How To Set up & Make Use Of A Customized Virtual Hole-Punch-Inspired Notification LED On Your Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Phones.

Does the Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 smartphones have a native notifications LED?

No, the Samsung Galaxy A51 and A52 phones don’t have a native notifications LED, and that is the reason why today, I’m gonna show you a quick walkaround on how you can use the camera hole-punch cutout on these phones, to create a customized virtual hole-punch inspired notification LED for yourself.

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

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED
Notice the light ring shown around the camera hole punch cutout of the phone?

Looks cool right?

If it does, well then, let’s get started. #enjoy.

How to set up a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED on your Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 phones, using the aodNotify app.

Step one

First thing first, go to Google Play store and download the “aodNotify” app, or better still, you can save yourself the stress of finding your way to the Play store, and simply tap/click here to download the app.

When you’re done downloading the app, and have installed it as well, open it for the first time, and you’ll be greeted with a screen that looks like this.

This is the app’s welcome screen.

Simply tap “Next“, and a new screen will be shown to you, from whence you’ll be required to grant the app access to some necessary permissions it will ask from you.

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED
App’s permission screen.

When you’re done granting the app access to all the permissions that it requires from you, simply tap the “Done” button, and meet me in the next step below.

Step Two

When you’re done setting everything up from Step.1 above, you’ll be ushered into a new screen that looks this way.

This is the app’s home screen.

You can simply tap on any of the available options listed on this screen to further customize settings on your Galaxy smartphone, but, to a minimal extent. To get more customization options such as additional lighting effects, you will have to purchase the pro version of the app. But no need, the free version should do just fine.

Samsung Galaxy A51/A52 notification LED – Step Three

From the app’s homepage, tap on the first option there which says “Notifications“, and you’ll be greeted with a new screen that looks this way.

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED

This page lets you set what actions or activities on your phone can trigger the aodNotify app to light up. Activities such as when you receive a new notification from the apps that you selected, or when you plug in your phone to a power source to charge, or simply when your phone’s battery is low.

Step Four

Go back to the app’s homepage, and from there, gently tap on the second option there which says “Notification Light“, and you should be looking at a new screen that looks this way.

This page lets you set different customizing options to your custom hole punch notification LED, such as Styles, Lighting effects, and you even tamper with the dimension (size & position).

For styles, you can select how you want the virtual hole punch notification LED to be displayed on your phone, and you have two options to do so.

You can either choose to display it just around the camera hole punch cutout of your Galaxy A51 and A52 phones, or you can set it to be displayed around the whole screen, just like with edge lighting effects.

And you can either set it to light up only when your phone screen is off, or when it is both on and off. For mine, I set it to light up around my phone’s camera cutout, only when my phone screen is off.

For effects, though there are a lot of them to choose from, only three will be made available when you’re using the free version of the app. To unlock all the effect options, you’ll have to purchase the pro version of it.

And lastly, for Dimensions, well you don’t really have to do anything here, cause the app automatically identifies your phone’s camera hole punch position, and it aligns itself with it automatically.

Step Five

When you’re done setting everything up to your taste from Step.4 above, simply go back to the app’s home screen, and this time, select the next option there labeled as “Always on Display“, and you should be greeted with a new screen that looks this way.

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED

This page lets you integrate the app to work together with the native Always-on display feature on your Samsung Galaxy A51, and A52 phones, so that you have something like this when you receive a new notification on your phone.

From this page, you can set the app to light up only when you receive a new notification on your phone, or you can set it to “Tap to show“, or “show always“, as you saw from the initial screenshot above.

Samsung Galaxy A51/A52 notification LED- Step Six

When you’re done setting how you want to interact with your phone’s native always-on display feature, simply press your back to go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, simply tap on the next setting option, which is labeled as “Display Time“.

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED

This page lets you set how long you want the custom hole punch notification LED to be on, before going off, when you receive a new notification on your phone.

After you’re done on this page, go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the last option that we’ll be making use of for this tutorial, and it is labeled as “Color“.

This page lets you set custom colors for notifications.

From the name of this setting option, I bet you already know what it does. It lets you set custom colors for app notifications which will be shown around your phone’s hole punch camera cutout.

Final Step

After you’re done customizing everything up to your taste, it is time to take the app, including all the settings done in it for a spin.

So, go ahead and turn off your phone’s display, when you’ve done so, make use of a second phone to send a quick text to your phone, to simulate a new incoming notification.

And when you do so, you see a light ring glowing round the camera hole punch cutout of your Samsung Galaxy A51 or A52 smartphone, alongside the native Always-on display feature on your phone.

Samsung Galaxy A51 & A52 Notification LED

Cool stuff right?

So, that how you set up and make use of a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED on your Galaxy A51 and A52 smartphones. #cheers.

Kindly let us know in the comments section below if you faced any issue while setting this up on your phone, and also let us know if it worked for you.

And while you’re at that, don’t forget to give this post a thumbs up by sharing it if you found it helpful, and as always, I’ll see you all tomorrow, #Peace Out.


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