1. TechyMexican's Avatar
    Any way to disable Lights on capacitive buttons? It has been really annoying watching netflix movies and the buttons still lit up. on my Lumia 710 the buttons would only lit up for 2 seconds when you pressed them.
    11-12-2012 02:08 PM
  2. Abramis's Avatar
    Any way to disable Lights on capacitive buttons? It has been really annoying watching netflix movies and the buttons still lit up. on my Lumia 710 the buttons would only lit up for 2 seconds when you pressed them.
    Agreed, I noticed this issue straight away on Netflix and other streaming. Surely a timeout would be good. Hopefully an update will address this.
    11-12-2012 06:18 PM
  3. boobertoober's Avatar
    Just tried watching Netflix in dark...super annoying
    12-06-2012 02:52 AM
  4. Steve Ridges's Avatar
    +1 for me as well. I was reading in the Kindle app in bed and had the brightness turned down but the button lights were blinding.
    12-07-2012 03:28 PM
  5. jfo7404's Avatar
    Tried watching a video in the dark and the buttons are such a distraction. I would think they'd time out.
    12-08-2012 05:23 AM
  6. zakkforchilli's Avatar
    Watching a video now and those buttons are making my eyes hurt like ****. Phone was perfect until this lol.
    12-16-2012 11:06 PM
  7. avsef's Avatar
    Another user figured out a way around this (can't find his post now.) He said if you start your app, turn off the phone, and then turn it back on with the phone pressed against your leg, the buttons won't light up. All you really need to do is press your thumb over the front facing camera. This works while the ambient environment stays at the same light level. If it brightens suddenly, the lights come back on. This is a much better solution than my rubber band over the buttons one, still not as good as the damn things just timing out like they should.
    01-01-2013 11:47 AM
  8. realwarder's Avatar
    Another user figured out a way around this (can't find his post now.) He said if you start your app, turn off the phone, and then turn it back on with the phone pressed against your leg, the buttons won't light up. All you really need to do is press your thumb over the front facing camera. This works while the ambient environment stays at the same light level. If it brightens suddenly, the lights come back on. This is a much better solution than my rubber band over the buttons one, still not as good as the damn things just timing out like they should.
    I can just hear the iPhone users laughing.
    01-01-2013 12:52 PM
  9. avsef's Avatar
    True. On the other hand, with a couple of taps and in a couple of seconds, I'm editing documents on one of my company's SharePoint sites. So we basically have some incredible capability tainted by a handful of really dumb design decisions.
    01-01-2013 05:18 PM
  10. Chris Lonsberry's Avatar
    Another user figured out a way around this (can't find his post now.) He said if you start your app, turn off the phone, and then turn it back on with the phone pressed against your leg, the buttons won't light up. All you really need to do is press your thumb over the front facing camera. This works while the ambient environment stays at the same light level. If it brightens suddenly, the lights come back on. This is a much better solution than my rubber band over the buttons one, still not as good as the damn things just timing out like they should.
    I can't seem to get this to work for the Kindle App. You don't mean power down the phone do you? When I open my book and hit the power button the screen and buttons turns off, then when I hit it again, the button lights come on at the lock screen and stay on. Are you using this workaround for the Kindle app?
    01-03-2013 06:42 AM
  11. BPuk's Avatar
    And I thought it was just my device! I like the rubber band option
    01-03-2013 08:00 AM
  12. avsef's Avatar
    No, not fully powering down. Start your app, press the power button to turn off the screen, and then pressing it again with your thumb over the front facing camera to bring up the lock screen. Once you go back into some apps, they will now be running with the capacitive lights off. For Night Stand Clock, it works great. The lights stay off until the dawn comes and raises the ambient light in the room, at which point they come back on, which is fine then. Haven't tried it with the Kindle app.
    01-03-2013 08:45 AM
  13. Mattias Hogkvist's Avatar
    I too have become very fond of kindle, but find the buttons on the bottom to be VERY annoying. I use whatever I can get hold of, a sock, piece of carton,but I really would like them to time out.
    01-03-2013 09:01 AM
  14. pjs37's Avatar
    Its funny because on the Lumia 900 it was set where it turned off quickly and people found it annoying. So then they updated it to stay on all the time. I guess the simple solution would be to make it an option.
    01-03-2013 09:07 AM
  15. UnfixedPyle's Avatar
    I was under the impression that the buttons used the same back lighting source as the screen, but if you can trick it, then I guess not. Hopefully it can be "fixed" in a firmware update
    01-03-2013 10:26 AM
  16. Mattias Hogkvist's Avatar
    Its funny because on the Lumia 900 it was set where it turned off quickly and people found it annoying. So then they updated it to stay on all the time. I guess the simple solution would be to make it an option.
    An option would indeed be the best. Either set in Options, or from within the media player itself.
    01-03-2013 10:56 AM
  17. Sean Maloney's Avatar
    The above trick is slightly incorrect. You're supposed to cover the light sensor to the right of the front camera, just above the "N" in NOKIA. You can see it if you hold it up to light at just the right angle. Unfortunately, this trick also disables the low light mode of the main display. So the buttons won't bother you, but the bright screen probably will.

    A better trick for certain situations, like reading books at night:
    Go to Settings -> Battery Saver. Switch it on. Then under advanced, select "Now until next charge". This will disable the button lights and WiFi, while allowing the main screen to stay dim. This isn't a great trick for streaming movies because WiFi will be disabled.
    04-23-2013 02:54 PM
  18. skavooviee's Avatar
    The above trick is slightly incorrect. You're supposed to cover the light sensor to the right of the front camera, just above the "N" in NOKIA. You can see it if you hold it up to light at just the right angle. Unfortunately, this trick also disables the low light mode of the main display. So the buttons won't bother you, but the bright screen probably will.

    A better trick for certain situations, like reading books at night:
    Go to Settings -> Battery Saver. Switch it on. Then under advanced, select "Now until next charge". This will disable the button lights and WiFi, while allowing the main screen to stay dim. This isn't a great trick for streaming movies because WiFi will be disabled.
    Thanks Sean, this is the only way that works for me, the only issue is when you plug in to charger, you must left some battery to do it, because it turns on again when you plug in it, like a night stand clock.

    Regards
    06-24-2015 06:50 AM
  19. vsmh96's Avatar
    Turning on battery saver should take care of that.
    06-25-2015 08:25 AM
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