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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by destms, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. destms

    destms Lurker
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    Just got the GS 21 and want similar functionality to my GS 8 that had an LED light that would blink whenever I received a text message

    How can I get similar functionality on my GS 21?

    Thanks in advance!
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no led blinking, but you can have edge panel lighting for your notifications. its pretty cool and there are different patterns you can choose.

    just go to settings>notifications>brief pop-ups setting>and select your edge lighting effect, color, and other advanced configurations. now this is for the note 10+ and i believe the new s21 should have the same feature. it might be located slightly different then my note 10+.
     
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  3. destms

    destms Lurker
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    Thanks for the input

    Is there a way to get Edge Lighting or a Flash Notification to continue to blink until you unlock the phone to check the notification?

    The one-time flash is fine, but I want to look at my phone from a distance and see if i have a notification without touching my phone

    any suggestions appreciated
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah get a smart watch. i use it all the time mainly for the notifications and to see who is texting or calling me.

    edit: i do not see how to make it continuous, unfortunately.
     
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  5. destms

    destms Lurker
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    I just installed aodNotify and it seems to be great - enables a blinking light around the camera for notification by app and have color flexibiltiy too. Seems like a good work around to get the s8 functionality I used to have
     
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  6. NightAngel79

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    Edge lighting sounds interesting, didn't know it did that
     
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  7. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    This was a biggie with me as I'm deaf and depend on that. I'm considering returning my phone and going back to the S9+ I had...
     
  8. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Does it continue to blink until you look at the text? I liked that small blue blinking light that continued to blink until I opened text messaging. The way I have it set up now without the aodNotify program is it flashes a few seconds and stops and doesn't do it again even though I haven't open the message yet?
     
    #9 jack58, Mar 30, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2021
  9. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

    Well since no one seem to know the answer to my question above, I searched and found it here:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...led-for-s21-new-notification-preview.4219097/
    You need a notification light / LED for your Galaxy S21? With aodNotify you can easily add a notification light / LED directly to Samsung's Always On Display!

    You can select different notification light styles and show the notification light around the camera cutout, screen edges or even simulate an notification LED dot in the statusbar of your Galaxy S21! As the notification light is integrated in Samsung's Always On Display it has minimal battery consumption and doesn't drain your battery like other apps which keep your phone awake!

    If you don't need the Always On Display, the app can also activate the Always On Display (AOD) only on notifications or show the notification light / LED even without the Always On Display!

    However at the end of the article it said this:
    NOTES:
    • Samsung may block this app with future updates!
    • Please check if the app is compatible before updating phone software or always on display!
    • Although we never experienced any screen burn in issues on our test devices, we recommend to not keep the notification light / LED active for a long time! Use at you own responsibility!
     
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  10. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

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The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.7" inch screen, 64MP camera, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 4800mAh battery.

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