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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

    To open or close the Notification panel

    Opening
or closing the 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.

    Tip

    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.

    Note

    You can directly reply to chat or email messages in the Notification panel. To change settings for notifications, simply swipe left or right on the notification, then tap Icn sony menu settings.

    To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel

    • Swipe the notification left or right.

    Note

    Not all notifications can be dismissed.

    To expand a notification on the Notification panel

    • Simply tap to expand and view more information about the notification without opening the app.

    Note

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    To clear all notifications from the Notification panel

    • Tap CLEAR ALL.

    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.

    Note

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    Managing notifications on the lock screen

    • Show all notification content

      Get all notifications on the lock screen. When you have this setting turned on, keep in mind that all content (including the content of incoming emails and chat messages) will be visible on your lock screen unless you designate the relevant apps as Hide sensitive content in the App notifications settings menu.

    • Hide sensitive notification content

      You must have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock in order for this setting to be available. Contents hidden is displayed on the lock screen when sensitive notifications arrive. For example, you'll get a notification for an incoming email or chat, but the content won't 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. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
    3. Tap Icn sony menu settings, and then tap On the lock screen.
    4. Select an option.

    Tip

    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
    Never receive notifications from the selected app.
    Sounds and vibrations off
    Receive notifications but without sound, vibration or peeking into view.
    Interrupts in Priority only
    Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.

    To set the notification level for an app

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Notifications.
    3. Select the desired app.
    4. Tap the sliders to adjust notification settings as desired.

    Notification light

    The notification light informs you about battery status and some other events. The notification light is enabled by default but can be disabled manually.

    Notification lamp
on Sony Xperia™ Z2 Tablet

    Note

    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. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Notifications > Icn sony menu settings.
    3. Tap the slider beside Notification light to enable or disable the function.
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