If you just buy the Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, and you are looking for ways to fully utilize your phone’s capabilities, then you should make use of your punch hole camera features.
Most recent phones like the Pixel 6 series come with a punch-hole camera. Phones with Punch hole camera comes with a new feature called Ambient Display. The feature allows you to display a nice-looking light around the edges of your phone’s camera.
Whenever you receive a notification, an unread message, or app notifications, you will see nice-looking lights around the edges of your smartphone. You can customize this light to your taste, the colors, the duration, the animation, and so on.
This article shows you how to set up a cool LED light notification around the edges of your smartphone selfie camera.
How to Set up notification LED light on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Step 1: Installing the necessary App
Firstly, Visit the Google Play Store. Search for the app “aodNotify” and download it.
To head over to the app on Play Store, visit this link to the Google Play Store. The app below is the Actual App you are looking for.
When the app download and installation are complete, launch it for the very first time. You will be taken to the page shown in the first column of the image shown below.
Click the “NEXT” button found at the bottom of your screen as shown above. On the next screen, the app will ask you to grant it access to all of the necessary applications and information on your phone. You must allow the app to access all the necessary required tools and apps on your phone for it to function.
After you’ve finished configuring the required permissions, hit the “DONE” button at the bottom of your phone’s screen. The app will take you to the main menu or Homepage.
Step 2: How to Set Up LED Notification Light on the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
Click on the first option on the app’s Homepage called Notifications, and make sure the toggle button in front of it is turned on. Doing this will take you to a new page shown in the first column of the image below.
This page allows you to customize how the app interacts with your phone. You can specify which apps or events are permitted to display notifications on your phone. This does not alter your phone’s standard notification settings.
When you’ve finished setting this page, return to the Main Menu page and tap on the second setting option, Notification light. Again make sure that the toggle button in front of it is switched on if it was off by default. You will be taken to a new page that looks like the second column in the image above.
You’ve got three independent customization choices available on this page. With these three options, you can personalize the virtual hole punch notification LED itself. The customization allows you to specify the light dimensions, Style, and Effects
Style– The Style option allows you to choose which portions of your phone screen should display the virtual hole punch notification LED.
You can select to display it around your phone’s camera edges or the edges of your screen. We’re going to set ours to display around the camera edges of our Google Pixel 6 phones for the sake of this tutorial. You can test other features later.
Effect– You can apply multiple animation effects to your hole punch notification LED using “Effects,” but you only get three of them if you use the program’s free version; the paid version gives you a lot more.
Dimensions– Dimensions allow you to resize and relocate your Google Pixel 6 Pro’s unique hole punch notification LED if necessary. But I’m guessing the app worked it out independently, so you don’t have to do much here. If the app does not figure out where the camera is, you can set it to center, and O-shape.
Go back to the Main Menu and select the following option: Always-on Display. This page allows you to set when the light should display and the duration. You have three options; only on-display, tap to show, and show always.
The “Show always” option is not recommended at all, because this option might drain your phone’s battery quickly.
This page allows you to connect the app to your Google Pixel 6 Pro native always-on display functionality so that they can seamlessly work together.
You may customize how the Notification LED appears on your phone using the phone’s native always-on display feature from here.
Step 4: Enable LED Notification Light on Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
Return to the Main Menu, and this time, tap on the following configuration option labeled Display time, and you should be taken to a new page like the one below.
You may customize how long the Notification LED on your Google Pixel 6 phone stays on when you receive a new notification from this page.
You don’t have so many settings here, so just set everything up as you want. When you’ve finished with the above settings, return to the Main Menu for the last time.
This time, click the next setting option, Color, and you should see a new page that looks like the one in the second column of the image above.
This page allows you to add colors to your custom hole punch notification LED to give it a final touch. You may select different colors for notifications from various apps and different colors for displaying your phone’s battery percentage, and even different colors for your contacts.
So, go ahead and set things up the way you want them, and then join us for the next phase, where we’ll put the app and all of our settings to the test.
Now is the time to put the app to the test and ensure that all of the settings we’ve made so far are working correctly.
So, close the app and turn off your phone’s display, then grab a second phone and send your phone anything that would provoke or trigger a new notification. A direct and brief text message will suffice.
Suppose you followed all of the methods described and discussed above correctly. In that case, you should see a light ring illuminating around your phone’s camera hole-punch cutout, as well as its natural always-on display feature.
You now have a customized virtual hole punch-inspired Notification LED on your Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones as of this moment.
Please let us know if this worked or didn’t work for you in the comments section below, as well as what parts of it you’re having trouble with if it didn’t, and while you’re at it.