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Microsoft to deploy touch-screen fix for the Lumia 535

The recently released Microsoft (formerly Nokia) Lumia 535 is Microsoft’s latest offering in the budget-smartphone segment. The phone costs around $149.99, and brings quite a lot for the price, including a 5 inch display with a 960×540 resolution, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP primary camera with LED Flash, and a Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz Quad-Core A7 processor. Ok, so it’s not a spaceship in terms of hardware, but it offers the basics that most users require, and at a very attractive price. The only problem? The touchscreen is acting up, something many reviewers have found troublesome, and something that caused quite a stir among new owners of the Lumia 535.

The touch-screen has several issues, with failures to detect finger movement and interaction being the most annoying, by far. Additionally, it also has issues with its multi-touch capabilities. The Microsoft Lumia 535 often fails to recognize your finger or registers its position incorrectly. The good news is that Microsoft is aware of the issue. The company explained that the problems relating to the touch-screen are caused by improper touch sensitivity settings, and not by hardware failure. In other words, this can be fixed via a software update, so owners of the new Lumia 535 don’t have to worry about exchanging their phones.

Microsoft has already announced it is working an a hot-fix, which it will deploy in the form of an update. The update should theoretically adjust the touch sensitivity. An exact date for when the update will be released hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s most likely going to land before Christmas. Until then, turning off the Screen Magnifier from your Ease of Access settings could help with your phone’s interactivity. It’s not a great solution, but it should temporarily allow you to better use the phone until the update lands.


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