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Support Notifications when screen is timed out

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bosnjgal, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. bosnjgal

    bosnjgal New Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    Is it possible to get a notification on a timed out screen when I get a new text message? When I used to get texts on my old phone (LG Dare), the screen would light up for a couple of seconds everytime I received a new text message. With the Droid 2, it seems like I can only make the phone vibrate or make a notification sound. However, when I'm at work, I keep my phone on silent and can't have my phone constantly vibrating on my desk.

    Is there a way to set the notifications up so that my screen can alert me of a new message? I don't have the time to constantly check my phone for text messages during the day and I think I'm wearing out my battery quicker with the constant turning on and off of my screen to check for new texts.

    Any suggestions/hints/tricks are greatly appreciated! :) Thanks!


  2. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Enterprise Server Engineer
    Download handcent sms, chomp sms, or sms popup, take your pick.
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  3. JDunc

    JDunc Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2010
    Image Processor
    You should at least have a LED blinking for notifications on stock texting. I use Handcent and you can customize the color and frequency of the LED.
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  4. bosnjgal

    bosnjgal New Member
    Thread Starter

    i probably have it on the wrong setting, but my led blinks pretty much all the time so it wasn't a good indicator.

    i tried handcent & chomp and kept chomp because i liked the interface a bit better. thanks for the suggestions!! :)

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