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How to make gloves work on touch screens (2 methods)

Make Gloves Work on Touch Screens (2 Methods)

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Have you ever wondered why gloves don't work on touch screens? The reason is there are 2 requirements needed. 1) the surface must be at least 1/4" wide and 2) The surface must be conductive.

The fingers of a glove meet the width requirement. But most aren't made of conductive material. Of course you can buy gloves made for touch screens. But if you're a do it yourselfer here a couple ways

The fingers of a glove meet the width requirement. But most aren't made of conductive material. Of course you can buy gloves made for touch screens. But if you're a do it yourselfer here a couple ways

The first method is to pick up some conductive thread. This can be purchased on line.

The first method is to pick up some conductive thread. This can be purchased on line.

Then sew some into the finger tips and/or thumbs of your gloves. Remember it has to be at least 1/4" wide. You can make it look better than this by doing a little weaving style sewing.

Then sew some into the finger tips and/or thumbs of your gloves. Remember it has to be at least 1/4" wide. You can make it look better than this by doing a little weaving style sewing.

The other method is to pick up some thermal grease (sometimes known as thermal compound or paste). The brand I use is called Arctic Silver 5. Find some on eBay.

The other method is to pick up some thermal grease (sometimes known as thermal compound or paste). The brand I use is called Arctic Silver 5. Find some on eBay.

It's used in computers. Rub some on the fingertips of your gloves. Work it in and let it dry. You should use a screen protector when using this method because it's a little abrasive.

It's used in computers. Rub some on the fingertips of your gloves. Work it in and let it dry. You should use a screen protector when using this method because it's a little abrasive.

The thermal grease may not be the prettiest but its the simplest. Depending on your gloves you might have to experiment with how much to use and the pressure you apply to the screen.

Enjoy!

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