Tips & Tricks

Choose how long the capacitive buttons on your Galaxy S6 can stay lit or not with this app

You can’t turn off the backlit capacitive buttons for Back and Recent Apps on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge since the devices don’t offer that option, even if the screen is dim the capacitive buttons are bright as always. They can really be a nuisance particularly if you’re using the handset in the dark because you can turn the brightness all the way down but can’t do that for the capacitive buttons, not to mention the fact that precious battery life is spent on lighting them up. There is now a way to fix this.

There’s an app available on the Google Play Store called Galaxy Button Lights, it’s a very simple app that lets you choose how long the capacitive buttons on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge should stay lit. It lets you choose a time duration, choose whether you would like the buttons to be always on when the screen is on or if you’d rather have them stay always off. The developer says that the app might work on recent devices like the Galaxy Note 4 but it has only really been tested on the Galaxy S6. You can download Galaxy Button Lights for free from the Google Play Store.

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pmike81
pmike81

Nothing for me though 🙁

jody04c
jody04c

Excellent!!

Titandan
Titandan

Everyone seemed to complain about touchwiz but features like this is what I liked about touchwiz. It’s pretty good in s6 too. Hopefully, they bring this feature back though.

JohnK
JohnK

I think you are right. Samsung removed many options with each new Galaxy since S5 due to people complaining but being actually just too lazy and looking for any reason to explain minor lags.

sanayp
sanayp

Why did not samsung not add that option by default it always been there in all devices which have light all devices released note 4 and before had this. Why not S6

buntymaskey
buntymaskey

My S6 capacitive buttons can not stay lit after enabling Power Saving Mode

Khlad
Khlad

They should make an update that allow you to change the brightness of the capacitive buttons or turn them off. On Galaxy S3 and S4 (don’t know about other Galaxy phones) the phone have this option without installing an app.

Multiplexing
Multiplexing

Finally! Great app, works like a charm with my Galaxy S6 (Android 5.02). Thanks for the tip. I cannot understand why Samsung removed this feature…

Farsat Sagvan
Farsat Sagvan

This option available in my s4 settings – display!

adam.kirby5
adam.kirby5

Wow. I cannot thank you enough for posting this tip! The 1 thing that has constantly annoyed me about my Galaxy S6 is the capacitive button timeout. Problem now solved until an update fixes this.

brendonx
brendonx

IF you have Power Saving Mode on (Not the Ultra Saving mode) it automatically has these turned off.

corduroysack
corduroysack

works on s4 gt-i9505 🙂