This is for anyone that misses the Notification LED on the S10's.
Let me start by saying i don't miss it particularly as i set my phone to vibrate for notifications and this mutes when Do Not disturb is enabled.
I have lots of S10 content in my Youtube feed and this video popped up for an app that lets you put a light ring around the cutouts and also does edge lighting as well. The app is free but ad supported or you can pay 0.99c to have them removed. I would suggest trying it out first to make sure it works perfectly before paying.
I think Samsung will eventually give us a notification light for the cutouts soon but for those that can't wait , check the link below. I'm trying it out now to see if it works for me.
Feedback on how/If , it works for you would be helpful to others especially the developer via the app review in the Play Store.
I'm mostly loving my new S10+, but this lack of the most basic of indicators---a notification LED---is driving me crazy. I simply want a notification LED, just like the one I could see from ten feet away on EVERY PRIOR MODEL of Galaxy (I've had an S3, S6, S8+ and S9+ prior to this one).
It's really frustrating that Samsung removed what I consider to be a critical feature. If I get a text, I want to see a little blue light or dot from across the room. Red/green for battery charge state. Other notifications can be other colors (or, frankly, I don't even care about being notified of other things) but really the charge state and "text message" are the two I need. I don't even use the "edge"--I don't want a brilliant animated glow from the screen lighting up a dark meeting room---just a little dot, or maybe the camera ring which is actually pretty cool.
The AOD software mentioned above isn't really designed to add a notification light. Rather, it's a VERY elaborate app for replacing the AOD (Always on Display) contents and having customisable edge/ring alerts for anything. But it also doesn't work well. Sometimes a text lights up the ring, other times it doesn't. It's also extremely frustrating to use the app above, because it forces the user to watch a 30-second ad EVERY TIME ANY SETTING IS SAVED, making it take an hour just to tweak a few things when I could have otherwise done it in 3 minutes. Collosal timewaster.
Other than the HORRIBLE ad experience (No, I will NOT pay for an app to light up a notification light--that should be a built in feature to begin with) the AOD app functionality is quite lovely, but I basically got frustrated and removed it because it doesn't do the ONLY thing I wanted it to: turn the ring "red" for "charging" and "green" for "fully charged. It has no capability of displaying the battery charge level as a notification ring.
I don't want the AOD to show notifications. I don't want to have to get up and walk over to "touch" the phone to see a notification. I want to see it from 10 feet away just like every other device I've ever had.
Great phone, but really short-sighted on some of the (lack of) features. Some articles I have read noted the notification light will be a "Day 1" feature but here we are 10 days post-release and all we hear are crickets chirping and links to this AOD program which doesn't resolve the core issue.
I am quite annoyed by Samsung at this point. I have the S10 almost 3 weeks now. And I have to say I've never had so much trouble with a device. The battery drain issue and and notifications issue.
I'm not asking for much here. I Want my phone to wake when I recieve a notification. Is that so much to ask?
Well as it appears we need to download a third party application for that simple thing.. and I did. The glimpse app. Ok..
Since I was really missing the LED notification (I think we all do.. It is really bad having to wake the phone all the time to see whether we have a message or not) , I downloaded the always on edge lighting app. So I think they don't work together that good, cause after I installed it a black screen appears in order to enable the ring and it hides the pop up that used to wake my screen through glimpse..
Anyone else had that experience?