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    Default Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I like that the home button quickly turns the S5's screen on to the lock screen to check the time or for notifications, but unfortunately hitting the home button again doesn't turn the screen back off and I have to reach for the power button. Is there a way to change that?
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    I hope you get an answer. I would like to know how to turn off the home button from being able to do what you like. It keeps turning the phone on in my pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfixer01 View Post
    I hope you get an answer. I would like to know how to turn off the home button from being able to do what you like. It keeps turning the phone on in my pocket.
    I had the same problem, but it wasn't the Home button causing the issue, rather it was the Air Wake Up function. That is the one that wakes the phone by waving your hand over the screen. The motion in my pocket was enough to set it off.

    To disable, go to Settings>Accessibility>Dexterity and interaction>Air wake up, then turn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfixer01 View Post
    I hope you get an answer. I would like to know how to turn off the home button from being able to do what you like. It keeps turning the phone on in my pocket.
    I agree. The home button is too easily pressed by accident, needs to be disabled for turning on the lock screen.
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    Ugh, one of the first things to make me dislike my S5 and was never a problem on my Galaxy Nexus since there was no hard home button. What usually happens is the phone turns on and my music player does a bunch of unintended stuff. (Having an option to disable showing the music player on the lockscreen would help as well)

    The only answer I've seen so far is to root it. I'm not going to do that. There's also a lockscreen app called Kitkat Lockscreen by Hi App which works to an extent. But that forces you to either use a swipe to unlock or an unlock code... not fingerprint or pattern.
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by the block View Post
    I like that the home button quickly turns the S5's screen on to the lock screen to check the time or for notifications, but unfortunately hitting the home button again doesn't turn the screen back off and I have to reach for the power button. Is there a way to change that?
    I notice the Home button turns on my S5 but it needs a swipe down to complete the opening of the phone. If I do not do that, the screen goes blank in 5 seconds. I use a PIN rather than a fingerprint to unlock my phone. My Lock screen setting is for 30 minutes of inactivity and my Display screen timeout setting is for 5 minutes.

    Check your Lock screen settings.
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    By looking at comment replies, it doesn't look like anyone understood your question. You like that you can turn the phone on by pressing home button, but want to turn it off too using the same home button. From stock Android point of view, that does not seem possible, but I think through root, that function can be attained. And that's what I'm looking for.
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    I think the answer to so many of your collective problems...is to stop wearing akin tight skinny jeans...the button will get pressed less...and tpu won't look so much like a hipster *****!

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    ok, ive never posted on any forums before but here goes. I have the s5 a love most of its features, however I work construction and alotnof the time when im moving around and that phone moves in my pocket, it proceeds to turn on every game and flashlight and call 4 countries all at the same time so my battert dies within a couple hours.

    My Solution: Short of rooting, I garantee this is the best option, use Macrodroid, creat a macro (trigger> shortcut launcher)(action> screen off) with no constraints. some launchers allow you to creat shortcuts based from other apps, nova launcher is the best option for this. so go into (nova) launcher settings, and where it wants you to set an action for the home button, use the macro by selecting shortcut> macrodroid>(whatever you named your macro). that should cut the screen off when you press the home button at the home screen or if it keeps turning on in your pocket, the button is the most raised part of the face of the phone so it has the highest chance to be pressed over and over as you walk or lean down for things. this will basically tell the phone to turn its screen back off. lock screens still allow you to **** dial your emergency contacts so deal breaker for me. this is the best possibly fix for this so far that im aware of.
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    Maybe if they provided a user manual that covers all the features of the phone an owner would be able to determine the answers to 99% of their questions on their own. What has happened to documentation for computers? I bought a Windows 7 laptop and it was non-existent. All the Android devices I've purchased suck big time. Do companies believe saving on documentation while getting ten times the number of tech support inquiries is the best model? Does anybody know who makes a comprehensive user manual for these phones?
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I did a google search for "galaxy S5 manual" and found the manual on line in the PDF format. Found it for Verizon, Sprint, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave View Post
    I did a google search for "galaxy S5 manual" and found the manual on line in the PDF format. Found it for Verizon, Sprint, etc.
    I found mention of the manual in a couple of places also. I downloaded it and have it for reference anytime needed.

    * PDF Manual Samsung Galaxy S5 270 page


    * PDF manual from Samsung - Android Forums


    I just reviewed those links and the manual downlink is hard to find.
    If anyone needs it, I will be glad to email it. However, it is 13 mBytes. I have a host to put it on if requested.
    ____________________________________
    2 each, Verizon Galaxy S5, KK 4.4.4, ART
    MyPhoneExplorer allows file access if ur phone crashes.
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail, Qi wireless equipped
    MacroDroid extends your battery life.
    MacroDroid senses Screen off, turns Wifi & Data OFF
    OTA updates via WiFi only:
    my WiFi is permanently OFF until Verizon fixes 5.0

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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I know this thread is some months old but....

    If you put on a tempered glass screen protector your home button will no longer be raised, and tempered glass protectors are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scipper77 View Post
    I know this thread is some months old but....

    If you put on a tempered glass screen protector your home button will no longer be raised, and tempered glass protectors are awesome.
    Interesting idea. I know on my iPhone the protective glass I had on it did make the home button seem recessed some.
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    [I had the same problem, but it wasn't the Home button causing the issue, rather it was the Air Wake Up function. That is the one that wakes the phone by waving your hand over the screen. The motion in my pocket was enough to set it off.

    To disable, go to Settings>Accessibility>Dexterity and interaction>Air wake up, then turn off.

    Posted via Android Central App]

    checked that status and it is already off

    appreciate the suggestion but the home button still activates the phone...turning it into a pocket warmer and battery drainer...
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    actually, I would like to turn the home button off when the phone was turn off by the power button.

    getting tired of the pocket warmer and battery killer...this was not an advantage for buying this device
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I had been looking for this ability for a long time, and finally there is a solution. It does require root, you need an Xposed module called "Xposed Additions". This allows you to remap your physical buttons, and do so conditionally. You can set the condition to 'lock screen', and the action to the power button - the home will then turn the screen off again, but only on the lock screen.

    Sorry I can't hyperlink this:
    repo.xposed.info/module/com.spazedog.xposed.additionsgb
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I feel like this is an annoying enough issue that I'd even consider writing an app for it to solve the problem without needing to root. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how feasible it is.
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    hi guys,
    I got a galaxy s5 since Oct 2014. Everything was nice until yesterday, when I decided to factory reset the device.

    As I rebooted it and entered all my accounts and stuffs, I realized that my home button is NOT working anymore when the phone is locked.
    The only way to unlock the phone, beside airwave command, is using the power button.
    This is very annoying, I loved to click on home button to check notifications etc, now I cant get this feature back...

    anyone can help? I am losing hopes...

    thanks.
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by scipper77 View Post
    I know this thread is some months old but....

    If you put on a tempered glass screen protector your home button will no longer be raised, and tempered glass protectors are awesome.
    Again a reply to a months old message, but using a tempered glass screen protector works great. I put one on because they are indeed very awesome, and the home button is a mm or so below the screen so no accidental turn ons.
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    Default Re: Home button - turning on AND off the lock screen?

    I guess I'm spoiled by 45 years in the IBM mainframe game. If something about a 360/370/390 operating system is a problem for users, we can complain to directly to IBM and if the complaint seems sensible enough or if enough customers complain, IBM offers an enhancement or a fix. Ever since the advent of personal computers, everything seems to be run instead by marketers rather than by techies who understand end users' needs. Who do we complain to at Samsung, or anywhere else? How do we request an enhancement? I'm tired of finding my GPS, wi-fi and/or screen rotation has been turned off by a request made by my **** (no, I don't wear tight pants) or that I'm one screen press away from signing my soul over to the Devil.
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    I'm a 47 year old father of 3 and can guarantee you that I don't wear anything "Hipster" or tight. My note edge is on constantly in my pocket due to the home button turning it on. It doesn't happen when walking but anytime I stoop to tie my youngest shoes or pick something up I can hear the chime as the phone moves around in my pocket. If you notice, the iphone home button is flush with the screen glass. I've never had an Iphone turn on in my pocket because of this. Apparently Jon Ives was a bit more forward thinking in terms of the home button. I do love my Note Edge and have no regrets in dropping my Iphone but let's call a spade a spade and accept it's home button is a problem and should have the option of turning off it's ability to wake the phone.

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