To make LED notifications work, you need a clear or transparent case. It's pointless to switch them on with an opaque case. There are a few different good clear cases on the market. I opted for a Power Support Air Jacket, which was readily available locally and made from medical grade silicone.
Depending on your surroundings, you might miss some notifications from time to time, even if your phone is right next to you. But it's almost impossible to miss LED flash notifications if the phone is within your field of vision.Nighttime I've trained myself to be quite sensitive to my phone's vibrations. It's something that everyone can try, but I can actually hear the vibration of my phone when I'm not in the same room. You can imagine how this plays out at night. The best way of muting all push notifications, without fiddling with my phone's settings too much, is to simply activate Airplane Mode. Go to Settings and toggle the switch. This deactivates all Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE features of your phone and will mute all notifications. It's a perfect way to silence your phone at night when you don't want to be bothered.
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