enable notification led does not work

dsnz

Member
as the title says, I expect the led to start blinking but it doesn't happen, I have the helper apk installed
it would be fine for me to use notification but macrodroid notification plays only sound (without possibility to silence it <- Update: this is wrong and I missed it, there is separate action for this but affects all notifications, so it is kind of half control; the notification sound should be option in the notification action)
and has no led option
 
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MacroDroidDev

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Please long press on the action and read the help information about exactly what this action is for as you seem to misunderstand it's purpose. I'm afraid there is no action to turn on the led light.
 

dsnz

Member
hi, thanks for reply
I had long pressed and it says enable the led, and I thought the obvious,
so .. it's just pure enable of it's use ? not turn on/off ?

if there is no action to turn it on/off then why to enable it ? :)

I think it should turn on with notification at least
 

Dm114

Active member
hi, thanks for reply
I had long pressed and it says enable the led, and I thought the obvious,
so .. it's just pure enable of it's use ? not turn on/off ?

if there is no action to turn it on/off then why to enable it ? :)

I think it should turn on with notification at least
To make it flash you need, at least, 2 things:
- have a device that allows that ;
- enable this feature in your device settings.

I just tried it. If it's disabled in device settings, nothing happens (whenever MD action is set to 'Enable'). If it's enabled in device settings, the led flashes when a notification comes whenever MD action is set to 'Disable'...

I think this feature depend on each device model.
 

dsnz

Member
my device has a led (and working fine !) but there is no led setting within Settings (and I don't remember ever such a led setting in all my phones)

when I did Android programming (many many years and sdk(s) ago though :D) you could specify that a notification could be accompanied by the led flashing

by calling the function

<NotificationBuilder>.setLights(0xFFFF0000 or other hex value);

the led ight should be option in macrodroid notification action (it's missing now)
 

Dm114

Active member
my device has a led (and working fine !) but there is no led setting within Settings (and I don't remember ever such a led setting in all my phones)

when I did Android programming (many many years and sdk(s) ago though :D) you could specify that a notification could be accompanied by the led flashing

by calling the function

<NotificationBuilder>.setLights(0xFFFF0000 or other hex value);

the led ight should be option in macrodroid notification action (it's missing now)
On my current Samsung A40, the setting is under Accessibility > Advanced settings > Notification by flashing led (translated from French language, could be slightly different in your language).

According to the new feature you are speaking about, I think it could be interesting/useful. You should post in the 'Featire request' thread.
 

dsnz

Member
hi
I have no such option in accessibility settings ! (don't know why samsung has this , I have pure google android, no custom modifications)

the led and sound options for notifications are very basic and since early Android and you can even find these options in many other app settings (best example is if you go to facebook messenger settings where you can choose light on/off, sound on/off/<notification sound>)

yes, I will post separately in new feature requests
 
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