How to Change the Pointer Speed in Android

By Rabin

December 30, 2016   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

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Nowadays, our Android phones are our constant companions (unless you’re an Apple user). We can’t even think a minute looking at our smartphones. Browsing something on the internet, connecting with friends via social networks- everything can be done via our Android phone with ease. But unfortunately, most of us don’t even know the proper functions and many interesting options of the Android phones.

Do you know why Android phones are popular amongst many of us? It’s all because of the simple functionalities and easy modules of the operating system.

A few days ago, I was personally stumped by a question – how to change the pointer speed of the Android phone. Being an avid user of Android, I tested many things on Android but I realized I didn’t know the answer to this question. That’s why I thought I should write about it once I finally found the answer.

Pointer speed: Pointer speed refers to the sensitivity of the screen when you touch the screen and do various activities using your fingers. It’s the same concept of the trackball of the mouse on your PC. Adjusting this speed is essential when you are doing something else apart from regular mobile use.

How to change the pointer speed of an Android phone

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If you are using an Android phone having OS 5.1 Lollipop or higher, here’s how to adjust your pointer speed.

Step 1: The first step is very simple. The process starts with the “Menu” option on the home screen of your smartphone.

Tap on the “Menu” and a list will pop out of it. There you will see an option called “Settings”. Tap on that option.

Once you have tapped on the “settings”, a detailed list that includes a few options will appear in front of you.

Step 2: Select the option called “language and keyboard”. Another screen will appear. Keep scrolling down.

Step 3: An option labeled “pointer speed” will appear. Tap on that and change the sensitivity of the pointer speed.

Note: Pulling the sensitivity to the left decreases the speed while pulling it to the right increases the speed of the pointer.

Remember, 50%- 60% is the optimum for the users. If you are playing a first-person shooter game or FIFA, then you may need to increase the pointer speed to match the environment of the game.

That’s it. Even a novice or beginner can do this without any further help friends. Keep us informed if you hget stuck anywhere.


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