How to Customize Notification LED Behavior on Android

It has been a standard feature of Android handsets since they first introduced RGB LED notification lights. Though it may seem like a straightforward addition, it is greatly underappreciated. While ambient displays are becoming more popular, notification LEDs continue to be the solution of choice for many users. Notification LEDs make sure that you are aware of any missed alerts even when your phone is a little distant. Additionally, Android allows you to completely change the notification LED behaviour. Here’s how to enable pulse notification on your Android smartphone before we explain how to achieve that:

Enable Pulse Notification on Android

On Android smartphones, LED or pulse alerts are not turned on by default. Go to Settings->Sound & notification and turn on “Pulse notification light” to enable it.

Go to Settings->Notifications, press the settings gear, and turn on the Pulse notification light if you are on Android N.

Using the third-party app Light Flow, you can modify every aspect of notifications, including the LED light, once you’ve enabled the notification LED lights on your smartphone.

Use Light Flow to Customize Notification LED (Non-rooted devices)

First, download Light Flow from the Google Play Store (it’s free). The programme has a free and a paid version ($2.49), the latter of which permits customising thousands of apps’ notifications and removes adverts. If you don’t want a persistent notice, instal Light Flow Legacy instead of the app if your device runs Android 6.0 or higher (which is the older version of the app). However, you won’t have access to run-time permissions and other Marshmallow-specific capabilities. Here’s how to personalise your notification LED light after installing the app:

1. You must grant Light Flow notification access when you initially launch it. In the notification access screen, all you have to do is tap on Set up and turn on Light Flow. You may locate the option in Settings->Sound & notification->Notification access if you skip over it here.

2. Following that, you will see a welcome screen with some app hints and tips. To continue, tap on “got it.”

3.Next, you’ll get a list of the apps whose notifications you can modify. You may modify the tone, vibration pattern, and notification LED colour right next to each app.

4.Tap the floating + icon to add a personalised notification light for different apps, settings, and contacts. To turn off a notification or access a specific app’s notification settings, hit the three dots icon next to the app.

5. Different tabs for notification, light, audio, vibration, and other options can be found on the Settings page. You can alter the LED light’s colour, length, and flash rate in the Lightstab in addition to turning it on and off. There are several different notification flash rates and many different colours available.

6. To locate alternatives based on the hardware of your smartphone, navigate to the app settings and check out LED Control for global LED settings.

To operate LED lights on a device that doesn’t accept third-party apps, go to Light Flow’s Settings->Device Settings and Root.

Rooted Devices

Light Flow gives rooted devices more control, however it all depends on the device’s maker. While some devices will only have a few functions, others will have every feature that the app has to offer. It’s likely that you already have options to control notification LED lights in the Settings page if you have a custom ROM loaded on your device. For instance, in Settings->Display and lighting on CyanogenMod 13, you may choose how notification LED behaviour is shown.

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Ready to add more colors to your device s notification LED?

Customizing the notification LED light on your Android smartphone has many benefits. To ensure that you know if the notification is essential enough or not, you can choose a specific colour and pattern for an app like WhatsApp and a different colour and pattern for other apps. With the help of the Light Flow app, tasks can be completed very quickly, and we appreciate that all capabilities are accessible on non-rooted devices as well. Having said that, you may also check out Light Manager if you’d prefer a different app.