10-07-2016 05:09 PM
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  1. Snareman'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?
    09-29-2016 01:46 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Xposed LED control can do that - but the phone has to be rooted for Xposed to run.
    09-29-2016 03:27 PM
  3. Snareman's Avatar
    Another that makes it useless if I have to root to get Control of it.
    LegalAmerican likes this.
    09-29-2016 03:59 PM
  4. KupKrazy's Avatar
    Not everyone uses the AOD and the LED is a lot more recognizable further away than the AOD. That said, you are right - without being able to control what apps use what color it ends up being a bit useless if you have no idea what the color stands for. Thankfully, some apps allow you to choose the color so it makes it a little helpful. I now can recognize if the led it telling me I have a text message, a snapchat message (the only app I have that uses yellow), have e-mail or if it's charging or done charging. I do like the LED - I hope they don't get rid of it.

    Xposed was great when my phones were rooted.
    09-29-2016 04:09 PM
  5. Harry Dunn's Avatar
    The LED notification light is one of the main reasons I switched from an iPhone! Ever since I had my first blackberry I loved notification lights... You could also use Lightflow to have a different color for certain notifications
    09-29-2016 04:48 PM
  6. juergen99's Avatar
    Years ago I used the app "Light Flow - LED Control". It is still around and I recently set it up on my N7 but really haven't paid much attention to it. I use it mainly for missed calls and texts. Actually I really use it for the repeat vibrate function (my phone is mostly on vibrate and I routinely miss calls / vibrations). When I installed it, the app suggested using the "Legacy" addition for Samsung Android 6 phones.
    SteelGator likes this.
    09-29-2016 05:20 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    As KupKrazy stated, you can see it from a distance - I use it for email and text message only. If it's flashing, I know I have one and it's worth walking over to the phone... simple as that!
    09-29-2016 05:30 PM
  8. French'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.
    SteelGator and Harlemknight like this.
    09-29-2016 06:02 PM
  9. danchristerg's Avatar
    I don't really appreciate the led notifications since I check my phone /tablet often ๐Ÿ˜‚
    09-29-2016 06:09 PM
  10. Amb312'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.
    09-29-2016 06:24 PM
  11. Devil13n's Avatar
    The LED notification light is one of the main reasons I switched from an iPhone! Ever since I had my first blackberry I loved notification lights... You could also use Lightflow to have a different color for certain notifications
    This

    The AOD doesn't show all notifications. Saves me from turning on the phone to see what the notifications is/who it's from. Saves battery. Love it!
    09-29-2016 06:25 PM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I do, it's one of the things I hate about the iPhone, No LED notifications.
    French and Gunny Fitz like this.
    09-29-2016 06:25 PM
  13. wildcard30's Avatar
    I am using Light Manager and it works fine.
    09-29-2016 06:38 PM
  14. chyeo1979'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?
    You need to look at the AOD to actually see if there's any notification. But imagine your phone is across the room or a few feet away from you, the LED can notify you of notification where your AOD can't.
    09-29-2016 07:16 PM
  15. MizWylie's Avatar
    If you take my LED away I will revolt.
    Gunny Fitz likes this.
    09-29-2016 07:18 PM
  16. Wiley_11's Avatar
    If you take my LED away I will revolt.
    ...........
    09-29-2016 07:25 PM
  17. MizWylie's Avatar
    ...........
    Oh Wiley, you know a way to a Wylie's heart. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Wiley_11 likes this.
    09-29-2016 07:28 PM
  18. rushmore's Avatar
    I prefer LED instead of always on. In spite of the amoled display, having it on drains 45 minutes during the day for my use. IMO, not worth it.

    In regards to the MXPE, besides the battery draining GPU and navigation bar wasting 15% of the display for a lot of apps, I did not like not having the LED.

    Always on with the MXPE is a battery killer.
    09-29-2016 08:51 PM
  19. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Looks like having the led light gives choices. Maybe Samsung should give control options, use, don't use, use for certain apps, night setting where won't use led light at set hours. Customization, the concept of Android.
    09-29-2016 09:57 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    The LED notification light is one of the main reasons I switched from an iPhone! Ever since I had my first blackberry I loved notification lights... You could also use Lightflow to have a different color for certain notifications
    A feature I loved on my Note 7. One reason I won't buy a Moto Force
    09-29-2016 10:37 PM
  21. TTQ225's Avatar
    I am using Light Manager and it works fine.
    I am using Light Manager too and it works very well. I am used to LED notifications since my years with Blackberry and it's a must have for me.
    recDNA, cikmatic and Harry Dunn like this.
    09-30-2016 01:19 AM
  22. Snareman'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.
    09-30-2016 02:08 AM
  23. bluegrizzlies1's Avatar
    I use light flow
    I love the led light I use that instead of sounds and vibrate
    09-30-2016 03:49 AM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC'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.
    I use k9 mail and you can set different colors for different email accounts.
    09-30-2016 06:50 AM
  25. WalkingHorse's Avatar
    I used to rely on the LED notifications and also used Lightflow back in the day. As others have said from across the room it's handy vs AOD. But now that I have notifications on my wrist (watch) it really is redundant. I LOVE the AOD. Never would have thought that feature to be of much use but it is for me. It does seem odd that there isn't a way to set specific colors for LED notifications within each app without an addon by now. Would be so very useful for many.
    09-30-2016 07:26 AM
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