How To Setup A Customized Virtual Hole Punch Inspired Notification LED On Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 20 Phones.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 are great smartphones both in terms of specs and design, but they lack one handy feature, and what is it? A native notification LED.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED
A native notification LED.

But not to worry in case you can’t let go of the past, cause today, I’m gonna show a way in which you can use the camera hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy Note phones, as a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED.

Something that will end up looking this way by the time that we’re done setting everything up.

A customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED on a Samsung Galaxy A51 phone.

It looks dope right? Well, if yes, then let’s get started… #enjoy.

How to setup a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 20 smartphones

Step One

Go to Google Play Store on your phone and search for and download the “Always-on Edge” app, or you can quickly do so by simply tapping on the button that says “Install” below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED

When you’re done downloading it, open it for the first time, and you should be taken straight to a homepage that looks this way.

App’s homepage.

Step Two

Now from the app’s homepage, tap on the first option which says “Main Settings” and you should be looking at a new page that looks like the one shown below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED
App’s main settings page.

This page allows you to grant access to the “Required” and “Optional” permissions that the app will request from you in order to work properly on your phone.

You can tap any of the expandable taps from the page to see all the setting options contained in them, and when you tap on the two expandable taps on this page, you should have something like this.

So grant the app access for all the necessary permissions that it requests from you as you can see from the screenshot above, don’t forget to save your settings when you’re done, and let’s move over to the next step.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 20 hole punch notification LED – Step Three

Go back to the app’s homepage, and from there, tap on the second setting option which says “App Settings“, and once you do so, you should be taken straight to a new page that looks like this.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED
The app’s “App Settings” page in non-expanded mode.

This page allows you to set how the app interacts with your phone, from here, you’ll get to choose what actions or activities on your phone that will trigger the app to turn on, such as when you receive a new notification, or when you plug your phone to a power source, or when you plug in your earphones, etc.

So depending on how you want the app to interact with your phone, but still, I’ll advise that you set your options the same way they’ve been set for you from the screenshot below, assuming that we only want the app to be triggered whenever we receive a new notification on our phone, and also, while charging it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED

Once again, don’t forget to save your settings once you’re done, and let’s move on to the next step.

Step Four

After you’ve saved your settings from step three above, now go back to the app’s homepage and go to the next option which says “Lighting Settings“, and you should be taken straight to a new page that looks like this.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED

This is the portion of the app that lets you set up and customize the virtual hole punch notification LED by first inserting and positioning it, making sure that it properly aligns with the actual hole punch cutout on your phone, and after that, you’ll be given the freedom to customize things to your heart’s content.

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Virtual hole punch notification LED on Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus.

So let’s start by first trying to insert our virtual hole punch notification LED, and try to align it properly with the actual hole punch cutout of our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 phones.

And to do so, follow the steps below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED
  • First of all, make sure that the option that says “Enable Edge Lighting” is enabled as you could see from the picture above.
  • Now scroll down a bit and expand the tab that says “Enable Notch Support“, from there, enable the option itself that says “Enable Notch Support“, and make sure that yours is set to “Adjust Manually“.
  • For “Notch Type“, select “O” because that is definitely the shape of the camera hole punch cutout on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 phones.
  • Now take your eyes down a little bit, and you should see three positioning options which you can choose from, “Right, Left and Center“. Select the center position.
  • Immediately you do so, you should see that the light ring will move to the top center position of your phone’s screen accordingly.
  • After that, you can use the slider that is labeled as “Notch Height” to either increase or reduce the size of the light ring in case it was bigger or smaller than the actual hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy Note phone.
  • The next slider we’re going to make use of is the one labeled as “Top (set 0 if not hole)“, this slider lets you move the light ring either upwards or downwards, so that it properly aligns with the camera hole punch cutout on your phone, in case it wasn’t properly aligned before.
  • Now go all the way down and stop at the option which says “Lighting Placement“, from there, select the option that says “Around Notch Only”, and once you do so, you should see that the other edge lights that were shown around the edges of your phone screen will disappear, while leaving you with just the one that is shown around the camera hole punch cutout of your phone… Cool right?

Now that we are done inserting and positioning our custom hole punch notification LED light with the actual hole punch cutout on our Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 phones, now is the time to start adding some taste to it by changing the colors, effects, styles, lighting mode, speed, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED

You see, i told you the amount of customization which you can do with this app is simply endless. So take as much time as you want to customize things to your taste, and don’t forget to cross check your settings before you finally save them and leave the page.

Step Five

Now that we’re done with the actual setup, it is time to take the app for a spin to see that everything is working properly as expected.

So go ahead and close the app, please make sure that your settings were saved. When you’ve closed it, you should also go ahead and turn off your phone’s display. Now use a second phone to send maybe a quick text message to your phone.

And when you do so, if you’ve set up everything properly, you should see the light ring circling around the hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 phones. #cheers…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & 20 hole punch notification LED – Extra Widgets

Now aside from using the app to set up a customized hole punch inspired notification LED on your Galaxy Note 10 and 20 phones, the app also offers a handful of extra widgets that can be set to work together with the customized virtual notification LED, and also a robust library of cool animated wallpapers that are available for anyone to use for as long as you opt-in for the paid version of the app.

To access the extra widgets page, all you have to do is go back to the app’s homepage, and from the list of setting options shown to you, select the one that says “Extra Widgets“.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED

From this page, you should be able to add widgets to your customized hole punch notification LED such as an Always On Display clock faces, bouncing bubbles for your five most recent notifications, you get the option to display notification app icons alongside the notification LED, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 20 hole punch notification LED
Custom Notification LED showing alongside a digital always-on display clock face and notification app icons.

Alright guys, that will be all for today on how to set up a customized hole punch inspired notification LED on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 smartphones.

Give this post a thumbs up by sharing it if you enjoyed reading it, and as always, I’ll see you all tomorrow, #Peace Out.


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