Although the new Oppo F17 and F19 mobile phones are not the first F-branded Oppo smartphones to feature an OLED display, but, they’re actually the first F-branded Oppo mobile phones to feature the now popular circular hole punch cutout for their front-facing camera on their displays, and no notification LED.
And as such, today I’m going to show you how to create a customizable virtual hole punch notification LED on these phones, inspired by the circular hole punch camera cutout on them, and this tutorial stands true for all Oppo F17 and F19 phone variants like the F17 Pro, the vanilla F19, F19 Pro/Pro+, and the F19s
And, we should have something exactly or even more than these, by the time that we’re done setting things up on our Oppo phones.
So, you’re ready?
Well then, let’s get started. #enjoy.
How to set up a customized virtual hole punch inspired notification LED on the Oppo F17, and F19 mobile smartphones.
First thing first, quickly head down to Google Play Store, search for and download this app called the “aodNotify” app, or better still, you can save yourself the stress, and simply tap the “Install” button below.
When you’re done downloading and installing it, go ahead and fire it up for the first time, and you should be greeted with a welcome screen that looks like this.
After that, simply go ahead and tap the “NEXT” button at the bottom of your phone’s screen, and you’ll be taken to this new page where you’ll be tasked with granting the app all the necessary permissions that will be requested from you, for it to work properly on your phone.
After granting the said permissions, once again, tap the “DONE” button located at the bottom of your phone’s screen, and in return, the app will grant you access to its main settings menu page, or in other words, its homepage.
Oppo F17/F19 notification LED – Step Two
From the app’s homepage, tap on the first setting option labeled “Notifications“, and a new page will be opened to you that looks like this.
From here, you’ll get to select apps that can trigger the notification light when you get a new notification from them, and aside from apps, you can also choose events that whenever true, can, in turn, turn on the notification light, and these events include things such as having a low battery, the notification light lights up to show that, when you’re charging you phone, etc.
So, quickly go ahead and do all that is required of you from this page, and when you’re done, kindly find your way back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the second setting option you see there, labeled “Notification light“.
From this page, you’ll get customizing your virtual hole punch notification LED on your Oppo F17 and F19 phones, by utilizing the customization features, such as Style, Effects, and Dimensions.
“Style” gives you the choice to select the area or part of your phone’s screen where you would like the notification light to be displayed, and it is divided into two sections, namely; the “Screen is on“, and “Screen is off” sections.
For “Screen is on”, set it to “Disabled“, yeah, we wouldn’t be needing that, while for “Screen is off”, set it to “Camera edge“, and by now you should notice that the notification LED which is the form or shape of a light ring is placed right at the center of your phone’s screen at the top, well, don’t bother, as we’ll soon get to correct that in a bit.
Now, coming to the “Effects” option, this one gives you the choice to choose any of the various lighting effects to use for your hole punch notification LED. Quite a few of them will be made available for you to make use of at first, while you get to unlock the rest when you opt for the paid version of the app.
And finally, coming to “Dimensions“, this one lets you resize and reposition the notification LED until it fits and aligns properly with the actual physical hole punch cutout on your Oppo F17 and F19 mobile smartphones.
By default, the app assumes that your phone’s hole punch cutout is located at the center top position of your phone’s screen, and with the sliders present on this page as you can from the screenshot above, we’re gonna have to adjust the notification light by adjusting the size, and moving it to the left corner of our phone’s screen where the hole punch cutout is located, until the both of them are evenly fitted.
- The slider labeled “Thickness” lets you adjust how fat or thin that you want the notification light to be.
- “Resize” slider lets you, well, you already know what that one does.
- Slider “Offset position X & Y” lets you adjust the position of the notification LED by giving you the freedom to move it up, down, left, and right.
- While slider “Offset size X and Y” lets you alter the size of the of the notification LED by either enlarging or reducing any of the four sides.
So, go ahead, take your time here, and make sure that things are done the way they should be, and when you’re done, kindly meet us on the next step below.
After completing the task from the last step above, kindly go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the next setting option you see there, labeled “Notification preview“, and you should be staring at a new page that looks this way.
From here, you’ll get to set how you want the notification preview to look whenever you get a new notification on your phone.
So, you’ll get to set the icons that should be shown on the preview, how long you want the preview to stay on, the content of the preview, the text sizes, and whatnot.
So, kindly take your time to customize things to your satisfaction, and when you’re done, make your way back to the app’s homepage, and this time, select the next setting option you see there labeled “Settings“, and once you do so, you should now be staring at this new page.
From here, you’ll get to set how you want the app to behave or interact with your phone when you have an incoming call instead of a notification, should it keep showing the notification LED, or should it not do so.
From here too, you also get the chance to set a double-tap to wake gesture to wake up your device when the notification LED is active, and that’s pretty much everything you get to do on this page.
And when you’re done, for the last time, go back to the app’s homepage, and this time, tap the next setting option labeled “Colors“, and you should be looking at a new page that looks this way.
Alright, so, this is one very straightforward page that you’ll have no hard time understanding, as all you’ll get to do here is add colors to your hole punch notification LED.
So, if you wish, you can use separate colors for separate apps, say something like a blue color for Facebook notifications, green for WhatsApp, etc, and if you so wish, you can keep things simple by choosing one color for all the notifications coming into your phone
Oppo F17/F19 notification LED – Step Four (final step).
Okay, so now that we’re done setting up our custom hole punch notification LED on our Oppo mobile phones, I think it’s high time that we take it for a spin to prove that everything we have done so far, is working correctly, and in the way we want them to.
So, at this juncture, go ahead and close the app, and turn off your phone’s display as well, now try to get a second phone, and with this phone, use it to send anything that can prompt a new notification to your phone, something like a WhatsApp message, or even a quick regular short text message will do.
And this is where the magic happens.
so, if you have followed the steps, and have done everything correctly as instructed in this tutorial, once the notification arrives on your phone, you should see the camera cutout portion on your phone’s screen lighting up, to confirm and visualize the presence of a new unread notification, and with that, you now have for yourself a new customized hole punch inspired notification LED on your Oppo F17, and F19 mobile phones
So, kindly let us know in the comments section below if this worked for you, and if it didn’t, still let us know, and we’ll try to figure it out, and for those who find this tutorial helpful, kindly give it a thumbs up by sharing it, and always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow, #peace out.