Any device with mechanical buttons are bound to have those keys eventually start to fail. It may take several years for it to do so, but eventually it can happen. If you would like to prolong the life of your device’s hardware keys, then finding alternative ways to replicate the key’s functionality will allow you to reduce the number of key presses you perform.
The power button is one key that many people have found alternative ways to replicate. Here’s one more simple way to add to the list: double tapping the home button. With doubleHome by XDA Senior Member Jawomo, you can switch the screen off by a simple double tap of the home button. It works with both hardware and software home buttons and supports fingerprint unlocking methods. It’s free, so check it out!
Check out doubleHome in our Apps and Games Forum