What Is a Flashing Green Light on a Droid Phone?


The Droid phone has an LED light on the top of the phone that informs you of events within the phone without using sound. The Droid is set up with different colored lights to inform you of different events, such as incoming or missed calls, or changes in battery power. A blinking green light could have several possible causes.

Missed Calls

  • If you receive a call on your Droid, the LED will glow blue to inform you of the incoming call. When you neglect to answer that call, the LED switches to a blinking green light to let you know that you've missed a call. When you activate the screen and view the missed call, the light will stop flashing green.


  • An incoming email message will make the LED flash green on your Droid, if the screen is off. If you're actively using the phone and the screen is on, an incoming email won't make the green light flash. When you check the email, the green light will stop blinking.

Text Message

  • If you receive a text message while you're not using the phone and the screen is off, the green LED will flash to notify you of the message. Once you activate the screen and check the message or clear the notification, the green light will cease flashing.


  • If you've let a call go to voicemail and there is a message resulting, your phone will provide you with a flashing green light to let you know. Once you listen to the voicemail or clear the notification, the green light will stop.

Custom Applications

  • Some applications can change the reasons or colors of the LED notification light. If you've downloaded an application that changes how the light is used, check the settings of that application to see what notification you have set to use a green flashing light.

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