How to change the notification colors of your phone's LED light
0. phoneArena 24 Mar 2014, 04:06 posted on
When it comes to personalization, no other mobile OS gives you as much freedom as Android does. Assuming they have the right skills, a user is free to alter the OS both visually and functionally - to change the way the system looks and operates. Here's an example – if your Android device has a built-in RGB LED light, then you should be able to modify the color that it flashes in, depending on what kind of notification is pending. Want to learn how? Well, you've come to the right place...
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1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Nice but what is the effect on battery?
4. vincelongman (Posts: 1320; 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: 2135; 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: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)
On my Xperia SP it doesnt affect battery and it has a massive led
12. apple4never (Posts: 964; 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: 366; 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: 3421; 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: 823; 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: 469; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
"How to change the notification colors of your phone's LED light"
Install an app.
9. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1022; 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: 964; 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: 649; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Wish I could get it to work on my unrooted HTC 1
16. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 510; 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.