Guide to Installing and Using Samsung Edge Panel

Samsung kicked off the curved edge panels trend with the launch of the Galaxy Note Edge in 2014. However, the company introduced Edge panel software to take advantage of the curved screen on Galaxy devices. Over the years, the curved screen has gone from an aggressive mess to a minimal implementation. Samsung has improved the Edge panel addon to the point where every other phone maker is trying to emulate it.

The Google Play Store is full of third-party Edge panel imitations, but nothing comes close to a native app out of the box. With the latest One UI 3.1, the Edge panel is more powerful and feature-packed than ever before. And the good news is that it’s no longer limited to high-end Galaxy devices.

Read on to learn how to set up and use the Edge panel on Samsung phones like a pro. However, the Edge Panel is still limited to a handful of Galaxy phones.

Where is the Edge Panel on Samsung GALAXY Phones?

The edge panel is stuck on the right or left side of the screen. You can recognize it by a transparent white bar. Simply swipe to the Samsung home screen and you can access your most used apps, contacts, tools, clipboard and more.

where is the edge panel

Customizing the Edge Panel

Before we start and dive deep into the Edge panel features, let’s change the default appearance and size of the Edge panel. By default, it is fixed to the right edge of the home screen and has a white color with some transparency.

Samsung, being a Samsung lets you change every aspect of it. Follow the steps below to make the relevant changes.

Stage 1: Open the Settings menu on your Galaxy device.

Step 2: Go to the display menu.

Stage 3: Scroll down and tap Edge panels.

Step 4: Go to the handle menu and you will see all the possible options for customizing the Edge panels.

Display menu
Choose edge panels

Step 5: You can change the default position from Right to Left. Lock lever position.

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If you are left-handed with the phone, you may want to change the Edge panel from right to left.

Choose handle
Edge customization

You can also play with dozens of color options to change the appearance of the panel indicator. If you are using a white background wallpaper, it makes sense to change the color from white to something else.

Samsung also offers the option to play with the transparency and size of the panel display. Users can customize the size, position, color and transparency of the Edge panel indicator.

Adding, Removing and Managing Edge Panels

By default, Samsung presents the most used apps and contacts as the top two Edge panels. But you can change this and add as many Edge panels to the sidebar as you want. Here’s how to do it.

Stage 1: Slide and open the edge panel.

Step 2: Click on the small Settings menu.

Stage 3: Here you can see Apps, Contacts, Smart selection, Tasks, Weather, Tools, Reminder and Clipboard.

Edge menu at work
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You can enable these Edge panels according to your preferences. You can also tap the Edit option at the bottom and edit each panel.

For example, you can select Edit under the Applications menu and select the applications you want at your fingertips. You can create dual apps and even integrate folders into the edge panel.

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Reorder edge panels

To reorder the edge panels, you can long-press an edge panel and move their position from the menu below. You can also tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner and select the Reorder option.

Download More Edge Panels

Edge panels are not limited to just default options. You can also download the corresponding Edge panels from the Galaxy store. Follow the steps below to download them.

Stage 1: Slide and open the edge panel.

Step 2: Click on the small Settings menu.

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Galaxy store with edge panel

Stage 3: Select Galaxy Store at the bottom.

You can view and install third-party Edge panels such as Calculator Panel, Direct Call Panel, Now Playing, Calendar Panel, Voice recorder, Notes, and more. There are also a few paid options. You will definitely come across something you prefer and enjoy.

Disable Edge Panel

If you’re not a fan of the Edge panel and accidentally find yourself opening the menu all the time, you can disable the feature entirely. Follow the steps to disable the Edge panel on Samsung devices.

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Stage 1: Open the Settings menu on your Galaxy device.

Step 2: Go to the display menu.

Display menu
Choose edge panels

Stage 3: Scroll down and close the Edge panels.

Edge Panels Are Fun

Edge Panel is an essential add-on for One UI. The feature is already capable in its current avatar. We look forward to seeing how Samsung improves this in future updates. How do you plan to use the Edge panel on your Galaxy device? Share it in the comments section below.

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