You have to tap the
button until that goes away then you either hit
and to cancel a fight press the
Took me a minute to figure it out at first. I was only hitting the
once instead of tapping and waiting for the next prompt to go away. Do you only hit it once? If so that may be why you are dying so easily.
I also noticed if I don't have the camera at the right angle I won't see what button I need to hit next.