Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Tips & Tricks Ep. 88: LED Notification Light Too Bright? Use Blocking Mode

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I have a love and hate relationship with the LED Notification Light on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It’s great during the day, but at night, it can get unbearable to deal with. In the end, I decided to dump the LED Notification Light 9 months after the ownership of the Note 2. But as it turns out, there was a setting all along that would have made the LED Notification Light fully usable without any annoyances. It is done through Blocking Mode. You can basically tell the LED Notification Light to stop blinking at certain hours of the day. You can set the same for phone calls, notifications and even alarms. And you can further fine tune how it behaves by setting which users should be ignored for blocking. One thing that I wish could use an update is that the icon on top should not appear when blocking mode is enabled. If they changed that, it would truly be perfect.

This video should be fully applicable for Note 3 users as well.

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  1. On my note 2 I blocking on the lights from 113 tool 6. As well as everything else except for family to call. Testing, notification, calling (except exempt), leds are all off. Sleep much better. Great! Alarm sets for 6 and all resumes until the night again. Starting doing this about 2mnts ago.

  2. I knew about the blocking mode but I never had the idea to only block the led. I am thinking on combining this also with notifications while I sleep.

  3. Verizon Note 2 doesn't have Blocking mode – you need to go to the Google Play Store and download Quick Shortcut Maker and from there you can find Blocking Mode. It will show as settings icon once downloaded.

  4. yeah, I feel that they are two different beats. The Note 2 S Pen has a smoother glide, better for naivgation but a little fast for writing where as the Note 3 S Pen is rubber tipped, so it has some friction. Better for writing and drawing. You have to press down just a little bit harder also.

  5. Hi Mike, I have problem: I set up a phone lock – by mark (i dont know exatly expression in english phones, i mean by connecting dots to create a mark 🙂 ) and I cant change it back to swipe. Other options are just gray and I dont want to reboot my phone and loose all my data. Can you help me please?