1. AC Question's Avatar
    My touch buttons do not light up even when they are pressed. The function works but no illumination so it is difficult to work in dark areas.
    12-20-2015 01:49 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Check the display settings. Or try Galaxy Button lights from the play store
    12-21-2015 08:30 PM
  3. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Yes check your "touch key light duration" under the display settings.
    12-21-2015 08:59 PM
  4. Steven Houser1's Avatar
    The display section in settings has no such command on the Tab A 9.7. I downloaded the button light app and it did nothing.

    I think the moderators may be confusing this tablet with a phone? My S4 has a lighted button on either side of home, but this tab seems to be dark there. It is a bummer, harder in the dark. I had not occurred to me before but it would be nice to have some light for those buttons. Might place a small square of cellophane tape at the buttons to make them more findable in the dark

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    sjuel likes this.
    12-22-2015 08:05 PM
  5. sjuel's Avatar
    There is no option such as that, this is for the tablet and not the phone. Is there a way to turn the navigation lights on?

    "Yes check your "touch key light duration" under the display settings."
    02-28-2016 07:00 PM
  6. matseuph's Avatar
    The buttons on the tablet don't light up. Some hard cases provide seperation for the buttons.
    03-07-2016 07:27 AM
  7. jpintn's Avatar
    There are no lights behind the buttons in the Tab A line so they will never light up.
    04-02-2016 10:02 AM
  8. Lastgunslinger3759's Avatar
    There are no lights behind the buttons in the Tab A line so they will never light up.
    Turn off your power saving mode....they will light up
    justineuro likes this.
    08-31-2016 07:27 PM
  9. BryanEW710's Avatar
    Turn off your power saving mode....they will light up
    It's already turned off for me. Button lights do not work.
    09-03-2016 06:10 AM
  10. jpintn's Avatar
    There is no "touch light key duration" option in the display settings on the Tab A 9.7.
    09-03-2016 09:29 AM
  11. jpintn's Avatar
    Turning off the power saving mode will not allow the touch buttons to light up. There is NO illumination setting for these two buttons because there is no light behind them to come on.
    09-03-2016 09:32 AM
  12. phodara's Avatar
    I can't believe Samsung would be this stupid
    not to put lights behind the touch buttons but this looks to be the case. I am going to return the tablet.
    05-13-2017 07:06 PM
  13. afblangley's Avatar
    I can't believe Samsung would be this stupid
    not to put lights behind the touch buttons but this looks to be the case. I am going to return the tablet.
    Return it and get what? There are very few alternatives if looking for a stylus based tablet.
    05-15-2017 11:52 PM
  14. jlost's Avatar
    Is there an spen for the tab a 8 inch
    05-29-2017 06:29 AM
  15. afblangley's Avatar
    Is there an spen for the tab a 8 inch
    Yes. Model SM-P350 is wifi and P355 is cellular. The later, is a fully functioning phone.
    05-29-2017 01:42 PM
  16. jlost's Avatar
    Yes. Model SM-P350 is wifi and P355 is cellular. The later, is a fully functioning phone.
    No, I just mean a pen for the regular tab a 8.0
    05-29-2017 07:33 PM
  17. afblangley's Avatar
    No, I just mean a pen for the regular tab a 8.0
    The S Pen only works on tablets with the Wacom digitized screen, P### series devices. If you have a T### series, you can use a capacitive stylus.
    jlost likes this.
    05-29-2017 08:15 PM
  18. jlost's Avatar
    The S Pen only works on tablets with the Wacom digitized screen, P### series devices. If you have a T### series, you can use a capacitive stylus.
    Ok thanks for the heads up.
    05-31-2017 08:07 AM
  19. eternity26's Avatar
    Return it and get what? There are very few alternatives if looking for a stylus based tablet.
    I was all ready to give up and get a new tablet and then I had a epiphany I glued diamonds on the soft buttons. ( I was going to buy a new tablet anyways, I figured why not doesn't hurt to try) not sure what men can use maybe a spike or glow in the dark sticker? and you just press it. It's very easy to see/ feel for. I'm VERY happy now. BTW My Galaxy Note phone pen works with this tablet as well.
    11-26-2017 11:19 AM
  20. eternity26's Avatar
    There is no option such as that, this is for the tablet and not the phone. Is there a way to turn the navigation lights on?

    "Yes check your "touch key light duration" under the display settings."
    I Glued diamonds on the soft buttons! PROBLEM SOLVED
    11-26-2017 11:25 AM
  21. BryanEW710's Avatar
    I Glued diamonds on the soft buttons! PROBLEM SOLVED
    Diamonds? Can you explain a little further? Having trouble picturing what you're talking about.
    11-26-2017 04:21 PM
  22. mirlatif's Avatar
    Diamonds? Can you explain a little further? Having trouble picturing what you're talking about.
    Yeah can you post a picture of the diamond thingie to explain it further ?
    12-01-2017 01:43 AM
  23. IMANUT46's Avatar
    My touch key light used to work. The option is set to ALWAYS ON. What happened?
    12-16-2017 11:00 AM
  24. justineuro's Avatar
    For my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, turning on the "Power saving" (battery icon with ♻️ on drop down menu) mode deactivates the navigation icon lights. Maybe this is also the cause of your problem. Best regards!
    12-04-2018 09:11 PM

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