Here Is How You Can Add On-Screen Navigations to Your Android Phone to Protect the Hardware Buttons

I have never had an issue with the home button on my Galaxy S7 Edge, but let’s just imagine that something happens to it. There is a quick fix that won’t require you rooting your device. Like always, it comes in an app form.
The name? Virtual SoftKeys.
The lightweight app (Only 1.6MB in size) will ensure that you get the best of both worlds when it comes to your phone navigations.
How do you go about it, then? Quite easy.
First, you will need to install it on your device by clicking here:
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Next, give it the necessary permissions by going to your settings, selecting accessibility and enabling Virtual softkeys. After all that, you can tweak the look and feel of your on-screen buttons and also set it to stay permanently or disappear after a duration. If this is set to duration-based, you would have to swipe up from the bottom edge of your display to bring up the buttons.
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Easy Breezy!


19 comments on “Here Is How You Can Add On-Screen Navigations to Your Android Phone to Protect the Hardware Buttons

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice one

  2. Victor says:

    i would suggest you do some articles on some of the apps you have both new/old that interest you and the edition could be weekly or monthly

  3. Abdulsalam says:


  4. Oladimeji says:

    I guess this doesn’t work for all Android phones

    1. Kaybang says:

      Have a similar fear too ?

      1. Yomi says:

        I just checked and there are no limitations

        1. Kaybang says:

          I just don’t know how to use it then… *Sighs*????

  5. Kaybang says:

    Nope. As feared, doesn’t work ?? App icon just sits there on the home screen. I open and it’s just options. Oh well…

  6. Oladimeji says:

    My Infinix note 3 pro has it by default…There is no physical home button self…So…?
    But I’m just looking for a way to make it permanent…Hate having to swipe up for it to come back atimes….

    1. Yomi says:

      It is in the settings

    2. Ben says:

      Simply go to SETTINGS- DISPLAY – disactivate the VIRTUAL KEY DROP DOWN FUNCTION KEY… Am actually using note 2 lte, the settings should be similar I think

  7. pWilliams says:

    nice one ?

  8. Kelvin says:


  9. Temitope says:

    Have been using this since when I dey 19.

  10. Black Dorian Gray says:

    Quicktouch on playstore can do similar. Not trying to be unappreciative tho.

  11. Rotimi Popoola says:

    Whoa!! Have been lookig for something of such thank u misstechy …ur d best …. Lemme go download the app

  12. KingAbsolute says:

    Nice app. I don’t know if there is also an app that can change the on-screen buttons from left to right, is there?

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