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    Blinking lights

    DDH

      In the very upper left, not on the screen  these little lights  blink  What do the specific colors represent?

      I have a Purple color when my Droid is on and in Sleep mode   Have seen Green as well

       

      Anyone know?

        • 1. Re: Blinking lights
          crb79

          green blinking light: New Notification
          green constant light: Battery is fully charged
          red blinking light:: Your battery is REAL low

          red constant light: Battery is to low to power on

          purple light: New IM or message on Chat app.

           

           

           

          The Handcent messaging app also has settings for assigning colors.  Also Blink, available in marketplace is a notification app that sets this color for specific notifications.

          • 2. Re: Blinking lights
            DDH

            Thanks

            That explains it  The Manuals that come with these units are very vauge

            • 3. Re: Blinking lights
              crb79

              I also forgot to mention that when in a sleep mode, the purple light will blink on occassion to let you know the device isn't in a powered off state.  You can usually only notice it when it's very dark.

              • 4. Re: Blinking lights
                Wildman

                 


                DDH wrote:

                Thanks

                That explains it  The Manuals that come with these units are very vauge


                crb79 explained it perfectly but keep on mind there is a number of messaging and other apps has tendency to change the alerts led colors.  Just thought I would point this out to avoid possible confusion if you install one of these type of apps.

                 

                • 5. Re: Blinking lights
                  vereyezuhn

                  Is it bad that mine never blinks when it's on the charger or fully charged?? The only time mine blinks is when I have a new text/voicemail/missed call, or when I receive an email.

                  • 6. Re: Blinking lights
                    Wildman

                     


                    vereyezuhn wrote:

                    Is it bad that mine never blinks when it's on the charger or fully charged?? The only time mine blinks is when I have a new text/voicemail/missed call, or when I receive an email.


                    That is kind of strange because this is a default feature but some 3rd party apps can disable this feature and there is a good chance you may have installed on of these apps without knowing that it would impact the notification light...  SMS Chat and K9 email client is two that I have noticed that does this on some devices.

                     

                    • 7. Re: Blinking lights
                      vereyezuhn

                      Wildman wrote:

                       


                      vereyezuhn wrote:

                      Is it bad that mine never blinks when it's on the charger or fully charged?? The only time mine blinks is when I have a new text/voicemail/missed call, or when I receive an email.


                      That is kind of strange because this is a default feature but some 3rd party apps can disable this feature and there is a good chance you may have installed on of these apps without knowing that it would impact the notification light...  SMS Chat and K9 email client is two that I have noticed that does this on some devices.

                       


                      Hmm. The only apps I have besides games are Handcent and Facebook. Even before downloading those, when I first got the phone and charged it, it didn't light up when fully charged. Odd. It's not a big deal to me, as I can just wake up the screen and tell. I charge it at night anyway, I just find it odd that it never did that.

                      • 8. Re: Blinking lights
                        droidsw
                        Ditto here. Only the green flashing LED. No other colors, ever. No messaging apps installed. No red flashing when battery low, or otherwise.

                        Kind of wonder if I've been missing out.
                        • 9. Re: Blinking lights
                          crb79

                           


                          droidsw wrote:
                          Ditto here. Only the green flashing LED. No other colors, ever. No messaging apps installed. No red flashing when battery low, or otherwise.

                          Kind of wonder if I've been missing out.

                          The LEDs only display while the screen is turned off.  However I do remember the solid green light only being lit on one occassion when I charged my phone with the power completely off.  The orange light also came on once when I was down to 20% power.

                           

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