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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Torch 98900
My Carrier: Telus

Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

Just got my first BB, the Torch. Just wondering why the screen doesn't turn on to show me a new text or any alert for that matter, like other cell phones? Why is it just the LED light?

 

It might be a stupid question, but I like the screen to light up to show me the message, and I've tried everything I could!!

Thanks!

Guru III
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

The LED is a feature most don't have. You will get used to it soon. Maybe a ringtone would be better to notify you. I would not want the screen flashing all day long draining my battery.

 




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New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Torch 98900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

So what you're saying is that it doesn't do that.


Thanks for your help!

Guru III
Posts: 32,114
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

I don't see it in options to flash the screen

 




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Guru III
Posts: 32,114
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

There is app out there to change the color of the LED for different notifications. That might help outknowing if it was a text or not

 




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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Torch 98900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

I liked turning the sound and vibration off at school, putting it on my desk, and easily seeing when I get a text.

Yup, I found that app quickly and downloaded it, its sweet! However, the vibrations that you set through this app doesn't get overrided when you put the phone on Silent.. So you have to turn those vibration settings off. Fun!

 

Guru III
Posts: 32,114
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

Setting up the profiles can be fun at times, you will get through it and be a pro in no time

 




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New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Torch 98900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

Haha thanks, what do you think I do in class all day!!!

This phone is sick and is worth the learning curve!

Thanks again for your time.

Guru III
Posts: 32,114
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

I know what I did in class all day, hope your are paying attention at least.

Your welcome and enjoy The Torch. Did you see the Playbook teasers yet?

 




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New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Torch 98900
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Why doesn't the screen turn on to show me when I get a text message or alert?

indeed.

how do I unlock my Torch for free??