Luc Kolen Luc Kolen - 3 months ago 23
Android Question

Android Notification LED doesn't use my Color

I'm trying to use a Notification that also uses the Notification LED on my S3, but for some reason the color will always be blue (I guess it's the default?). I tried to use different colors but nothing changes. Other apps (like Whatsapp, Gmail and Facebook have no problems with showing a different color light).

Notification.Builder noteBuilder = new Notification.Builder(context)
.setLights(Color.YELLOW, 500, 500)

Intent noteIntent = new Intent(context,HoofdScherm.class);
PendingIntent notePendingIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, 0, noteIntent, PendingIntent.FLAG_CANCEL_CURRENT);

Notification note =;
note.ledARGB = Color.YELLOW;
NotificationManager mgr = (NotificationManager)context.getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);


You need to make sure all the defaults are overridden by setting

notification.defaults = 0;