10-07-2016 05:09 PM
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  1. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    I had the notifications light on for a while. But it wasn't very helpful as my phone is always near. And even if the light wasn't blinking, I would still check it.
    09-30-2016 08:01 AM
  2. French's Avatar
    I'll set up Light Manager and give it a try, but it would be nice if I could set different colors for my different Gmail accounts. I'm usually close enough to see the AOD though so I'm not sure if I'll get much use out of it.
    Lightflow can do this. You just set up each account in lightflow with the options you want.

    Agree that it would be nice if Samsung allowed some LED personalization. Getting the SAME tone for ALL Now notifications doesn't tell me anything. Using Lightflow, being able to change sounds for the different notification possibilities is very helpful. I know when I hear that car horn and see a fast flashing blue light I need to get my butt out the door. But the light little nudge chime with a slow pulse light means I just have a reminder "to do".
    09-30-2016 08:08 AM
  3. w7sg's Avatar
    On my old phones before there were AODs and the Motorola active display I relied on the LED to tell if I had any messages. ON this phone with the AOD I'm not sure why it's even there and feel like I ought to just disable it as its kind of redundant and there is better info on the AOD. It might be a little more useful if I could control the color of it from within each app. I have no idea what it's random colors mean.

    What's everyone else's experience and thoughts on it?
    I love my little blue light :-) My 1st Android was a Note 3. Unfortunately, because it's GPS was crap, I had to turn it in. I missed the notification.
    09-30-2016 08:24 AM
  4. Delirious D's Avatar
    One my favorite things about blackberry. I find it weird that android doesnt have the option built in like BB did. My lg g2 gave me options for some things like msgs, missed calls, charge level, but not note 5 or 7..

    Used to Set my fav contacts to a certain color. Turn off led all together for other things. My main msg apps are textra and whatsapp those give you the option to change.
    09-30-2016 09:56 AM
  5. skatergirl's Avatar
    I'm using lightflow and it is great. You will need the legacy version. I wanted a green LED for texts and prefer/like the stock messenger which defaults to blue, and I wanted red for calendar events. Even better... You can set different notifications for different Google Now information. I have a car horn for "time to leave", etc. It's a very robust program and no root required.
    Are you using the sleep setting at all? I have not gotten mine to work. Also, do you get the ads with the legacy version?
    09-30-2016 10:35 AM
  6. skatergirl's Avatar
    I just wish Samsung offered the option of turning LED notifications off while in do not disturb mode. I have not been able to get light flow put the LEDs to sleep, even when it is set to go to sleep during Samsung DND.
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    09-30-2016 10:38 AM
  7. tk-093's Avatar
    I've used LightFlow in the past. Heck, I loved it so much I bought the full version... Totally worth it.

    I did not use it on my Note 5 and now my Note 7 because I have an Android Wear watch and I get all my notifications that I need on there.
    SteelGator likes this.
    09-30-2016 11:06 AM
  8. French's Avatar
    Are you using the sleep setting at all? I have not gotten mine to work. Also, do you get the ads with the legacy version?
    I use it at night but I open "nightclock" which is an app that has a "sleep" setting. So when it's next to my bed I turn sleep on and haven't had an issue with the LEDs, but the only notifications I get via LED are appointments (not happening while I'm asleep), text messages (I'm old and boring...everyone I know is asleep when I'm asleep), and reminders (I don't need to remember to do anything in the middle of the night so I'm good there). I do NOT want to miss phone calls, so I don't limit those at all. I know some use a white list but the fact of the matter is, if I'm getting a phone call in the middle of the night it's most likely someone in BIG distress and they likely aren't calling from their own phone. So I'm o.k. with any call coming through and thankfully I never seem to get misdials.

    I had paid for the full version back a l-o-n-g time ago so I contacted the developer and he gave me a one-time code to use to download/install the "unlock" key. So I don't see any ads. Basically if you buy the key the ads should go away?

    TL;DR: No. No.

    skatergirl and Gunny Fitz like this.
    09-30-2016 02:33 PM
  9. Ten Four's Avatar
    I suspect it is useful to some people, but not me. For example, someone who is hard of hearing or deaf might like it a lot. It might also be useful if you work in a noisy environment where you might not hear a ring or vibration. At night driving in the car it could be useful, but I prefer not to get distracted while driving.
    09-30-2016 03:24 PM
  10. kdklein's Avatar
    On my old phones before there were AODs and the Motorola active display I relied on the LED to tell if I had any messages. ON this phone with the AOD I'm not sure why it's even there and feel like I ought to just disable it as its kind of redundant and there is better info on the AOD. It might be a little more useful if I could control the color of it from within each app. I have no idea what it's random colors mean.

    What's everyone else's experience and thoughts on it?
    AOD is worthless and wastes battery life. I use the led.
    09-30-2016 04:59 PM
  11. Antony Guan's Avatar
    I love the notification LED! When the light lights up a certain color I'll know which notification it is and to decide if I should open it or not.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    09-30-2016 08:27 PM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    ... Don't know how I haven't come across this thread until now.

    I LOVE my LED notifications. I love them so much. I can't emphasize how much I need them. My BlackBerry devices introduced me to them, and now whenever I get a new phone, that's one of their must-have requirements. Sometimes if I'm busy or at work and only have a second, a quick look to see if my LED light (and, if so, what colour it is) is blinking will alert me to the fact that I should check my lockscreen soon to see what's up.
    recDNA and Delirious D like this.
    09-30-2016 08:54 PM
  13. bohwat's Avatar
    It's one of the first things I shut off when I get a phone because they will wake me up at night.
    for me it's airplane mode on
    10-01-2016 11:07 AM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    I'll set up Light Manager and give it a try, but it would be nice if I could set different colors for my different Gmail accounts. I'm usually close enough to see the AOD though so I'm not sure if I'll get much use out of it.
    That is doable. Use different apps for each account.
    10-01-2016 11:31 AM
  15. Kegman's Avatar
    If you dont like Light manager, (I've never used it) Light Flow is one of the top apps for this and has been around for over three years, probably more. I feel like I've been using it forever. You dont need root access.
    10-02-2016 10:06 PM
  16. zledzhydro's Avatar
    Use an app like light manager or light flow to change LED colors
    10-05-2016 05:45 AM
  17. SteelGator's Avatar
    Lightflow can do this. You just set up each account in lightflow with the options you want.

    Agree that it would be nice if Samsung allowed some LED personalization. Getting the SAME tone for ALL Now notifications doesn't tell me anything. Using Lightflow, being able to change sounds for the different notification possibilities is very helpful. I know when I hear that car horn and see a fast flashing blue light I need to get my butt out the door. But the light little nudge chime with a slow pulse light means I just have a reminder "to do".
    +1 for Lightflow. I have used it in the past and loved it. I am less reliant on LEDs now, so I have not set it up, but I may because of this discussion.
    10-05-2016 09:51 AM
  18. French's Avatar
    +1 for Lightflow. I have used it in the past and loved it. I am less reliant on LEDs now, so I have not set it up, but I may because of this discussion.
    It's already been said here but what the LED really does is let you know if you have something you need to address NOW or if you can do it on your time. I carry a purse so my phone is in there a lot...if I'm going somewhere that I can't really be interrupted by my phone I'll put my purse down somewhere (or the phone if it's with me) and I can easily see from the flashing LED what I may have waiting. The only thing to warn about with Samsung and Light Flow, however, is that in order for it to change the LED color it requires those notifications to light up the screen, and the only ways to do this are to allow it to happen and it will honor your default screen-on time before it turns off, or allow light flow to control the length of time but then light flow will lock your phone and it will require your pin (or passcode or swipe)...it won't take a fingerprint. The developer is aware and it's a limitation within Android/Samsung...not him. And by the way, as far as developers go...he's AWESOME. He responds very quickly and takes the time to explain why something may or may not be working as expected etc. He's very responsive. I was having a crash issue and within a day he was back to me with an updated apk to try, which did in fact fix the problem.
    Gunny Fitz likes this.
    10-06-2016 05:42 AM
  19. SteelGator's Avatar
    It's already been said here but what the LED really does is let you know if you have something you need to address NOW or if you can do it on your time. I carry a purse so my phone is in there a lot...if I'm going somewhere that I can't really be interrupted by my phone I'll put my purse down somewhere (or the phone if it's with me) and I can easily see from the flashing LED what I may have waiting. The only thing to warn about with Samsung and Light Flow, however, is that in order for it to change the LED color it requires those notifications to light up the screen, and the only ways to do this are to allow it to happen and it will honor your default screen-on time before it turns off, or allow light flow to control the length of time but then light flow will lock your phone and it will require your pin (or passcode or swipe)...it won't take a fingerprint. The developer is aware and it's a limitation within Android/Samsung...not him. And by the way, as far as developers go...he's AWESOME. He responds very quickly and takes the time to explain why something may or may not be working as expected etc. He's very responsive. I was having a crash issue and within a day he was back to me with an updated apk to try, which did in fact fix the problem.
    Yes, I agree, the developer is great. I was a paid user for a long time. Now though, my phone typically sits facing up right next to me, so the LED is less useful than the AOD. If it is not next to me, it is in my pocket, so neither are useful at that point. Back in the day, I had a color for everything, and knew my colors. Not sure I want the learning curve again, and the limitations you mention are a stickler for me because I have a corporate policy on my device that does not allow me to change a lot of those parameters.

    All that said, the red for charging is helpful as a quick way for me to confirm that I am plugged in.
    10-06-2016 08:06 AM
  20. Gunny Fitz's Avatar
    Ok, so I am now a bit confused.
    As one who also relied on what color indicated what Alert on my S5, I understand that you guys are using some other Apps that allow use of colors for this. However, I am confused about WHICH Apps are proven to work best without making the phone do other things - such as light up the entire screen or drain the battery out.

    Would anyone mind giving me the low down list on - lets say the Top 3 Apps to use for obtaining these multi color lights?
    Or perhaps list these apps with their Pros & Cons associated with them?
    Im sitting here with Note in hand trying to determine which one to download so I can get some light on the subject (Pun Intended!!) THANK YOU ALL !
    10-07-2016 04:45 PM
  21. Jad Morffier's Avatar
    Obviously everyone is different so I think still having the LED light there is just another handy option, even though there are more options like AOD now. But that's a good thing right, the more options the better. This is why I no longer support iPhone and iOS. My Note7 (and my Note 4) with android have all the hardware and software options I need.

    btw I use LED Blinker Notifications for my LED customisation needs. It doesn't NOT require you to be rooted and it is updated often...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...com.ledblinker
    10-07-2016 05:09 PM
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