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I just switched over to a Moto G from a Samsung Galaxy. There are a few features that I was used to that I can't seem to figure out with the Moto G. - Is there a way to have a new text icon show up on the lock screen instead of just the tiny text icon in the top left hand corner? It's very difficult to notice such a tiny icon. I want an icon that shows up in the middle of the screen. - Is there a way to have the screen light up when a new text is received? When I have the phone on silent I'd like the screen to light up so I notice when I have a new text. I realize there is a little flashing led but it doesn't catch my eye and make me notice when I have a new message.

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Hello Shannon. For the second question, I have no idea. For the first there is this > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jiubang.goscreenlock OR you could try adding wdigets for text messages? A good one that supports many notification is DashClock (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.dashclock). You need to go add extensions for the notifications you want and you'll have all of them on the lockscreen. IF not here's some other https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greatbytes.activenotifications&hl=en_GB https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.motorola.aon https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dvtonder.chronus
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For the second question, and the first too. I'm loving ACDisplay https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.achep.acdisplay&hl=en It wakes up the screen for a short time out and shows you what notifications you have via icons. Hold the icon and it gives you a preview. Move up to the preview and it opens the app.

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Thanks for the replies. I've downloaded ACDisplay to try it out..I liked the simple clean look of it. I find it pretty silly that I need to install an app to have a simple thing like a text icon in the center of the screen...but I suppose I'm just used to the Galaxy interface. I also like that it shows you the percentage of battery left with a numeric value instead of just an icon. Without the app you have to go into settings and then battery screen in order to see the numeric value of battery left. Really impressed with the Moto G's speed and screen quality so far but it's really puzzling how such basic features are not included on this phone.
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That's the beauty of a near stock device like the Moto G I'm sure your galaxy had a lot of features you didn't even use but they take up storage and memory none the less The Moto G (and other near stock devices) challenge you to make it your own.

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