Spotlight: Screen Notifications wakes up your screen when you receive a new notification


Developer: Luke KorthDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free 

Ever wanted your Android's display to light up when you receive a new notification, just like... iPhones do? Well, we can't say that we have ever felt the urge to have that feature as notification LEDs still do their job just fine, but there's no denying that a certain group of users wants their Android devices to function like iPhones. Xiaomi's MIUI and Huawei's EMUI are among the more popular stock Android ROMs that have this feature baked in, but as a wise man once said, "there's an app for that".

Its name is Screen Notifications and it's a great little app that does exactly that - it lights up your display for a predefined amount of time whenever a new Facebook, Instagram, or any other notification comes your phone's way.

With this app, you can easily define for how long your screen would remain on - you can choose anywhere between 1 second and... 15 minutes, which is a bit overboard. Additionally, you can set up a delay before the screen turns on (again, you can choose anywhere between 1 second and 15 minutes). 

Finally, you can make the app only light up your display for select apps. It's also nice that you can define "quiet hours", during which no notification will awaken your phone's display. All in all, a great little app that you might want to try!

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6 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hey Android users, be sure that your phone will NOT become an iPhone with this app. "but there's no denying that a certain group of users wants their Android devices to function like iPhones." The right sentence is: "but there's no denying that ALL users wants their Android devices to be an iPhone."

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You are wrong, I like the Always on display on my wife's S7. I like the led notification on my S6. Why on earth would I want the entire screen to light up? or have the annoying flash go off every time I get a notification? I know from the different sounds and/or vibration from each notification, what it is. I guess, since you do not have this ability, you really don't know what you are talking about. Also, I can have a specific vibrate ringing pattern(one I can create) for particular people as well. But based on your comment, you have no idea what I am talking about. Go back to your apple hole, and be content with you 'fool proof' phone. It's funny when an apple 'ding' notification goes off in public and a bunch of people stop to look at their devices thinking it was their phone. Trained like good ol' sheep. Not everyone want's a basic iphone. Heck, my windows 5(Moto Q) phone had better customization abilities than any iphone to date. I like making my phone mine, setting it up like I want, and not being restricted by the manufacturer and being told, 'I am using it wrong'.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Wise I could + you about a 100 times more.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are so wrong. Why would I want a boring phone and if I did I would get a iPhone.

3. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Isn't this just Ambient Display?

6. sun0066

Posts: 263; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

justly what I do not need , Iphone has it and I turn that off , it drains the battery

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