How to Disable Volume Buttons on Android

In this post, we’ll see the steps to disable volume and capacitive buttons.

Also, we’ll see the steps to enable soft keys and remap buttons (capacitive and volume).

Remember that you can do this task on a rooted or non-rooted Android device. Let’s begin.

How to Disable Volume Buttons on Android

Install and open the Buttons remapper (no root) app. Enable the “Accessibility” service for the app (you can follow on-screen instructions to do this).

Now, you can see the primary screen. Tap the “+” icon. Choose the “Short and long press” option. Open the drop-down list under “Key” and choose “VOLUME_UP.”

Open the drop-down list under “Action” and select “Do nothing.” Tap the “Ok.” Tap the “+” icon. Choose the “Short and long press” option.

Open the drop-down list under “Key” and choose “VOLUME_DOWN.” Open the drop-down list under “Action” and select “Do nothing.” Tap the “Ok.”

That’s it.

If you want to enable both the volume buttons, delete both the actions you’ve created. Here’s how you can delete an action:

Long press the action you want to delete and then tap “Delete.”

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How to Disable Capacitive Buttons on Android

Install and open the Buttons remapper (no root) app. Enable the “Accessibility” service for the app (you can follow on-screen instructions to do this).

Now, you can see the primary screen. Tap the “+” icon. Choose the “Short and long press” option.

Open the drop-down list under “Key” and choose the capacitive button you want to disable. Open the drop-down list under “Action” and select “Do nothing.” Tap the “Ok.”

That’s it. The selected capacitive button is disabled. Now, do the above steps (4-6) for all the capacitive buttons you want to disable.

If you want to enable capacitive buttons, then delete the actions you’ve created regarding them. Here’s how you can delete an action:

Long press the action you want to delete and then tap “Delete.”

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How to Enable Soft Keys on Android

For Rooted and Non-Rooted Android Devices

Install and open the Simple Control app.

Follow on-screen instructions to enable “Allow display over other apps” and “Accessibility” service for the app.

Now you can see a screen. Tap the “OK” button.

Remember, this app has a lot of customization options. Use the ones you prefer.

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For Rooted Android Devices

Note: Take a Nandroid backup before proceeding.

Install and open the “File Explorer Root Browser” app.

Provide “Root” and “Storage” permission. Now, you’re in the “Root Directory.”

Tap system > build.prop file > Text Editor.

Add the following code at the end in a new line: qemu.hw.mainkeys=0

Hit the “Save” icon at the top and then tap the “Save & exit” option.

Reboot your phone.

Notes

  • To disable soft keys, remove the code or replace the 0 with 1 in it.
  • If your device has the soft keys by default and you want to disable it, then follow the above steps and replace 0 with 1 in the code.

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How to Remap Buttons (Capacitive and Volume) on Android

  1. Install and open the Buttons remapper (no root) app.
  1. Enable Accessibility service for the app (you can follow on-screen instructions to do this).
  1. Now, you can see the primary screen.
  1. Tap the “+” icon. Choose the “Short and long press” option.
  1. Open the drop-down list under “Key” and choose the capacitive button or volume button you want to remap.
  1. Open the drop-down list under “Action” and select the action you prefer. Tap the “Ok.”

That’s it. Now, do the above steps (4-6) for all the buttons you want to remap.

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Note

Remember that you can also swap capacitive buttons or volume buttons using this app.

Let’s see how to swap volume buttons. For this, you need to create two actions.

Create an action with “VOLUME_UP” from the “Key” drop-down list and “Volume -” from the “Action” drop-down list.

Create an action with “VOLUME_DOWN” from the “Key” drop-down list and “Volume +” from the “Action” drop-down list.

That’s it. From now on, when you press the volume up button, it’ll reduce the volume, and when you press the volume down button, it’ll increase the volume.

Here’s an important thing to remember: if you swap or remap a button, then its long-press action will not work.

If you want to have the long-press action for that button, then you need to create an action for it, and here’s how:

Tap “+” icon. Choose “Short and long press.” Choose that button from the “key” drop-down list and select the long-press action you prefer from the “Action” drop-down list. Choose the “Long press” option. Tap the “Ok.”

Here’s another vital thing to note: if you’re creating a long-press action for a button that is not swapped or remapped, then the long-press action you create will be added with the existing one. In other words, when you long-press the button, it’ll perform two actions (the action you’ve added and the default one).

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