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Old December 15th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Just got my Nexus. Absolutely love it.

I was just wondering, is there any way for a LED light to pop up after a text after the screen is off? I always liked this on my old phones so I wouldn't have to constantly turn the screen on to check if I had a text. Very convenient.

Is there anyway to turn something like this on?

Sorry if this has been answered but thanks!

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There is a notification light that blinks on and off even after the screen turns off. LOOK under notifications in settings
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The "Pulse Notification Light" under display? I have that checked, and still nothing.

Can't seem to find anything else under settings.
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DO you have a unread message of text? The light is just under the screen
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If you want to custom the colors/blink rates, LightFlow is free on the market and works almost perfectly (it gets a little over excited about gtalk).

Otherwise you can set different colours and speeds for different people or programs.
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I'm having the same issue, the notification light doesn't appear to actually be working for anything. I don't want to download a third party application for something that is built into the operating system but I can't find the settings for the notification light.
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Can't seem to figure this out either.. have the notification light on in settings, but cannot see it when I receive a text.
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same thing was happening to me, couldnt get it working..then suddenly i got a text and it started to flash!
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Its at the bottem of the screan und where your home butten would be if your screen was on. Get someone to send you a text and wait you should see it.
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my led is not showing up/ working. I tried downloading light flow to test. Still no dice.
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My LED works fine without the lightflow but I must say I like it MUCH better with the app. IMO it flashes way to slow on its own but with lightflow you can speed that little sucker up and change colors for different notifications.
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my led is not showing up/ working. I tried downloading light flow to test. Still no dice.
I'm having the same issue - downloaded Light Flow as well, still can't get it to go off...
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It seems that the frequency of the pulse is not high, so maybe waiting a few seconds.
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Does the LED light only work for texts? I swear I never get anything for emails. The only time I've seen it on is some weird rainbow-ey thing that flashes when I do face unlock.
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My LED doesn't seem to be working either. This is my first experience with an Android phone. I've had a blackberry all my life and the LED was set up to notify me when emails, texts, bbms, etc... came in. Is something similar possibly on this phone without downloading an app? So far I haven't even been able to see what the LED on this phone looks like as it doesn't alert me of anything.
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Johnny johnny liu sean g kabob and quevedo nick avallone mom ethics serena sum ethics serena meade heather zach erica dad mom zach and steven nick nick mom and dustin gyro dustin kitchen jarty cory hall o'lawrence cunanan liu steven... Thats what using google voice typed instead of;: I turned my phone off and then back on. The LED now works!
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I called my mobile from my home phone hoping that it would flash after a missed call, but it never did anything. The led did light up white when the incoming call screen came up, but I never saw anything after that.
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I think the LED only pulses when the screen is off.
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I think the LED only pulses when the screen is off.
Mine only seems to pulse for a single cycle once I turn the screen ON. Which is about as useless as it could be . . .
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Does the LED light only work for texts? I swear I never get anything for emails. The only time I've seen it on is some weird rainbow-ey thing that flashes when I do face unlock.
It should work for any unread texts, alarms, missed call emails, etc. Go into email and hit the menu button and make sure it is set to light up when you have an unread mail. I am on my SG2 today but not sure if their are separate setting for each.
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I did a power cycle and just got an email- it cycled once it looks like, then nothing.
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Mine is fine...maybe some got a defect? Or have you gotten the update? It is a slower pace and at the bottom, that threw me off. Other than that, works fine for me.
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You don't have an LED anymore from what I have noticed with my phone. The bottom portion of your screen will pulse a white circle when you have a message.
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I didn't notice it when I got email or texts earlier so I tried the lightflow app and it works like a charm. The indicator light is bottom center just above where the micro usb port is. Looks like it times out after a specified amount of time. I will have to look at the settings and see if that can be set. It was just blinking 2 different colors and stopped before I finished typing this.
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I'm having the same issue, the notification light doesn't appear to actually be working for anything. I don't want to download a third party application for something that is built into the operating system but I can't find the settings for the notification light.
Mine works fine. Nice white light.

It only works if the email or message comes in while the phone is asleep. If u are surfing the web the light won't come on..

Mines flashing right now.
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I fixed mine. I think there might be a bug with the auto-importing of applications. I factory reset and didn't log into my google account until after the first steps. That seemed to fix it.
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Can't believe I still can't get this to work. May try to download a 3rd party app to hopefully get it going

I recommend downloading lightflow if someone is having this problem which a previous user suggested.. fixed mine
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Its not very reliable. It made and ass out of me at the Verizon store when I took it back to exchange it.
The guy did all then same things I did and it worked.

Got it home and it failed again. Booted it and it works.

Unreliable.................... on mine. I'm shoving it back at em till I get one that's reliable.
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I installed light flow and it seems to work. Sent myself a text and the LED flashes a lot faster than normal.

In stock form the LED flashes once every 8 seconds. Way too slow imo. a long time to stare at a phone for over 4 seconds to see if you got a notification.
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Mine is working awesome using lightflow.
I set different colors for different notifications and different contacts.
Go here and read.

How to manage the LED color on the Samsung Nexus Galaxy ~ TechCaw.com

It solved my nonrepeating calender notification delema. I was ready to go back to HTC. So all you unsure buyers just give NEXUS a chance.
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Mine is working awesome using lightflow.
I set different colors for different notifications and different contacts.
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How to manage the LED color on the Samsung Nexus Galaxy ~ TechCaw.com

It solved my nonrepeating calender notification delema. I was ready to go back to HTC. So all you unsure buyers just give NEXUS a chance.
Well I spoke too soon. So far Im having trouble getting it to work after it was set up. The testing worked in the program....hmm. I'll fiddle with it tomorrow.

BTW, when typing this post the spell checker is not working on my GN.
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LightFlow just fixed mine too. I was having the problem where it wasn't doing anything.
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I just noticed this:

Screen was on and received a gmail. I turned thd screen off, and the led did not blink,

I believe on my OG Droid, if i had a notification and turned off the screen, the led woild blink?
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I installed light flow and it seems to work. Sent myself a text and the LED flashes a lot faster than normal.

In stock form the LED flashes once every 8 seconds. Way too slow imo. a long time to stare at a phone for over 4 seconds to see if you got a notification.
You can change the speed of the led flash under lightflow settings
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Mine is working well not with Light Flow. I must have an unread e-mail right now because it's flashing green at me

Thanks, w0bbl3r for the app suggestion!
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You can change the speed of the led flash under lightflow settings
Now its working after i uninstalled it rebooted and reinstalled.
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+1 for Lightflow, just try it and see if it gets your light working. At first I didn't notice the stock LED but its blink rate is very slow. Lightflow works perfectly and you have a color for pretty much every singe notification you can program. Also has individual contacts without having to use a bothersome 3rd party text app, since I find the ICS messaging to be extremely capable.
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anyone have lightflow set to just stay on instead flash? battery sucker or not so much?
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Default Controlling the nexus notification LED.

Go to the android market and pick up "light flow"

The app works perfectly on the gnex, it will let you change the color and frequency of flashes for most programs that support notifications on your phone. If you get the free one you get all the core apps supported with the exception of facebook. If you get the pay version you get that and many more apps.

BTW I have unchecked run in foreground, which is checked by default for some reason and it works perfectly.. granted I only have had the phone for a day.

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Good to know. I was wondering if any LED changing apps would work with ICS/Nexus. I'm glad to see this. I so miss the multi-colored LED on my OG Droid. The Thunderbolt's LED is, well, useless. It hides behind a grate, has 2 colors that you can't change and is about as bright as an underground cave.
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I liked LightFlow at first, but I think it has a problem with syncing after the initial alert.

By this I mean that if I get an email, the LED will flash whenever the screen is off until I open the email app. Removing the notification on the window shade or reading the email on the computer does not appear to update the notification. This is rather annoying since you never really know if the LED is a false positive...
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