Up until about six months ago I was an avid iPhone user. After picking up the iPhone 5 I eventually came to the realization that I was, in fact, getting the same basic product regurgitated to me over and over.

I went out and picked up A Galaxy Note 2 just to give it a try. After a couple of days with the Note 2 I couldn’t even look at my iPhone in the same way. I was hooked on Android. I even managed to get used to the enormous size of the Note. I was just biding my time until the Galaxy S4 was released. The S4 is my current phone and it’s by far the best phone I’ve ever owned.

One of the things I like on the Samsung Galaxy phones is the LED notification on the front of the phones. It’s an effective, albeit vague, way to see if you’ve missed any notifications. For some inexplicable reason the default LED notifications don’t take advantage of the LEDs colors.

Go to the Play Store and download Light Manager – LED Settings. It’s a great, free app that let’s you completely customize your LED notifications.


As you can see in the screencap above you can assign a different color to each notification. It’s pretty handy to be able to identify what kind of alert is waiting for you just by looking at the. LED notifications.

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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