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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Know the Meaning of LED Indicator Color

One of the possible way to tell you that you have a missed call or message or battery low is by setting the LED to light on to explaining what's happen to you without having unlocking your Samsung Galaxy SIII.

See also: How to Set LED Indicator on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you want to set LED indicator, you will see four options available. Each option will be delegated with certain color to make you more easier knowing what the LED light means.


How to know the meaning of LED indicator color?
Below are the option available on LED indicator with their each color:
  1. Charging: when plugged in charger, red means charging and green means charging is complete.
  2. Low Battery: red when not plugged in charger.
  3. Notification: blue when you have missed calls, messages or events.
  4. Voice recording: blue when you're recording voice.

For the record, LED indicator will light up when the screen is off. So, by knowing what's the meaning of the different color of the LED indicator, now you can more easier knowing what the LED wants to tell you about.

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  1. My Galaxy S3 now always showing the LED indicator red. Not bright red just dim. Even when powered off. The only time it goes off is when i remove the battery?

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    1. Hi Gerry Hilton,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you made any changes or install any apps before encounter this issue?

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  2. My Samsung galaxy s 4 woke me up in the middle of the night with a bright White blinking indicator light. what does this mean?

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, it's a flash notification. The camera light will blink(white) when you receive notifications. If you want to disable this feature, go to Settings> tap My device tab> scroll down to find Accessibility, then tap it> scroll down to find "Flash notification", then clear the checkbox next to this option to disable it.
      Hope this helps :)

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  3. I have a green LED light on the left upper side of my phone that will Stay green while I'm on the phone...sometimes it will just show up and turn green. I have been getting cyber stalked for over a year, when I had my apple iphone the stalker was able to turn the phone on remotely and listen to my conversations. My concern is that the green light means that someone has access to phone. Please help

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    1. Hi Leigh Clifton,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you install any LED-light-related app? If so, you can find the color meaning or change it through that app. However, in the default, green LED light means your phone is fully charged. And about cyber stalked, I'm so sorry, I have no idea about it.

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  4. I also have a green LED light? It's a notification light when I get a Kik, but blue for Facebook and missed calls? Why is this?

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    1. Hi Romoni Hughes,
      Thanks for coming.
      As far as I know, a LED light of notification may different for other third-party apps.

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  5. My phone just started flashing a purple color and I was wondering what might signify.

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    1. Hi Crazy_Girl_Life,
      Thanks for coming.
      Purple blinking light usually relates with Yahoo mail or Yahoo messenger or other Yahoo-related apps. So, kindly check whether you have installed any Yahoo-related apps on your phone.

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  6. Hey i jumped in the pool with my phone in my pocket and set it in rice for 2 days. I am trying to turn it on and it ha a green light flashing in the top left corner. What does this mean?

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    1. Hi Jordan Newman,
      Thanks for coming.
      There are three possibilities:
      1. If your phone is being charged, then green light means it's fully charged. Unplug the phone should be able to turn off that green light.
      2. You may have notification from the particular app. Thus, try opening notifications panel and then see whether you have any notification. Open or clear the notification should be able to turn off that green light.
      3. If you have installed third-party LED-related app (e.g: Light flow), try uninstalling it.

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  7. I am having problems charging as it has to be plugged in JUST RIGHT to charge. Well, it says its chargin and I let I turn off (Screen Black) but its flashing blue??? What does this mean? Is it still Charging?

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    1. Hi KayLeigh Swaner,
      Thanks for coming.
      1. What does the blue light mean?
      CMIIW, (while the screen is off)the LED indicator will light red when the phone is being charged. But, it will blink blue faster (every second) when voice recording and it will blink blue slower (between 5-10 seconds) when you have a notification or message.
      2. Is it still charging?
      Yes, it is. As soon as you stop recording or open the notification, that blue light won't flash anymore.

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  8. I get a flashing white light on my s3 for no apparent reason and when i pull down the notification bar there's nothing new. What does this mean?

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    1. Hi Avery German,
      Thanks for coming.
      If the flashing white light comes from the LED indicator located in the top of the phone, it may be come from a third-party apps you have installed on your phone.

      If the flashing white light comes from the rear-camera flash light, it may be you have accidentally enabled the flash notification on your phone. You can turn it off by going to Settings> Accessibility> Flash notification (turn this option off).

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  9. My GS# has a yellow and green light that flashes and at times a yellow and red light and neither me or the husband knows what it means.

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  10. my indicator light is always red even when powered off. if i take the battery out then put it back in it automatically turns aolid red before i even turn it on. does anyone know how to fix this?

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  11. I factory reset my Samsung galaxy s3 n it loaded up to the Samsung logo n is flashing a blue light from dark to light what does it mean

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  12. I factory reset my Samsung galaxy s3 and it loaded up to the white T-Mobile 4G LTE screen and has a pulsing blue light from dark to light in the upper left-hand corner. what does it mean?

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