Blinking LED replacement?

cmstlist

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Is there anything we can use that would add to the native Ambient/Always-On Display a coloured blinking dot similar to the LED notification lights that previous devices had?
 

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cmstlist

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There's an app called notify buddy that you can try
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xander.android.notifybuddy
Having a notification like that on the AOD would most likely have to be baked into a custom ROM but it's a cool idea.
Yeah I was hoping more for something capable of hooking into Ambient Display itself. The description for this app explicitly says the first thing you do is "Disable Ambient Display and any battery optimisation for the app."

I wonder if something like a Magisk module could do this.
 

RoccoN4

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Yeah I was hoping more for something capable of hooking into Ambient Display itself. The description for this app explicitly says the first thing you do is "Disable Ambient Display and any battery optimisation for the app."

I wonder if something like a Magisk module could do this.
Try AOE from the play store. I have it set so the AOD only comes on when a notification comes in. I have the edge lighting set to the colour back as I use a black wallpaper for my lock screen. Or you can play with the coloured edge. Up to you.
 

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I can't seem to get AOE to work on my phone, I have Android 11 installed any help please?
It's not a very intuitive app. But basically you have to walk through all the app menus and let it ask for all the different permissions it needs, before it will actually work on Ambient Display.
 

richardroehrig

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It's sad to admit but i don't get it. I activated all the permissions but only get the standard AOD.
Could anyone export his settings? That would be awesome...
 

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No, I have no clue. I've never used the "classic" ambient display. Battery in general is very good, but I'm not a power user. Usually the battery of my smartphones last about 1.5 to 2 days.
I'll currently monitoring the battery life of the Pixel. With my user profile it will last at least 1.5 days.
 

merlin.berlin

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i try do get the ambient Display only to show up when notification arrives or Phone is charging.
have been playing around with Always on Edge app but it seems i can't get the settings right. the app realy isnt intuitive.
anyone can help how to set it up right?

greetings
 

moloko74

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i try do get the ambient Display only to show up when notification arrives or Phone is charging.
have been playing around with Always on Edge app but it seems i can't get the settings right. the app realy isnt intuitive.
anyone can help how to set it up right?

greetings
Hello
I also tried AOL but the program does not work on my Pixel 4a. Then I found this one - "LED Blinker " and everything works perfectly. You can download it from this site, but you must be registered.

Download version
8.1.1-pro from this link after you register
It works great for me, for now I'm checking the battery situation.
I hope I helped and sorry for my poor English.
 

vedjo

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Hello
I also tried AOL but the program does not work on my Pixel 4a. Then I found this one - "LED Blinker " and everything works perfectly. You can download it from this site, but you must be registered.

Download version
8.1.1-pro from this link after you register
It works great for me, for now I'm checking the battery situation.
I hope I helped and sorry for my poor English.
Hi, can you upload apk somewhere else and make a mirror link, please?
I have trouble registering because of the cyrillic captcha.
 

a1291762

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I have turned on AoD and I find it a suitable alternative to the led. There are notification icons in the centre of the screen when a notification has gone off.

Settings -> Display -> Advanced -> Lock Screen
Always show time and info on.
Everything else is off.