This Galaxy Note 10 accessories guide explains the unique features of the Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet (View) cover, shows you how to use the LED case and customize the LED icons on the cover, answers the questions you may have on the LED View Cover. A quick review of the Galaxy Note 10 LED View case explains the pros and cons of the cover.
Although the dimensions of the LED Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and for Galaxy Note 10+ are different, all features are identical on all Galaxy Note 10 devices. This guide applies to both Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.
Unique features of Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover?
Galaxy Note 10 LED View Cover (aka LED wallet cover in some regions) is one of the “official” accessories of Galaxy Note 1o and Note 10+. It is a typical two-piece flip cover.
The series of the LED case was first released with Galaxy S7. Samsung refined the features in the last few years.
The unique features of the Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet cover include:
LED notification icons
Showing LED notification icons on an external case is one of the most significant selling points of the Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet cover among the over-crowded flip covers.
When someone calls you or some apps get notifications, you will see the corresponding LED icons on the front part of the LED cover.
Samsung allows you to customize the icons for any individual contact (or contact group) and different apps so that you can immediately know whether the call/message/notification is important or not by looking at the icon without opening the cover.
Interact with the phone without opening the cover
Another unique feature of the LED wallet cover is that you can interact with the phone from the cover (without opening it).
For phone calls, you can accept or reject a call by swiping to the left or right on the LED cover.
You can also snooze or dismiss alarms similarly.
If you are playing music in the background, you can also control it on the cover without opening the cover (read on).
Card slot inside the cover
There is a card slot inside the front part of the Galaxy Note 10 LED View Cover. For this reason, the cover is often referred to as a wallet cover.
You can put one card or a few notes in the slot.
How to use Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover?
1. Put on and take off the LED wallet cover
Like Galaxy Note 10 clear view cover, the top part of the Galaxy Note 10 LED View Cover is not fully covered. So, it is quite easy to put on or take off the cover, compared to that on Galaxy S10 or Note 9.
When you put on the cover, you need to put the top part first, then snap the phone into the bottom part.
If you want to remove the cover, you should start from the bottom part.
2. Assign LED icons for contacts and apps
You can assign an LED icon to a contact, several contacts, or a group so that you can know who is calling you.
For each app, you can also assign an LED icon for notifications, and therefore, you can know which app is bugging you without opening the cover.
On Galaxy Note 10 Settings page, as shown in the screenshot below, tap Advanced features.
In the Advanced features page, as shown above, tap Accessories.
In the Accessories page, as shown below, you can find the LED Icon Editor and About LED View Cover.
If you cannot find these two entries in the Accessories page, it simply means the case/cover is not detected by the phone. You can try to remove it and then reapply it.
Please note, if you have used any fast wireless charger to charge Galaxy Note 10, you should also see the entry for fast wireless charging.
Now, tap the LED icon editor, as shown below, to assign and manage icons, or create new icons.
In the LED icons page, as shown above, you can:
- Assign an LED icon to one or more contacts or a group.
- Assign an LED icon to any apps.
- Manage LED icons for contacts and apps.
- Create your own LED icons (the + icon).
Please note, you can also access this page faster by tapping the LED Icon Editor in the Apps screen.
The LED Icon Editor App will be added automatically to the apps screen once the Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet cover is detected.
The available LED icons are grouped into two groups, as shown above:
- Preloaded. By default, there are 49 preloaded LED icons.
- Custom. All LED icons created by you will be shown here.
Both groups of LED icons can be used equally. The major difference between these two groups of LED icons is that you can only modify or delete the LED icons in the custom group (these icons are created by you).
If you want to assign an LED icon (for example, the Smiley icon) to your friend so that you can quickly identify the caller.
Tap the Smiley icon, as shown above. The number below each icon indicates how many contacts and apps were assigned to this LED icon. 0 means it is not used by any contacts or apps.
In the Smiley icon page, as shown below, by default, you are in the Calls tab. If you want to assign the LED icon to an app for app notifications, you need to switch to the Notifications tab.
As shown above, you can then select one or more contacts from your address book for this icon.
If you want to assign this LED icon to an app, you can choose the app from the list of apps installed on the phone, as shown below.
For example, you want to use this LED icon for notifications from the Amazon shopping app.
You just need to select the app and confirm. Of course, you can assign this LED icon to more than one apps.
Once you finish to assign the Smiley icon to any contacts and/or any apps, you will see the icon on the Galaxy Note 10 LED cover when the person calls you, or the app sends you a notification.
3. Manage LED icons for contacts and apps
You can always change your mind by assigning a new LED icon or delete the LED icon for that contact or app.
Again, we use the Smiley icon as an example.
As shown above, in the Smiley icon page, tap the Menu key (3 vertical dots on the top right).
If you are in the Notifications tab, you will see the option of Manage apps, as shown below.
Of course, if you are in the Calls tab, you will get the option to manage contacts for this LED icon.
As shown above, after selecting the currently assigned app (Amazon shopping in this example), you have two options:
- Set icon. You can choose other LED icons to replace the current one (Smiley) for Amazon Shopping.
- Delete. You will delete the association between this LED icon and the Amazon Shopping app, NOT delete the icon or delete the app.
You can manage the LED icon for contacts similarly.
4. Create own LED icons
You can create your own LED icons by tapping the + button in the LED icon page, which can be accessed through one of the two methods:
- Open the LED icon editor app (which appears automatically once Galaxy Note 1o recognizes the LED wallet cover.
- From Settings —Advanced features —Accessories—LED Icon Editor, as shown earlier.
You may follow this page to create your own LED icons.
5. Control music playing on Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover
You can control the music playing without opening the LED cover.
From left to write, the three buttons are Back to the Previous, Pause/Play, and Jumping to the Next.
Review of Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover
The Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet cover is a decent case for your Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+. Of course, it is far far better than the transparent back cover in Galaxy Note 10 box.
But surely, it is not for everyone.
Pros of the LED View cover
- High-quality material.
- Perfect fit/cutout.
- Moderate protection for both the front(screen) and the back.
- LED notification icons.
- Interaction with the phone without opening the cover.
- Card slot.
Cons of the LED View cover
- No fixture for the front part after you close the case. So, when in the pocket, the case may open and close inadvertently.
- A bit bulky.
- LED icon for contacts only works for calls, not text messages. All text messages use an identical LED notification icon.
Solutions for some problems of Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover
Q1: Galaxy Note 10 does not recognize the cover.
A1: The LED case should be recognized by the phone automatically. You do NOT need to install additional software/apps.
If Galaxy Note 10 does not recognize the case (i.e., there is no LED icon editor entry in Settings –Advanced features — Accessories ), you may try to remove the case, then put it on again. You may also try to reboot the phone to see whether it helps.
Of course, if the phone still is unable to recognize the LED view case, you may check with the seller. Very likely, it is a faulty one.
Q2: Do I need to turn on NFC to use Galaxy Note 10 LED View cover?
A2: No, it is not necessary to manually turn on NFC.
NFC will be used automatically for the LED View case even you turn off NFC on Galaxy Note 10/10+.
Q3: Does the LED View case drain my phone battery?
A3: Although the Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet case uses the phone battery, the battery consumption is very marginal.
You will not notice the difference in battery life with or without the LED case.
Q4: The LED case does not show notifications. Why?
A4: Very likely, the notification access permission is not granted for the LED Icon Editor.
You may go to Settings —Apps.
In the Apps page (Application manager), tap the menu key, as shown below.
From the menu, tap Special access, as shown above.
Now, in the Special access page, as shown below, tap Notification access.
As shown above, you need to make sure both LED cover and the LED Icon Editor have the notification access permission.
Do you know how to use Galaxy Note 10 LED Wallet cover? Do you understand the Pros and Cons of the LED View cover?
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You can read online or download a PDF version of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 10 users manuals in your language here.