What do the notification light colours mean on my Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

What do the notification light colours mean?

The LED indicator is located at the top left of the front of your device. It can display various colours such as blue, red and green.


These colours are for standard notifications and functions of your device. 



- Pulsing: the device is turning on or off.

- Blinking: there is an unread notification (missed call, message etc) or during voice recording.



- Glowing: connected to a charger and charging.

- Blinking: connected to a charger but not charging, or when low on battery.



-Glowing: connected to a charger and fully charged.

-Blinking: fully charged.


Other colours

Your Samsung device has the above colour notifications but it may blink other colours (such as white, purple or pink) if you have installed third-party apps that include LED notifications.


For example, your LED will blink white for a notification from Whatsapp.


If your device is blinking a colour that you don’t recognise and is not one of the Samsung notification colours, it may be because of a new application that you’ve downloaded.


Depending on the third-party app, you may be able to turn off the notifications within the app, or you can turn off certain functions and notifications on the device itself.


Follow the below steps to turn LED notifications on or off.


Note that the screens and steps may differ slightly by device and operating system:

1 From the home screen, choose Apps or swipe up to access your apps.
Tap Apps
2 Choose Settings
Tap Settings
3 Choose either 'Display' OR 'Sound and Notifications' (this will be different depending on your model and operating system)
1) Display menu is selected for Android kitkat or Marshmallow 2) Sound and notification menu is selected for Android Lollipop
4 Choose LED Indicator and either use the slider or the tick box to turn it on or off.
Toggle LED indicator to switch on or off

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