The mixed reactions towards the display cutout in the S10 series have led to some innovative ways of hiding the cutout with some cool wallpapers, but in the latest attempt to hide this hole, users of either phone in the series can now bring the battery indicator to the cutout.
This is a pretty interesting take, but note that it involves installing a third-party app to take care of the business. Below is a short procedure of how to get things done.
How to turn the display cutout into a battery indicator
It might look like rocket science, but we all know what Android can allow users do to their phones. Here’s how to:
- Launch the Google Play Store app on your S10 or S10e phone
- Download the Energy Ring app
- Once installed, launch the app
- Dive into the various customization options
The app will display a 360-degree wrap around the camera cutout when the battery is fully charged. The Energy Ring arc will continue depleting at the same rate as the battery juice.
Some of the configurations you can make to Energy Ring include the width, direction of the ring, hiding the ring on full-screen content, change colors depending on the current battery level, use one or multiple color segments, and animations when plugging into a power source, among others.
Unfortunately, the Energy Ring app is currently limited to the Galaxy S10 and S10e, but the developer (IJP) notes that it’s coming soon to the Galaxy S10+.