This is a picture of Bixbi, one of the best hardware remap apps for Android.
There are a variety of reasons for remapping your hardware buttons. You may want to extend the life of your buttons, for instance. Or, more commonly, you may have an extra button and you want it to do something else. There aren’t a ton of ways to accomplish the task. However, there are a few decent apps that can do it for you. Here are the best hardware remap apps for Android!


Bixbi Button Remapper

Price: Free / $2.99
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Bixbi Button Remapper is one of the most popular hardware remap apps for Samsung fans. It lets you remap the Bixby button as well as almost any other button. The app supports double and long presses, support for the volume rocker, and various actions. It's suitable for those who just want the volume and Bixby buttons to change. Those looking for something a little more open may want to try other options.
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Bixbi Button Remapper

Button Mapper

Price: Free / Up to $19.99
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Button Mapper is one of the most popular hardware remap apps in this space. It is often recommended as a Bixby button remapper. However, it works with basically any hardware key on your phone, including capacitive buttons. It works with the usual array of commands like flashlight, media controls, opening the notification shade, and you can even use volume keys to adjust screen brightness. This is definitely one of the ones we'd recommend first.
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Button Mapper

Buttons Remapper

Price: Free / $1.99
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Buttons Remapper by Irishin is one of the nicer looking button remapper apps we've seen. It has support for most types of physical buttons, including assistant buttons on most newer devices. You can remap it to a variety of actions such as the flashligh, media controls, or it can open apps. It also supports long presses if you need that. It had a rough start, but seems to have really hit its stride now. Plus, it's relatively inexpensive.
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Buttons Remapper

Button Savior (root only)

Price: Free
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Button Savior is an older solution for devices with root. This app basically simulates your hardware keys somewhere on the phone's UI. Thus, you never have to actually touch your phone's interface. It can simulate a variety of old and modern hardware keys, including really old ones like call buttons and directional buttons. There is some non-root functionality. However, the other apps on this list work better for non-root users.
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Button Savior (root only)

Remap Buttons and Gestures

Price: Free / $1.99
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Remap Buttons and Gestures isn't the most unique name for an app, but this one works pretty well. It supports most newer phones, including Samsung devices with the Bixby button. It even supports the fingerprint scanner in some cases. You can change these keys to a variety of other actions without much difficulty. The free version is a bit heavy on ads and the app doesn't seem to work well with some Huawei devices, but otherwise people seem to like it.
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Remap Buttons and Gestures

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