Use Edge lighting on your Galaxy phone

Playing game with edge lighting on a Galaxy S22 Ultra

You're about to get a perfect combo in a game, but a notification pops up and blocks the screen. There goes your score. With the Edge lighting option, you can enjoy fewer interruptions. This feature will make the edges of your Galaxy phone light up whenever you receive a text or notification, instead of sending you a push notification.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. Edge lighting may not work with third-party apps.

Edge lighting settings

Note: Edge lighting is on by default.

Try Edge lighting when you’re in the zone and want minimal distractions. From Settings, tap Notifications, and then tap Notification pop-up style.

Maybe you only want Edge lighting to activate at certain times to help save battery. No worries, you can customize when it will appear. Tap Brief, and then select from the following options:

List of options under Brief
  • Apps to show as brief: Select which apps you'd like to view as brief pop-up notifications.

  • Edge lighting style: Select your preferred type of Edge lighting with color and effect options. See the next section for more information.

  • Color by keyword: Add important keywords and assign colors to receive personalized notifications.

  • Show even while screen is off: Enable this option to show Edge lighting even when the screen is off.

  • You can also tap Detailed at the top of the screen to view detailed notifications.

Edge lighting styles

Besides fewer distractions, another benefit of Edge lighting is that you can change the color or style of the lighting effect.

From Settings, tap Notifications, and then tap Notification pop-up style. Tap Brief, then tap Edge lighting style, and then customize your desired options. When you're finished, tap Done to set your changes.

The following customization options are available:

Different Edge lighting styles displayed on a Galaxy phone
  • Effect: Select from different patterns, such as Basic, Multicolor, and more.

  • Color: Select the desired color. You can also tap Auto instead.

  • Advanced: Select the desired duration from Short to Long.

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