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[Bug] Notification lights keep blinking after notifications have been cleared

asked 2014-01-24 23:36:43 +0300

kearnage gravatar image

updated 2014-07-25 14:03:03 +0300

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After clearing the notifications on the events page, the notification lights stay flashing if I turn off the display without returning to the home screen. the lights turn off after I turn on the display again

UPDATE by typo:

At the very least in these cases the blinking seems to (usually) continue even after the reason for the notification blinking has been cleared e.g. read a received SMS:

  • Miss a phonecall, later get a phonecall from the same person and answer it -> missed call blinking continues when display is turned off after call
  • Receive an SMS/email and tap the notification on top of the screen to read it -> new SMS/email blinking continues when display is turned off
  • Sometimes this also happens even if I go through the normal routine of doubletap to wake up the device, enter lock code, swipe to home screen, tap Messaging app, read SMS, close Messaging app, lock screen -> new SMS blinking continues. This doesn't always happen but on a gut feeling I'd say maybe 10% of the time it does.
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I've seen this happen repeatedly since I upgraded to Especially with SMS and tapping on the notification to read it. If I lock the screen after I've read it, still being in the messaging app (read or list view doesn't matter), the blue led keeps blinking. I haven't verified it but it seems repeatable every time.

Mohjive ( 2014-03-21 09:46:23 +0300 )edit

For me, it's only for SMS, doesn't happen for other notifications

kearnage ( 2014-03-27 23:10:05 +0300 )edit

happens for other notifications as well. for me it occurs with e-mail notifications that are read on other devices etc.

dan.socea ( 2014-04-07 23:08:18 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-26 00:20:12 +0300

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This issue seems to be fixed on the latest ( - maybe related to change in how the notifications are cleared

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Still have this problem with emails in the following scenario:

  • phone is locked, emails arrive, phone fetches them, notifies via led
  • emails are read via other device
  • phone is in next "check emails" interval, clears notification area
  • LED keeps on blinking, when unlocking the phone there is no notification
hardcodes.de ( 2014-04-27 01:18:56 +0300 )edit

Ok, I've seen this. The LED goes away after checking the notification. I wonder if Apps can send signals to notification area to stop the blinking?

kearnage ( 2014-04-28 23:00:49 +0300 )edit

The LED keeps on blinking if you received (and read) an email during a call.

gexc ( 2014-05-22 14:30:10 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-01 22:01:37 +0300

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updated 2014-05-01 22:02:02 +0300

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currently the apps don't stop their led notifications, that's the problem.

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