?
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    03-22-2017 08:54 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh yeah, @lucianus_luciferus is right: How can I control my Samsung Galaxy S5 by hovering my fingertip over the screen?. I had forgotten about that!
    03-22-2017 09:53 AM

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