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What materials will work best to make a phone sleeve that won't activate a capacitive screen? Answered

I have an old phone that I use just for listening to podcasts. Sometimes my leg will activate the screen while I have it in my pocket, and it will start playing audio, or will take other actions like deleting episodes I haven't listened to! I also sometimes touch the screen when taking it out of my pocket.

I want to make a sleeve for it that will keep this from happening. I've tried putting different materials over the screen and tapping them to see if they resist the touch, but they aren't working. So far, I've tried paper and silicone-coated sticker backing paper. I also suspect that cotton cloth won't work, because my leg affects the screen through the fabric of my pocket lining.

What other materials should I try?

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