How to Solve LG G5 LED Notifications Issues

LG G5 is the first of its kind to offer some form of modular capabilities. This has been achieved courtesy of a removable bottom chin that apart from allowing LG to retain staple features like a replaceable battery, can also be changed to something else such as an audio DAC.

If you are in the market for something unique, then I can assure you of the fact that LG G5 is certainly the device for you. However, this doesn’t spare you of the usual problems that you expect getting from any new device.

Unfortunately, every new phone has some issues and the G5 is no exception. I have been testing the handset, perusing forum posts, and I know that many are worried about the LG G5 LED notifications issue.

Several LG G5 users are faced with the problem of the LED not lighting up for SMS or downloaded app notifications. The LED works for stock apps, but not for the third-party ones. To counter this problem, here’s what you need to do:

Here is a workaround to counter the issue:

How to Solve LG G5 LED Notifications Issues:

  • First of all, there is a possibility that the notification flash option may be switched off. Check the settings of the phone to verify that this is not the case. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Tap on the Sound tab;
  3. Look for Notification LED and tap on the Switch if it is Off;
  4. Now select the notifications for which you want the LED to flash. Zone in on the type of notification you wish the LED light to flash. Select the same and you’re good to go;
  5. This will activate the LED lights for notifications and it will flash for the applications you have selected.
  • If the notification LED fails to light up at times to notify you of incoming messages, the problem usually occurs for the incoming messages of third party apps. If this is a problem that has come up all of a sudden and not after you downloaded an app, then you should restart your device. A restart fixes most of the devices issues and brings it back to working mode;
  • It seems that the LED notification in the LG G5 is configured for the default apps and you may have to check the settings to ensure that it is switched on for the third party app you are using. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Tap on the Sound tab;
  3. Tap on Notification LED;
  4. Now, it’s time to check the settings and make sure that the third party apps are selected so that the phone can notify you when a message comes in;
  5. This will make sure that the notification LED work for all the apps that you want.
  • You can also give a try using the Light Flow application from the Google Play Store to get the notification LED to work as expected. There is also a free version of the app with slightly limited functionality, so use this link to grab it;
  • Even more, let me tell you that this seems to be a software issue, and hopefully, LG will have a fix available soon with a software update.

If you have other issues with your phone, then don’t hesitate to contact us by completing our contact form. You have to provide us all necessary details about the problem so that we can offer you an accurate guide, so yes, be sure that you are not alone into this.

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