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How To Enable The Notification Light On Nexus 5X and 6P


I am sure that you have severally missed the notification sound on your Nexus 5X and 6P, right? It always happens to people. You may be far from your phone when that email or call came in. If you are the kid of person who does not pay a lot of attention to mobile phones, it simply means that a lot of things may be kept waiting including important responses.

Nexus 5X _notification_lightThe importance of activating the notification light on your Nexus 5X and 6P gadget is to ensure that none of the important mails, messages or calls passes you. In case the notification melody passed you when away from your phone, you can always be alerted by the notification light. This will ensure that you respond to the notifications on time.

If you have been wondering how you can activate the notification light on Nexus 5X and 6P, then it is easy. However, before we get to the activation process, it is important to first acknowledge the fact that Nexus devices do not have native customization settings of the light. This means that you will have to operate your phone in order to know the kind of notification you have.

Here are some steps that you should follow to activate the notification light on Nexus 5X and 6P:

Step 1

In order to access the notification light, you will have to access the settings of your Nexus 5X and 6P. The very first thing you should do is launching the settings app. In the main menu of your smartphone, look for the settings icon and tap on it. This should provide you with all details that are in line with the device settings. One of the settings you will see is Sound and Notifications.

Step 2

Open the ‘Sound and Notification’ feature in order to access further settings. This is the feature that allows you to access the notifications and anything in that line. Upon opening the ‘Sound and Notification’ feature, you should focus on the latter. Note that the feature merges sound and notification.

Step 3

Trace an option labeled ‘Pulse Notification Light’ in the list of settings under ‘Sound and Notifications’. This is the function that allows you to manipulate the settings of the notification light. There is a button adjacent to the ‘Pulse and Notification Light’ wording. In this case, the button should be positioned at ‘off’. To activate the light, you will have to slide the button to the ‘On’ side. Once you do so, any notification that streams in your phone will trigger the light.

Note: If you wish to deactivate the light after a moment, the same process should be followed. Note that the process is not a permanent one hence you can reverse everything.

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