Google says it is aware of a problem with the Pixel 4A5G touch screen and is working on it. Some devices are failing to respond consistently to taps at the bottom of the screen, especially affecting people who have opted for three-button navigation instead of swipe. Android Police Complaints from 4A 5G owners over the issue have been looked into, which appear to have been eliminated since the December security patch was released.
Google’s response is courtesy of the Pixel Support Forum post. The company says it will fix the issue “in an upcoming software update”, but it looks like it will have at least a week left. Android Police The January security patch did not address this. In the meantime, Google advises users to work on this issue with some specific instructions on tapping navigation controls.
1. When tapping the icons on the edge of the screen, tap the center of the button or the side of the button / icon away from the edge of the display.
2. Use the tip of your finger or thumb instead when tapping the icons, including the navigation buttons, at the bottom of your screen. This will help improve contact recognition.
Trying and deliberately changing the way you tap a button on your phone screen is not an easy task, so hopefully Pixel 4A5G users will have to try these weird tricks for a while.
Google’s January patch, along with a security update, also addressed other Pixel 4A5G bugs and bugs. So while the touch screen issue persists, at least one audio bug that caused cracking sounds in some cases is no longer an issue.