Edge Contacts emulates Galaxy S6 edge's People Edge feature on the regular Galaxy S6, here's how to do it


As a rule of thumb in the world of Android, when a new feature debuts on a new device it only takes a while before someone emulates it for other devices, much to the delight of the regular users. That's why it comes to absolutely no surprise that two new phones that have already attracted large flocks of apt developers -- the hot-selling Galaxy S6 and S6 edge -- have already "exchanged" features.

In particular, if you are Galaxy S6 user who is envious of the People Edge feature that can be found on the S6 edge, you have a reason to rejoice! Said functionality can be now enjoyed (to some extent) on the more mundane version of the flagship thanks to an app to some extent.

As a refresher, People Edge is a feature that is mostly centered around interacting with the curved display of the handset. It's a menu that pops up from the edge and allows you to access up to five pre-defined favorite contacts. The menu appears when you swipe the edge display towards the center of the display; all of this is accompanied with nice animations.

Edge Contacts, a fairly-new app that is still in alpha, aims to bring this feature on the Galaxy S6. Currently, Edge Contacts only allows you to initiate calls, whereas the People Edge feature allows you to make calls, send texts, or email. We should also point out that blurred backgrounds are still a feature that is being worked on by the developer (currently, you only get a pitch black background with the app).

Ready? Okay, here's how to get Edge Contacts on your Galaxy S6.

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

works for note 4?

4. b4k5a

Posts: 2; Member since: May 06, 2015

Jep works fine with Note 4, 5.0.1 updated

2. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i saw note edge....nice....

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

.... The people edge is a gimmick, its cool to have don't get me wrong but what's the point if its just a black screen with circular icons?.. Should have just waited til that was fixed, or at least made it a white background.

5. Android_Lollipop

Posts: 155; Member since: May 05, 2015

so true. just tried this and immediately uninstalled. just a black background and circular icons for contacts.

7. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I'll should wait 'til the animated background is there. Absolutely no white background because that uses far more battery power than a dark background ;-)

10. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

well, the iPhone is gimmicky and those sell like hotcakes. Your point?

6. b4k5a

Posts: 2; Member since: May 06, 2015

Note 4 with Lollipop update: app works fine but I can only define one number for calls. Can't send sms and don't now how to change ppl if I would want to change it :). But realy intresting app...recommend

8. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

And this is how it begins. Another so called gimmicky feature in touchwiz been secretly admired by the masses. Soon it will be on all android devices and they will forget who started it. Smh. The tech industry is just thorn between fanboys to the extend that when a good feature is debuted it is welcome with hate and envy instead of love and praise. If your current OEM doesn't seem to care to innovate and bring new features to your phone why hate on another OEM for doing so? The whole tech industry has just been corrupted with media and fanboyism. It's a shame actually

9. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

I'd rather have apps and shortcuts a swipe away than contacts.

11. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Someone needs to make a case with an touchscreen edge at both sides.

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