The notification lights on Android devices are certainly handy, but there are times when they can be downright annoying. Some of them are so bright that they can sometimes cause problems when you’re trying to go to sleep, and if you’re the type who is always getting new notifications, having that blinking light going off all the time can wear on the nerves quickly. Luckily, Motorola has come up with a solution, releasing a new widget on the Google Play Store that lets you manually turn the notification light on and off.
Of course, you can do this in the settings menu of some devices already, but for those who can’t, this will be a great widget to have. Even if you can turn your light off by going to into settings, having this widget on your homescreen will streamline the process. Even better is that the widget is a free download, so you don’t even have to shell out any cash for it.
It seems that Motorola released this widget to solve a rather unique problem for some users. Apparently, a “small number of users” using some devices (Motorola specifically mentions the DROID RAZR HD) had their notification light disabled against their will. This happened if they had disabled the notification light on an old device and logged into the Google Play Store with their new phone, so this widget sets out to solve that issue.
The perk here is that those who haven’t fallen victim to that notification light bug can still benefit, as Motorola says it should work on most Android devices. Naturally, there will be some devices that aren’t compatible with the widget, but unfortunately Motorola doesn’t have a list of those devices. Guess you’ll just have to download it from the Google Play Store [download link] and see for yourself if it works!