1. sunflowersandweeds's Avatar
    I just received my first iphone (got rid of my blackberry) and can't seem to find an indicator light on the front of my iphone...does it have one? if not, is there an app i can purchase for this? I like being able to see a light flashing on the phone that indicates if i have a new message, email, missed call, etc...thank you for your help!
    12-27-2010 11:54 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    no status light, not sure there will ever be

    now, how do you like typing on the iPhone?
    12-28-2010 12:04 AM
  3. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    No light, meaning no app for it. I do agree with Blink, unless the demand is high, I don't see it coming to the iPhone, or any Apple device.
    12-28-2010 12:32 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    There is no indicator light whatsoever. I am also not sure there is an app for it.
    12-28-2010 12:33 AM
  5. sunflowersandweeds's Avatar
    that's truly a bummer! i hate that I have to unlock the phone to see if I have a message.

    Blink, I almost took the iphone back the first night I had it...but gave it a bit more time and now I love it...typing was difficult at first...but I'm getting the hang of it.

    Thank you everyone for your help...
    12-28-2010 02:10 AM
  6. tinkerbellgirl04's Avatar
    I am soo missing my notification light its been two months...
    12-28-2010 07:29 AM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    i originally came over from a BB as well and i have to admit.. i was missing the status light a lot, but even more was a keyboard that i could feel

    it's just something you'll get used to. you can set your SMS to repeat so that helps and honestly checking your phone 20 times a day really isn't that big of a deal, of course if you decide to jailbreak it opens up a whole new world for notifications

    typing i was a mess at, now i can do it without even looking at the keyboard

    I'll never go back to the blackberry
    12-28-2010 07:57 AM
  8. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    me eirther. I'm not sure if Apple will ever add this, but on my EVO I have a thing called hepatic feedback and what it does is the screen vibrates as you type, giving that "real keyboard" fell. of course there is an option to turn it off, but I like it on.

    I remember not to long ago, someone menton the home button could be a status light, where the white square would become a LED indicator.

    At the moment, only two apple products have a LED light. One is the laptops for the battery indicator, and the other is all the macs with the iSight camera.
    12-28-2010 09:31 AM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    You can't add a hardware feature with an app lol... Thats impossible.

    And as was said by others it probably won't be a feature you'll see on iPhone.
    12-28-2010 10:52 AM
  10. TampaDude's Avatar
    but on my EVO I have a thing called hepatic feedback
    It connects to your liver???
    12-28-2010 12:47 PM
  11. jdavis530's Avatar
    that's truly a bummer! i hate that I have to unlock the phone to see if I have a message.

    Blink, I almost took the iphone back the first night I had it...but gave it a bit more time and now I love it...typing was difficult at first...but I'm getting the hang of it.

    Thank you everyone for your help...
    If you jailbreak, there is an app in cydia called Lockinfo, it will show you right on the lock screen all of the current notifications that you have.
    12-28-2010 01:09 PM
  12. TampaDude's Avatar
    If you jailbreak, there is an app in cydia called Lockinfo, it will show you right on the lock screen all of the current notifications that you have.
    WERD...LockInfo is the shizzle...
    12-28-2010 05:35 PM
  13. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    It connects to your liver???
    oh yeah. Its not pretty.
    12-28-2010 07:05 PM
  14. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    It connects to your liver???
    Sounds dangerous
    12-28-2010 08:14 PM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    No light, meaning no app for it. I do agree with Blink, unless the demand is high, I don't see it coming to the iPhone, or any Apple device.
    Demand has nothing to do with it... unless the one doing the demanding is named Steve Jobs.
    12-28-2010 09:10 PM
  16. Exechobo's Avatar
    I had forgotten about the BB message indicator led. Now I miss it again. But I never stopped missing the ability to toggle on and off Bluetooth. Nothing else.
    12-29-2010 04:26 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Is it that hard to hit the "home" button and see you have a "missed call" or a "SMS/MMS"? I mean you have several programs for text that allow you to not only read the message but also reply to it within the lock screen...and emails, we wont get into that, i personally dont see why people are so obsessed with seeing their emails on demand, i personally hate emails and 100% prefer to use some sort of messaging system...(and yes, i know some people get important emails worthy of notification during the day, and for those people, maybe they should carry a blackberry with their iPhone, like i do for work).

    Is the indicator really that important? I always found it kind of useless, especially since i check my phone often enough to render it unnecessary.
    12-29-2010 07:12 AM
  18. applejosh's Avatar
    Is it that hard to hit the "home" button and see you have a "missed call" or a "SMS/MMS"? I mean you have several programs for text that allow you to not only read the message but also reply to it within the lock screen...and emails, we wont get into that, i personally dont see why people are so obsessed with seeing their emails on demand, i personally hate emails and 100% prefer to use some sort of messaging system...(and yes, i know some people get important emails worthy of notification during the day, and for those people, maybe they should carry a blackberry with their iPhone, like i do for work).

    Is the indicator really that important? I always found it kind of useless, especially since i check my phone often enough to render it unnecessary.
    While I don't necessarily miss the indicator light as much as some, it would be nice to see a little icon or something on the top bar when your first wake your phone (without the need to jailbreak, etc.). Less of a hassle for those of us who use a passcode. The light would only be useful to me if it was possible to specify a "quiet" period where it would not flash, like in the middle of the night. I missed the flashing light for a little while, but I can't say it's even remotely an issue now. There are other things that Apple devs should probably be working on.
    12-29-2010 07:53 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    BiteSMS will give you an icon for missed messages...
    12-29-2010 02:14 PM
  20. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I don't come from a Blackberry and I honestly am not away from my laptop during the day that I need to check my phone that much for messages. So I guess it's hard for me to understand the need for the indicator light. I can see how you would miss it coming from using a BB, there were things I missed from the iPhone when I used an Android phone for a month. I think in time Apple will do something to their notification system, you shouldn't have to JB to gain functionality but the ideas that are in JB could be adopted by Apple which is why it's a good thing.
    12-29-2010 04:11 PM
  21. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Demand has nothing to do with it... unless the one doing the demanding is named Steve Jobs.
    Actually if you go back a few years when the first iPod touch came out, there was no volume rocker. When Jobs introduced the second generation, he said the number one request was for a volume rocker. If there wasn't enough demand for a volume rocker, they would have never added it.

    Same could also be said for Windows support for the ipod it self. When the iPod first came out in 2001 it was only supported on Macs. It wasn't untill the second or third generation that the demand was high enough for Apple to have an iPod that supported windows.

    Demand doesn't have to mean "I demand you to do this". It could also mean a demand for a service or feature.

    Supply and demand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Demand (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I think people really seem to underestimate Jobs.
    12-29-2010 04:20 PM
  22. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    Having the square on the home button light up different colors as a notification light would be awesome! I've loved this idea for along time
    12-30-2010 03:30 PM
  23. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Actually if you go back a few years when the first iPod touch came out, there was no volume rocker. When Jobs introduced the second generation, he said the number one request was for a volume rocker. If there wasn't enough demand for a volume rocker, they would have never added it.

    Same could also be said for Windows support for the ipod it self. When the iPod first came out in 2001 it was only supported on Macs. It wasn't untill the second or third generation that the demand was high enough for Apple to have an iPod that supported windows.

    Demand doesn't have to mean "I demand you to do this". It could also mean a demand for a service or feature.

    Supply and demand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Demand (economics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I think people really seem to underestimate Jobs.
    Yep, and just like the new Shuffle where Steve said the #1 request was to bring back the buttons. So they did just that.
    12-30-2010 04:03 PM
  24. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Yep, and just like the new Shuffle where Steve said the #1 request was to bring back the buttons. So they did just that.
    that too. They took the second generation body, made it smaller and put more neutral colors on it. If there is a demand, it will come.

    but I don't think many iPhone users would even care. Same for new iPhone users (ie; coming from another smart phone or even a basic flip or slider) Hell, I could care less if my phone had one or not (it does), A sound plays when I get a message, I push the power button and it shows up right on my lock screen. It does't really brother me, as mine is right behind the speaker grill and is a lot smaller then the BB.
    12-30-2010 04:20 PM
  25. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I miss notification lights, would be cool to see it as an option in the future, however I don't think it will happen.
    12-31-2010 11:49 AM
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