Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler

Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler

Back when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 edge, it added the so-called Edge Lighting feature to the phone. What it did was, it lit up the phone's edge curves with a specific color when a favorite contact calls you and your phone is placed face down. The idea is that even if your device is muted and face-down, you'd know that someone important to you is calling, and by the color of the glow — you'd know who they are.

With the Galaxy S8, Sammy expanded the Edge Lighting to work for any notification you desire. A pulsating light would go around the widescreen display in a really smooth, pretty fashion. But, aside for which apps it works for, you had almost no control over the new Edge Lighting feature.

Not anymore. If you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, head on over to the Galaxy Apps store and download the update for Edge Screen. What you will get is a new Advanced Settings sub-menu in the Edge Lighting menu. The new options let you pick:

  • Edge Lighting bar size
  • Edge Lighting color (basic, custom, or match app)
  • Edge Lighting transparency

These three in combo will let you fine-tune your pulsing Edge Light to your exact taste, so go on and grab it!

Galaxy S8 Edge Lighting updated: it's now cooler

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1574; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

too bad i sold this phone.

11. csacseg

Posts: 25; Member since: May 21, 2014

Replace with ?

12. sissy246

Posts: 6823; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He never had it to replace.

2. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It sucks that it doesn't work with WhatsApp.

3. WPX00

Posts: 508; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It does. You have to go to Settings and turn it on for all apps.

9. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't see the option to set which apps it works with. I appreciate it if you can help with it.

10. charbel.daher

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Search edge lighting in the settings click on the edge lighting not the toggle there will be a manage notificaton click on that and turn them all on and Whatsapp works !:)

15. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It was on the whole time, yet WhatsApp isn't working :/

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Are yiu sure? Because with my s8+, it literally work with any notification. And its beautiful!

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I definitely works with notifications of all apps I use.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Better deal than the Note 8.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3647; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nope. Missing some money features for me.

13. sissy246

Posts: 6823; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

For people that don't want the note 8 features, yeah I can't wait to hand my s8+ over to husband and have my note 8. I am also one that uses the S-pen every day.

8. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Now i hope they will add the app pairing to the s8.

14. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Of course the carrier locked version don't see the update...

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? The update is to the edge screen app which is in the Galaxy App store. This isn't an OTA update...DERP! Maybe you should ask before you accuse, when you don't know something. Or better yet maybe you should actually read the article. It says and I quote it word for word: "head on over to the Galaxy Apps store and download the update for Edge Screen." Now that I've shown you to be a moron, go an download the update like everyone else in the world can.

17. Blazers

Posts: 683; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The 2014 Note Edge had the most useful edge. Now it's mostly for aesthetics, with functionality thrown in as an afterthought. Swiping the edge to bring up some apps is about the extent of its usefulness.

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