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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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posted on 29 Aug 2017, 05:45

1. drunkenjay (Posts: 1103; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


too bad i sold this phone.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 08:23

11. csacseg (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 May 2014)


Replace with ?

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 09:09 3

12. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


He never had it to replace.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 05:54

2. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It sucks that it doesn't work with WhatsApp.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 06:56 3

3. WPX00 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:54

9. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:58

10. charbel.daher (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 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 !:)

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 10:57

15. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:00

5. keithtae (Posts: 558; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:16 1

7. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I definitely works with notifications of all apps I use.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 06:57 2

4. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2443; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Better deal than the Note 8.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:13 2

6. cmdacos (Posts: 867; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Nope. Missing some money features for me.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 09:14 2

13. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 07:35

8. Camilla81 (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Mar 2017)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 10:56

14. XDAdam (Posts: 213; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 14:07

16. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 29 Aug 2017, 15:32

17. Blazers (Posts: 472; Member since: 05 Dec 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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