Turn Your Home Button Into A Capacitive Button!

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    Did you know that you can actually use your Samsung Home button as a touch only Capacitive button? Physically pressing the home button can ruin your flow and slow down your experience. A Capacitive button is much easier and quicker to use. The EasyHome app turns the home button from your Samsung phone into a capacitive button.

    This app will work with most Samsung devices released in 2014 and 2015.This is also a great way to save wear and tear on your home button. The app is free, but there is a pre version that will set you back $1.69 which allows you to wake your device by touching the home button if you are not using the fingerprint to unlock. Grab this app from the link below.

    via Play Store
     
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    I'm interested to know what this does for battery life. I have to assume it'll be polling the fingerprint reader sensor constantly, waiting for the sensor to tell it that your finger has touched the button...
     
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    Installed, working. Will get the Pro version if they add support for fingerprint locked phones. @Jonny Kansas , will let you know if I see battery drain.
     
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    I'm going to have to try this out.

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    I don't know how much battery the fingerprint sensor really needs to constantly monitor for your finger there. May not notice any difference, but I'll look forward to your findings.
     
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    Me too! I'll certainty know if the app shows up in my battery stats. I also wonder if it will interfere when I use fingerprint to unlock. I'll keep you posted.

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    Says the pro version to wake the device with the button doesn't work with fingerprint unlock, but you should be good otherwise.
     
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    Let us know how it works. One of the reviews mentions it causing issues with long-press for Google Now.
     
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    what? pressing a physical button breaks immersion? I didn't know that, since I've been using my note 2 for years. I guess I just don't see my phone as the most immersive experience in the world. but whatever floats your boat.
     
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    No interest in this app. I've never had a problem with any of the home buttons wearing out on my Galaxy S devices. That, and I use the long press feature on mine so using this app would render any long press features useless. Interesting concept though.

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    Correct, Google Now does not work when you long press on home. I'm hoping that they will fix that. It does not seem that it should be too difficult to activate that feature. No biggie for me bc I just access it through my start launcher that always floats on top of my display.

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    Really? Does a regular press of the button still take you home? I'm guessing that's hard to test, since just touching it will take you home, but that's sold me on not feeling a need to try this app. Well, that and the whole screen unlock situation.

    Hope they continue to improve it and fix these things though!