1. ib23's Avatar
    Hi guys so i have a s6, and my recent app button works automatically without me touching it.

    If i touch the button it doesnt work.
    If i touch the back the button it works and both the lights on the side buttons work.
    But if i touch the recent apps button it doesnt work.

    It will automatially work by itself and it does so to the point where i can use my phone, it keeps bringing up recent apps, split screen view, i cant even use my phone because the menu button keeps automatically pressing/working by itself. I dont know what caused this...how do i fix this?
    05-17-2015 07:43 PM
  2. ib23's Avatar
    bump
    05-17-2015 09:25 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Clears the app cache in Settings. If that doesn't work, clear the cache partition.
    05-17-2015 09:44 PM
  4. drone3's Avatar
    First of all reboot the phone, then Install CCleaner app and clean all the cache. Install shutapp to turn off the apps you don't need, whitelist the apps you use regularly. See if that helps.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    05-17-2015 11:02 PM
  5. Rene Postema's Avatar
    Hello ib23,
    I have the same problem.
    Did u find out a solution for this problem?
    11-16-2015 03:16 PM
  6. Claudio Oliveira's Avatar
    Hi gays e got the same problem here can some one help me please
    thank you
    01-25-2016 08:09 AM
  7. SassQueen's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!
    06-20-2016 08:15 AM
  8. Kieran1705's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!

    Sorry it still goes into recents mode. Thanks though
    06-23-2016 12:50 AM
  9. winmels's Avatar
    I am also facing the same problem for last one week..I am unable to use my phone
    07-28-2016 12:12 AM
  10. thatrowdyteenagerbehindus's Avatar
    It worked... For about five minutes.
    08-04-2016 10:30 PM
  11. eretsim's Avatar
    I replaced my screen protector. Simple as that, problem resolved!
    08-15-2016 10:00 PM
  12. mab33's Avatar
    Hi guys so i have a s6, and my recent app button works automatically without me touching it.

    If i touch the button it doesnt work.
    If i touch the back the button it works and both the lights on the side buttons work.
    But if i touch the recent apps button it doesnt work.

    It will automatially work by itself and it does so to the point where i can use my phone, it keeps bringing up recent apps, split screen view, i cant even use my phone because the menu button keeps automatically pressing/working by itself. I dont know what caused this...how do i fix this?
    I've had this issue on my S6 after my phone dropped in snow for only 5 mins. sometimes phone is unusable because the windows keep popping up. I downloaded Simple Control and it's not 100% but recent apps view Comes up automatically less. App allows you to disable the button but I can still click on it. To fix split screen popping up, I downloaded multiwindow toggle and you can turn it off. fingers crossed this continues to work for me because it's extremely irritating.
    01-05-2017 12:18 AM
  13. Shufish's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!
    I had the same problem after dropping my phone in a bath tub! Thank you so much for suggesting this app, it really worked !
    05-15-2017 05:37 PM
  14. BcRivka's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!
    Just tried it, it has been a few minutes and it still works so that's good, just wanted to thank you for saving my life
    06-16-2017 05:08 PM
  15. amruta tech's Avatar
    It worked for me, installed the app "All in one gestures" and now everything is ok, Thanks a lot
    08-21-2017 06:31 AM
  16. ska009's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!
    Thank you it really worked , you saved my life hhhhh
    09-03-2017 06:18 AM
  17. BarryR4310's Avatar
    You can also download an app called hardware buttons begone and disable recent apps worked on my phone
    09-04-2017 05:37 AM
  18. amiraisboring's Avatar
    Guys I found a solution to it (hopefully I'm not too late!) It appears that the problem is due to water or other liquids disrupting the funcionality of the buttons. My recent apps button and split screen feature went crazy after my phone dropped into a puddle. However, after days of painful searching I've read a comment on youtube saying that the solution is to download an app called "All in one gestures". In this app you can choose the functions for all your buttons (but first enable the app in the accessibility tab in your settings). You can disable the recent apps button by selecting "No Action".

    The whole problem originated in the recent apps button because after I experimented and selected various different functions for it, the functions themselves went crazy. So it's not technically a software issue it is the button itself.

    Hope that helps!
    my phone started doing this a couple weeks ago but usually if i reset the phone it stopped but now it wont stop. its so bad that i cant even get on this app to disable recently used apps. any way around this?? edit: i finally got it to work and it's doing it less but is there any permanent way to stop it?
    10-02-2017 02:48 PM
  19. Gavadele's Avatar
    go into display settings then in touch key light settings set to always off! bingo!
    12-30-2017 12:18 AM
  20. fara2018's Avatar
    Thank you so much for your post and suggestion.
    I accidentally dropped my phone for just few seconds in the spa and the same problem started after few days. I tried many tricks with no help. my phone was pretty much unusable due to recent apps automatically popping up on the screen and I was about to get a new phone $$$.
    Your solution seems to have fixed the problem!
    Thank you very very much...
    02-08-2018 02:21 AM
  21. fayiz Fazz's Avatar
    how long is it?
    05-13-2018 01:27 PM
  22. Syano11's Avatar
    Download this app it solved my problem Galaxy button lights 2
    07-16-2018 11:29 PM
  23. Rukbat's Avatar
    07-17-2018 12:56 PM

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