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Original topic:

S20 LED cover could so easily replace notification light...

(Topic created on: 05-02-2021 04:56 PM)
dsri
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Galaxy S20 Series

I just upgraded my trusty Galaxy S7 to an S20+. It's a great phone but one thing I miss (me and a million others) is the notification LED - when I'm round the house or garden I just needed to glance towards my phone to see if I'd missed anything.

So then I read about the LED cover and thought that solved the problem nicely - the back would be lit up with a message notification, serving the same purpose.

So I bought one. Great fit and really nice feel, and it COULD (surely?) perform this valuable notification light function...except that it doesn't. It's more like a novelty toy.

So what can it already do?
* Display an icon when a message arrives (or whatsapp, missed call, etc.) - it does this already (but just for a moment).
* Keep the display lit until phone is picked up - it does this already but just for smiley face etc. icon or stars effect.

So please Samsung, you're missing a trick here:
* Settings -> Advanced -> Accessories -> LED cover
* In Style (Mood lighting or LED icons) just add a third option "Notifications"
* Keep the existing auto turn off menu to define time
* The use case is: user puts phone face down, no display shown (or 10 secs stars then none). Message arrives -> now LED cover shows the notification icon for the time defined in auto turn off menu (in my case until phone picked up).

This has to be easy...?  

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AshS21
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Galaxy S20 Series
why don't you use the always on display it displays a clock and you get notification icons at underneath, I know its probably not the same as a little light flashing but it's the next best thing?
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