What is Edge Lighting and how do I use it?

What is Edge-lighting and how do I use it?

The latest Galaxy devices have big, bezel-less, infinity displays. This makes them perfect for watching videos, playing games and browsing apps, but means that there isn't any room for the classic notification indicator light.

 

Edge lighting allows you to use the entire edge of your display as a notification light, giving you the freedom to easily see when you have a new notification, without having to open your phone. With Edge lighting you can change the style and colour of the notification as well as controlling which apps use the feature.

 

If your device doesn't support edge lighting, find out what the notification lights mean and how to turn them on and off.

How do I turn Edge lighting on?
1 Swipe up on your home screen to access your apps
Swipe up on your home screen
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Display
Tap display
4 Tap Edge screen
Tap Edge screen
5 Tap Edge lighting
Tap Edge lighting
6 Tap the panel at the top of the screen to turn edge lighting on
Tap the panel at the top of the screen to turn edge lighting on

Now that you've enabled Edge lighting, more options for customisation become available.

Can I change when Edge lighting appears?

You don't have to use Edge lighting all the time. If you'd prefer, you can choose to use Edge lighting while the screen is on, off or both.

1 Open the Edge lighting settings
Open the Edge lighting settings
2 Tap Show Edge lighting
Tap Show Edge lighting
3 Tap While screen is on to replace notification pop-ups with Edge lighting when the screen is on
Tap While screen is on
4 Tap While screen is off to replace notifications that turn the screen on
Tap While screen is off
5 Tap Always to use Edge lighting all the time
Tap Always
Can I change the style of the lighting?

You can completely customise Edge lighting to make your notifications unique to you. Choose between different effects and colours before adjusting the transparency, width and duration of the notification alert.

1 Open the Edge lighting settings
Open the Edge lighting settings
2 Tap Edge lighting style
Tap Edge lighting style
3 Tap Effect and choose your preferred lighting style
Tap Effect and choose your preferred style
4 Tap Colour and choose your preferred lighting colour
Tap Colour and choose your preferred colour
5 Tap Transparency and adjust the slider to your preferred transparency
Tap transparency and adjust the transparency to your preference
6 Tap Width and adjust the slider to change the width of the Edge lighting alert
Tap Width and adjust the width of the edge lighting to your preference
7 Tap Duration and adjust the slider to change how long Edge lighting will appear for
Tap Duration and change how long the Edge lighting will appear for
8 Once finished, tap Done to save your changes
Tap Done to save your Edge lighting changes
Can I see my notification from the Edge lighting?

When your phone starts to glow from an Edge lighting notification there are a few options available. You can choose to open the app as usual, open the app in a pop-up window or just dismiss the notification.

 

Open the app

 

Tap the Edge lighting notification while the screen is on, or double tap the notification if the screen is off.

Tap the notification once if the screen is on or twice if the screen is off

Open the app in a pop-up

 

Quickly swipe the Edge lighting notification down.

Swipe the notification down to open the app in a pop-up

Dismiss the notification

 

Swipe the Edge lighting notification left or right.

Swipe the notification left or right to dismiss it
Can I change which app notifications use Edge lighting?

Edge lighting allows you to control which app notifications will appear as normal and which will light up the edge of your screen. You can choose to have all apps use Edge lighting or only use the feature for certain apps.

1 Open the Edge lighting settings
Open the Edge lighting settings
2 Tap Manage notifications
Tap Manage notifications
3 Tap All available apps to use Edge lighting for all your app notifications
Tap All available apps
4 If you would prefer to control which apps use Edge lighting, tap each app you want to use Edge lighting for
Tap the switch next to any app you want use edge lighting for
Can I get more Edge lighting styles?

Yes, by downloading the EdgeLighting+ app from the Galaxy Store you can get more options for your Edge lighting. The EdgeLighting+ app adds the boomerang, celebrate, galaxy, loop and black hole styles.

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