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  1. anon8126715's Avatar
    One of the features I loved about my Note 3 was the Blocking Mode. I had it set to not allow any notifications, and had a small list of enabled contacts that could reach me after a certain time (sleep time). I've noticed that on my Note 4, even though I have set the phone to block notifications, I can wake up and see the blinking light on my device. Anyone else use this feature and have the same issue? I've tried restarting the phone, resetting the feature, and other tricks to no avail.
    JonnyKs likes this.
    11-01-2014 01:34 PM
  2. 5uck3rpunch's Avatar
    Blocking Mode works for me on my Sprint Note 4 just as it did on my Sprint Note 3.
    11-01-2014 01:47 PM
  3. FBA's Avatar
    Works perfectly for me as well. I have only ONE contact I allow and only that contact gets through.
    11-01-2014 01:49 PM
  4. anon8126715's Avatar
    Blocking Mode works for me on my Sprint Note 4 just as it did on my Sprint Note 3.
    Works perfectly for me as well. I have only ONE contact I allow and only that contact gets through.
    So you guys don't get blinking LED notifications when it's on?
    11-01-2014 01:51 PM
  5. 5uck3rpunch's Avatar
    You do if you have the phone set for LED notifications. You may want to look into using a free app called Llama.
    11-01-2014 01:57 PM
  6. zmann's Avatar
    I use it. My phone won't make noise from text or phone between 9pm and 6am, except from 3 people. Used it on my Note 3 also. Set it and forget it.

    NOTE 4,, GO BIG OR GO HOME!
    11-01-2014 02:04 PM
  7. brucedbr's Avatar
    Hmm. This one is new to me. I've been using an app called My Profiles. Where do I find Blocking Mode?

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    11-01-2014 02:27 PM
  8. jerseygirl's Avatar
    Works fine for me. I never used it on my gs3. I don't mind the blinking light, as long as i don't hear the sound.
    11-01-2014 02:29 PM
  9. anon8126715's Avatar
    Hmm. This one is new to me. I've been using an app called My Profiles. Where do I find Blocking Mode?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Go to Settings, and it's the 2nd item under "Personal". On the Note 3 for me, it would block everything you needed it to block like notifications, phone calls, etc. While I sleep, I don't want the phone's LEDs to wake me, nor the notification sounds. You can tell the device what numbers are ok to receive, or tell it that you only want the alarm clock to wake you. It's a nice feature if you keep your phone near your bed.



    Works fine for me. I never used it on my gs3. I don't mind the blinking light, as long as i don't hear the sound.
    So your LED blinks even when you have the feature turned on? Do you have your LED notifications checked on or off? Based on my Note 3's design, the LED shouldn't come on if I have blocking mode on.
    11-01-2014 03:04 PM
  10. Bianca Horkan's Avatar
    Yep, I use Blocking Mode every night. I have just a few people on my allowed list so, it's a pretty peaceful night for my phone.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using Tapatalk Pro.
    11-01-2014 03:23 PM
  11. FBA's Avatar
    I leave my LED on, but you have the choice in blocking mode in any case...
    11-01-2014 04:29 PM
  12. JonnyKs's Avatar
    I leave my LED on, but you have the choice in blocking mode in any case...
    You don't have the choice on the Note 4.

    I've got the same issue as the OP.

    Sent from my Note 4
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    11-01-2014 04:39 PM
  13. jerseygirl's Avatar
    Go to Settings, and it's the 2nd item under "Personal". On the Note 3 for me, it would block everything you needed it to block like notifications, phone calls, etc. While I sleep, I don't want the phone's LEDs to wake me, nor the notification sounds. You can tell the device what numbers are ok to receive, or tell it that you only want the alarm clock to wake you. It's a nice feature if you keep your phone near your bed.





    So your LED blinks even when you have the feature turned on? Do you have your LED notifications checked on or off? Based on my Note 3's design, the LED shouldn't come on if I have blocking mode on.
    I never tried to stop the blinking. I like the idea of knowing I may have new notifications but because they're silent they don't bother me. I would put my phone face down if the LED was a distraction. But I barely notice it.
    11-01-2014 07:15 PM
  14. vader4633's Avatar
    You have to go into display and wallpaper option and uncheck led indicator to turn off the led. I miss just having to turn on blocking mode on my note 2 since it turned off the led with blocking mode. Now its a two step process.

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    11-01-2014 07:24 PM
  15. Wolvan's Avatar
    Yep, going feom a note 2 to the note 4, blocking mode has been neutered. It blocks the audible notifications but not the led. On the note 2 you had seperate options to block led and sound on notifications. Otherwise it works fine. Just a minor annoyance.
    11-01-2014 07:38 PM
  16. douger's Avatar
    So you guys don't get blinking LED notifications when it's on?
    I get LED notifications on the Note 4 with blocking mode. I got them on the S4 as well. What I don't get is a phone that makes noise at certain hours unless I want it to make noise.
    11-01-2014 07:48 PM
  17. JonnyKs's Avatar
    I get LED notifications on the Note 4 with blocking mode. I got them on the S4 as well. What I don't get is a phone that makes noise at certain hours unless I want it to make noise.
    My led didn't light up with blocking mode on the s4. There s an option for that in the blocking mode settings. Now there isn't on the Note 4.

    Sent from my Note 4
    11-01-2014 08:09 PM
  18. rgriffin25's Avatar
    Glad I came across this, as I noticed my led was blinking the other night. On my AT&T note 3 you could disable led in blocking mode. Not so on Note 4.
    11-01-2014 08:37 PM
  19. anon8126715's Avatar
    I had to go look at my Note 3 and sure enough it's an option. Not sure why Samsung decided to keep that function out on the Note 4.


    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Anyone else use Blocking Mode on their device?  Does it work for you?-tempfileforshare-1-.jpg
    11-01-2014 08:52 PM
  20. JonnyKs's Avatar
    They made a separate option to shut it off completely, but I just want it off at night.

    For reference, moto released a widget to sit the notification light off a few years ago. It claims to work on all devices, but it doesn't work on the Note 4.

    Sent from my Note 4
    11-01-2014 10:40 PM
  21. vader4633's Avatar
    To turn LED off in display and wallpaper setting

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    11-02-2014 01:13 AM
  22. Preach2k's Avatar
    Working perfectly for me. Using it now.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    11-02-2014 01:20 AM
  23. JonnyKs's Avatar
    To turn LED off in display and wallpaper setting

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    That turns it off all the time, not just while in blocking mode. That means turning it off every night & on again in the morning.

    Sent from my Note 4
    11-02-2014 08:46 AM
  24. maximalife's Avatar
    I hate how it lets you know you're in blocking mode lol...they could atleast dequise it or something lol

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    11-02-2014 08:49 AM
  25. JonnyKs's Avatar
    I hate how it lets you know you're in blocking mode lol...they could atleast dequise it or something lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I agree. There's a quick toggle. Don't need an entire notification.

    Although, I suppose people would complain that they missed something important because it was on & they didn't know if it was the other way around.

    Still, it would be nice if you could dismiss it or if they added an option for it.

    Sent from my Note 4
    11-02-2014 08:58 AM
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