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    Notifications

    Notifications inform you of events such as new messages and calendar notifications as well as activities in progress such as file downloads. Notifications appear in the following places:
    • The status bar
    • The notification panel
    • The lock screen
    • The app icon

    To open or close the Notification panel

    Notification panel

    1. To open the Notification panel, drag the status bar downwards, or simply double-tap it.
    2. To close the Notification panel, drag or flick the panel upwards.

    After opening the Notification panel, you can access the Quick settings panel by dragging the status bar down again.

    To take action on a notification in the Notification panel

    • Tap the notification.

    You can directly reply to chat or email messages in the Notification panel.

    To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel

    • Swipe the notification left or right.

    Not all notifications can be dismissed.

    To change settings for notifications, simply drag the notification slowly to the left or right, then tap Settings icon.

    To expand a notification on the Notification panel

    • Drag the notification downwards to expand and view more information about the notification without opening the app.

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    To clear all notifications from the Notification panel

    • Tap CLEAR ALL.

    If there is a long list of notifications, scroll down to find the CLEAR ALL button.

    To take action on a notification from the lock screen

    • Double-tap the notification.

    To dismiss a notification from the lock screen

    • Swipe the notification left or right.

    To expand a notification on the lock screen

    • Drag the notification downwards.

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    Notification display options on the lock screen

    Show all notification content
    Get all notifications on the lock screen. When you have this setting turned on, all content (including the content of incoming emails and chat messages) will be visible on your lock screen.
    Don't show notifications at all
    You won't get any notifications on the lock screen.

    To select the notifications to display on the lock screen

    1. Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
    2. Tap Settings icon, and then tap On the lock screen.
    3. Select an option.

    You can keep notifications on the lock screen until you swipe to dismiss them. To enable this feature, tap the Keep notifications on lock screen slider.

    Setting the notification level for an app

    Block all
    Block all notifications from the selected app.
    Sounds and vibrations off
    Block sound and screen notifications.
    Interrupts in Priority only
    Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.

    You can set notification channels to categorise notification levels. Long press a notification to change the notification categories.

    To set the notification level for an app

    1. Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
    2. Select the desired app.
    3. Tap the sliders to adjust notification settings as desired.

    Notification light

    The notification light informs you about battery status and some other events. For example, a flashing white light means there is a new message or a missed call. The notification light is enabled by default but can be disabled manually.

    Notification LED

    When the notification light is disabled, it only lights up when there is a battery status warning, for example, when the battery level goes below 15 percent.

    To enable or disable the notification light

    1. Find and tap Settings > Notifications > Settings icon.
    2. Tap the slider beside Notification light to enable or disable the function.
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