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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 04stangman, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. 04stangman

    04stangman Member
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    What's crackin my fellow Android peeps? Am I missing something or is there notification light on the note10+?

  2. rocky s.

    rocky s. Well-Known Member

    Hey forum friends,

    Just got my Galaxy Note 10 Plus yesterday and after many failed attempts using the stock system and third party apps, cannot get edge lighting notifications to work at all. I've upgraded from the Note 8....but I'm really going to miss that LED notification on all my previous Note phones if I can't get something comparable happening on the 10.

    Any ideas out there?
  3. ocnbrze

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

    not sure what you mean. i just got the note 10+ and i have the settings for edge lighting. it is super cool so far. you have options to change the edge lighting effects. as well as the color of it.

    not sure what you mean, but there is edge lighting notifications......its pretty cool.

    it is in phone settings under display towards the bottom
  4. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    There is no notification LED. Apart from the "Edge Lighting" mentioned above, i know an app exists to give a sort of status light around the camera on the S10... Don't know if that works with the Note yet. Check out the S10 forum here for more info.
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Hi @04stangman!
    Good Lord I hope not. Do you mean the phone flashes the flashlight when you get a message?
    I hate that. It's to distracting. Although I guess that's what it's supposed to do...
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  6. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    I don't think so. I don't like that either.

    My S7 Edge which I've just transferred from, has an LED on the front try hard would light up in different colours.

    One thing I liked about this is you could tell when the phone was charging as it was red, and fully charged charged when green
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  7. marctronixx


    There is no more notification light. You will have to use edge lighting for notifications.
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  8. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

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  9. rocky s.

    rocky s. Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, I have turned on and configured my edge lighting functions and notification settings on all of my apps in every conceivable way. Nothing I've tried enables this feature to actually work. A review of this topic in many places reveals a ton of frustration being expressed by S 10 and S 10 + users who have long reported the same issue. There are apps on Google Play that exist just to 'fix' the Samsung edge lighting problems. But I hadn't heard yet what anyone was experiencing with the Note 10's yet, so was just curious. But if you and others are finding it functional, maybe I just got a bad device and need to look at a replacement. (?)

    Thanks again for your input!
  10. marctronixx


    im having zero issues with edge lighting on the note 10+. ive only seen it interact with a few apps as they notify, but its been fine.

    perhaps something to differentiate the people who don't have issues with people who do, could be the fact that some may have backed up from an old note 9 whilst others (like myself) did a fresh install.

    also there was an update right out of the box, so make sure you received that.

    im also on unlocked firmware. if you want to list an app or two that you are having issues with, i and/or others can test that app on our devices to see if there is any consistency...
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  11. rocky s.

    rocky s. Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that info., especially since you have the same phone.

    So my edge lighting has indeed begun to trigger today with at least one app, Mood messenger. It flashes with both the style and color I set up for this app. and with the screen off. As others have pointed out, it would be nice if it kept flashing until the notification was taken care of, but one flash is all you get. Again, that's one thing I miss about the LED notifications...worked flawlessly in different colors for specific apps with subtle blinking until the message was retrieved. So far the edge lighting doesn't trigger for my emails, but I'm aware that what apps it will work with will be hit and miss. Otherwise, if someone would like to try out my email client, Blue Mail, and see if you can get it to edge light, I'd be interested in your results.

    Thanks again for the help as we all get acquainted with our new Note 10 's!
    #11 rocky s., Aug 24, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019
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  12. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

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  13. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    #13 CmdrBond, Aug 25, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  14. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Good luck.
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  15. rocky s.

    rocky s. Well-Known Member

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  16. CmdrBond

    CmdrBond Well-Known Member

    I've tried it and the idea is solid, but I've uninstalled it as it's messing with the Always On Display.
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  17. 04stangman

    04stangman Member
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    Man... This seems waaaaay to hard. I just need my light back without having to grant unlimited permissions and leave settings on that I don't like. :(
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  18. rocky s.

    rocky s. Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean. It would be nice to have that single LED light back. Tried the edge lighting for notifications with phone on silent through work meetings today and, even when it functioned, it was barely noticeable. It's actually very apparent when you have the screen on and phone in use. As others have said, though, this kind of defeats the purpose as the real need is to be notified when the screen is off with phone on silent and set aside. And, yes, maybe I'm being overly anxious, but the mass permissions required of the third party apps make me hesitant to install.
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  19. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well I've not used these apps because I don't need them (my phone is old enough that it has a notification light;)), so don't know what permissions they ask for. But if they are supposed to notify you of a wide range of events and conditions they probably will need a lot of permissions.

    Personally I get more fed up with certain Google apps moaning because I've not given them permissions that they don't need in order to work (as evidenced by the fact that they work fine with them denied). That hardly sets a good example.
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  20. notableuser

    notableuser Well-Known Member

    There are many but needs to be re-ported again to the center punch hole. Those same apps works fine on the s 10 line.

    I usually use holey light, but is getting reported to work with the Note. For now using glimpse notification that triggers any and all apps.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.holeylight&hl=en_US holey light
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.nullgrad.glimpse&hl=en_US glimpse
    holey used camera ring colors.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anker.ledmeknow led me know app persistent.
    #20 notableuser, Aug 29, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
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  21. Haseeb987

    Haseeb987 Lurker

    I was also fed up with it when i came to knew that LED flash has been removed from the note 10+. recently i got it and its annoying that it was removed. I also checked it with edge lighting but it gives u once only. Its flashes and thats it. So i just found an alternative way of it. As long as you keep always on display u can see your notifications there below the always on display. Thats what i got quite helpful. Samsung really needs to do something to bring it back in coming updates. was huge fan of it.
  22. notableuser

    notableuser Well-Known Member

    give this a shot https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anker.ledmeknow stays active til notification is cleared.
    #22 notableuser, Sep 16, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
  23. Deleted User

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    No but their is an app that can add a camera notification light witch acts like one, it's cool it's called Edge Lighting+

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