1. nvogel2011's Avatar
    I'm new to this phone and I'm hoping someone can tell me what this is. The blue LED light blinks when the screen is off. The manual says the phone is "recording voice." What does that mean? How do I turn it off? I assume it's another drain on the battery...

    Thanks!!
    07-16-2013 11:47 PM
  2. BrakeTurnAccelerate's Avatar
    Here 'ya go. The light blinks much faster (every second or so) when Voice Recording, it blinks every 5-10 seconds when you have a notification or message.
    Attached Thumbnails Blue LED light blinks while the screen is off-screenshot_2013-07-17-03-14-35.jpg  
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    07-17-2013 03:13 AM
  3. nvogel2011's Avatar
    Thanks! I swear I read that screen on my phone several times & missed the word "blue" with regard to notifications. Maybe I'm "color blind!!"
    07-17-2013 06:34 AM
  4. nvogel2011's Avatar
    Here 'ya go. The light blinks much faster (every second or so) when Voice Recording, it blinks every 5-10 seconds when you have a notification or message.

    Ok. Im not crazy. On my phone, it doesn't say "blue" under notifications.
    Attached Thumbnails Blue LED light blinks while the screen is off-screenshot_2013-07-17-06-51-45.jpg  
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    07-17-2013 07:42 AM
  5. nvogel2011's Avatar
    And the online manual says it will blink orange for notifications:

    "Charging: When enabled, the LED glows red during charging, and green when the
    battery is fully charged.
     Low battery: When enabled, the LED blinks red to indicate low battery charge.
    Notifications: When enabled, the LED blinks orange to show that you have missed
    calls, new messages, or application events.
     Voice recording: When enabled, the LED glows blue when recording with the
    screen turned off.


    WTF?
    07-17-2013 07:48 AM
  6. BrakeTurnAccelerate's Avatar
    Send yourself a text, or have someone else do it. Then see what color the light flashes.

    Mine was preordered, so it's one of the first ones, maybe there's a running change already? Can I assume you're in the USA? The manual on AT&T' and Samsung's USA websites do not list a specific color:

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/co...ual_MF2_F3.pdf
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=grb9_I5O

    LED indicator
    This option allows you to turn on your LED lights for charging,
    missed events, and incoming notifications. The light will turn
    on by default unless you turn them off.
    1. From the Home screen, tap ➔ Settings ➔
    My device ➔ LED indicator.
    2. Tap the following LED indicator options to turn them on
    or off:
    Charging: LED lights up when the device is connected to the
    charger.
    Low battery: LED lights up when the battery level is low.
    Notifications: LED lights up when you have missed calls,
    messages, or application events.
    Voice recording: LED lights up when you are recording voice.
    The LED only lights up when the screen is off.
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    07-17-2013 02:56 PM
  7. nvogel2011's Avatar
    Yep, the blue light notifies of missed calls, messages, etc. One would think Samsung would have more to do than change the LED colors for notifications! Thanks for your help. (And yes, I'm in the US-Texas)
    07-17-2013 08:13 PM
  8. second Sun's Avatar
    When your blue LED light blink its mean message , email or other notification comes on your phone so don't afraid because this is the functionality of your Android phone companies that provide you. If you want something more about this LED light so click on SeconSunLab and know how to work LED light and its uses

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    09-24-2013 07:36 AM
  9. Eric Samways's Avatar
    Your phone may be bugged and someone may be listening to you without your knowledge... Why else would your recorder be working without your consent?

    01-08-2014 01:00 PM
  10. Alextodd1's Avatar
    Thanks for this useful information, although I came here to answer this question, but I guess i got pretty much other useful information as well ..
    01-09-2014 07:59 AM
  11. alcor34's Avatar
    Thanks for this useful information, although I came here to answer this question, but I guess i got pretty much other useful information as well ..
    I don't know if you ever found what you were looking for but i had a blue light notification that was driving me crazy. Couldn't figure out what it was, until... it was an old calendar notification for an appointment. Go figure. Blue light gone.
    02-23-2014 11:51 AM
  12. Britton Pentakill's Avatar
    This reply made me paranoid-- but as it turns out, it blinks constantly (every second or so) for Skype Messages as well. Not just voice recording.
    crowhop13 likes this.
    10-13-2014 09:01 PM
  13. oldsndroidguy's Avatar
    My wife and I both have new S5 mini phones and both occasional lock with a blank screen and blue flashing led once a second. How do I do we reset without having to remove the battery?
    01-17-2015 08:21 AM
  14. Leahstewart21's Avatar
    Yep, the blue light notifies of missed calls, messages, etc. One would think Samsung would have more to do than change the LED colors for notifications! Thanks for your help. (And yes, I'm in the US-Texas)
    03-28-2015 04:29 AM
  15. Leahstewart21's Avatar
    I can't get my led notifications to work on my s4 coz the software update changed and don't know how to get the led flash to work when you get messages could someone help me.
    03-28-2015 04:30 AM
  16. vanthangnguyen's Avatar
    thank for showing us how to disable the blinking blue dot in Samsung 4 while the screen is off. It is so simple as you show : tap setting, tap LED indicator, there are Charging,Low battery, Notifications and Voice recording. All has green tick, just tap Notifications and Voice recording, the green tick gone. That all .No more blue dot blinking drives me crazy.....
    12-31-2015 05:21 AM
  17. alix63's Avatar
    how do I turn off the blue light which continually flashes on my samsung galaxy phone
    07-27-2016 05:25 AM

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