Update 1: if your Galaxy S7 edge has been updated to Android Nougat, you will not be able to choose the different colours for each contact in People edge. Samsung removed the colour option in People edge in Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 edge.
What is People edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+?
You can also immediately know who is calling or texting you by checking the colour of edge lighting.
But People edge has more advanced features, for example:
- You can assign different colours to different contacts so that you can know who is contacting you based on edge lighting colours.
- You can quickly check missed calls and notifications from the 5 contacts from edge screen and take quick actions. Of course, you can still check such notifications from the notification panel.
- You can use OnCircle in People edge to share multimedia contents.
In all Galaxy devices that support edge screen feature, namely, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+, People edge is almost identical.
So, this guide applies to all of these devices although the screenshots in this guide are mainly taken from Galaxy S7 edge.
How to enable and manage People edge in Galaxy S7 edge?
People edge is one of the Edge panels.
To enable or disable People edge, you need to go to Settings— edge screen — Edge panels. In Galaxy Note 7, the path is Settings– Display– edge screen–edge panels.
In edge panels page as shown below, tap the checkbox in the top (marked as 1) to enable or disable People edge.
Tap the Pencil icon (marked as 2) to edit and configure People edge.
In People edge page, you can enable OnCircle as shown below.
To manage contacts for People edge, tap My people as shown below.
As shown above, in People edge page, you can manage the 5 contacts.
To add a contact to People edge, tap the + button (marked as 3) as shown above.
To remove a contact, tap the – button (marked as 6) next to the contact.
To rearrange the order of contacts in the edge panel, tap and hold the arrow icon (marked as 4) and move it to the desired spot. The corresponding contact will be moved accordingly.
To set colour for a contact, tap the colour icon (marked as 5). A pop-up box will be shown for you to select one of the available 6 colours.
How to add contacts to People edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
By default, the favourite contacts will be added automatically to People edge.
You can remove them or add others in People edge directly as shown below.
Open edge screen, swipe to People edge panel, tap + button, select contact.
This contact will be added to People edge.
You can also manage contacts directly in People edge.
Tap and hold the contact to move it to any other 4 spots, or move up to Recycle bin, which will be shown after you hold a contact icon.
How to view missed notifications from My people in People edge in Galaxy S7 edge?
When there are any missed notifications from one of the 5 contacts in My people, a tab with the contact’s assigned colour will appear on the Edge screen as shown below.
Drag the tab toward the centre of the screen to view the details of the notification.
You can directly reply to the contact by tapping one of the communication options:
How to contact my people in People edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
You can tap a contact in People edge to call or to send messages or send emails.
As shown below, three communication buttons will appear on the screen after you tap the contact.
Tap the desired button to call, send a message, or send an email to the contact.
How to use OnCircle in People edge in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge?
OnCircle is a very interesting experiment. You can send live emoticons, handwritten messages, short video clips, or drawings, in addition to making calls, sending messages or emails.
But this feature is seldom used because it requires carrier’s network support (enhanced messaging).
In addition, both the sender and receiver must enable this feature. This means both sender and receiver must use one of the following devices (with edge screen): Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge or Galaxy S6 edge+. Currently, it does not work in other Samsung devices.
Once OnCircle is enabled, you can tap the OnCircle icon in the bottom of People edge. This icon will be shown below the 5th contact once OnCircle is enabled.
A list of your contacts who have activated the OnCircle feature will appear, and you can select the contact and contact them in a fun way as shown below.
Can you use and manage People edge in the edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge? Do you know how to add contacts and assign colours for each contact?
If you have any questions or encounter any problems on using People edge in the edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+, please let us know your questions or problems in the comment box below.
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
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