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Use Edge lighting on your Galaxy phone

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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

Try Edge lighting when you’re in the zone and want minimal distractions.

From Settings, search for and select Edge lighting. Tap the switch to turn it on or off.

Maybe you only want Edge lighting notifications at certain times. No worries, you can customize when you get them. Tap Show Edge lighting and select from the following:

The Edge lighting switch turned on
  • When screen is on: Show Edge lighting when the screen is on.

  • When screen is off: Show Edge lighting when the screen is off.

  • Always: Always show Edge lighting, whether the screen is on or off.

Note: Edge lighting is on by default.

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, search for and select Edge lighting. Tap Edge lighting style, and then customize your desired options. When you're done, tap Done to set your changes.

The following customization options are available:

Edit tools for Edge lighting styles
  • Effect: Select from different patterns, such as Basic, Multicolor, and more.

  • Color: Select the desired color. You can also set a color for each app by tapping Custom color.

    Note: This option is not available with the Glitter design.

  • Transparency: Select the desired transparency from Low to High.

  • Width: Select the desired width from Narrow to Wide.

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

Edge lighting interaction

If you prefer, you can interact with an Edge lighting notification just like you would with a regular notification.

From Settings, search for and select Edge lighting. Tap Edge lighting interaction, and then tap the switch to turn it on or off.

Edge lighting interaction switch set to On

Edge lighting notifications

Maybe you only want a cool light notification for the apps you care about the most. With Edge lighting, you can select which apps will get one.

From Settings, search for and select Edge lighting. Tap Manage notifications. If you want to turn on Edge lighting for all available apps, tap the switch next to All available apps. Or, you can turn on Edge lighting for individual apps by tapping the switch next to the desired app(s).

Note: Edge lighting may not work with certain third-party apps.

Edge lighting Manage notification settings screen

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