How to enable LED notification light on Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra

Do you want to see an eye catching effect or an animation when you receive a text message, an incoming call or just about any notification on your Galaxy S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra? If your answer is yes, then this guide could help!

Although, there is no LED indicator light in the newer S series devices including the S21 series. There is, however, a new feature called Edge Lighting that you can use to simulate the LED indicator light.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to enable and use edge lighting as well as the flash notification features on your Galaxy S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra to give a unique style to how you experience and receive notifications.

For those who are not aware, the edge lighting and flash notification features provide a visual cue when you receive a notification or an alert by lighting up the edges of the screen or flashing the front screen or even flashing the camera light on the back of your phone. This can be useful if you don’t want to miss a notification even when the device is locked or silent.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in straight to the guide!

How to enable and use edge lighting on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra

Edge lighting is a great alternative to LED indicator light which was discontinued by Samsung in the newer S series devices including the S21 series. The edge lighting feature lights up the edges of the display whenever a notification arrives.

Here’s how to enable and use the Edge lighting feature.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Notifications
  • Tap Brief pop-up settings
  • Tap the Edge lighting style to select and choose the edge lighting effect you want.

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How to enable and use flash notification on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra

If you want to receive a flash alert when you get a notification, then you might want to use the flash notification feature. The flash notification option gives you a visual indication when you receive a notification by flashing the front screen or the camera light on the back of your phone.

Here’s how to enable and use the flash notification feature:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Notifications
  • Scroll down and tap on Flash notification under “Looking for something else?
  • Toggle Camera flash notification to On (This will flash the camera light on the back of your phone)
  • Toggle Screen flash notification to On (This will flash the front screen)

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You can also access Flash notification option from the Accessibility settings. Here’s how:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Tap Advanced settings
  • Tap Flash notification
  • Toggle Camera flash notification to On
  • Toggle Screen flash notification to On

Conclusion

So that’s all there is! We hope that you found this guide useful in learning how to enable and use edge lighting and flash notification features on your Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ or S21 Ultra.