How to Enable Volume Button to Wake Your Android 4.4.4 KitKat Phone?

One of the most prominent feature of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat is that you can use many of its hardware buttons for multipurpose usage. Volume button is one of the few hardware button of normal Android phones which can be set to use for activities, other than setting volume related activities, in Android 4.4.4 KitKat. One such activity is to use volume button to wake up the phone.

For the purpose, follow the instructions.


Command Line: Settings > Buttons – DEVICE > Wake up – VOLUME BUTTONS.

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ to open up the Settings screen of your Android 4.4 KitKat phone. KitKatVolumeWakeup1

2: At the Settings screen, tap the ‘Buttons’ under the DEVICE. KitKatVolumeWakeup2

3: See the status of ‘Wake up’ under the Volume Buttons. It is read as; ‘Pressing either volume button will wake up your device’, and it is not checked, i.e. disabled. KitKatVolumeWakeup3

4: Check the ‘Wake up’ under the VOLUME BUTTONS to enable it.KitKatVolumeWakeup4

 Now, you may also use VOLUME BUTTON to wake up your Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone.

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How to Enable Long Press Action for Home Button of Android KitKat 4.4.2?

Android KitKat 4.4.2 has set many feature roles of Home button for its phones. But, you may set the one as per your choice, desire or need. One major role which you may adopt is the long press of Home button. To know, how to enable the feature of long press of Home button, please follow the instructions:


Command Line: Settings > DEVICE – Buttons > HOME BUTTON – Long press action.

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ button, available on the right bottom corner of Home screen of your Android KitKat 4.4.2 phone.

KitKat-HomeButtonWake12: At the ‘Settings; screen, tap the ‘Buttons’ under the DEVICE. KitKat-HomeButtonWake2

4: See in the ‘Long press action’ screen, radio button, ‘No action’, is selected.



5: Tap the option, ‘Recent apps switcher’. See now the ‘No action’ is not selected but the recent app switcher is selected. KitKat-HomeButtonWake56: Now, back to the ‘Buttons’ screen where ‘Long press action’ under the HOME BUTTON is marked as ‘Recent press switcher’.KitKat-HomeButtonWake6Now, when you will long press the Home button for few seconds, KitKat will open up the recent apps switcher from where you may select any open apps to work with.

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How to Enable Home Button to Wake up Your Android KitKat 4.4 phone?

It is a good idea to have more than one buttons to wake up your phone. Many of the mobile devices are set to wake up by pressing the POWER button. But, you may also set the Android KitKat 4.4 to wake up by pressing the HOME button.

To set your mobile to wake up with the HOME button is simple if you follow the instructions:

Command Line: Settings > DEVICES – Buttons

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ to open up.KitKatHBWU1

2: Under the DEVICES, tap ‘Buttons’.KitKatHBWU2

3: In the ‘Buttons’, see under the HOME BUTTON, the ‘Home button wake’ is not checked. Check it to enable it.KitKatHBWU3

4: See the ‘Home button wake’ is checked and enabled. KitKatHBWU4Now you may also press the HOME button to wake up the phone in addition to the POWER button.

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