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Quick way to toggle ambient display on off?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dan55, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    hi,
    Was hoping there was way to turn off ambient say at night using schedule or a toggle at least .. but can’t seem to find one :/

    Thanks
    Dan
     

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Tasker or Automate from Llama labs in the play store may work
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I just have it set to wake with a double tap, but don't leave it on full time.

    TBH I make so little use of it that I had to test just now to see whether it was still like that or whether I'd turned off completely. I guess this teaches me empirically that ambient/always-on displays are not a useful feature for me.
     
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  4. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    :D yes I guess it does ...I’ve been using glimpse on my Sony for a while but wanted to try and stick with the ambient style for the px2
    ...did have a look at tasker using tasker tools but seem to have to use adb...can’t be bothered with that right now :D

    ....having a look at notific app that does its own style of AO screen

    Thanks
    Dan
     
  5. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    I generally just turn the phone face-down when I don't want to look at the ambient display. The proximity sensor will automatically turn off the display when it is covered.
     
  6. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    ah yes good idea thanks
     
  7. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    just found app called notifybuddy ... does a fake led flash per app ... nice :)
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The Pixel 2 has a real notification LED though. What advantage does this have?
     
  9. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    hi ... it does? :/ .... i did wonder actually :D ... mine must be turned off by default then i guess
    ....the app does allow app specific colour changes which is quite cool ... if you are into notifications that it :)
    ta

    ah ha! found setting ... but seems a bit hit and miss (mainly miss) re working ... works for a third party app but not for new sms or missed call :/
     
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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2019
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Can't remember missed calls but mine works fine for new SMS. Mind you I don't use Google's app for those, so I have more notification options.
     
  11. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    ah i see - ta for update :)
     
  12. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
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    trying out Lightflow led app .... used to use it all the time on sammy ... seems to do the biz :)
     
  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yeah, Google themselves are weak on customisation - you need third party apps to get the best out of the hardware.
     
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