How to turn on the button lights on a droid

November 27th, 2010 by steve

This morning, in the dark, I booted my Droid 2 and found the buttons were not lighted. Or were they not lit? Whatever, they were dark.

Reading around a bit, I learned that this happens when you boot you phone in the dark.

It seems that the phone uses the level of light at bootup to decide if it needs those lights. If you boot in the dark, the droid assumes that level of light as daylight and never turns the lights on the buttons on.

I solved the problem by turning off the phone and starting it in the light.


4 Responses to “How to turn on the button lights on a droid”

  1. Josh Says:

    On my Droid, the first Motorola Droid, there is a tiny circle on the top of the phone that tells if it is light out, and then turns on the buttons according to my surroundings.

  2. steve Says:

    Josh — so — that circle is the light sensor, then?

    Nice to see you on the site here. I don’t think I’ve seen you in years! Maybe since Grandpa’s funeral? Good to see you.

  3. Josh Says:

    Yes, it will also turn your screen off when you’re in a call, because it senses your face against it. I just stumbled upon your page via facebook. If you’d like, I could do a nice header for the top of the page. I’m not saying it isn’t nice now, but a change wouldn’t hurt if you liked it? 🙂

  4. steve Says:

    Sure — I made that header years ago.

    I’ll email you a template for sizing and so the boarders can fit the wordpress theme.