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How To Setup & Make Use Of Hole Punch Inspired LED Notification Light On Your Samsung Galaxy A51 Phones, In Two Distinct Methods

Does The Samsung Galaxy A51 Phone Have a Native Notifications LED?

No, the Samsung Galaxy A51 doesn’t have a native notifications LED, and that is the reason why today, we’re gonna show you a quick walkaround on how to use the camera hole punch cutout on your phones, the Samsung Galaxy A51, to create a custom hole punch inspired notification LED.

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

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
These are actually from the Samsung Galaxy S10 series.

So having known this, now let’s get started…

Now for this tutorial, I’m gonna show you two different approaches that will give you same result, then at the end, you can choose which one works best for you.

Though the second approach will give you more customization options and a personalized feel to your custom hole punch inspired notification LED by the time you’re done setting it up, but it is a lot more technical and requires a whole lot of time in order to set everything up completely, but it is definitely not something you should be scared of.

The two different approaches I’ll be showing you today are listed below.

  • How to setup a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your Galaxy A51, using Samsung’s “Good Lock” app.
  • How to setup a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your Galaxy A51, using “Always On Edge” third party app.

Personally, I’d advise that you stick to the first method as it is easier to walk around, setup and make use of, and you should only consider trying the second method if for some reasons the first method doesn’t work for you, maybe due to location restrictions of the Good Lock app itself.

Oh Yes!!, the Good Lock app is currently not available in all locations in the world. Now without further ado, let’s get started with the first method… #enjoy.

How to setup & customize a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on Galaxy A51, using Samsung’s Good Lock app

Step One

First of all, for you to be on this page, it means that you should already be familiar with the name “Good Lock” at this time if you’re using a Samsung device.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
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It is a proprietary Samsung app that can only be installed from Samsung’s Galaxy store, and due to some reasons best known to Samsung, this powerful all-in-one app is not readily available in all locations in the world, so most Samsung users don’t get to enjoy the features that come with it.

The best way to confirm if this app is available in your location is simply by going to the Samsung Galaxy store on your phone, and try searching for “Good Lock“.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
Downloading & installing Good Lock app from Samsung’s Galaxy store.

If found, download and install it right away, but if you couldn’t find it on yours, it simply means that the app is not available in your location, and the only chance you have at setting up and enjoying this custom hole punch inspired notifications LED on your Galaxy A51, is by following the second method, which you can quickly jump to when you tap or click on the link below.

Jump To 2nd SectionHow to setup & use custom hole punch LED notification on Galaxy A51 by using “Always On Edge” app.

Step Two

If you’re here, i want to believe that you were able to successfully download and install the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy A51 device, and if so, now let’s get down proper to the business of the day.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED – Step Three

So go ahead and open the Good Lock app, it should be running on its latest version by the way. On the app’s home screen, you should see some options that look like the ones from the screenshot below.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
Good Lock app home screen.

These options are called modules, and they are individual apps that can be installed and used individually depending on what aspect of your phone’s UI that you want to customize.

Now take your eyes to the bottom portion of your phone’s screen, and you should see two separate options, the first one says “Unit“, while the second one says “Family“. Simply tap on the one that says “Family“.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED

The app will take you to a new page like this very one shown above this paragraph, and here you’ll see some additional options (modules in this case) like the ones from the previous page.

Step Four

Now from the new options(modules) shown to you, tap on the one that says “EdgeLighting+” and you’ll be taken back to Samsung’s Galaxy store to download and install this module.

When you’re done, go back to the Good Lock app to open it, and the moment you do so, you’ll be greeted with this new screen, from where you can customize the edge lighting function of your Samsung Galaxy phone, using any one of the provided edge lighting styles shown to you.

Step Five

From the different edge lighting styles shown to you, look for and select the one that says “Black hole” or “Eclipse“.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
Select the “Eclipse” effect, though this option may be replaced with “Black hole” effect on your phone.

Once you select it, you should see a light ring glowing around the camera hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy A51 phone as a form of a preview.

From here, you can also customize the color, effect, and duration of the lighting effect. So, make sure to take your time to tweak and customize things to your taste, and don’t forget to save your settings before leaving the page.

Now after doing all that, the next time you get a new notification on your phone, be it a missed call, an unread message, notifications from your social media apps, and whatnot, you should see that ring of light hovering over the camera hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy A51 phone. #cheers.

So good lock (pun intended) to you if you were able to set up the custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your phone using the Good Lock app.

Now for the sake of those who weren’t able to do this with Good Lock app on their phone, especially those that the app is currently not available in their locations, let us see how we can do this same stuff using a third-party app, the “Always On Edge” app.

And that brings us to the second method/approach of this whole process and tutorial session.

How to setup & customize a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on Samsung Galaxy A51, using “Always On Edge” app.

Step One

First thing first, go to Google Playstore and download the “AOE – Always On Edge” app, or simply do so by gently tapping on the button that says “Install” below.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED

A good number of you should already be familiar with this app. When you’re done downloading and successfully installed it, open it, and for the first time, it will require that you grant it access to the necessary permissions that it’ll request from you.

Grant it those permissions quickly and you should be ushered into the app’s homepage. It should look something like the screenshot posted below, but the interface is bound to change due to future updates done to the app from its developers, but its functions should remain the same nevertheless.

App’s homepage.

Step Two

From the app’s homepage, tap on the first option which says “Main Settings”, and it should take you straight to a new screen or page that looks like this.

Main Settings Page.

This is one pretty long page with lots of options to tinker with, and as a result, it can become overwhelming for first time users like you, so I’d advise that you set your options the same way that I’ve set them from the screenshot posted above.

But for the geeky ones among us, you can take your time to go through the page, while taking a closer look at each option to know what each one does and decide which ones to enable, and which ones to leave unenabled.

When you’re done setting your options, don’t forget to save your settings before leaving the page, and let’s move over to the next settings of the app.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED – Step Three

Go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the next option there which says “App Settings”, and once you do so, you should be taken to a new page that looks this way.

Once again for starters, I’d advise that you set your options the same way they are set from the screenshots above, but for those who want to take matters into their hands, you can take your time to go through each option one after the other, in order to have a more personalized setting which will make yours different from that of everyone else.

Step Four

Once again, go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, go to the next setting option which says “Lighting Settings“, and this is the point where things begin to get really interesting and personally creative.

From this page, you can start customizing things like;

  • First inserting and properly positioning the custom hole punch inspired notification LED in the form of a light ring which will be shown round the camera hole punch cutout of your phone’s display, just like from the first method above.
  • Then after that, you can go ahead and customize other aspects of the notification LED such as colors, lighting style, lighting mode, effects, speed, etc.

So first of all, let’s try to insert and position our notification LED light ring so that it properly aligns with the center-positioned camera hole punch cutout of our Samsung Galaxy A51 phone.

And to do so, follow the steps listed below.

  1. To start with, you’d have to let the app know what type of hole punch camera design that your phone is having, and you do so by enabling the option that says “Enable Notch Support” and select “Adjust Manually”.
  2. For “Notch Type”, select “O”. Then you can use the slider below that is labeled as “Notch Height” to adjust how big or tiny that your want the ring of light to be.
  3. Scroll down a bit and you should see a section of the page that is labeled as “Lighting Placement”, and make sure it is set to “Around Notch Only”.
  4. After that, you’d still have to tell the app what position of your phone’s screen that the hole punch camera cutout is located.
  5. And to do so, you have three options to choose from, namely; “Right, Left & Center”. You should see them in this same page.
  6. Select the one that says “Center” which is probably the right thing to do since the hole punch cutout of the Galaxy A51 is located in the center. And once you do so, the light ring should be immediately moved to the center position of your phone’s display.
  7. Now you can use the slider that is labeled as “Top (set 0 if not hole)” to move the light ring upwards or downward, in order to properly align it with your Galaxy A51 hole punch cutout, in case it wasn’t properly aligned before now.
  8. Remember that you can always go back to the top of the page, and back to the option that says “Notch Height” to adjust how big or small you want the light ring size to be, in case it seems too big or too small.
  9. You can set both “Notch Width” and “Curve Radius” to zero as they don’t really do anything at this point.

Now that we’re done inserting and positioning the custom hole punch notifications LED, we can finally go ahead and customize things to our heart’s content by tweaking things such as Edges Style, Edge Color Amount, Lighting mode, Lighting Effect, and Edges Speed.

So make sure you take your time to tweak every part of the settings to your taste, and when you’re done, don’t forget to save your settings before leaving page.

Step Five (Final step)

If you followed everything written on this page religiously and you have set your settings the way they should be, the next thing you’ll have to do is to take the app for a spin, to test that everything is working correctly.

So make sure that you saved your settings from the last step above, when you’ve made sure of that, you can go ahead and close the app and also turn off your phone’s display.

Now try sending a message to your phone using a second phone, and if you did everything correctly, you should see the ring of light glowing and hovering around your phone’s camera hole punch cutout, just the way it is shown in this picture below.

Samsung Galaxy A51 notification LED
Custom Hole Punch inspired notification LED on Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones.

So from now onwards, you now have your own customized hole punch inspired notifications LED light that shows up whenever you have new notifications on your phone.

You can feel free to go back to the app to tweak things to your heart’s content and even add other side features which are not mentioned in this article like a custom Always-on display with different clock faces and features, animated wallpapers, etc.

And that will be all for today on how to setup a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphones.

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