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.
Now that you've enabled Edge lighting, more options for customisation become available.
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.
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.
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.
Open the app in a pop-up
Quickly swipe the Edge lighting notification down.
Dismiss the notification
Swipe the Edge lighting notification left or right.
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.
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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