The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 smartphone lineups all come with hole punch camera displays, and as a result, these phones do not come with the good old native notifications LED light that have managed to become a necessity for most people when planning to purchase a new android smartphone.
So today, we’ll be showing you in two different methods, how you can use the hole punch camera cutouts on any of the aforementioned Samsung smartphones, to setup your own custom hole punch inspired notifications LED light.
Something that looks this way after you must have finished setting it up..
So without further ado, let’s get started.. #Enjoy..
How to setup “Hole Punch Inspired” Notifications LED on Samsung Galaxy S10 & S20 Lineups.
And like i said earlier, for this tutorial we’ll be following two different approaches, and just so you know, the first one should be pretty easy, and should give you just what you want in less than 5 mins, but with just a few customisation options.
While for the second, well, it will give you more control and dozens of customisation options, but you’ll have to pay rapt attention to the steps which will be listed and explained here shortly.
So once again, let’s get started, and this time, with the first method.
Psst.. You can click on the link below to quickly jump to the second method if you wish..
Alright, now let’s get started..
Samsung Galaxy S10 & S20 Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Method 1
For this method, we’ll be making use of Samsung’s “Good Lock” app which can be found and downloaded and free from the Samsung’s Galaxy Store.
So all you have to do for now is to find your way to the Galaxy Store on your phone, search for the app names “Good Lock” download and install it, and then let’s begin setting things up proper.
Open the Good Lock application, and at the bottom of your phone’s screen, you’ll see two options, the first one is labelled as “Unit“, which happens to be the app’s homepage and probably the screen you’re currently looking at, while the second one says “Family“.
Tap on the one that says “Family” and let’s move over to the next step.
While in the family’s page and from the list of options shown to you, locate the one that says “EdgeLighting +” and tap on it to install it. After installation, tap on it again to open it.
On the EdgeLighting+ app homepage, you will see some options that let’s you enable and customise Samsung’s iconic edge lighting feature that always comes up whenever you have a new notification if you enabled that before.
Select the first option that says “Effect“, and more options will be shown to you. From there, select the last option which is located at the far right hand side of your phone’s display, and it’s labelled as “Black hole or Eclipse“.
Once you do so, you should see a ring of light circling around your phone’s hole punch camera cutout as a preview.
So when next you have a new notification on a phone, be it a missed call, a new unread text message, social media alerts, etc, you should see that same ring of light circling around your phone’s hole punch camera cutout.
Aside from setting the edge lighting effect, you can go further to customise things a little bit with the few options that are provided to you by Samsung.
You can basically only change the colors and duration of the of the lighting effect, and that’s all. You don’t get anything more than that.
So quickly setup everything to your taste and make sure you save your settings by tapping on the option that says “Done” at the bottom of your phone’s screen, and from then henceforth, anytime you have a new notification while your phone’s screen is off, you should see your custom-made notifications LED light come to life.
Samsung Galaxy S10 & S20 Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Method 2
So like i said earlier, this method will give you more control and customisation options that you can apply to your custom notifications LED to make it standout, but the entire process takes longer time, and you’d have to pay rapt attention to every single step which will be listed here.
And to start with, you’ll have to go to Google Play Store, search for, download and install the app that goes by the name.. AOE “Always on Edge”, you can as well do same by tapping on the install button below.
Make sure you open the app and grant it access to all the necessary permissions that it requests for, and then let’s get to work.
From the app’s homepage, select the first option which says “Main Settings”, and a new page should be opened up to you, and it looks this way.
On this page, make you that you select your options the same way that they have been picked for you from the image above, don’t forget to save your settings after you must have done so, and let’s move over to the next step.
Go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the second option which is labelled as “App Settings”, and you should have something that looks this way.
Now for starters, you can decide to pick your options same way they are selected from the screenshots above, or if you want to go gangster, you can go ahead and tinker with the numerous options, enabling and disabling them one after the other, to see what each one does, while making sure you preview every change you make before going to the next.
When you’re done, don’t forget to save your setting before leaving the page, and let’s move over to the next step.
Return back to the app’s homepage once more, and this time, tap the third option which says “Lighting Settings”, and you should have an interface that looks like this one.
Now just so you know, this is one of the most crucial part of the app. This is the part that let’s you set and customise the look and feel of your custom hole punch notifications LED.
So once again for starters, you can choose your options the same way that they have been chosen for you from the screenshots above.
But when you get to the point where you’ll be required to choose the position of your phone’s hole punch camera cutout from the three options shown to you, namely; “Right, Left & Center“, well, i bet that you already know what to do at this point.
So if you’re on either the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus or S10e smartphone, the right position is where their hole punch camera cutout is located, so right it is. But fot those on any of the S20 lineups, then center it will be.
▪ You can also adjust how fat or thin that you want the edge lighting to be, by making use of the slider that is labelled “Edge Thickness“.
▪ You can set how big or small that you want the circle created by the edge lighting effect around your phone’s hole punch camera cutout to be, by making use of the slider labelled “Notch Height“.
▪ You can set “Notch Width” and “Curve Radius” options to “0” and “1” respectively, as they don’t really have any effect at this point.
▪ Then lastly, to make sure that the edge lighting effect is properly aligned with your phone’s hole punch camera cutout, for those on the Galaxy S20 models and have selected “Center” as the position of their phone’s hole punch camera cutout, you will see one last slider that is labelled as “Top (set 0 if not hole)”, and it is located just right above the options that lets you select your camera hole punch position.
Now you can use that slider to move the circle upwards or downwards, until it is properly aligned with the hole punch camera cutout on your Galaxy S20 smartphone.
▪ But for those on any of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series and have selected the position of their phone’s hole punch camera cutout as “Right”, you will see one more slider in addition to the one i just mentioned above, this one is doesn’t have any label or name attached to it, but it is located just below the three options that lets you select your phone’s hole punch position.
So like with the S20 smartphones, you can use the first slider to move the circle up or down, and use the second one to move it right or left. Do this slowly until the circle has been properly aligned with your phone’s hole punch camera cutout, and that is it.
After making sure that everything has been aligned properly the way you want it to be, you can then go ahead and play around with the different lighting effects, colors and feel.
Some of the many things you can do on this app is changing the Lighting placement, choose anyone out of eight different edge styles, mix up to three colors of your choice together, and they keep glowing around your phone’s hole punch camera cutout whenever you have a new notification, etc.
So you see, the amount of control and level customisation that you can do to your own hole punch LED notifications is simply endless.
Don’t forget to save your settings when you’re done, and now let’s see some other things that this app has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S10 & S20 Hole Punch Inspired LED Notifications – Step Four
Now aside from setting and customizing hole punch inspired notifications LED on your smartphones, this app also gives you a handful of cool live animated wallpapers that you can choose from.
Only thing is that you can only have access to these wallpapers when you purchase the premium version of the app.
But you can still check them out anyway, even without an active subscription, to at least have a feel of what they’d be like if applied to your phone’s screen.
To check them out, all you have to do is go back to the app’s homepage, and at the very top of the page, you should see a button that says “Animated Wallpapers”, tap on it to open it, and from there, you can view all the cool animated wallpapers that are currently available.
Okay, now back to why we’re here. So if you have followed all the steps listed and explained on this article carefully and correctly, then you can finally take it for a spin by turning off your phone’s screen and try sending a message to your phone, using a different phone, and you should see your new LED notifications light come to life.
So that’s all about setting up custom-made LED notifications light on our Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 smartphones.
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