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When I start dragging around touchscreen my finger moves smoothly and easily. However the more I use touchscreen the more resistive the screen/finger gets which makes moving around less pleasant.

How to prevent it?

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Stop sweating. Or remove pores on fingertip. –  random May 23 '11 at 2:04
    
Can you use a stylus? –  lamwaiman1988 May 23 '11 at 2:06
    
@gunbaster363, No, it's capacitive screen. –  Vi. May 23 '11 at 2:21

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Definitely the most commons solution to this is to use a screen protector. Take a look on amazon, or just go to your local phone store or mall and pick one up. I tend to prefer the ones that are more of a matte type of material.

The problem is actually caused by the oils on your fingers causing friction with the screen. Usually wiping your phone's screen off with a damp cloth, or some screen cleaning solution will do the trick. Make sure when you are cleaning it to not get any of the liquid inside any of the holes on your phone. If you do, remove the battery, and place the phone in a cup of rice for 24 hours. Also, after wiping your phone down, wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. This should remove all of the friction-causing oil from your hands/phone.

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I would use a nice lint-free cloth to wipe down the screen whenever it starts getting gummed up.

Other than that, you might try using lighter pressure. Modern touch-screens are very sensitive and using lighter pressure will keep oils off your screen while also reducing friction.

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