Calibrating the screen of your mobile device is important. It is something that few do with their mobiles, and that you may think you do not need, but it is more important than you think. In this tutorial you will be able to know the reasons why you should do it, in addition to knowing step by step how it can be calibrated in an easy way. Once you do, in many cases, you will notice the results with greater precision.
How to calibrate the screen step by step
To calibrate the screen of your Android tablet or smartphone, you can follow these simple steps on how to calibrate the screen, depending on what you want to calibrate, as it can be done for various purposes:
Calibrate the touch screen
To calibrate the touchpad on your Android device (for version 4.x or higher), what you need to do is follow these simple steps:
Touch Screen Calibration (Free, Google Play) →
- Install the TouchScreen Callibration app from Google Play.
- Then open the app on your Android device.
- Tap on Calibrate or Calibrate.
- Now it will guide you through a wizard that you will have to follow step by step on the Test Pad to see if it passes the analysis.
- After the tests it is complete. You will receive a notification indicating that the calibration was successful.
- Touch OK to accept.
- You can then reset the mobile device. And check that everything works correctly. If you notice something strange, or that the calibration did not complete, you can relaunch the app and start over at step 1.
In the case of wanting to calibrate the touch panel in a mobile Android 4.0 or earlier, then you can find a built-in calibration option, that is, included in the operating system itself. Although not in all models or in all versions. But you could try those steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Then to the Language and text input section.
- Then locate the Touch Input option.
- And inside it go to Text Input.
- Click on Calibration tool or Calibration reset.
Calibrate the colors
On some devices it can be done from the Android Settings menu itself, but not on all, since some customization layers (UI) do not give this option. However, on any mobile device, what you can do is have an app to calibrate the colors on your screen. One of the best is called Color Calibrator and the steps are:
Color Calibrator (Free, Google Play) →
- Install the Color Calibrator app from Google Play.
- Launch the app you just installed.
- You will see some controls to adjust the color (red, green and blue), brightness, warmth, etc. You must adjust them manually.
The problem with this app is that you will have to have exceptional vision to achieve the best configuration, and keep trying until you reach the desired goal. Another option is to have a reference, such as using an image on another calibrated device and the same one on the device to be calibrated to try to make it as similar as possible. But it won’t be easy.
Apart from Color Calibrator you also have another app called Adjust the screen, which can also help you with adjustments, and even correct some imperfections that occur in certain panels, and even generate filters so that the image looks as you want, locate dead pixels, create a Scanline effect, etc.:
adjust the screen (Free, Google Play) →
- Install the Adjust Screen app from Google Play.
- Launch the app on your Android.
- You will see its initial screen with all the controls for the adjustments that you will have to vary according to your preference or according to what you are looking for.
Be careful when using static images with OLED/AMOLED panels of those that some devices include, since putting this type of images for a long time can generate problems on the screen, such as the famous burning or ghost effect (burn-in).
What is the purpose of calibrating the screen?
if you’re wondering what is the use of calibrating the screen of your Android mobile device, the answer is simple, depending on the type of calibration you have done in the section on how to calibrate the previous screen:
- Calibrate the screen: When we talk about the screen image, by calibrating it you can better adjust the brightness, contrast, color gamut. In this way, the graphic quality that you will see on your device will be better. Keep in mind that, sometimes, the values that come from the factory preconfigured are not optimal, and have even been able to vary over time.
- Calibrate the touch panel: in this other case, it refers to calibrating the touch panel, which will make the gestures you make on the screen or the touches more precise and correct. This optimizes the device so that it works perfectly, and it would not hurt to do it from time to time. Obviously it is not necessary every month, but if you notice that the screen does not respond as it should or that it has lost precision, it is a good time to do it.