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Jawomo

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Does that mean that when I have an unread WhatsApp message that creates a green ring around the camera cutout it costs me about 24% battery during 8 hours of sleep?
Oh, these 3% per hour are only approximate values based on old Pixel devices.

The Pixel 6's Tensor chip has a context hub, which is a ultra low power context engine especially made for AOD and other background tasks, wich should reduce power consumption a lot.

Additionally there are low energy eco effects, interval mode and sleep times which can drastically reduce battery consumption in aodNotify.

Just give it a try. As soon as i get my Pixel i'll start optimizing even further.
 

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I've always liked this app made for the other devices I've used. I doubt if it'll use even 2/3 of what you mentioned. Personally, I set mine to only notify for up to 5 minutes. Anything beyond 5 minutes, I know to just turn on my screen and see if I've had any new activity because I was most likely going to the bathroom or purposefully taking a nap away from my phone.

You can adjust as you see fit.
Thanks. I'm sure I can find a configure that works for me.
Oh, these 3% per hour are only approximate values based on old Pixel devices.

The Pixel 6's Tensor chip has a context hub, which is a ultra low power context engine especially made for AOD and other background tasks, wich should reduce power consumption a lot.

Additionally there are low energy eco effects, interval mode and sleep times which can drastically reduce battery consumption in aodNotify.

Just give it a try. As soon as i get my Pixel i'll start optimizing even further.
Thanks! I guess we'll have to see. The AOD might be enough, but your apps lights look so awesome!
 
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The new beta is online. Positions around camera should be correct now.

You may have to reset the position offsets to 0 after the update.

Any feedback about camera positions is appreciated! Enjoy!
 
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The new beta is online. Positions around camera should be correct now.

You may have to reset the position offsets to 0 after the update.

Any feedback about camera positions is appreciated! Enjoy!
Awesome, thanks. The position is correct including the problem effects I had mentioned. Custom Night TIme works. I wouldn't mind experimenting with the fingerprint ring when the screen is off, but I'm not sure if I'm understanding the messaging about it moving around correctly - is it to prevent screen burn-in in the smack middle of the screen?

Does the app backs up its data to Google, or will it have a manual export/import option?

Thanks!
 
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Thanks for the awesome app, could not get it working initially, but working great now, I think I had to clear all notifications for a clean slate. Love it, have missed having LED or LED type notification since switching to pixels
 
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Damn, seems I spoke too soon, notification stopped working on email that was working, and WhatsApp didn't notify even though I have it set. My guess is the phone is entering a deeper sleep state after a time, and causing the app to stop. I already had adaptive battery turned off after noticing some big lag issues, but charging enabled.
Not sure what is going on here exactly, seems to work sometimes and not others, seems that if the screen has been locked for say 5-10 minutes, then the notification does not seem to work.
 
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Damn, seems I spoke too soon, notification stopped working on email that was working, and WhatsApp didn't notify even though I have it set. My guess is the phone is entering a deeper sleep state after a time, and causing the app to stop. I already had adaptive battery turned off after noticing some big lag issues, but charging enabled.
Not sure what is going on here exactly, seems to work sometimes and not others, seems that if the screen has been locked for say 5-10 minutes, then the notification does not seem to work.
I am experiencing similar issues with the battery charging one. It works for about 10 mins, can see the light around the camera punch out then all of a sudden it stops. Have the app excluded from battery optimization also
 

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Hi,
I bought the app, liked it very much on my previous s21 ultra.
Despite the fact that I activate the "show only AOD when notification comes", AOD doesn't disappear from the locked screen.
Am I missing something?
Thanks!
 

Jawomo

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Will do some testing now, just received my Pixel 6.

Is the position of the light around camera correct by default? or is any offset x/y adjustment needed?
 

Jawomo

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Damn, seems I spoke too soon, notification stopped working on email that was working, and WhatsApp didn't notify even though I have it set. My guess is the phone is entering a deeper sleep state after a time, and causing the app to stop. I already had adaptive battery turned off after noticing some big lag issues, but charging enabled.
Not sure what is going on here exactly, seems to work sometimes and not others, seems that if the screen has been locked for say 5-10 minutes, then the notification does not seem to work.

I am experiencing similar issues with the battery charging one. It works for about 10 mins, can see the light around the camera punch out then all of a sudden it stops. Have the app excluded from battery optimization also
You can set a desired display duration for the light as you like

Notification light > display duration
 

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You can set a desired display duration for the light as you like

Notification light > display duration
Yeah I did that already thanks, app seems to be working fine at the moment. Love the app, I used one some time back which also allowed you to set alert colours for phone calls and messages from contacts. So could see at a glance if certain people were trying to ring or message me or missed a call from them.
 

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Yeah I did that already thanks, app seems to be working fine at the moment. Love the app, I used one some time back which also allowed you to set alert colours for phone calls and messages from contacts. So could see at a glance if certain people were trying to ring or message me or missed a call from them.

Third item down in the Colors menu, Contact Colors.

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    some minor adjustments may be needed, please see notification light settings > position and size
    I tweaked thickness +1. moving position just nudged the the slight difference to the other side.

    but thanks anyway. good app
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    Hi.. this is great. Purchased pro straight away.
    Has anyone else noted to that u need to up to X thickness by 1pixel if you want to drop thickness. I think the camera isn't quite central and/or maybe it is and odd number of pixel around camera doesn't fit on our even number of pixels on screen.

    Thanks again
    some minor adjustments may be needed, please see notification light settings > position and size
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    Hi there, quick question. Any option to completely disable blinking (just letting the light solid) ?
    Thanks,
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    Hi there, quick question. Any option to completely disable blinking (just letting the light solid) ?
    Thanks,
    The closest I see is if you set the effect speed down to 0%. It winds up solid for a few seconds but then disappears for a few seconds as well before it repeats.

    My personal preference is Eco Blink with speed set to 200%, but I know that's not the same thing as what you're looking for.
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    This app was initially developed for Samsung Galaxy devices with Always on Display. As Pixel devices also have an Always on Display i decided to port the Samsung version to Pixel devices.

    You need a notification light / LED for your Pixel 6!
    With aodNotify you can easily add a notification light / LED to your Pixel 6!

    You can select different notification light styles and show the notification light around the camera cutout, screen edges or even simulate an notification LED dot in the statusbar of your Pixel 6 or Pixel 5!

    As the notification light is integrated in Google's Always On Display it has minimal battery consumption and doesn't drain your battery like other apps which keep your phone awake!

    MAIN FEATURES
    • Notification light / LED for Pixel 6, Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a!
    • Low energy notification preview
    • Activate Always On Display (AOD) only on notifications
    • Charging / Low battery light / LED


    MORE FEATURES
    • Notification light styles (around camera, screen, LED dot)
    • Custom app / contact colors
    • ECO animations to save battery
    • Interval mode (on/off) to save battery
    • Night times to save battery


    BATTERY USAGE PER HOUR ~:
    • LED - 3.0%
    • LED & INTERVAL - 2.0%
    • LED & ECO ANIMATION - 1.8%
    • LED & ECO ANIMATION & INTERVAL - 1.5%
    • NOTIFICATION PREVIEW - 1.0%
    • ALWAYS ON DISPLAY - 1.0%

    Without notification light the app consumes almost 0% battery!

    The Pixel 6's Tensor chip has a context hub, which is a ultra low power context engine especially made for the AOD and other background tasks, wich should reduce power consumption a lot. The values above are approximate values from old Pixel devices.


    DOWNLOAD:


    DEVICES
    • Pixel 6 / 6 Pro
    • Pixel 5
    • Pixel 4a
    • Pixel ...

    NOTES
    • The app is still in beta stage, errors may occur!!
    • Google may block this app with future updates!
    • Please check if the app is compatible before updating phone software!
    • Altough we never experienced any screen burn in issues on our test devices, we recommend to not keep the notification light / LED active for a long time! Use at you own responsibility!

    "Google Pixel" is a protected trademark of "Google LLC"
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    I found a way to completely disable the AOD when not needed using adb. Coming in next beta. This can save up to 25% battery per day!
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    Does that mean that when I have an unread WhatsApp message that creates a green ring around the camera cutout it costs me about 24% battery during 8 hours of sleep?
    Oh, these 3% per hour are only approximate values based on old Pixel devices.

    The Pixel 6's Tensor chip has a context hub, which is a ultra low power context engine especially made for AOD and other background tasks, wich should reduce power consumption a lot.

    Additionally there are low energy eco effects, interval mode and sleep times which can drastically reduce battery consumption in aodNotify.

    Just give it a try. As soon as i get my Pixel i'll start optimizing even further.
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    The position of the light around the camera cutout may not be accurate in this beta.

    Position can be adjusted in Notification light > Size & position > fine tuning section in the app.
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    Good news, i was able to get edge lighting around screen edges to work again on andoid 12.

    New beta coming soon!