pocophone f1 multi touch issue

How to Fix Multi-Touch / Ghost-Touch Issue on Poco F1

Some Poco F1 users recently reported having ghost touch issues on their devices. There are cases where users also reported multi-touch issues. For those of you who are not familiar with these terms, ghost touch issues are manifesting with actual touches on the screen, while users do not touch the screen. Multi-touch issues are manifesting with not registering touches when users are trying to touch the screen at multiple points at the same time.

If you are suffering from some of the issues explained above, this is the guide that may help you solve the issues.

How to Detect and fix Multi-Touch on Pocophone F1

Now, let’s test your device. Here are the steps.

  1. First, download a multi-touch tester app from Play store. (You can use this one)
  2. Launch the app and do some testings by yourself. See if you can spot any issues.
  3. Try doing 3-finger swipe down (your phone should take a screenshot).
  4. Then randomly touch your screen with 1 and 2 fingers. You will be able to notice 1 or 2 ghost touches.
  5. If this is the case, you just found out that your phone suffers from this popular issue.

The Nature of the Issue

In order to fix the multi-touch and ghost-touch issues, we need to locate what causes them. Before you freak out and decide to return your device, please take a look at the rest of the article.

From all the testings we made, this seems to be a software bug (at least in our case). That means your device doesn’t have any hardware problems, which is a good thing. To be more precise, the issue is caused by the screenshot capture feature. For some reason, once it gets activated the touch input gets confused and doesn’t recognize the touches correctly. Hopefully, it will be fixed in the next software update of Xiaomi. Now let’s jump on the solution.

How to Fix the Multi-Touch/Ghost-Touch Issue

The solution is not some coding stuff that you might expect. You do not even need to have a rooted device. It is a simple disabling some feature. Here are the steps.

  1. Go to Settings and tap on Additional settings.
  2. Now open Button and Gesture shortcuts and tap on Take Screenshot.
  3. Set it to None.
  4. Then reboot your device. (You can now uninstall the Multi-touch tester app that you installed before)
  5. Your Multi-Touch/Ghost-Issue is gone.