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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shavald, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. shavald

    shavald Newbie
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    Does anyone else notice that the notification icon for a new email and a new text message appear very similar?

    On most phones, the text message appears as a gold envelope and emails as a white one.

    On the new S 3, they both appear as white envelopes.

    Has anyone found a way to change these icons?


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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Which notification Icons? Where?
  3. eldraw

    eldraw Lurker

    im pretty sure he means the icons in the notification bar, im having the same problem telling the difference between a text and an email. Is there any way to change them?
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    To clarify, do you mean if you have a new email and sms at the same time, when you pull down the notification area, and view the notifications for both, the icons on the left look too similar?

    If so, the default icons cannot be changed without root and some sort of themeing work done. I'm not sure, but perhaps installing either a 3rd party SMS or Email app would change the icon
  5. eldraw

    eldraw Lurker

    When i receive and email or a text its hard to tell which one it is by looking at the notification bar, before i drag it down, because they both appear with a very similar envelope icon.
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ok. Different to what I was thinking but same answer above
  7. jds4000

    jds4000 Android Enthusiast

    Install Nova Launcher Prime and customize any icon!
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Launchers do not change any icons in SystemUI.
  9. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    I know what I have based on the color of my LED. Phone on or off, makes no difference. Why aren't you guys using Lightflow?

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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