Setting Up The Notification Lights On The Nokia E71



No doubt one of my favorite little features on the Nokia E71 is the notification light. I wish all Nokia smartphones had this feature, and perhaps the best part about it is how customizable it is.

You can choose to be notified of missed calls, text messages, sms messages, and emails along with changing the amount of time your E71 will blink after the event happened.

In order to save battery life I keep mine set at 30 minutes as I don't need my E71 blinking all damn day. I usually check it every half hour anyways if it's not on me.

To customize these settings go...
Tools > Settings > General > Personalisation > Notification light. Here you will find the options that can be changed to your liking.

Change the blink time...

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And change the notified events...

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If you want you can turn off the blinking light altogether.

26 comments:

  1. In my E71 this "blinking light" blinks all day long, eventhou I turned it of. Do you know any tip, how to awoid this blinkings? Or maybe my E71 has some software problems? Thanks in advance for any help!

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  2. same here.it blinks all the time even when its turned off. kindly help

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  3. There is also a "breathing light" option. if you have that on, it blinks all the time slowly as long as your display is off. I guess to let you know your phone is still on!

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  4. The breathing light option cannot be turned off...And yup its to notify that your phone's still on since the lcd remains completely blank...

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  5. The breathing light option can be turned off, at least on my unit. But once it is turned off, it automatically turns on a screen saver showing the current time. I have yet to figure out how to turn that off too to save battery.

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  6. Tkanks. A "Breathing light"...? It's a terrible joke! The whole ceiling... the whole bedroom is breathing with my nokia... I can't sleep with my e71 near my bed :-(((

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  7. Is there a function that allows for reminder tones instead of just the blinking light to notify about missed calls or messages?

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  8. Is there a way of changing the agenda background without changing the main theme?
    KB

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  9. hey guys.. the light keeps on blinking because your mobile might be in a power saver mode..

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  10. In my previous mobile 9500, I had the option of timing out a profile. Which meant, I could put it on silent mode till 7 am after which it would revert to my regular profile. This meant that I would not get woken up in the middle of the night and still not miss the call.

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  11. hi there, the light can be turned off by going to: profiles > on general press options soft key and personalise > the go to breathing light and turn off.

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  12. I purchased a new E71 but i am facing a stange problem as in night the mobile get swithced off automatically and in morning i have to Turn on it again.....is it because of power saver settings or some other issue...kindly help.

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  13. Hi Guys,
    You might have the "breathing light" enabled (as it is by default). This is set for each profile - for example, you'll find it her for the General profile ... Tools --> Profile --> General --> Personalise --> Breathing light

    By turning off the "Breathing light", I think this will also give you a non-lit digital clock as your screen saver afte your time-out period.

    Hope this helps.

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  14. What uses less battery?

    1. Breathing on (and blank screen)

    OR

    2. Breathing off (and having the non-lit digital clock)?

    Personally, my guess is that #2 breathing off with the non-lit digital clock uses less battery, but my preference would be to be able to have breathing off and the non-lit digital clock off as well. If I need to see the time, I can hit the center D pad.

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  15. I would think that breathing light on would use less battery as the lcd is probably the most power consuming part like a notebook.

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  16. No its the LCD backlight that uses the power

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  17. My problem is this: With the breathing light off - the digital clock keeps popping up when I'm using the phone as a GPS.... very annoying. The GPS will suppress the regular screen saver - but not this. Only fix is to leave on the breathing light.. (GPS software is Garmin Mobile XT)

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  18. i have E75 , i was looking how to turn it off
    thanks alot , you made my day :D xD

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  19. I love this feature, but inadvertently pressed the "backspace" key and now it doesn't notify me when I have a new text message...you know how it had that little envelope that lit up at the bottom? It doesn't light anymore, I can't figure out how to "unhide" it. Can anyone help?

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  20. I have turned off all the notification lights and breathing light settings but my phone is still blinking all the time. Any ideas?

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  21. mine has started to continously blink and its annoying the hell out of me. it does it on and off whenever it feels like it. even when its set to off. please can anyone help??

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  22. hey my breathing light blink but i dont have a msg notification on my main screen. how can i make it back?

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  23. i am unable to get missed calls details i.e what are the missed calls came to me when i was in another call

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  24. @Mike Macias - thank you :)

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  25. guys i have a nokia e6 and i cant get my light notification on with whatsapp. with missed calls and sms it's ok but it's not working with incoming whatsapp messages...anyone help?

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