Windows OS

How To Turn Off Touch Screen on Windows 10

Having a touch screen capability on a Windows device can certainly prove useful, but sometimes, there are situations when you do not want that feature to work.

Luckily, there is a very straightforward solution to turning off the touch screen functionality in Windows 10. Follow the steps along to learn how.

Step 1: Open Device Manager

More than one method exists to get to the Device Manager. Two of the easier ones are either searching for it in the start menu or invoking the quick access options by pressing Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager.

My inclination is towards the second, but honestly, whatever works for you.

opening device manager in windows 10
As your first step towards turning off the touch screen, head over to the Device Manager.

Step 2: Find & Expand Human Interface Devices Options

Next, look for “Human Interface Devices” and expand all of its options by clicking on the right-facing arrow.

expanding human interface devices options in device manager
As demonstrated, find and expand all of the options for “Human Interface Devices.”

Step 3: Turn Off/Disable Touch Screen

To disable the touch screen, from the expanded options in step 2, right-click on the HID-compliant touch screen, and choose Disable device.

Upon doing so, Windows will generate a warning pop-up. Select yes, and thereafter, your touch screen would become non-responsive. To enable the feature again, right-click on the same option, and go for Enable device.

disable hid-compliant touch screen option to turn off touch screen in windows 10
Disable the HID-compliant touch screen option to make the touch screen in Windows 10 non-responsive.

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In Closing

Making the touch screen in Windows 10 non-workable can not only prolong your battery life, it can also prevent accidental clicks, or rather taps, on things you do not want.

As read above, turning off the touch screen isn’t complicated. In fact, it’s probably one of the most undemanding tasks anyone can perform.