HTC 10's capacitive buttons: here's how to keep them backlit at all times

So, you've got yourself an HTC 10 but the slightly offset position of the capacitive navigation buttons is slightly annoying you? Currently, there is no way to have on-screen software ones similar to the HTC One M8 and M9. Sorry, folks!

But still, there's something that can be done to make the HTC 10's capacitive buttons a bit more user-friendly. See, they are back-lit, but by default the lighting goes off when you are not using them, which kind of beats the purpose of having a backlight in the first place. If you can't see the button when you need it, why would you even need it to be illuminated upon interaction?

Anyway, there's a way to keep the capacitive buttons always-on while you're actively using the phone and its display is enabled. As the cool guys we are, we will show you how to do so!

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1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Atleast they have the settings, downloaded the galaxy lights app to turn mine off

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Of course I'm a little behind on my Galaxy versions (I'm on a work issued Galaxy S4), I am able to control the time the capactive buttons stay on.

6. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That went away with the S6. But if you download Galaxy lights app, change it to always on/off, whatever you can uninstall the app and the settings remain in place.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Wow I didn't know that PA you saved my life.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

kind of off topic but I think it's best if they got rid of the speaker grills and copy what they did for the Desire Eye's 'hidden' speakers..

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Always on will just use more battery. I like that they go off on my GN5 . You get use to where they are at.

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

They only stay on if the screen is on. Once your screen goes off, so do the buttons.

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