I have an HTC Desire 320 running Android 4.4.2 or thereabouts. I know the normal way to get to the settings is to swipe two fingers down the screen from top to bottom. This worked find for the first many months that I've had the phone. Lately, it hardly ever works. I can swipe a six or eight times and it may not work even once. I've tried various speeds of swiping from very fast to very slow and everywhere in between but it doesn't work reliably.
Is this a routine thing for a two year old cheap phone? Is there anything I can do to make it recognize my swipes again. Failing that, is there an alternate way to reach the settings?