How to Fix Touchscreen Problem on Pixel 4 XL?

If you are an Android user, you may encounter an Android touch screen not working issue one day. It doesn’t matter you own a Premium Flagship smartphone like Google Pixel 4 XL or any mid-range/budget device. Eventually, you will face the issue. Are you facing the same issue with your Google Pixel 4 XL, then you need to follow the below troubleshooting guide in which we have discusses a few methods to fix Touchscreen Problem on Pixel 4 XL.

But a bad touchscreen isn’t always the result of a hardware failure. If your phone’s touchscreen often fails to respond or has entirely malfunctioned, there’s a lot you can do before getting professional help.

Pixel 4 XL

Why isn’t it working?

The phone touch screen could stop working for many reasons:

  • Physical damage. The touch screen is broken or damaged. High temperature, cold, moisture, magnet, static electricity can all damaged touchscreen on Android phone;
  • Malicious or performance-draining apps that crash the phone so the touch screen is unresponsive;
  • Android system crashes after a firmware update, ROM flashing, etc.
  • Wrong settings. A factory reset could restore the phone to default settings and fix the problem.


Follow this article only if you are facing the problems listed below:

  • Not responding
  • Flickering
  • Jumping
  • Flashing
  • Showing dead pixels
  • Blank

Fix Touchscreen Problem on Pixel 4 XL

Step 1: Check your phone’s screen

  • Make sure that your screen is clean.
  • If you’re wearing gloves, take them off.
  • Make sure that your screen isn’t cracked, chipped, or damaged.
  • If you’ve put any stickers over the screen or sensors, peel them off.

Step 2: Troubleshoot the Pixel 4 XL Display Issue

1.Restart the Phone

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always an ultimate solution for any issue. Not only Pixel but this applies to each and every electronic device. I used to tell my mom to restart her device if she faces any issue with her smartphone.

Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

2. Troubleshoot with Apps

  • Turn on safe mode. Follow the below step to turn it on:
    • Press and hold your device’s Power button.
    • On your screen, touch and hold Power off. Tap OK.
    • After you see “Safe mode” at the bottom of your screen.
  • Once you’re in safe mode, touch the screen.
    • If your screen works in safe mode, a downloaded app is most likely causing your issue.
      1. To exit safe mode, restart your phone.
      2. To find the app that’s causing issues, uninstall recently downloaded apps one by one.
      3. Once you remove the app that’s causing the problem, you can reinstall the other apps that you removed.
    • If your screen doesn’t work in safe mode, continue to the next section.

3. Turn OFF Developer’s Setting

  • Open Settings from Pixel Launcher.
  • Scroll down and Tap on System.
  • Go to Developer’s Setting.
  • Turn off Developer options.

4. Factory Reset the Phone

If none of the above methods worked for you then the last thing which can be done by us is that you can factory reset the phone.


ake sure you backup your important data before doing this step
  • Open Settings app from pixel launcher.
  • Scroll down and tap on the System option.
  • Tap on Advanced option.
  • Tap on Reset option.
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset)
  • And then select Erase Everything.

Additionally, you can also post your specific problem in Google Forum.


We have discussed all the possible methods to fix the Touchscreen Problem on the Pixel 4 XL; if you follow it is mentioned above then I am sure you will end up fixing the Google Pixel 4’s touchscreen problem.

Do you own a Pixel Device or any Android device and need these simple tutorials? Then stay tuned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for Pixel are coming soon.

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