How to Use the Notification Light on Samsung S22 Series

How to Use the Notification Light on Samsung S22 Series

How to Use the Notification Light on Samsung S22 Series

Learn how to use notification lights on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series to turn on visual alerts when the device is locked or silent. 

Certain apps can even have customized lighting options for edge lighting and flash notifications for a highly personalized user experience!

But if all that lighting talk leaves you in a blur, don’t fret. Below is a step-by-step guide to show you how to give your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra a bit of sparkle — and fast!

How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

Turning on Edge Lightning on your Samsung device is very easy can be done in 7 steps:

  • Go to Settings.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Click on Notifications.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Select Brief.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Tap on Brief pop-up settings (which pops up).
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Tap Edge Lighting to activate.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Choose your lighting style from the options.
  • Tap Done to confirm.
NOTE: You can also enable the “show even while the screen is off” option. This way, Edge Lighting works even while your phone is in sleep mode. 

How to Customize the Edge Lighting Effect on Samsung Galaxy S22

Now that Edge Lighting is enabled, the sides of your screen will light up whenever you receive a notification. However, to give this feature more personality, you can customize it in 4 ways:

1. With Color and Advanced Options

  • Go to Brief pop-up settings.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Tap Edge lighting style.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Choose your preferred Effect (don’t hit Done just yet).
With Color and Advanced Options
  • Navigate to the Color panel. 
With Color and Advanced Options
  • Select the Color option you want to change the current settings.

It will then allow you to choose a color from a selection of standard color palettes. The last color palette will provide you with a color chart for more specific choices.

  • Tap Effect to choose your style of light notification.
  • From there, head to the Advanced panel. 

This customizes the edge lighting effect’s transparency, width, and duration. 

With Color and Advanced Options
  • Once you have finalized your selections, hit Done.

2. With Keywords

  • Go to Brief pop-up settings.
With Color and Advanced Options
  • Tap the Color by keyword option.
With Keywords
  • Key in the keyword in the space that follows.
With Keywords
  • Press the “+” button to add.

Assigning a color to a specific keyword is handy. It’s a great way to customize your edge lighting effect according to the written words in the incoming notification (e.g., email). 

Doing so activates the assigned color in the edge lighting effect whenever the designated keyword is in the notification text. This customization option is handy for emergency or work-related notifications.

3. With EdgeLighting+ App

You can download the EdgeLighting+ app from the Galaxy Store to expand your customization options. The app will add boomerang, celebrate, galaxy, loop, and black hole styles to your Edge Lighting options.

With EdgeLighting+ App

4. Specific App Settings

Edge Lighting lets you choose which apps can use this feature. You can decide to allow all your apps or limit the feature to only certain apps. 

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down and click Notifications.
  • Click Included apps.
  • Choose the All apps option to allow all of your apps.
  • Or click on each specific app you want to allow.
With EdgeLighting+ App
With EdgeLighting+ App

How to Turn off the Edge Lighting Effect on Samsung Galaxy S22

Edge Lighting is a massive improvement over the LED light indicator on older Samsung devices. The feature is so useful that it’s hard to imagine anybody with Samsung’s latest smartphone offering not utilizing it. 

But of course, sometimes you want to turn off the feature. For example, you wouldn’t want to be caught flashing those lights during a closed-door strategy session with your boss. 

Fortunately, turning it off is simple. Here’s how:

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down and click Notifications.
  • Tap on Brief.
  • Tap Brief pop-up settings (pop-up).
  • Tap Edge lighting style.
  • In the Effects panel, select None.
  • Hit Done.

With these steps, your Galaxy S22 device will no longer use Edge lighting whenever there’s a notification. If you change your mind, return to the earlier parts of the guide on how to use the notification light on Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra.

How to Enable Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22

Enabling flash notifications is one of the most efficient ways to get notified, as it’s difficult to miss the blinking lights. Here’s how to enable the feature: 

  • Tap Settings.
How to Turn on Edge Lighting on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Tap Accessibility.
How to Enable Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Select Advanced Settings.
How to Enable Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Tap Flash notification.
How to Enable Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Toggle Camera flash notification to on (back camera to blink).
How to Enable Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Toggle Screen flash notification to on (screen to blink).

How to Customize Flash Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S22

Note that you can customize camera flash notifications to involve just a limited set of apps. If not, you’d have your camera LED flashing for every text, call, or app update (which can be very annoying).

Also, you can limit the number of apps included for the screen flash notification. 

Here’s how to limit the camera flash notifications: 

  • Tap on the All apps option (under the Camera flash notification)
how to limit the camera flash notifications
  • Toggle on or off, depending on which app you want to include or limit.
how to limit the camera flash notifications

One thing you shouldn’t forget is the more apps activated for the flash feature, the shorter your battery life gets. That’s because all those blinking consumes energy. 

Here’s how to customize screen flash notifications: 

  • Tap All apps option under Screen flash notification (to include all apps)
how to limit the camera flash notifications
  • Tap Selected apps (to limit)
how to limit the camera flash notifications
  • Select apps from the list you want to include

Now if you want to see how the flash notification settings you just made work, you can actually preview it. Just tap on the Preview button under the Flash notification section. 

A little experimentation wouldn’t hurt. Just remember that if you activate all apps for flash notifications, you might look flashy and distracting whenever you get a text or an app update. 

Wrapping Things Up

Learning how to use notification lights on Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra is a walk in the park with a master guide. What’s important is that you don’t let any important message slip through your fingers. 

FAQs about Using Notification Lights on Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

Do notification lights on your Samsung Galaxy S22 drain battery life?

LED lights do not drain much battery life as they consume very minimal power on your Samsung Galaxy S22 phone. Still, if you want to save as much juice as possible, not relying on notification lights every time is wise. 

Of the three models in the Samsung Galaxy S22 series, which has the most battery life?

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has the most powerful battery of the three models in the S22 series. It has the largest battery capacity in the lineup and added to that the biggest screen compared to both Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ models. 

How do you easily identify the three Samsung S22 models from one another: Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra?

The easiest way to identify Samsung Galaxy S22 phones from one another is the screen size. Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 6.1-inch (155mm) screen, while S22+ and S22 Ultra don 6.6-inch (168 mm) and 6.8-inch (173 mm) screens, respectively. 

Are Samsung Galaxy S22 phones waterproof?

Samsung Galaxy S22 phones are water-resistant but not water-proof. All three Samsung Galaxy S22 models carry an official IP68 rating against dust and water which means they won’t be easily destroyed by the elements. 

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