TRICK:Disabling the Backlight of Capacitive Touch buttons on Xiaomi Mi A1

TRICK:Disabling the Backlight of Capacitive Touch buttons on Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 has backlight on its capacitive touch buttons and believe it or not, it is a wonderful feature. At night, while you are using your smartphone inside your blanket, at that point of time, you would have felt the need of backlight in those capacitive buttons. But they consume battery, however, they are not the primary source of battery draining problem but still, if you have that problem and your are irritated with those backlight, you can turn it off. Here, I'm going to tell you how you can do so. Follow all the steps very carefully:



  1. The Xiaomi Mi A1 should have root access.
  2. The device should be running on Android Nougat or Oreo Operating System.
  3. This tutorial is exclusively for Mi A1. Don't try it on other devices.
  4. You have to download and install SELinuxModeChanger to perform this mod.
  5. Stuffcompare 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.

  • SELinux Mode Charger | Download from here
  • Capacitive Buttons | Download from here


How to turn off the backlight of Capactive buttons on Xiaomi Mi A1

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

And there you go, it was very easy to do. If you got stuck anywhere, just let me know in comments section

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