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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Holydoc, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Holydoc

    Holydoc Well-Known Member
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    Why is it that thee buttons at the bottom of the phone sometimes light up and sometimes doesnt?
    Is there a way to make them always stay on when the phone is on?
     

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  2. Aviator14

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    I believe that they light up based on how dark it is in the room/outside. As for keeping them on all the time, I haven't found any settings dealing with the backlight. Of course, I've only had my Incredible for about 15 days so I could be missing something.
     
  3. sabrewings

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    They turn off when the screen turns off. If you're in a well lit environment, it keeps them off to save power (since you can see them anyway.
     
  4. jayochs

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    wow! i wondered this too; thanks for the replies!
     
  5. lafester

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    there really should be a setting for this somewhere.
    quite a few times i couldn't see the keys and had to cover the sensor to get the light to come on.
     
  6. ACD168

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    if u have root, there is an app in the market that can be used to turn the lights on and off.
     
  7. Holydoc

    Holydoc Well-Known Member
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    Lafester,
    Where is the sensor that you covered?
    It is many times where it was too dark for me to see the keys.
    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  8. contagous

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    Whats this app called?
     
  9. Whether or not the touch buttons light up or not is completely determinate via the light sensor in the top left corner of the front-face of the phone (left of the Verizon branding). Cover that, and the keys should light up. Shine light on it and they will not.
     
  10. Holydoc

    Holydoc Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Epiphany. I will definitely try that next time.
     

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