The Tecno Camon 12 Air from last year, together with the recently launched Camon 15 Air and even the Spark 5 models all have one thing in common. And that is, they all come with this new trendy hole punch camera cutouts on their display, in place of the regular notch cutout.
And for that reason, they are all lacking one basic thing as well. And that thing is; a native LED notifications system.
For those who don’t know, an LED notification is that tiny light that is placed at the top of most android smartphones, it blinks continuously whenever you have an unopened notification, such as an unread message, a missed call, etc.
So back to our topic and like i said, these three smartphones in question, the Tecno Camon 12 Air, the 15 Air and Spark 5 models, all come with a hole punch camera cutout, and as such, let’s just conclude that there was no space left at the top of these phones for Tecno Mobile to fit in an LED notifications.
So in situations such as this, what do we do? Simple, we create our own custom-made LED notifications system, by making use of the hole punch camera cutouts already provided..
Something that looks like this..
Cool right? So how do we get it up and running on our smartphones? Simple..
Just follow the steps which will be listed out below religiously, and in no time, you should have your own customized hole punch inspired LED notifications, running on either your Tecno Camon 12 Air, Camon 15 Air, or Tecno Spark 5 and Spark 5 Pro smartphones.. #enjoy..
Setting Up Tecno’s Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Step 1
First thing first, we’ll have to download an app from Google Play Store, the “AOE (Always On Edge)” app.
This app was first designed with the Samsung Galaxy S10 models in mind, cause literally they were the first phones to ship with hole punch camera cutouts on their displays.
But as more smartphones kept coming with same hole punch design, the app has been optimised to run on literally any android smartphone out there, with Infinix and Tecno phones included.
So click on the install button above, and let’s quickly move over to the next step.
After downloading the app, open it and you should have an interface that looks like this..
Select the first option which says “Main settings” and a new page should be opened to you. From this new page, make sure to select your options the same way they have been selected as shown on the image below.
If you’ve done that, tap on the “Save” button, and let’s move over to the next step.
Setting Up Tecno’s Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Step 3
After saving your settings from the last step above, go back to the app’s homepage and this time, select the second option which is labelled as “App settings“, and once again, a new page should be opened to you..
This time, you can decide to pick your options same way that they are selected from the screenshots above, or if you want to go gangster, you can as well tinker with the numerous options, enabling and disabling them one after the other, to see what each does.
The options are self explanatory, and you can enable and disable anyone at your will, so feel free to roam about the app, as it doesn’t cause any harm to your device.
When you’re done, don’t forget to tap on the “Save” button, and let’s move over to the next step.
After saving your settings, go back to the apps homepage and select the third option which is labelled as “Lighting settings“, and a new page should be opened to you.
It is from this page that we’re going to customise the look of our hole punch inspired LED notifications itself.
So once again, you can decide to set yours according to how they have been set from the image above, or you can decide to go the “Do it yourself” way if you want more customisations done to yours.
BUT PLEASE TAKE NOTE: That for you to align the LED lighting properly around your camera hole punch cutout, make sure to set the figures for “Notch width, Notch height and top” exactly as they are being set from the image posted above.
You can decide to show a ring of light just around the camera hole punch cutout of your device, or show a ring of light through out the edges of your phone’s display to mimic Samsung’s iconic Edge Lighting feature.
You can change the colors of the light, mix up to three colors together, change the lighting animations, speed, on what apps they should show and what apps they shouldn’t show, you can decide to set them to show on your homescreen, etc..
So you see, the ways in which you can customise this thing is just endless. After you’re done customising the lighting to your taste,once again don’t forget to tap on the “Save” button.
Now that we’ve done the most basic settings, we can take our app for testing. If you selected your options following the same way that i did mine from the images posted for every step above, then that means if your phone’s screen is off and a notification comes in, then you should have a ring of light floating around your phone’s camera hole punch cutout.
To test that, you can try sending a message with a friend’s phone to yours, and you should see your custom hole punch inspired LED notifications come to live..
Setting Up Tecno’s Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Step 6
Now, aside from setting up hole punch inspired LED notifications, another thing you can do on this app is adding some extra features to the LED notifications, so it looks like it was actually preinstall on your phone from the manufacturer.
Features such as adding a clock widget to your lock screen, notification bubbles, animated wallpapers, etc.
To do that, all you have to do is go back to the app’s home screen and select the fourth option that says “Extra widgets“.
A new page should be opened to you, and from there, you can add and remove whatever widgets that you want and the ones you don’t want, until you’re satisfied with what you have.
Alright guys, so that’s all on how to setup a custom made LED notifications system, using the camera hole punch cutouts on your Tecno Camon 12 Air, 15 Air, and Spark 5 smartphones.
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