In this post, we’ll see how to enable soft keys on Android. Let’s get started.
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 this screen:
Tap the “Ok” button.
That’s all. All done.
Remember that this app has a lot of customization options. Use the ones you prefer.
For Rooted Android Devices Only
Note: Take a Nandroid backup before proceeding.
- Install and open the File Explorer Root Browser app.
- Provide “Root” and “Storage” permission. Now, you’ll be 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.
That’s it. All done.
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 make sure to replace 0 with 1 in the code.