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[Q] Hangouts SMS no notification after uninstalling Light Flow

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By Giel_VG, Junior Member on 21st January 2014, 01:28 PM
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Hello everyone,

Earlier today, I decided to try out the Light Flow app (to customise LED notifications). I didn't really like it so uninstalled it again. Since then I've noticed some issues with Hangouts SMS notifications. When someone sends me a text while my phone is locked, my phone does nothing; no sound, no vibration, no LED. When I unlock the phone (just pressing the power button so the screen pops up), the message immediatly pops up as if it arrived just then.

Does anyone know what could cause this, is there some kind of option for this which the Light Flow app turned off? Also, the issue I just described doesn't always happen, sometimes messages just pop up (sound, vibration, LED) as they should, sometimes nothing happens untill I unlock the phone.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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21st January 2014, 01:48 PM |#2  
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Hello everyone,

Earlier today, I decided to try out the Light Flow app (to customise LED notifications). I didn't really like it so uninstalled it again. Since then I've noticed some issues with Hangouts SMS notifications. When someone sends me a text while my phone is locked, my phone does nothing; no sound, no vibration, no LED. When I unlock the phone (just pressing the power button so the screen pops up), the message immediatly pops up as if it arrived just then.

Does anyone know what could cause this, is there some kind of option for this which the Light Flow app turned off? Also, the issue I just described doesn't always happen, sometimes messages just pop up (sound, vibration, LED) as they should, sometimes nothing happens untill I unlock the phone.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Giel

Go to SETTINGS, DISPLAY & then make sure PULSE NOTIFICATION LIGHT has been checked. Rule of thumb: Always restart your phone once uninstalling or adding an app that makes such alterations to the software for seemless performance.

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21st January 2014, 02:02 PM |#3  
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Go to SETTINGS, DISPLAY & then make sure PULSE NOTIFICATION LIGHT has been checked. Rule of thumb: Always restart your phone once uninstalling or adding an app that makes such alterations to the software for seemless performance.

If I've helped you, then please help me and hit the THANKS button .

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. The PULSE NOTIFICATION LIGHT is checked. The problem doesn't always happen though, sometimes messages do pop up as they should. Also, apps like Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp seem to be still working as intended.
I also restarted my phone already, didn't seem to solve anything .

I think I somehow need to make sure my Hangouts app will still run in the background when the phone's asleep, no clue how though.

Any other ideas are greatly appreciated!
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. The PULSE NOTIFICATION LIGHT is checked. The problem doesn't always happen though, sometimes messages do pop up as they should. Also, apps like Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp seem to be still working as intended.
I also restarted my phone already, didn't seem to solve anything .

I think I somehow need to make sure my Hangouts app will still run in the background when the phone's asleep, no clue how though.

Any other ideas are greatly appreciated!

OK, go into HANGOUTS, hit the SETTINGS tab (3 dots at the top right corner), then click on SMS to check if NOTIFICATIONS is checked & then back out once & do the same with HANGOUTS by clicking on your email name.Click image for larger version

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OK, go into HANGOUTS, hit the SETTINGS tab (3 dots at the top right corner), then click on SMS to check if NOTIFICATIONS is checked & then back out once & do the same with HANGOUTS by clicking on your email name.Attachment 2529993Attachment 2529995Attachment 2529997

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Hey,

Thanks again for your clear reply! I appreciate the fact you're taking your time to take screenshots to help me out . I had all those options checked though, so that couldn't have been the issue. I think Light Flow somehow altered my software so other text programs don't run in the background anymore. Although this doesn't explain the fact that most of the time messages seem to appear as they should. I'm lost...
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Hey,

Thanks again for your clear reply! I appreciate the fact you're taking your time to take screenshots to help me out . I had all those options checked though, so that couldn't have been the issue. I think Light Flow somehow altered my software so other text programs don't run in the background anymore. Although this doesn't explain the fact that most of the time messages seem to appear as they should. I'm lost...

You're very welcome. Is suggest downloading LIGHT FLOW once again and see if there's a setting you can unchecked then uninstall. Also check ACCESSIBILITY setting and uncheck LIGHT FLOW. I believe it should pop up in there once installed.

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21st January 2014, 02:57 PM |#7  
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How about clearing data of or uninstalling/reinstalling Hangouts?
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I'm having the exact same problem. It also started after removing Light Flow. Did you get it working again? I tried different SMS apps but still no sound when I receive a incoming text msg.

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