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  1. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    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.
    05-05-2013 12:41 PM
  2. vasekvi's Avatar
    Text yes. Email using GMail I don't think so.

    Sent from my Samsung GS4 using Tapatalk
    05-05-2013 12:43 PM
  3. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    How do you turn it on? I can't seem to get it to work on mine
    05-05-2013 12:52 PM
  4. nata_panya's Avatar
    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.
    05-05-2013 01:04 PM
  5. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    Yes I get that blinking led. I am speaking of a preview of the actual message lighting up when received.
    05-05-2013 01:27 PM
  6. Jfazyankees13's Avatar
    I believe the question here is if the screen lights up when a text is received
    05-05-2013 02:59 PM
  7. nata_panya's Avatar
    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.
    05-05-2013 03:09 PM
  8. RG129's Avatar
    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.
    05-05-2013 03:30 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 Exynos!
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    05-05-2013 03:54 PM
  10. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    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.
    05-05-2013 04:46 PM
  11. vasekvi's Avatar

    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.

    Sent from my Samsung GS4 using Tapatalk
    j510 likes this.
    05-05-2013 09:22 PM
  12. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    Nope not doing it
    05-05-2013 09:56 PM
  13. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    Maybe I have this issue with my sprint only because the att one works just fine
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    05-05-2013 10:27 PM
  14. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    Any sprint users with the stock messaging app have this problem
    05-06-2013 11:34 AM
  15. Gary Meyer's Avatar
    Mine does not show up either, just a blinking blue light. And yes I am on Sprint
    05-06-2013 01:25 PM
  16. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    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
    05-06-2013 01:39 PM
  17. SCSnare's Avatar
    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.
    05-06-2013 02:09 PM
  18. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    You could always just get this ridiculous bracelet and be a Hipster
    :
    05-06-2013 02:14 PM
  19. Gary Meyer's Avatar
    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
    05-06-2013 02:19 PM
  20. grega918v's Avatar
    Did anyone figure this out yet? I hate pressing the home screen button everytime I get a text to wake up phone.
    06-11-2013 11:58 AM
  21. mhunter6378's Avatar
    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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    06-11-2013 01:55 PM
  22. grega918v's Avatar
    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?
    06-11-2013 03:18 PM
  23. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Mine does, it did it by itself, I think it only does it if you are using the stock messaging app
    06-11-2013 03:20 PM
  24. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    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.
    06-11-2013 05:14 PM
  25. swiedom's Avatar
    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.
    maizemaniac21 likes this.
    06-12-2013 09:48 AM
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