Change The Backlight Duration Of Your Samsung Device's Capacitive Buttons

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  1. DroidModderX

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    The Galaxy S6 and Note 5 have some crazy bright capacitive button back light's. This is great when you are outside on a sunny day, but can be rather annoying if you are laying in bed. You can easily reduce your screen's brightness, but there isn't a way to dim the capacitive buttons, however there is a way to change the duration or turn the backlight off all together.

    To the backlight grab the Button Light Settings for root users app from the link below. There are options for the stock 1.5 second duration, an option to turn the lights off, an option to keep the backlights on as long as your screen is on, or an option to set your own duration.

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    So did Samsung remove this from the Settings? I have control over mine in the Note Edge under Settings, Display and Wallpaper, Touch Key Light Duration:

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    I wondered the same as I've always had this feature stock on all of my Galaxy S devices.
    (I always keep mine turned off)
     
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    Yeah. My Note 4 has the same options as Ollie's Edge.
     
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    I used the nonroot app since I got my Note 5. I prefer the buttons off. I got used to on screen buttons and having the light up somehow bugged me. Glad its possible with no root.
     
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    I keep them off on my S6+[​IMG]

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    I think I'll turn mine off too. I tried it once & it was weird, but the muscle memory should get me over that.
     
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    So they removed the option?
     
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    It doesn't feel as weird this time.
     
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    I haven't had mine on since the S3 and Note 2. I had the white versions of those phones and the lit up keys had light bleed that surrounded them. It bugged me so I turned them off. I haven't had a white phone since, but the habit has stuck with me through the years.
     
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    It's a little weird now to not see them, but I'm catching up on everything during my lunch break & in & out of apps. Haven't missed the back button yet. It'll take some getting used to, but I'm gonna stick with it this time. Haha
     
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