The obvious way To prevent Santa from pinching your fingers, put on a pair of warm gloves. People have been wearing gloves for centuries, with the shift from mittens to individually wrapped fingers being the biggest improvement during that time. But traditional gloves don’t fit well with our smartphones. Sure, you might useless stab the touchscreen before taking off your glove to use your phone. But wouldn’t you rather grab a good pair of touchscreen gloves?
All of these gloves feature material or fingertip technology that works with touchscreens, but some are better than others. I tested every pair in this guide with my phone — answering calls, surfing the web, and sending text messages — and also checked for comfort, grip, and warmth when I used them at around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. These are our favorites.
Updated October 2023: We added touchscreen gloves from Verloop, Kent Wang, The Heat Company and Montane, as well as a new section with other gloves we tested.
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Adjust your phone’s settings
Before we get started, I highly recommend that you increase the sensitivity of your phone’s touchscreen. Here’s how:
On an Android phone: Go to Settings, system, Languages, KeyboardThen Pointer speed, and then push it to the maximum. These settings may vary depending on the smartphone. Some Android phones also have one Increase touch sensitivity option or Screen protection mode can be found in the Advertisement Settings.
On an iPhone: Go to Settings, Accessibility, Touchand tap Haptic touch or 3D and haptic touch and set the slider to Fast. You may also consider tweaking some of the settings in Settings, Accessibility, Touch, Tap Accommodations.