Samsung Galaxy S10 edge screen allows you to access some features and apps quickly from the curved the display without navigating to the home screen or apps screen.
Since the inception of the curved-screen in Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung tried hard to develop some killing features for the curved screen.
This Galaxy S10 how-to guide explains everything you need to know about Galaxy S10 edge screen.: what is edge screen, how to access and use edge screen, edge lighting, edge panels, and Apps edge.
What is Galaxy S10 edge screen?
Samsung introduced the edge screen feature since Galaxy Note Edge (Note 4 Edge). But edge screen on Galaxy Note Edge is a separate display area to the right side of the main screen.
Since Galaxy S6 Edge, edge screen has been no longer a separate part. It refers to a part of the main screen linked to the curved edges of the display.
So, Galaxy S10 edge screen is not a separate screen. Instead, it is just part of the display close to the curved edges on both sides of Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 5G as illustrated in Galaxy S10 layout.
Because Samsung started to reduce the curved part of the screen from Galaxy S8, many new Galaxy S8, S9, Note 8, Note 9 and S10 owners may even not realized the curved edges and the special features associated with them.
Galaxy S10 edge screen includes two fundamental features:
- Edge lighting. You can use edge lighting the light up the edges of the screen when notifications arrive.
- Edge panels. You can put frequently used apps and some special tools in the panels so that you can access them quickly.
If you disable both edge lighting and edge panels, Galaxy S10 edge screen will be disabled automatically. This is the only way to disable Galaxy S10 edge screen features.
When you use edge screen on the lock screen, some features will not work until the phone is unlocked. This is a security feature, not a bug.
If your home screen or lock screen is in landscape mode, or you are using an app in landscape mode, edge panel handle will disappear automatically. In other words, Galaxy S10 edge screen does NOT work in landscape mode.
How to access the edge screen?
You can access the Galaxy S10 edge screen by dragging the edge panel handle to the center of the screen, as shown below.
The edge panel handle appears on the right side by default. You can customize it so that it can appear on either left or right sides. You can also choose a color for it (read on).
The touchscreen gesture is dragging. But the swipe gesture works as well.