It is no news that almost all new Infinix phones that have launched this year do not come with the good old LED notifications light, all thanks to Samsung who orchestrated the now trendy hole punch design with the Galaxy S10 models, way back in 2019, thereby doing away with the native LED notification.
So in a bid to stretch the display of smartphones as farther as possible, in order to create an illusion that there are no bezels or frame holding the phone’s screen and the phone itself together, smartphone manufacturers had to do away with some components that usually sits at the top these bezels, with one of them being the good old native LED notifications light.
Though it’s not a big deal for many, as they can do without an LED notifications light, but for those who can’t, today I’ll be showing you a fun way that allows you to use the camera hole punch cutout on your Infinix Note 7 and 8 smartphones, to act in place of an LED notification.
Something that looks like this.
So whenever you get a new notification on your phone, say a new missed call, an unread message, social media notifications, etc, you’ll get that light ring glowing round your phone’s hole punch cutout, until you attend to it.
So without further ado, let’s get started.. #enjoy
How to setup and make use custom hole punch inspired notifications LED on Infinix Note 7, 7 Lite, Note 8 and 8i
Go to Google Play Store and download the AOE “Always-On Edge” app, or simply do same by tapping on the “install” button below.
After you’ve downloaded and installed it, open the app and grant it access to the necessary permissions that it will request from you.
Infinix Note 7 & 8 LED Notification – Step Two
After you’ve done everything from the first step above, you should be taken straight to the app’s homepage, from there, tap on the first option that says “Main settings” and you should find yourself on a new page that looks this way.
While on this page, you can take your time to skim through it, while enabling and disabling each option one after the other in order to know what each setting option does.
But in a bid to save time, I’d advice that you set yours the same way they have been set for you from the screenshot above.
Make sure that your settings are saved before leaving the page, and let’s move over to the next couple of steps.
When you’ve done everything from the second steps above, go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, simply tap on the second option which is labelled as “App settings“, and you should find yourself on this page;
Once again, I’d advise you take your time to go through the page, while enabling and disabling each setting option one after the other like you did in the last steps above.
But for those who don’t have that luxury of time, you can simply do it the easy way by setting yours the exact way they’ve been set for you from the screenshots above.
Don’t forget to save your settings when done though.
Infinix Note 7 & 8 LED Notification – Step Four
After you’ve saved your settings from the last steps above, now go back to the app’s homepage and select the third option there that says “Lighting settings“.
Now from this point onwards, things should begin to get a little bit more complicated, but a lot more personal, interesting, and creative.
Reason is because, this is the page where you’ll get to customize the shape, look, feel and behavior of your to be custom hole punch inspired notifications LED.
And first thing first, we have to carve out a shape for our notification LED, and make it align to the hole punch camera cutout on our Infinix phones;
Because you know, not all phones hole punch cutouts are created the same, some have theirs bigger than others, some are positioned to the right side of the device’s display, many to the left, like our Infinix phones in question, and many others are on the top center of the devices (many Samsung phones are sitting on this table).
So, here’s what we’re gonna do;
- First of all, make sure that the option for “Enable Edge Lighting“ is enabled. This option is located at the very top of the page. You can make use of the screenshots posted above as a reference.
- Now move further down the page and enable the option that says “Enable Notch Support” and select the option that says “Adjust Manually” from the two options made available for you to choose from.
- For “Notch Type”, select “O”. Then you can use the slider below that is labelled as “Notch Height” to adjust how big or tiny that you want the light ring to be.
- There is also a second slider at the top that is labelled as “Edges thickness“, and as you already guessed, it is used to adjust how thick or thin that you want the light ring to be.
- You can set “Curve Radius” to “0” as it doesn’t do anything at this point.
- Now keep scrolling down the page until you see a section of it that is labelled as “Notch Placement”, and make sure it is set to “Around Notch Only”, and from this point, everything should begin to make to a lot more sense to you.
Now that we have successfully carved out a shape for our custom hole punch inspired LED notification, it is time to make it align with the actual hole punch cutout on our Infinix Note phones.
And to do that, follow the succeeding steps that are listed below.
- To select the position of your phone’s camera hole punch cutout, you have three options to choose from, namely; “Right, Left & Center”. You should see them in this same page that you’re still in.
- If you selected “Left” which is probably what you’ll do cause that is where that of the Infinix Note 7, Note 8 & 8i are located, the light ring wouldn’t just move over to the left immediately. You will still have to adjust it so it properly aligns with the phone’s hole punch camera cutout.
- And to do so, you’ll have to make use of the slider that is labelled as “Top (set 0 if not hole)”, it is located just above those three options that lets you select the position of your phone’s hole punch cutout.
- This slider lets you move the light ring upwards or downward, and then one last slider that is unlabelled, but is located just below those same three options that lets you select the position of your phone’s hole punch camera cutout. This one lets you move the light ring left or right.
So by following all the steps listed above, you can carve out the shape for your custom hole punch inspired LED notifications light to mimic the same shape on your phone, and after that, you align them properly.
Now is the time to customize things to your taste by adding colors, effects, animations, etc. And to do so, the setting options that you’ll ever be needing are all providing for you in the app on this same page.
You can customize things such as the notification LED style using the “Edges style” setting option, the notification LED color using the “Edge color amount” setting option, the notifications LED behaviour in the form of “Lighting mode” and “Lighting effect” respectively, and finally, “Edges Speed”.
When you’ve setup everything to your taste, you can go ahead and take it for a spin by turning off your phone’s display, and trying sending a short text to it using another smartphone.
That way, you can be sure that everything is working as expected, and from that moment onwards, you now have a full working custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your Infinix Note 7 & 7 Lite, and your Infinix Note 8 & 8i smartphones.. #cheers..
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