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  1. mlblack16's Avatar
    I'd seen some articles on the update that Google Now told me about, but otherwise how was I suppose to know? I tried both updating the phone under settings and updating apps in the playstore and neither method found the update. It wasn't until I remembered to go into Settings - display - AOD and update it from there that I found it.
    I've noticed this also. For some reason, you cannot find AOD in the Galaxy App store. The previous update, I shared the app info to my email and, for awhile, I could click that link and it would take me to the app in the Galaxy store.
    10-20-2016 03:00 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Not useless for me. I have it on in the wee hours of the morning so that I can roll over without getting up or wiping my eyes, and know exactly the time of morning.
    That's how I use mine, I set the hours 10pm to 7am so I can see what time it is when I roll over like you, but it is also on my wireless charger being charged to. Untill third party notifications come it's useless during the day wasting battery for me.
    10-20-2016 03:41 PM
  3. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That's how I use mine, I set the hours 10pm to 7am so I can see what time it is when I roll over like you, but it is also on my wireless charger being charged to. Untill third party notifications come it's useless during the day wasting battery for me.
    Yeah, I have it off during the day as well. I think the extras will come to the phone soon, and I'm fine with that.
    10-20-2016 06:20 PM
  4. pjwk81's Avatar
    I find the AOD useful at any time, in fact its one of the best bits of the phone IMO. At night the illuminated click is great, at day I can see if there are messages waiting without clicking a button and just a glance shows me how much battery is left. This is helping enormously in keeping mine topped up which I often used to forget to do. I also have the numbers in different colours and it helps me know which phone is which, I have one gold and one silver (business and personal), but the colours are very similar in some lights and in the dark at night. My biggest gripe on all other phones was needing to switch them off standby just to check the battery. The AOD solves the problem completely and I'm very happy with it.
    Only SMS messages though. People rarely use them these days.
    10-21-2016 04:49 AM
  5. SteveyAsp's Avatar
    Personally I'd rather have an option for Raise To Wake
    10-21-2016 04:55 AM
  6. JOC2016's Avatar
    SMS messages are very important to me and are the only messages I use. Every one that I send any from of instant text to uses and responds to me through SMS. I see no reason not to use them when all the texts you could want are included in the regular monthly amount I pay. The people I text are my extended family and occasionally my boss. Contrary to popular belief there are still sectors of the population who are not on FB or other forms of social networking sites. I am in that group! I also can't see the point of something like whatsapp when I never get close to excceding my data, calls and text linits

    SMS notifications are therefore the only ones I Need.
    10-21-2016 04:54 PM
  7. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    SMS messages are very important to me and are the only messages I use. Every one that I send any from of instant text to uses and responds to me through SMS. I see no reason not to use them when all the texts you could want are included in the regular monthly amount I pay. The people I text are my extended family and occasionally my boss. Contrary to popular belief there are still sectors of the population who are not on FB or other forms of social networking sites. I am in that group! I also can't see the point of something like whatsapp when I never get close to excceding my data, calls and text linits

    SMS notifications are therefore the only ones I Need.
    I use SMS over Facebook anytime for messaging. Facebook really is getting to be a waste of time
    10-21-2016 06:37 PM
  8. WingLT's Avatar
    Yeah I use SMS I find the FB Messenger useless. Plus it's loaded with Spyware. Everyone I know uses the SMS. I like using it because I can custom theme it now. Samsung better put out third party support soon. I like using it for my e mail and Spotify...
    10-21-2016 06:45 PM
  9. troshs's Avatar
    There's no pleasing some ...
    Yeah I thought it was a helluva lot more than that.
    10-21-2016 06:50 PM
  10. pjwk81's Avatar
    I use SMS over Facebook anytime for messaging. Facebook really is getting to be a waste of time
    I don't have Facebook messenger installed but I use whatsapp or hangouts over SMS as it's unable to send photos or any media without destroying it.
    10-22-2016 05:55 AM
  11. JOC2016's Avatar
    That's not been my experience, attachments of all descriptions seem to function fine for me, perhaps it depends on where in the world we all are? However, it pleases me to see that I am not alone in still using SMS and at least the AOD notifier works well for those of us using it :-)
    10-22-2016 06:36 AM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I use whatsapp to send video, seems an app like this is the only way to send video. And you can send pictures without them being degraded.

    In my world people still use SMS/MMS more, they wouldn't know what I was talking about if I mentioned whatsapp, even though it would be better, they would not do it. So I have my family install whatsapp and mainly use it to send videos and pictures that we don't want degraded, for fast picture shares we just use MMS.

    My biggest complaint with Android is not being able to send videos thru email. It's our data let us use it the way we want to. If it's possible with whatsapp, then it's possible with email to.
    10-22-2016 06:55 AM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    I use whatsapp to send video, seems an app like this is the only way to send video. And you can send pictures without them being degraded.

    In my world people still use SMS/MMS more, they wouldn't know what I was talking about if I mentioned whatsapp, even though it would be better, they would not do it. So I have my family install whatsapp and mainly use it to send videos and pictures that we don't want degraded, for fast picture shares we just use MMS.

    My biggest complaint with Android is not being able to send videos thru email. It's our data let us use it the way we want to. If it's possible with whatsapp, then it's possible with email to.
    I do the same exact thing as you. I have my fam download whatsapp on their iPhones and send them videos. They always forget to use it when they send videos which is annoying bc they have the amazing iMessage. The fact that mms still downgrades quality is ridiculous... We are almost in 2017, it has to be implemented better!
    10-23-2016 07:20 AM
  14. lammy8's Avatar
    There's no pleasing some ...
    Considering how much of the screen is actually on, it's a pretty high drain

    That's about normal drainage for 10 hrs standby anyways.
    It's on top of standard drain though. I'm typically getting 0.5% per hour on standby with it off which is fine. But adding an extra 1% per hour on top of the standard idle drain soon mounts up.
    10-23-2016 07:24 AM
  15. French's Avatar
    I'm in the camp of SMS only for instant communications as I am apparently the most tech savvy of my friends and family (and that's not saying much). And it almost seems we could make this its own thread so forgive me for continuing to derail this one...but for those of you (us) using SMS only, for sharing videos or larger pictures, has anyone considered something like Dropbox or Drive sharing? So sending a link? I know it's not quite the same but this would mean asking friends and family to download one thing one time and then you could use whatever method of communication you want and they'd still be able to access a shared link. I personally have not done this as I think I've just given up on everyone else, but just wondered about you all.

    I'm pretty happy with the stock messaging so the fact that AOD doesn't have third party support is o.k. with me. Having said that, I'm not using AOD on this phone. I did use it on the Note 7 so maybe I was using that third party support more than I realized. I use Light Flow for LED colors so that pretty much tells me what type of reminder or notification I have at a glance.
    10-23-2016 07:39 AM
  16. Roman Akert's Avatar
    I'm in the camp of SMS only for instant communications as I am apparently the most tech savvy of my friends and family (and that's not saying much). And it almost seems we could make this its own thread so forgive me for continuing to derail this one...but for those of you (us) using SMS only, for sharing videos or larger pictures, has anyone considered something like Dropbox or Drive sharing? So sending a link? I know it's not quite the same but this would mean asking friends and family to download one thing one time and then you could use whatever method of communication you want and they'd still be able to access a shared link. I personally have not done this as I think I've just given up on everyone else, but just wondered about you all.

    I'm pretty happy with the stock messaging so the fact that AOD doesn't have third party support is o.k. with me. Having said that, I'm not using AOD on this phone. I did use it on the Note 7 so maybe I was using that third party support more than I realized. I use Light Flow for LED colors so that pretty much tells me what type of reminder or notification I have at a glance.
    Light flow does some weird stuff with led colours.
    10-23-2016 12:11 PM
  17. Misterb's Avatar
    SMS messages are very important to me and are the only messages I use. Every one that I send any from of instant text to uses and responds to me through SMS. I see no reason not to use them when all the texts you could want are included in the regular monthly amount I pay. The people I text are my extended family and occasionally my boss. Contrary to popular belief there are still sectors of the population who are not on FB or other forms of social networking sites. I am in that group! I also can't see the point of something like whatsapp when I never get close to excceding my data, calls and text linits

    SMS notifications are therefore the only ones I Need.
    You don't email or use your calendar, huh?
    10-23-2016 12:42 PM
  18. Snareman's Avatar
    Yeah I use SMS I find the FB Messenger useless. Plus it's loaded with Spyware. Everyone I know uses the SMS. I like using it because I can custom theme it now. Samsung better put out third party support soon. I like using it for my e mail and Spotify...
    What spyware does it have?
    10-23-2016 03:26 PM
  19. French's Avatar
    For me, email and calendar both put an icon in the notification bar and Light Flow gives me a red led for calendar events. I don't want or need to see the email notification as an led or immediate notification.
    10-23-2016 05:51 PM
  20. WingLT's Avatar
    What spyware does it have?
    It can look into everything on the phone. I forget the name of the spyware but it was a pretty big issue a few months ago. Since then a lot of people stopped using it. I don't like that it can get all of your contacts and group them together in one section. More then once I had to deselect the option for the contacts and the next day it would be selected again.

    As for SMS I use it to send pictures all the time. Nothing it downgraded. The picture quality is the same. I also used it for videos twice and it was also fine.
    10-23-2016 06:42 PM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    It can look into everything on the phone. I forget the name of the spyware but it was a pretty big issue a few months ago. Since then a lot of people stopped using it. I don't like that it can get all of your contacts and group them together in one section. More then once I had to deselect the option for the contacts and the next day it would be selected again.

    As for SMS I use it to send pictures all the time. Nothing it downgraded. The picture quality is the same. I also used it for videos twice and it was also fine.
    Sending pictures thru SMS/MMS does downgrade the picture. If the person your sending the picture to does not plan to blow it up or print it then it will be fine.

    Backing pictures up to the cloud downgrades the pictures, that's why on the Google pixle getting unlimited full resolution cloud storage is a big deal.
    10-23-2016 06:59 PM
  22. Fit24's Avatar
    I like the Always On Display feature because I don't wear a watch. I like being able to look at my phone (especially at night) and see what time it is without waking the screen.
    10-23-2016 08:39 PM
  23. WingLT's Avatar
    Sending pictures thru SMS/MMS does downgrade the picture. If the person your sending the picture to does not plan to blow it up or print it then it will be fine.

    Backing pictures up to the cloud downgrades the pictures, that's why on the Google pixle getting unlimited full resolution cloud storage is a big deal.
    I have printed out pictures before with no problems of quality of the photo.
    10-24-2016 07:17 PM
  24. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I have printed out pictures before with no problems of quality of the photo.
    One that was sent thru MMS. Blow it up and see how it looks after sent thru MMS
    10-24-2016 08:01 PM
  25. WingLT's Avatar
    One that was sent thru MMS. Blow it up and see how it looks after sent thru MMS
    Look I'm not going to argue with you about this. I've printed out photo with their original size and everything looked fine. Blowing up a picture will always lose quality because it's not meant to be blown up.
    10-24-2016 09:26 PM
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