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

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (Plus, Lite) and Note 20 (Ultra) smartphones do not come with a native notification LED, yeah, old news, I know.

And that is the reason why today, I’m gonna show you how to use the camera hole punch cutout on these phones as a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED.

Here, check these out.

Looks cool right?

Yeah, sure it does.

And without further ado, let’s see how we can recreate these on our Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, Note 10 Lite, the Galaxy Note 20, and 20 Ultra smartphones. #enjoy.

How to set up & use a custom hole punch inspired notification LED on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 smartphones.

Step One

First thing first, find your way to Google Play store, search for and download the app called “aodNotify“. Or better still, you can save yourself the stress and simply tap the “Install” button below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED

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

The app’s welcome screen.

From this screen, tap the button that says “Next” at the bottom of it, and you’ll be taken straight to a new screen, where you’ll be required to grant the app access to all the necessary permissions that will be requested from you.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED
App’s permission screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/20 Notification LED – Step Two

When you’re done granting access to the permissions requested from you by the app, simply tap done at the bottom of the screen, and you’ll be taken straight to the app’s homepage, which looks something like this.

The app’s homescreen.

From this screen, tap the first setting option labeled “Notifications“, and a new screen will be opened to you, and it looks this way.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED

From this page, you’ll be able to set how you want the app to interact with your phone, by setting what activities or actions on your phone that can trigger it, such as when you receive a new notification from apps that you selected, or when your phone’s battery level gets to a particular percentage, etc.

Step Three

When you’re done setting things from Step.2 above, kindly find your way back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the next option there which says “Notification light“, and you should be looking at a new page that looks this way.

Notification light page.

From this page, you’ll be able to customize the look, feel, and even change the dimension (position and size) of your custom hole punch notification LED, using the Style, Effects, and Dimensions setting options.

When you’re done on this page, go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, tap on the next setting option there that is labeled as “Always on Display“, and you should have a new page that looks this way.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED
Always on Display page.

This page lets you integrate the app’s lighting effects with your phone’s native always-on display function so that it works and behaves like it is part of your phone’s always-on display feature.

Here, check this out.

See how the app works together with your phone’s always-on display feature?

The setting options are self-explanatory, so you shouldn’t have a hard time in picking the option that suits you the most.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10/20 Notification LED – Step Four

When you’re done setting things the way you want them to be from Step.3 above, kindly find your way back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the next setting option which says “Display time“, and you should have a new page that looks this way.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED

This page lets you set how long you want the custom hole punch notification LED, the notification preview, and your phone’s always-on display function to be on when a new notification arrives on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 phones.

When you’re done here, you can go back to the app’s homepage for the last time now, and this time, select the next option there that says “Colors“, and you should be given a new page that looks this way.

From the name, I bet you already know what this setting option does, it lets you set custom color options for your hole punch inspired notification LED on your Samsung Galaxy Note phones.

You can use separate color options for each of your apps, separate color options such as “Red” to denote when your phone’s battery is low, etc.

Final Step

Now, if you did everything from all the steps listed and discussed above correctly, then it is high time that we test-run the app and all the settings done in it, to see if everything is working the way you wanted them to.

So, go ahead, close the app, and turn off your phone’s screen. Now get a second phone, and use that phone to send maybe a short text to your phone, so as to initiate a new incoming notification, which in turn triggers the app.

And if you did everything correctly, once the notification arrives, and depending on how you set your phone’s always-on display function, you should see the custom light ring glowing around your phone’s camera hole-punch cutout, alongside the native always-on display function on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 phones, as illustrated on the image below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 20 hole punch notification LED

If you set yours as “Tap to show“, then you need to tap your phone’s screen once just as you would normally do, in order to see your custom hole punch notification LED effect.

And with that, you now have a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED that works together with your phone’s native always-on display function, on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 20 smartphones. #cheers.

Let us know if you were able to set yours correctly by leaving a comment in the comments section below, and if you encountered any issues while setting this up on your phone, kindly let us know about that as well.

And while you’re at it, kindly 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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