How To Turn Off Mi A1 Capacitive Buttons Backlight

These days Capacitive buttons are replacing the hardware buttons on most Android phones. These are nothing but the buttons that you use on the screen for navigation and other actions. Among various devices, Xiaomi Mi A1 has also these capacitive buttons. Often it leads to unnecessary battery power wastage, so some users may want to disable it. In this post, we bring you a brief tutorial on how to turn off Mi A1 capacitive buttons.

Mi A1 is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi which is powered by Google. It is a device under the AndroidOne Project that provides stock Android experience to users at an affordable budget. The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.  It comes with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage of this device is 64 GB which is expandable using SD cards for external storage.  Xiaomi Mi A1 has a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

In this tutorial, you will know how to turn off Mi A1 capacitive buttons. This is exclusively for the devices with root access. We will use a tool called SELinuxModeChanger.  This tool can change modes of SELinux to permissive, run app, give root access etc. Every time you reboot your device this will execute the script to change SELinux to the mode you want.  Link to download this tool and other files are given below.

How To Turn Off Mi A1 Capacitive Buttons

Here are something you should know, before getting ahead with performing this mod.


  • The Xiaomi Mi A1 should have root access.
  • The device should be running on Android Nougat or Oreo OS.
  • This tutorial is exclusively for Mi A1. Don’t try it on other devices.
  • You have to download and install SELinuxModeChanger to perform this mod.
  • GetDroidTips will not be responsible for bricking of any device.


Here is the link to download the SELinuxModeChanger. We also need another App to control the backlights. We will use the App Capacitive Button. This app can only work on a smartphone with root access.


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Steps To Turn off Mi A1 capacitive buttons

Now follow the steps carefully.

Step-1 Ensure that you have root access to your phone.
Step-2  Download and install SElinuxModeChanger from above link. 
Step-3 Open it and provide root access
Step-4 Tap on Permissive Mode to enable it.
Step-5 Download Capacitive Buttons App from Play Store.
Step-6 Tap on the black sun.
Step-7 The backlight will now be turned off

So, that’s about it.

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