This guide explains how to turn off the Galaxy S9 notification light at the top of your phone. While Samsung’s notification LED is helpful and gives you information without turning on your screen, it’s also very distracting. We’ll show you how to customize it a bit, or just get rid of it completely.

Sitting at the top left of the screen, this light flashes during incoming calls, texts, and displays battery charging levels. Additionally, it blinks nonstop for missed calls or unread notifications. So, whether it’s too distracting at night, or you’re in a movie theater and want to get rid of it, we’ll show you how. Furthermore, the Galaxy S9 has an always-on display giving us information at a glance, so the notification LED is just one more distraction we don’t need.

Read: 10 Cool Things the Galaxy S9 Can Do

Before we begin, it’s worth noting that the Galaxy S9 notification LED supports RGB color. This means it can display any color you’d like, and third-party apps will let you customize it too. If you’re interested in that, we’ll explain more following our instructions below.

How to Turn Off the Galaxy S9 Notification Light LED

  1. Pull down the notification bar at tap the gear-shaped Settings button
  2. Find and select Display
  3. Scroll down and uncheck LED Indicator

It’s that simple, and now the notification LED is completely disabled. That means you won’t see a blue blinking light for texts, white for missed calls, or yellow if you’re using Snapchat. Furthermore, you won’t see the notification LED while charging the phone either.

Sadly, the battery charging status LED and notification LED is all in one option, meaning it’s all or nothing.

Other Details & Customization

To get the battery notifications back, simply follow the steps above and turn the LED indicator back on. Then, you can use 3rd party apps to customize the Galaxy S9 notification light. That way you get the best of both worlds.

Popular apps including LightFlow will give you total control over LED notifications. You can create custom colors and blinking patterns, and set them to individual apps too. Or, set a specific applications notification to blank. That way you won’t see anything, but you’ll still get notifications for anything of importance to you. Give it a try today, or just disable the entire notification light and enjoy a distraction-free experience with the Galaxy S9.

Before you go, take a peek at these 15 common Galaxy S9 problems and how to fix them. Or, get one of our highly recommended screen protectors.

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