Friday’s Pro Tip: You can choose which notifications activate your smartphones LED


Most Android-powered smartphones bundle a front-facing LED as a visual aid to notify users of incoming notifications. This is particularly useful in situations where users are unable to have the sound activated on their handset.

Invariably this feature can be somewhat annoying, though, as a light flashes for each and every missed call, voicemail, email and text message received. You may not wish to be alerted every time one of these notifications arrives on your handset — so today we’re showing you how to manually select which notifications the LED flashes for.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Tap on the Display subheading.
  3. Locate and open Notification Light.
  4. Select all of the events you would like to receive notifications for.
  5. Click OK.

Voilà! You have successfully configured which events you would like to receive LED notifications for. If you run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.

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