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

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How to Disable Triple press emergency call feature in samsung

My Samsung M31s keeps calling emergency services 112 more than 30 times a day. How to disable triple press power button panic mode / emergency call option. I have changed the settings, I have ...
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Power and volume buttons are broken and I can't turn on my Samsung phone

My Samsung phone's power and volume buttons are broken and I can't turn on the phone. Is there a way to power the phone on? Maybe with something external like a keyboard?
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

I have used Android for years and for most Android phones, pressing power + Volume Down together takes a screenshot. I have used my Google Pixel 6 for 2 years now, and the screenshot function has ...
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Honor 8 : Is there a way of taking a screenshot without using the power button?

When I used to take a screenshot on a cell phone (Honor 8, not rooted, Android 8.0.0), I push the power button and the volume button together. But now the power button on a cell phone has stopped ...
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How to fix the problem of power button stuck a bit inside and not working?

I accidentally dropped a cell phone (Honor 8) over and over again, and now the power button (the small one on the right side, below the volume button) seems to be pushed inside a bit and stuck there. ...
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Cycling and launching apps through holding down power button: extra support for blind users

I want to use Android as a person that cannot read (for example, as a blind user), in a supermarket to read out what's in front in me via voice, using headphones, by pointing my Android phone with ...
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Long-pressing power button shows Assistant, how to restart the device?

The long press on the Power button that I used on my earlier Android (Oreo) is now popping up the assistant. So what is the secret gesture? This is for a Pixel 7 if that makes a difference.
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How do I get my 3 button controller on Wired Headphones to work/get enabled in Android 12?

I have just acquired a Lenovo M9 tablet running Android 12. It has a 3.5 mm port for audio output. All my wired headphones of various brands that have worked on all my previous Android devices, do not ...
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How to take screenshot using Power button only?

I find using Power + Vol - extremely cumbersome. Is it possible to change this to holding Power Button? I'm on Android 10.
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How to disable power button turning on flashlight while screen off in Android?

I have a galaxy S20+, and multiple times per day, when I pick up my phone or pull it out of my pocket and turn the screen on, the flashlight comes on too. It's very annoying. The flashlight is ...
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How to disable bottom app toolbar on Samsung Tab running Android 12?

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and until today the system toolbar (placed at the bottom of every app) consisted of 3 navigational soft buttons. Those buttons were centered and easy to access With ...
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Stuck in recovery mode, power button broken

My Samsung galaxy j5 (2015) is stuck in recovery mode, If I pull and put back the battery it boots in recovery, if I let the battery run out and then charge again it still boots automatically in ...
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Turn on screen without using any button on the phone

All buttons on the device are broken, device is on but the screen is off. Is there any way to turn on the phone using USB or any other way? My phone is a moto e20 with no removable battery and no ...
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Core non responsive to back button and menu button

I am using Samsung Galaxy J5 Core. I accidentally clicked on an advertisement on a site, which caused the back and menu buttons to not respond. I've tried using two Security Antivirus and scanning ...
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Use physical buttons to take picture when camera is open

Is there an app or other way to use the physical buttons on my phone to take a picture when the camera is open? (I see various apps to open the camera using those buttons, but not to take a picture). ...
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Firefox Reader Mode lost my form input

I accidentally clicked on the stupid Reader Mode button in Firefox while I was typing into a form on a webpage, then quickly tapped it again to return to normal mode, but it reloaded the page, losing ...
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Wrong earphones/headphones buttons press/tap behavior

I've had this issue for a long time now. As far as I know there are three button commands while using any music players. One press for pause, double press to go to the next song, and triple press to ...
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How To Map Joypad Axis To Button?

How do I map a joypad (specifically the HAT switch/DPad) axis to a button with a key-layout file in /system/usr/keylayout/? I currently have this line in the appropriate file: axis 0x10 split 0x7f ...
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How to show a visual indicator when mute all sounds is enabled

On the Galaxy S9 (and I presume later versions, though I don't know for sure) there is a "mute all sounds" setting that can be toggled by pressing the power and volume up buttons ...
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I have a Zenfone 6 unusable because of a broken screen, and a HTC one m9 with a broken power button. Is there a way I could use one of them?

The touch screen on the zenfone6 is unusable because it presses randomly. I tried to connect it to my pc and use scrcpy to control it, but it doesn't detect it. adb doesn't detect it. I used to be ...
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How to disable showing home screen by swiping the locked phone

When my Android 11 phone is locked and dark, the Home Screen shows with some gesture. Or e.g. when putting the phone in my pants pocket, which I find annoying. My previous phone has Android 8, which ...
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Is there any way to change screenshot buttons in phones which don't have it in the settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262. Its power button has some issues and I can't take screenshots using the combination of power and home buttons (I can't take screenshots using the combination of ...
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Remap Chromecast device button via ADB

I got a Chromecast with Google TV. It has the ability to emit certain infrared signals when a button on the remote is pressed, allowing the user to control both Chromecast and TV with one single ...
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Automatic app opening + power, home button not working J Max [SM-T285YD]

My device is Samsung J Max (SM-T285YD). I can go onto download mode, recovery mode. Even after restart power button also working. But after sometimes suddenly it opens chrome, google automatically. ...
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Stuck entering Recovery mode plus Power and Home Button not working

My phone is Samsung Galaxy J Max Tab (SM-T285YD). My phone's power and home buttons are not working. Now somehow i entered into recovery mode. But while entering it got stuck. What should i do now. It ...
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How to achieve factory-reset or bootloader mode for Flywheel (Glorystar Nebula rf3288) tablet without buttons?

I've gotten stuck trying to upgrade a Glorystar Nebula 15 kiosk Android tablet (as customized for the orphaned Flywheel spin-bikes) to a vendor-provided single-file Android 7.1 firmware image (7....
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Display additional button in Menu Bar

In Android 10, MIUI 12.0.2, how does one display, in the Menu Bar, the button to show the Toggles? By Toggles I mean the following menu that appears if one scrolls down at the top So far, the Menu ...
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How can I restore the browser button?

For some magical reason, the browser button on the home screen of my Android phone (Xiaomi MI 9 SE, MIUI 10.2) has gone missing. I can't find it! ... how can I restore/recreate it? Note I'm not ...
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phone is on recovery mode , usb debugging is disable and power button is not working ? how to on or format the phone (samsung j7 2016)

i have samsung j7 2016 when i take out the battery and put it back it on without pressing power button and directly takes me to the recovery and I cant select anything because my power button not ...
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How can I answer phone calls with a real (like power) button?

I can close phone calls with that button by default, but for me it would be even more useful to be able to answer a phone call the same way. Is there a setting or an application that would enable that?...
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How do I disable emergency call after three power button clicks on my Samsung S10?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S10 (on Android 10). One of the features that constantly irritates me is the accidental dialling of the emergency number. The system by-default looks for triple power button ...
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Customize Google Assistant button

I am using a Motorola phone which has a dedicated Google Assistant button, but I don't use the assistant much. Is it possible to customize the button and use it for some other activity?
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Accessing the home screen without the capacitive home button?

I dropped my OnePlus One, and now the bottom half of the touchscreen doesn't work. I connected a mouse to disable the lock screen, and I can now work with most apps (apart from Strava and the Camera) ...
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[Sony Xperia XZ1]Remapping camera button

Hello {darkness my old friend} I have a Sony Xperia XZ1(G8341) with AOSP GSI What I would kindly like to ask how to map the "dead" camera button to any function Currently the button doesn't work at ...
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How to make a "system" screenshot with ButtonMapper

Since a recent update of ButtonMapper the functionality to make a "system screenshot" (if you have root) seemed to be replaced by a "app screenshot", which is limited in some apps as Instagram of ...
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How can I remap my camera button to switch back and forth between two apps?

For my work as a bicycle delivery man, I use the phone for navigation and thus often need to switch between the delivery app and Google Maps. I'd like to configure the camera key of my Cubot Quest ...
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Disable Volume and Power button screenshot

Pressing Volume (-Up or -Down) and Power button takes automatic screenshot. Can I disable this feature? (I often grab my phone and press those buttons by mistake). I use OnePlus with OxygenOS 9.
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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 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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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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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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