Turn the Galaxy S10 Hole Punch into a Notification LED via Holey Light

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line represents the very best technology that Samsung has to offer to consumers. But for all the goodness that they pack in, the devices do miss out on a small, but meaningful feature: the notification LED. That’s creepy, don’t you think? Notification LEDs normally offer an easy way to know whether or not you have alerts on your phone. No sounds, no light-up displays, just a small, convenient blink.

In order to create that seamless edge-to-edge infinity display, something had to be left out on the Galaxy S10. You can’t have a traditional notification LED when the space it needs to take up is currently occupied by that coveted screen real estate. So, how to solve that?

Galaxy S10 users can rejoice since Samsung has officially made updated the Edge Lighting+ application which brings along the cutout notification LED feature for the S10 devices. And it isn’t the only one. Holey Light is there to save the day too. This transforms the hole punch into a notifications indicator.

Some say that it’s still got a long way to go to match the functioning of the Edge Lighting+ application. The animation does not show on the lockscreen since it is not possible to draw on the lockscreen. And the Holey Light cannot work when the screen is off and the phone is unplugged. This is because the app in its current state would keep the device awake (and most of the screen off) to emulate the LED, which is enough of a power draw to drain the battery on your device.

Despite of these issues, the current version is not a finished product. It can be a little rough around the edges. It’s getting there though.

Turn the Galaxy S10 Hole Punch into a Notification LED:

  1. Install Holey from the Google Play Store right away;
  2. Launch the application and go through all the warnings and proceed with the setup wizard;
  3. Select from no less than three different animation styles: Swirl — Blink — Unholy Light;
  4. Tap on either one of the animation styles. You would now be able to see the animation around your Galaxy S10’s camera cutout.

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