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Galaxy Note 10 display cutout can now mimic a notification LED

Since the Galaxy S10 didn’t come with a notification LED, it was hardly surprising when the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ didn’t either. However, there were a few third-party apps that allowed the area that lights up around the front camera cutout to essentially mimic that behavior.

You’ll notice that the ring around the cutout illuminates when you switch between the front and rear cameras. Many called on Samsung to open this up as an alternative. Samsung later did that through EdgeLighting+ for the Galaxy S10. EdgeLighting+ has now been updated so that the Galaxy Note 10 display cutout can mimic the notification LED.

Use your Galaxy Note 10 display cutout as a notification LED

For those who are unaware, EdgeLighting+ is a Good Lock module (here’s a refresher on Good Lock) which allows you to customize the color, animation effect, width and transparency of the edge lighting effect. Samsung updated it earlier this year to provide a new Eclipse effect which lights up the area around the Galaxy S10’s cutout when notifications or calls come in.

EdgeLighting+ has been updated today with a new “Black hole” effect for the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. It’s the same thing, the area around the cutout will light up when a notification is received. We have verified it on our devices. There are plenty of colors to choose from and you can even set the duration of the effect.

Do make sure that you have enabled apps to utilize Edge lighting when they send a notification. Since this effect is part of the Edge lighting feature, this step is absolutely necessary. You can manage apps that use this feature by navigating to Settings > Display > Edge screen > Edge lighting > Manage notifications.

You don’t necessarily need to have Good Lock on your phone to get the effect on your Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10+. Just download the EdgeLighting+ app and you’re good to go. The latest version of EdgeLighting+ is available for download from our APK page.

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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AdL2012
AdL2012

This mean we will get it for S10 as well very soon

Jawomo
Jawomo

You can do the same with aodNotify but keep the lighting effect until the notification is dismissed..

Mr. Orange 645
Mr. Orange 645

My favorite app!

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

why doesnt samsung provide led notification in the updates? i mean if the third party apps can do it for sure samsung can so it if samsung wants to they can priovide it around the camera hole and its not difficult

Mr. Orange 645
Mr. Orange 645

That’s what this article is about. Samsung is doing that with EdgeLighting+. That’s a Samsung app not a 3rd party app.

bayfisher
bayfisher

I am using a perfect app thats persistent until I clear badges in notifications. Any edge lighting is not useful until its firmware implemented. Many developers have the apps, and why! doesn’t samsung use them for all to utilize. LED me know is where it works for me.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I just tried Led me know. However after the initial led flash, it just shows a coloured circle around the camera, the led itself stops flashing and it doesn’t look great to be honest. Or, am I doing something wrong? I have it positioned correctly. Should I change something??

Hiei11
Hiei11

Samsung’s attitude should be changed in this regard.

Mr. Orange 645
Mr. Orange 645

Try aodNotify. You can have the ring persist until you clear it, and there’s several different effects. I like Eclipse myself, but you can have it pulse or kind of spin. Looks really nice. And it works with screen on or off.

djcbs
djcbs

It’s not a real replacement though. It lights up but only even the notification arrives. After that it shuts down. So if you don’t see the notification arriving, you’ll continue to be oblivious that there’s a notification.

The removal of the LED light was a dumb idea. Samsung should just revert it or adopt other solutions like the one HMD has used and place it on the power button.