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    Question Notification pop up while in lock screen (blacked out screen)

    I have had the Samsung Galaxy S4 for about a year. I switched providers and got the LG G2 Friday. The phone is almost identical to the S4 with the biggest thing for me being, when the phone is blackout, the S4 would pop to life and the screen would come on when you got a text. Is there a way to set up the LG to do the same? The blinking light thing is on but so faint that the actual popping up of the screen is about the best thing to catch my attention. Any advice appreciated!
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    Default Re: Notification pop up while in lock screen (blacked out screen)

    Quote Originally Posted by courtsbrooke View Post
    I have had the Samsung Galaxy S4 for about a year. I switched providers and got the LG G2 Friday. The phone is almost identical to the S4 with the biggest thing for me being, when the phone is blackout, the S4 would pop to life and the screen would come on when you got a text. Is there a way to set up the LG to do the same? The blinking light thing is on but so faint that the actual popping up of the screen is about the best thing to catch my attention. Any advice appreciated!
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    That might be a Samsung thing, but you can try something a little different. The Moto X introduced an 'Active Display' which brings up a touch sensitive notification to the screen. It has made it to the Play Store (by different developers) as a separate app. That might be worht a try. If you want to see the feature in action, I would look on YouTube and try searching with Moto X active display.

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    Default Re: Notification pop up while in lock screen (blacked out screen)

    I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications

    It may not be exactly what you're looking for but it's worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpaight View Post
    I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enotifications

    It may not be exactly what you're looking for but it's worth checking out.
    That's very close to the Samsung one.......Thanks!
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    Default Re: Notification pop up while in lock screen (blacked out screen)

    It seems my battery has drained twice as fast today. Any suggestion on setting probs with this program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by courtsbrooke View Post
    It seems my battery has drained twice as fast today. Any suggestion on setting probs with this program?
    Can you post a screenshot of your battery stats, please?

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    I think there are some alternative texting apps thst will wake up the screen when you get a text.
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    I haven't seen any noticeable battery drain, but the app is ideally designed for AMOLED screens, which only use power for the pixels that are turned on, but when used for a LCD screen it has to power up the whole screen....so I would start with:

    *Limiting the number of apps you get notifications from, so it isn't constantly turning on your screen or polling the apps for notifications
    *Set your screen timeout so the notification doesn't stay on for long periods of time
    *Set it to turn your screen off after dismissing a notification
    *There's also options in the paid version to have notifications "breathe" on and off at set intervals (if you're afraid of missing one) or to not show them at all during certain hours

    Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpaight View Post
    I haven't seen any noticeable battery drain, but the app is ideally designed for AMOLED screens, which only use power for the pixels that are turned on, but when used for a LCD screen it has to power up the whole screen....so I would start with:

    *Limiting the number of apps you get notifications from, so it isn't constantly turning on your screen or polling the apps for notifications
    *Set your screen timeout so the notification doesn't stay on for long periods of time
    *Set it to turn your screen off after dismissing a notification
    *There's also options in the paid version to have notifications "breathe" on and off at set intervals (if you're afraid of missing one) or to not show them at all during certain hours

    Hope that helps
    I've tried all that first minus buying the app so might be because of the type of phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Can you post a screenshot of your battery stats, please?

    I'm not sure how to post those from my phone but it says Screen is 35% and rest are 2% or below.

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    Default Re: Notification pop up while in lock screen (blacked out screen)

    Try holding down and power at the same time.

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    You can set the LG texting app to "speak" the name of the person on incoming texts......

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