Updated September 10 2015

What can I do if my PlayStation Vita's rear touch pad isn't working properly?

Find out what to do if the rear touch pad on your PlayStation Vita isn’t working.


Make sure that the application being used supports the rear touch pad, as some applications do not use it.

If the rear touch pad is supported by the application, please check the following:

  • Are you wearing gloves or are you using the tip of your fingernail?
  • Are you holding the console with your hands on the rear touch pad?
  • Is the PlayStation Vita system on top of a conductive object such as a metal plate?

Once you've checked the above, please start the "Welcome Park" application to see if you can use the rear touch pad normally.