How to change the notification colors of your phone's LED light
Before we begin, we should point out that the following guide applies to Android phones and tablets with RGB LEDs. These are notification lights that can glow in red, green, blue, or a mix of these three primary colors. Recent Nexus phones have such a light, and so do some Samsung, LG, and Sony models. This does not guarantee, however, that the software we're about to introduce you to will be 100% compatible with your handset. With that out of the way, let's get tinkering!
Now let's modify a notification rule from the "Notifications" menu, just to get the hang of the app. You might notice that GMail is set to flash a green light by default. Let's make the LED glow a different color, shall we? Tap on the GMail icon, pick the "Light" tab, and choose a color of your choice, either a preset or a custom one. If you wish, you may increase or decrease the LED flashing rate. Also, in the "Notification" tab, there's an option to turn the display on for 5 seconds. Enable this if you want to. In addition to that, sounds and vibration patterns can be added to your custom notifications. Just take a look at the "Sounds" and "Vibration" tabs for more details. (Note: You might have to restart your device before the changes take effect.)
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1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2605; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Nice but what is the effect on battery?
4. vincelongman (Posts: 1141; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I have it on my Nexus 5, it doesn't appear on my battery page, so I guess it consumes very little battery.
10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2125; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Zero, I've been running for 6 months and has no effect on standby whatsoever, or it's under 1%.
11. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
On my Xperia SP it doesnt affect battery and it has a massive led
12. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
edit: at max brightness and using white (the most power intensive colour) for an hour battery on solid the battery went down 1%
2. GoBears (Posts: 346; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I recommend Light Manager. Been using it for a long time. Lots of customization with no visible effect on battery.
19. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 185; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I used Light Flow Lite for over a year on my Gnex and its buggy but worst of all, it gets regular updates then you need to check your settings to change them back to the way you want.
Light Manager works well and no updates so far and the flash duration is set for all colors the same. Where Light Flow you could set time individually.
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
All these apps dont work that good. Most features need root access. Cyanogenmod has built in led light control. Its simply functional.
5. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
And for those without CM, there is Xposed led control, which also offers quite good control and free of cost.
7. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Just bought it, working very well so far on my GS4 Octa on KitKat, we'll see how it goes for the next few days. :)
8. promise7 (Posts: 404; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
"How to change the notification colors of your phone's LED light"
Install an app.
9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 739; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Not always, a lot of apps support choosing a led color. But apps like light flow make it easier
13. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)
light manager is much better, it offers more controls for free plus it allows you to change more stuff
14. medicci37 (Posts: 625; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Wish I could get it to work on my unrooted HTC 1
16. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Light Manager works better on my unrooted Note 3
20. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
LightFlow is especially awesome on AmbienceLight Sony devices. I expect Oppo's Skylight will be too.
You can make the bar behave in many more interesting ways than regular "dot" LEds since it fades in and out gently. This can let you give it a breathing look while on standby.