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    Touch screen behaves erratically in very cold weather

    I took my Droid 4 out on a very cold morning the other day, and its touch screen behaved very erratically. While I was not laying a finger on the screen, the screen was panning up and down, zooming in and out, and clicking things on the screen.

    It was definitely due to the cold air, because I have not seen it behave like the before or after. It did behave like that again later that day out in the cold air again.

    Is this a known problem with Droid 4? Any fix for this?
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    Re: Touch screen behaves erratically in very cold weather

    Took my D1 skiing once. Same situation. Wasn't meant for that type of extreme. I don't know that there is a "fix."

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    Re: Touch screen behaves erratically in very cold weather

    It can also be sudden drop in temperature affecting humidity. A damp screen is a useless and erratic screen. A phone in a warm humid pocket exposed to sudden cold can cause a "dew" to form on the screen.
    Try wiping the screen with a cloth made of something absorbent, like a cotton shirt or something.
    You can mimic the same behaviour, I've done this by accident, by using the screen right after an automobile oil change with dirty fingers.

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    Sounds interesting, never heard of that before.
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    Had the same issue when i took mine out of my pocket yesterday morning when it was -4 degrees fahrenheit. Wiped the screen on my t-shirt and the problem went away.
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    Re: Touch screen behaves erratically in very cold weather

    I've noticed weird behavior like that in the cold as well.

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