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How to use touch and hold delay in KitKat 4.4.2 for Android

How to use touch and hold delay in KitKat 4.4.2 for Android

This page explains how to activate the touch and hold delay.

  • To access the Accessibility features on your Android device select the ‘Settings’ icon then ‘Accessibility’ from the list under the ‘System’ heading (Figure 1).


Figure 1 - Accessibility Settings.

  • You can alter the length of time needed to touch and hold an item on screen before your device recognises that the item has been selected.
  • Select ‘Touch and hold delay’ (Figure 2) to bring up three options (Figure 3).


Figure 2 - Turning on Touch & Hold Delay.

  • Tap to select one of
    1. Short
    2. Medium
    3. Long


Figure 3 - Touch and Hold Delay Options.

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