Way to turn phone &/or light on when receiving a message?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by geoffsweb, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. geoffsweb

    geoffsweb Active Member
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    My old phone would turn on, or come out of sleep mode when I received a text message, or any type of alert. Is there a way to make the Droid do that? I leave the phone sitting on my desk and I miss messages all the time because the phone doesn't kick on and I have the volume turned all the way down or off. But if the phone would light up, I would notice that.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. MattOhn

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    I don't know much about the Droid, put it on vibration, deppending on the surface you'll deffinantly hear it
     
  3. geoffsweb

    geoffsweb Active Member
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    True, but so will the people in the cubes beside me. Purely looking for the backlight to come on when receiving a text and/or alert.
     
  4. dmgabe

    dmgabe Well-Known Member
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    Download the app handcent sms. It will replace the stock messaging app and will do what you want and more.
     
  5. benna12

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    Will I be able to turn on and off the vibration notifications in the Handcent App by using a program like Ring Toggle?
     
  6. dmgabe

    dmgabe Well-Known Member
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    Not sure about that. You can however make the adjustments in handcent itself. You will have to try the ring toggle, I have never used it so can't really tell you. Handcent is free so no risk to trying it out.
     
  7. benna12

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    I am going to give it a try, I really like being able to turn off and on all my notifications and ringer with the Ring Toggle App, I would hate for Ring Toggle to only start working for the Notifications or the ringer and leave one on sound while one is vibrate still.

    I have a feeling it will toggle all ringers and notifies at the same time though...at least I hope....

    Does Handcent bring the Droid out of sleep mode when a message is received?

    Edit: Actually, I mean will Handcent unlock the Droid when a message is received (I did not mean out of sleep, as it would have to wake up to display the message)
     
  8. dmgabe

    dmgabe Well-Known Member
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    Yes, it will give you a popup of the message and let you quick reply without entering the actual messaging app. I am not positive if it works when an unlock pattern is set, but works just fine without one. Really is one of the best apps I have found on the market, and if you have questions, the developer is really quick to respond (usually online late at night).

    Update: And if you download it and experience lag, I have a beta version that fixes this, but takes away some of the nifty graphics the regular version uses.
     

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