Questions tagged [buttons]

All buttons (soft or hard) such as power, home,volume up/down and issues with them.

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Button/ toggle access

What is the symbol of a phone with an ! In the middle. It shows up in enabling all permissions in appp settings. I have a note 5 on nouget 7.0. is it a secret access switch and if so how do I access ...
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How can I reboot my phone without the power or volume buttons?

Title is pretty self-explanatory. My phone's power and volume buttons don't work. The home button does. It's a Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus. This phone has always had a tendency to crash unless rebooted ...
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Reassign Bixby button on rooted S10

I never use Bixby on my rooted Galaxy S10e, so I would like to repurpose the Bixby button, for instance as camera shutter or to open an app of my choice. Question: How to do that? Note: I tried ...
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How to configure Active button on Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and S7 Active to launch a shortcut

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and Galaxy S7 Active both have a discrete Active button that can be configured to launch two apps (one via short-press, the other via long-press). The Android Settings UI ...
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How to use Pie manual rotation on a phone with physical buttons?

Apparently, since Android Pie the screen can now be locked to landscape orientation (hurray! CyanogenMod (and WP8) has had this since like forever). However, my device (Nokia 5) has physical buttons, ...
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How to disable keyboard icon when typing on the other side of the back button, Android Nougat

I'm running Android 7 Nougat. When I type in gboard there is a small keyboard icon in the lower right corner below the keyboard. But it gets in the way when I type, bringing up the change keyboard ...
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How to press & long press the “back” key with a terminal command?

We manage Zebra Mobile computing units running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow through an MDM. For some reason, the MDM interface doesn't show the Android buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, home, ...
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Music starts playing when volume button pressed

I am using "Music" that comes with LineageOS 15.1, the app's full name shows up as org.lineageos.eleven. Occasionally, my phone starts playing music from my mp3s that I have stored on the phone. I ...
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restart Android phone when power button stopped working

The power button on my Nextbit Robin has stopped working. After some investigation, it would appear that the volume down button doesn't work, either, so, I'm 99% certain that it's a software issue (...
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How can I hide soft buttons?

I have a tablet with 3 soft buttons (Back, Home, Recent) with Android 7.1. Is there some way to hide them (and consequently use the full available screen), or at least dim them? (They are ...
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Menu button for very old apps in Android 7

I have Lenovo TAB4 10 Plus tablet with Android 7.1.1 and I'm unable to change settings for some very old application because of missing menu button for them. In Android 5 there was floating menu ...
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I need help identifying a feature

I have been using an app called Foodpanda that is able to show a button on top of other apps and, on the home screen. It makes this little button which I have marked in the screenshots below with an ...
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How do I automate a specific action via a physical button?

Simplified question: How can I send my location via Telegram with a physical button? On iPhones this would be simple. When jailbroken, you can define any custom action you want for any physical ...
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Enable USB Debugging with broken touch screen and no physical buttons

I'm trying to fix a phone (LG G3 Stylus) that has been badly injured, so now the touchsreen doesn't work, and the only button that works is the volume-up one. I need to backup some stuff (notes, ...
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How do I change the Umi Super's shortcut button to take screenshots?

I have a Umi Super (rooted) device with one shortcut button (press it, and it opens an app of your choice) I want to remap the key to take screenshots. I have tried Button Mapper - but it takes to ...
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How can I switch keyboards using gesture navigation only(no navigation bar)? (OnePlus 5t)

I recently decided to try out gesture navigation on Android (with the navigation bar turned off), and I liked it so much I decided to do away with my navigation bar for good. Aside from English, I ...
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Suggestions to boot OnePlus 3T without any physical buttons?

As the title says, any suggestions for this would be welcome as I have lost the use of both power and volume buttons. Device is not rooted, running Oreo. I have access to both Windows and MAC ...
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How to boot with a volume button?

I have a motorola-moto-g which has a broken power button. I tried to fix my button by gluing it but now it seems that the button connection is somehow isolated and unworking completely, similar to ...
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Soft key lights not turning on when touching screen of s7 edge

I noticed that those 2 soft key lights back and recent button lights are not turning on when i touch the screen. They light up when i touch one of them but not when i touch screen. There is no setting ...
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Is it possible to simulate a button press on an Android application from another application (Android or Desktop)?

I need to automatically click on a specific button on an app. Is there a way to do this on a completely controlled environment? By controlled environment, I mean the phone could be rooted, it could ...
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Unwanted outgoing phone calls

Occasionally, when I flip the lid of my phone and put it on the table, the phone calls the primary number of the contact with which I communicated last (by phone or text message). I suspect that some ...
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Headphone Buttons and USB-C Adapters

I owe a which doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, it use my headphones with a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter. While the speakers and the mic work, the buttons don't. They're assigned incorrect ...
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Will an S4 boot and run without a volume button?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a dented/stuck volume button (causing any attempt to boot to end at the screen that asks whether I really want to install a custom OS because the smartphone perceives ...
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Customize on-screen function buttons on Insignia Flex tablet

We just bought an inexpensive, low-end Android Tablet (the Insignia Flex 8") running Android 6.0. The navigation bar buttons (which are also called, apparently, the "Home Touch buttons", "On-Screen ...
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How to fix the back button light on Samsung Note 3

My note 3 back button light doesn't light up. How to fix this issue?
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Activate screen buttons on the CyanogenMod

I have a Xiaomi Mi3 running an Android 6.0 Cyanogenmod version and the back button doesn't work anymore. In which way can I implement the standard touch buttons on the screen (home, back and menu) in ...
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What buttons are required on android device?

Typically there are three buttons on the device a back button home button and an overview button. Which of these buttons are required by the standard or de facto standard?
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What can I do to fix the volume button back onto my Moto M?

Heres a set of pictures depicting the problem. Any form of help will be much appreciated !!!
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Volume up key to answer call

I'm running Android device on version 5.1 and my device doesn't have any buttons except power and volume. I want my volume up key to answer incoming calls. Is there any exposed or any other method ...
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Where are actions of buttons' long pressing stored?

I want to remap the long press action of the menu button to open the dialog box that appears when the power button is long pressed. I know the keybinds are stored mainly in /system/usr/keylayout/...
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remapping volume up to power button on nexus 5

my power button is half broken. I have rooted my phone and installed xposed framework and xposed additions. I have successfully remapped my volume-up so that when the phone is on I can switch it off ...
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Can't edit files in /sys/ folder

Is there any way to edit files in sys folder? I want to do that because buttons backlight on new rom is off, probably because I turned it off on previous rom and now I dont have backlight buttons ...
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Galaxy S6 Edge unresponsive Download Mode Screen

Worth noting my home button doesn't work (although the fingerprint scanner does). I'm able to access the 'Warning: A custom os can cause critical problems..' screen by holding down my power button and ...
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Is it possible to use an app to disable the power button from switching the phone off?

Is it possible to have an android application such that if the user starts it the phone will not switch off by pressing the side button? It means the only means to switch off it will be remove the ...
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Assign physical camera button to another app

Is there a way to assign the physical camera button to a camera-app other than the default camera app? So, if the camera button is pressed, a specific app should start up. If possible, it should ...
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How to double tap to open video feature of camera app?

I have a clip-on that I sometimes carry my phone in. When clipped in, it is not possible to interact with the screen. However, I still have access to the buttons on the side, so the double-tap to ...
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Key layout for only turning off the display?

According to this website: # This is an example of a key layout file for basic system controls, # such as volume and power keys which are typically implemented as GPIO pins # the device decodes into ...
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Galaxy A5: How to set power button to reject calls (no root)

I've found in Settings/Answering and ending calls how to answer by pressing Home key and how to end a call by pressing the Power key. Is there any other possibility to assign the power key in order to ...
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Volume Up button does not respond while unlocking bootloader

I have an InFocus M260 (MediaTek MT6582 based). It has a locked bootloader and whenever i try to unlock the bootloader, this shows up : fastboot -i 0x0489 oem unlock in the device it shows press ...
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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I am using Moto G3 TE. I was happy with the 5th version but because the frequent alert for 6th version was killing me, I gave up and updated to Marshmallow. It's been like 8 days and now my mobile is ...
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How to send the “open menu” command to an application

So, I have an application I'm trying to use, and on one phone, the buttons are soft-buttons on-screen, and on the other phone, the buttons are hardware buttons. On the hardware button phone, when I ...
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Swapping functions of Back and Menu hardware buttons on Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung reverses the position of Android's Back and Menu (aka Options) buttons, when compared to almost every other device. How does one swap the functionality of these hardware buttons, specifically ...
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Disable hardware keys on Cyanogenmod 12.1 / SM-T800 (Samsung Galaxy Tab S)

I've hated the hardware keys on my Samsung tablet since I bought it. Even after a year, I have to be careful not to brush the keys with my palm or else I'm suddenly exiting the book I'm reading or web ...
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Hide buttons overlay (e.g. 5 second burst) on Google Camera

I have been getting overlays as such on my Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and now my Nexus 6P - haven't noticed exactly when they start to appear and have yet to find a way to disable them - please take a look at ...
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Enable software menu without virtual keys

I have a broken touch screen at the bottom of my Jiayu G45 (Android 4.2.2) phone. Thus the capacitive buttons are not available any more. I've found a program (Soft Buttons) which enables software ...
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Prevent Accidental Reboots when holding down the power button

I often end up accidentally rebooting my Nexus 6 while having it in my pocket, because the power buttons gets pushed for more than 10 seconds. Considering the long boot times, this can be very ...
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Motorola RAZR D3 power button doesn't (un)lock screen

I have Motorola RAZR D3, and when I press the power button, nothing happens: If the device goes to lock screen (after 5s), I can't unlock it with the power button, and the only way is using the soft ...
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Restore power button to default behaviour

I have LG G2 (D801) on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, rooted. The power button stopped working. I am pretty sure an app messed up its behavior - I don't know which one of the many I recently un/installed ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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Change mapping of Hardware buttons in an un-rooted device?

How can I change the mapping of my un-rooted device's buttons like swapping the volume buttons? My device is a Sony Xperia E C1505