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    Default Does your Galaxy S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    I know my S3 would light up when a text was received but I can't see to make the S4 do the same. I could also preview the text message at that time.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Text yes. Email using GMail I don't think so.

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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    How do you turn it on? I can't seem to get it to work on mine
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Quote Originally Posted by phone-a-holic View Post
    How do you turn it on? I can't seem to get it to work on mine
    Hello

    Turning on LED indicators is straightforward:
    1. Settings>My device>LED indicator
    2. Check the ones you want to use.

    Note ~ these indicators only appear when the screen (but not phone, of course) is off eg when screen automatically switches off after certain time period or power button is used to lock screen.

    Hope that helps.

    Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Yes I get that blinking led. I am speaking of a preview of the actual message lighting up when received.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    I believe the question here is if the screen lights up when a text is received
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Ah, sorry I misunderstood.

    I'm not sure if the screen lights up - you can get a sound but I don't think the screen does.

    But this may be due to the implementation of the "S view" cover. When a message or notification arrives, the "window pane" lights up and you see a notification. That might explain why there's a difference between the s3 and s4 screen light up implementation.
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    Third party SMS apps will wake the screen when receiving a text message. I use GoSMS and programmed it to do that. I'm sure some 3rd party e-mail apps will do the same thing.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Yeah my screen lights up when I get a message... Idk where it would be in settings it has always done that... I use stock messenger

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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Ok my screen stays dark when I receive a message. I am using the stock app.

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    Ok my screen stays dark when I receive a message. I am using the stock app.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Quote Originally Posted by phone-a-holic View Post

    Ok my screen stays dark when I receive a message. I am using the stock app.
    It should light up for sms. That way you can point near the screen and read your message using hover.

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    Nope not doing it
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    Maybe I have this issue with my sprint only because the att one works just fine
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Any sprint users with the stock messaging app have this problem
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Mine does not show up either, just a blinking blue light. And yes I am on Sprint
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Quote Originally Posted by phone-a-holic View Post
    Ok my screen stays dark when I receive a message. I am using the stock app.

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    Ok my screen stays dark when I receive a message. I am using the stock app.
    I have the Unlocked version, I'm not sure if that makes a difference or not
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Same here on Sprint. I'm using Nova Launcher and Widget Locker though, so I'm not sure if that had any effect or not. Either way, I just get the blue led when I get a text, no screen turning on. The preview of the message shows up in the notification bar, but that's it.
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    You could always just get this ridiculous bracelet and be a Hipster
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    I think I just found what we are looking for. When your in the texting screen, press the menu button and go to settings. In settings your can check the box for the pop up message for the lock screen.
    Hope this helps.

    btw I did try sms popup from the app store and it works great!

    Edit

    I tried this but it does not wake the phone. It only displays the message in the lock screen.

    For now I'm using sms popup
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Did anyone figure this out yet? I hate pressing the home screen button everytime I get a text to wake up phone.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Mine wakes up on lock screen and shows message preview. I have an At&t version but i don't know if that makes a difference. In the stock messaging app tap menu button, select "settings", scroll down the screen to the "notification settings" section and place a check in the selection for "preview messages" - "show a preview of received message on status bar and lock screen". thats all I did and it works. When a new text arrives, screen lights (wakes) and a preview of the text message is displayed.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Yes, I do have that checked. When message arrives, I hear my notification sound and light flashes in top left corner, but screeen does not light/wake up. When I press the home button, screen will wake up and text will show on lock screen. I'm on Sprint. I guess I will need to install SMS Popup as mentioned above.

    I'm running stock OS out of the box. I'm guessing it's the locked version since it came directly from Sprint?
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Mine does, it did it by itself, I think it only does it if you are using the stock messaging app
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    Quote Originally Posted by grega918v View Post
    Yes, I do have that checked. When message arrives, I hear my notification sound and light flashes in top left corner, but screeen does not light/wake up. When I press the home button, screen will wake up and text will show on lock screen. I'm on Sprint. I guess I will need to install SMS Popup as mentioned above.

    I'm running stock OS out of the box. I'm guessing it's the locked version since it came directly from Sprint?
    This is exactly what I am talking about. I have the att version and it doesn't do it but sprint one does.
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    Default Re: Does your S4 light up when you receive a text or email?

    I am on Verizon and my screen comes on for a text (messaging). The reason for me to even check this thread is because I wanted to turn it off. I cannot find the setting though.
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