How to Disable Capacitive buttons backlight on Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

Samsung has been very particular about having capacitive buttons with backlighting on their Galaxy series since a long while rather than going for on-screen keys, even for its flagship smartphones like S7 and S7 edge. While it’s always better to have a phone with backlit capacitive keys as they come handy while operating the device in dark or low light conditions. But preventing the user from controlling the settings of the backlight isn’t a wise move. That’s what Samsung has done! Earlier versions of TouchWiz allowed the user to turn off the capacitive buttons backlight and even control the backlit timeout duration but not anymore.

Disable Capacitive buttons backlight_Galaxy S7-S7 edge

Though, backlit keys are indeed useful and appreciated by most users but they can turn annoying and distracting at times. For instance, you’re playing a game, reading an ebook or browsing the internet at night and suddenly the buttons lighten up (which are too bright at night) thereby hindering the user experience.

Fortunately, there is a small and nifty app “Galaxy Button Lights” that lets you easily control the behavior of capacitive buttons light at the bottom of Samsung Galaxy phones. What should have been a default setting on the phone is added by this app that works like a charm and doesn’t needs Root access. Using this app, Galaxy users can choose a time duration, turn the backlight always on (when the screen is on) or always off, or reset to the default duration.

Galaxy Button Lights

Besides Galaxy S7 & S7 edge, the app works perfectly on a majority of Galaxy phones like Note 5, S6, S6 Edge,S6 Edge+, A5, A8, etc.

Download @GooglePlay

Image source: ArsTechnica


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. chukka says:

    Thanks for the how-to. It\’s still relevant.

  1. May 31, 2016

    […] users from controlling the functionality of the backlight. Well, there is a nifty app “Galaxy Button Lights” that lets you easily control the behavior of capacitive buttons light on S7 & S7 edge. What […]

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