Samsung's own app helps solve a common problem with the Galaxy S10, S10+ and other models

Samsung's own app helps solve a common problem with the Galaxy S10, S10+ and other models
If you're accidentally touching the curved edges of your Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ display, Samsung has an app that will help. As mentioned on Reddit (via Gadget Hacks) the Edge Touch app deactivates parts of the curved edged screen to guard against accidentally touches. You can find the app in the Galaxy Store and it will work with curved edge screens on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10 (not including the S10e), Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy Note 9. Your phone must be running Android 8 Oreo or Android 9 Pie.

The app allows users to create Blocked zones that prevent unintended touches on the screen. Grip zones are also customized; these are areas where content on the curved display won't be touched when the phone is being held. The former shows up as yellow areas on the app, while the latter areas are marked in green. One Reddit member posted that Edge Touch "completely resolved" the problems he was experiencing with accidental touches.

After you set up the app for portrait mode, flip the phone into landscape and go through the process of customizing the Blocked and Grip zones again. For those who would prefer not to take the time to customize their phone's display, the app does have an optimized default setting that can be used immediately after installation.

Samsung's Edge Touch app can prevent you from accidentally touching your curved edge display

Samsung's Edge Touch app can prevent you from accidentally touching your curved edge display

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13 Comments

1. Blazers

Posts: 712; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This should be a built-in feature.

2. AbhiD

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Curved screens are trying to solve a problem that never existed in the 1st place. You lose a part of screen to watch content on, you experience distorted colors and now to solve the accidental touch issue you also lose a part of screen that would have been otherwise interactive. All Cons and Pro? Probably looks better. That's it! Seriously Samsung? Ditch it already or do proper Flat Screen and Curved screen versions simultaneously.

11. oldskool50

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Curved screens whole point was aesthetics. No more no less. They were not trying to slove a problem that never exited. They did create one that never existed. However, its not Samsung's fault, people don't know how to hold a phone. I use my Note 9, and past edge model phones all the time and I just hold them normal. I have never had an issue with the edge at all. When I hold the phone, my fingers are all over the side. The S6 edge, was the only model, where I noticed accidental touches were an issue.

3. iloveapps

Posts: 392; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung fans still favor and tried to depend curved displays because its amazing for them even though functionality and ergonomic stupid.

8. Vancetastic

Posts: 736; Member since: May 17, 2017

Read one of your own comments, and then dwell on the word “stupid” for a while. Please learn to troll more effectively. We are not entertained.

13. oldskool50

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Yes I love the edge display for what it was made for. It was made to make the device look cool. And it does look cool. In fact no other phone on the market has looked as good as the Galaxy S/Note with the edge display. Even other phone with an edge display, don't look as cool. The edge screen features are very cool and the function is ok. Unlike features on many phones, the features for edge display can be turned off. I think you're just jealous. And if a flat screen mattered to Samsung fans, like you want it to; Samsung still makes phones with flat displays. Considering the S10 now has a flat screen model, Samsung says its the S10+ that has been selling like hotcakes, despite its higher price and having a curved display. That's pie in your face!

4. mcdonsco

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

This will probably help me to actually keep my S10+ ... That's one of the primary reasons i end up returning or selling samsung phones (I usually buy at least a few phones every year). Thanks!

5. stulla

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Haven't had this prob with my S7 edge

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 340; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Huawei employs curved screens as well as one plus with the reported one plus 7 Pro, it looks like curved screens are here to stay. Personally I'm fine with or without. No issues with the curve on my S8.

7. maherk

Posts: 6678; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I had zero issues with the curved screen on the S9, Note 9, and now the P30 Pro. But the S10+ was a nightmare to use with one hand, I had to get a thick case to fix that.

9. Fialho

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

Am I the only one here that has never touched the edge part of the galaxy s10+'s display accidentally?

10. yalokiy

Posts: 882; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

While watching youtube on my S8 in landscape mode, I would randomly fast-forward or fast-backward accidentally. Other than that it was fine.

12. Diregnoll

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 22, 2019

Ive never understood the point of the curve. It adds nothing to viewing a show or game. It only takes away by adding a curved distortion. Plus any case you put on your phone solves the accidental touch issue... so this is only good if you dont use a case but if you do that.. mofo you're gonna break that phone.

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