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Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Notification Light Colors and their Meaning

LED indicators are among the key components of every Samsung Galaxy devices including the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 edge variants. In this post, I have elaborated each of the notification light colors you can see on your device so those who are not yet familiar with them would have an idea of what each of these colors mean when they manifest on your Galaxy device.

Generally, the LED indicator is located on the upper-left front of a Galaxy device, displaying various colors such as blue, red, and green. These three colors are used to indicate standard notifications and functions of your device. 

To give you more hints, here's what each of these colors mean:
  • Blue - the blue LED either appears to be pulsing or blinking. A pulsing blue light indicator means that the device is turning on or off. A blinking blue light indicator on the other hand indicates that you have an unread notification, missed call, or messages. A blinking blue light also shows when you are voice recording on your device.
  • Red - the red LED appears to be glowing or blinking. When you see a glowing red light indicator, it means that your device is connected to a charger and charging. Meanwhile, if it is a blinking red, it means that your device is connected to a charger but not charging. A blinking red indicator also appears when your device is low on battery.
  • Green - just like the red LED, the green LED also appears to be glowing or blinking. When you see a glowing green light indicator, it means that your phone is connected to a charger and is completely charged. It's a hint that it is now okay for you to disconnect your phone from the charger.
  • Other colors

Aside from the standard colors, there also other color notifications that will appear blinking on your Galaxy device including white, purple or pink. These colors usually show up when you install third-party applications that include LED notifications. For example, your LED will show a blinking white for a Whatsapp notification.

In case you see other blinking colors or those colors that are not among the Samsung notification colors, it could be due to a new app that you have downloaded or installed. 

Some third-party apps are designed with certain menu or settings in which you can turn off the notification within the app if you don't want to be bothered by any other blinking or glowing light notifications while using the app. 

How to turn off LED notifications on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge 

You can also turn off certain functions and notifications on your device itself. Here's how:

1. Tap Apps.

2. Select Settings.

3. The third step will vary depending on your device. If your Galaxy device is running on Android KitKat or Marshmallow, select Display. If it is running on Android Lollipop, select Sound and Notifications.

4. Select LED indicator. You can use either the slider or tick box to turn it on or off.
Since you want the LED indicator to appear for notifications, disable the slider or tick box to turn the function off.

Note: Screens, menu options and steps may slightly vary depending on the device model and operating system (OS) version.


  1. Thank you for this. Samsung support didn't answer any of these questions on a forum.

    The red blinking light. It blinked all night long, even when not hooked up to a charger and was fully charged. I know some apps you give approval to gain access to your camera etc, so it was alarming because it hadn't done that before. I am not a paranoid person at all, but it is uneasy to wonder what they actually do when they want to have access to things such as camera? I was unsure if that red light blinking while not connected to a charger and battery full meant a 3rd party app could be gaining access? Hope that makes sense. :)

    All these apps with so much access to your phone with a variety of light colors I'll have to figure out. Thanks again!


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