A common problem with both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge is that the touch key lights don’t work. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have two touch keys, each on opposites sides of the Home button. These keys light up when the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge are turned on, showing that the smartphone is on and functioning. The reason that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge touch keys are there is for situations that don’t have the best lighting, so you still have a good idea of where the buttons are.
If you have touch keys by the Home button that don’t turn on, below we’ll explain how you can fix this problem.
How to fix touch key light not working:
In most cases, the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge touch keys are not broken, but simply disabled. The reason that these keys are turned off is because the Galaxy S7 is in energy saving mode, and when it comes to saving energy, features that produce unnecessary light are generally the first to go. As convenient as they can be, light costs a lot of battery power.
Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to turn on the touch key lights on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge:
- Turn on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.
- Open the Menu page.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Quick Settings.
- Select Power Saving.
- Go to Power Saving Mode.
- Then go to Restrict Performance.
- Uncheck the box next to Turn off touch key light.
Now the lighting of the two touch keys on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge will be turned back on, just as they usually are.