How to turn off the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge capacitive keys backlighting

How to turn off the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge capacitive keys backlighting
Bright navigational keys backlighting can be pretty annoying, especially at night, and especially if there is no option to adjust the light intensity or, at least, duration. Heck, on most Galaxy S6 and S6 edge models you can't even turn those off, it seems.

Yep, Samsung has somehow missed including a separate option to adjust the touch keys backlight with the new flagships, except on the AT&T version, which, as usual, has its own categorized settings menu.

The Galaxy S5 has this feature tucked in the display settings options, but now, on the S6, there is only the ability to turn on and off the Power Saving mode. Well, that's exactly what you need to do in order to get rid of the glaring touch keys backlight on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge:

  • Go to Settings → Battery → Power saving mode, and then tap on the switch to activate the mode.
Don't worry, this is not the Ultra Power Saving mode, which will turn your screen monochromatic, but just a regime that lowers the screen brightness, and throttles the CPU performance a bit, along with other settings (like turning off the capacitive keys backlight), in order to save on juice, so that you can get more out of your phone when the battery starts getting low. 

It's not a dedicated setting to turn off or adjust the illumination timer for your touch keys, but it's at least something until Samsung gets to its senses, and includes the option in subsequent software updates.


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