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    My ipad is currently 13.2.3 and it seems that with each update, I’m having to “double tap” the screen to open anything or just to navigate. Sometimes it takes more than 2 screen taps to get it to do anything. It never used to be that bad. Any ideas or is it operator error?

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    Could be dry hands...could be dirty/greasy display... or a combination.

    Here are some common touchscreen "human" related issues (taken from the linked article):

    "People whose fingertips don’t conduct electricity as well have a harder time using capacitive touch screens. Factors that can thwart capacitive touchscreen technology include:"

    Thick calluses
    Dry hands
    Long fingernails

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    How old is the iPad? Has it been dropped or have any screen damage?

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    I generally use a stylus on it. I never thought dry hands would be an issue, interesting...It’s maybe 2 years old and never dropped. From the double post, it maybe operator error

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    I generally use a stylus on it.

    I also usually have to use a good stylus to get them to work and respond properly as I essm to lack proper capacitance, and using a trackpad is almost impossible until I remember a trick a Mac Guru told me one day years ago, and that was just to breathe onto the fingers, which I guess adds a layer of moisture and increases the capacitance. It seems to work well, at least for me and him.

    - Patrick

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