1. Nevvi's Avatar
    I tap it around 30 times a day, considering such wear and tear, would it seem likely to break in a year or less?
    I am concerned because there is no alternative button like samsung s3 and other phones I had (which even used the volume rocker to wake the device)
    12-30-2013 02:44 AM
  2. Gwaron's Avatar
    I tap it around 30 times a day, considering such wear and tear, would it seem likely to break in a year or less?
    I am concerned because there is no alternative button like samsung s3 and other phones I had (which even used the volume rocker to wake the device)
    I use a flip cover case which has a magnetic sensor that wakes the phone whenever the cover is opened, and puts it to sleep whenever closed. Great feature.
    JRDEMASKUS likes this.
    12-30-2013 07:27 AM
  3. Sir Alex's Avatar
    I highly recommend DynamicNotifications. This app aims to mimic the Moto X Active Display. It will reduce your needs of the power button to wake your screen.

    You can also rely on good, old Tasker to wake your screen without the power button. If you take a step further, you can create a volume slider and not even need the volume rocker.
    joesworld likes this.
    12-30-2013 08:12 AM
  4. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    I tap it around 30 times a day, considering such wear and tear, would it seem likely to break in a year or less?
    I am concerned because there is no alternative button like samsung s3 and other phones I had (which even used the volume rocker to wake the device)
    Try this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...iscovered.html
    Sharky19 and joesworld like this.
    12-30-2013 08:36 AM
  5. Silas0220's Avatar
    Also in response to your original question, I've had phones with only the power button for a few years, and I've never had any concerns about them breaking. I don't worry about this one either.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    12-30-2013 08:40 AM
  6. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I agree with Silas0220. I don't have problems with the buttons breaking. But I am worrying about the micro USB port now that I'm using the Meenova. Time to get a wireless charger. Luckily they did make that possible.

    Sent from my LG870 via Tapatalk 2
    12-30-2013 09:23 AM
  7. mdandashly's Avatar
    Check out Gravity Screen. Its an interesting app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    12-30-2013 11:22 AM
  8. takpro's Avatar
    I would have agreed with you until yesterday. I loved it, but to eliminate it as the possible cause of other wonky behavior on my Nexus 5 I decided to delete it. You have to deactivate it in device manager in order to uninstall it. When I did, it took two homescreens with it. Interestingly, they were homescreens that only contained widgets.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    12-30-2013 12:28 PM
  9. Sharky19's Avatar
    I use this app to turn off the screen and really like it. I have an iPhone 4 (my daughter's phone now) with a faulty home button that doesn't register the click every time so I wanted to minimize the use of buttons. I really like the slide up to turn off feature.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    12-30-2013 01:55 PM
  10. Infinity's Avatar
    Not concerned in the least.
    12-30-2013 03:33 PM
  11. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I have thought about this same thing a few times. Though I would like to have another method to wake the device, I'm sure there will be no issue with the power button in the long run. Just need to trust in the device build quality.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-30-2013 10:08 PM
  12. Qbancelli's Avatar
    Download and install this app and you will never need to touch the power button again.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yscreenofffree

    Best app ever!
    johnjuan likes this.
    12-30-2013 11:25 PM
  13. ne0ne's Avatar
    If rooting is an option you could install a custom kernel. Swipe to wake and swipe to sleep. Even double tap to wake

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-31-2013 12:06 AM
  14. johnjuan's Avatar
    I wasn't concerned about power button over use until my S3 quit working. Thought about Nexus 5 power button also.. Gravity Screen app is perfect! Thank you..
    01-01-2014 05:48 PM
  15. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I'm not concerned at all. I've never had a power button go bad on any of my Android devices. I know that on iPhone the home button is a failure point, but that doesn't make me more concerned about it on my device.
    01-01-2014 09:24 PM

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