Touch & hold delay

This setting adjusts the amount of time before your tap on the screen becomes a touch & hold.

A longer touch & hold delay means that you need to keep your finger in the same place for longer before your tap becomes a touch & hold. If you find that you accidentally touch & hold when you intend to tap, consider choosing a longer delay.

To adjust the touch and hold delay:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility and then Touch & hold delay.
  3. Select Short, Medium, or Long.

More about the "touch & hold" gesture

"Touch & hold" is a common gesture on Android devices. It means that you touch an item on the screen and don't lift your finger until the item responds.

Many times, touch & hold lets you take action on something on your screen. For example, to move an app icon on your home screen, touch & hold, then drag it to the new location. Sometimes touch & hold is called a "long press."