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    Default Question about Blocking mode on the S5

    On the Galaxy S4, blocking mode would stop the stop the notification LED from going off. But, it seems like on the S5, the notification LED Still blinks when my phone receives a notification while on the S5. Anyone know how to turn it off?
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    Annoyingly, the option to stop the LEDs was removed on the S5.
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    You can turn the LED off for notifications in the display settings else as noted above
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    Default Re: Question about Blocking mode on the S5

    Quote Originally Posted by rockitdog23 View Post
    On the Galaxy S4, blocking mode would stop the stop the notification LED from going off. But, it seems like on the S5, the notification LED Still blinks when my phone receives a notification while on the S5. Anyone know how to turn it off?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cobravision View Post
    Annoyingly, the option to stop the LEDs was removed on the S5.
    I just noticed this as well and it's a HUGE problem for me! Blocking Mode is one of the things that I loved about my S4....I have no idea why they would remove that feature? This makes no sense. It has to be fixed in an update in the near future.
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    i hate this as well; i hope they put it back in an update
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawisTheGameHhH View Post
    i hate this as well; i hope they put it back in an update
    I agree. I had the S3 and I was happy not having to wake up to see a blinking LED in the middle of the night. Essentially blocking mode now is just mute, which you can do in the notification panel. You shouldn't have to shut off the LED in a separate setting.

    -via Android Central App on GWaLL's S5
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    Same here, even after ANE2 update! Any ideas?
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    So what does blocking mode disable notifications actually do please. There was an option in the S3 called notifications which turned all of or on. The blocking mode icon shows in the top left of the screen but does not disable notifications.
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    Can I just ask why you are all so unhappy that the LED still works? I think it's a good idea as it allows you to quickly check if anything has happened without turning the phone on. I find blocking mode works very well for blocking calls and notifications. I always get scared it will mute my alarm by accident though!

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    Hiya

    The blocking made on the S5 does block notifications, or at least it does for me
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    If the LED bothers you why not turn the phone over so it's face down? If your worried that the LED is consuming a lot of energy , it's not .
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    I want to use this function to receive calls ONLY while i'm sleeping. Would that work? I can see you can uncheck calls and then check the box for notifications but i'm not sure if this is literally blocking that function from happening or just blocking the sound? What I'm trying to get at is I went my messages to come through but I don't want them waking me up.

    Like if I were to check the phone calls box would calls still go through as normal, they just wouldn't ring? Or is that blocking calls from being made at all, seeming like the phone is off to the caller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneN. View Post
    I want to use this function to receive calls ONLY while i'm sleeping. Would that work? I can see you can uncheck calls and then check the box for notifications but i'm not sure if this is literally blocking that function from happening or just blocking the sound? What I'm trying to get at is I went my messages to come through but I don't want them waking me up.

    Like if I were to check the phone calls box would calls still go through as normal, they just wouldn't ring? Or is that blocking calls from being made at all, seeming like the phone is off to the caller?


    Will it be easier to just set your message ringtone to silent before you go to bed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulberry View Post
    Will it be easier to just set your message ringtone to silent before you go to bed?
    Then calls won't ring. I want calls to ring but all other stuff to make no sound. I only want to be woken up to a phone call.

    On a side note it appears like I can achieve this with the blocking mode. I was worried in blocking mode your messages wouldn't still go through to your phone but it appears they do, blocking mode just simply blocks the sound. I thought maybe it was actually blocking texts to be received
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneN. View Post
    Then calls won't ring. I want calls to ring but all other stuff to make no sound. I only want to be woken up to a phone call.

    On a side note it appears like I can achieve this with the blocking mode. I was worried in blocking mode your messages wouldn't still go through to your phone but it appears they do, blocking mode just simply blocks the sound. I thought maybe it was actually blocking texts to be received


    No you can go to your sms settings and select silent for the ringtone. Glad to know you figured it out. 😊
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    One thing I miss about blackberry, you can actually go in and set custom sound profiles. i want to turn off all sound except phone and night and my suggestion/option is to manually go into settigs to turn off sound for messages every night lolz
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    You can actually go onto blocking mode and select at the bottom who you want to hear ring or i think is a selection where you can disable during blocking mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneN. View Post
    One thing I miss about blackberry, you can actually go in and set custom sound profiles. i want to turn off all sound except phone and night and my suggestion/option is to manually go into settigs to turn off sound for messages every night lolz
    You can actually go onto blocking mode and select at the bottom who you want to hear ring or i think is a selection where you can disable during blocking mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneN. View Post
    Then calls won't ring. I want calls to ring but all other stuff to make no sound. I only want to be woken up to a phone call.

    On a side note it appears like I can achieve this with the blocking mode. I was worried in blocking mode your messages wouldn't still go through to your phone but it appears they do, blocking mode just simply blocks the sound. I thought maybe it was actually blocking texts to be received
    Blocking mode keeps u from being interrupted while on web or watching vids. It doesnt stop calls aand texts from coming thru. Which I find convenient it mite be my dad in chicago that I get pop up calls from thtz not on my allow list. And whats up with u LED bashers. Lol does a tiny blinking light bother u tht much sheesh. I think its great

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