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:
- Open your device's Settings app .
- Tap Accessibility Touch & hold delay.
- 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'.