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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.
    2. To close the Notification panel, drag the panel upwards.

    To take action on a notification in the Notification panel

    • Tap the notification.

    To dismiss a notification from the Notification panel

    • Place your finger on a notification and flick left or right.

    To expand a notification on the Notification panel

    • Drag the notification downwards.

    Note

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    To clear all notifications from the Notification panel

    • Scroll to the bottom of the list of applications, then tap Icn sony notification delete all.

    To take action on a notification from the lock screen

    • Double-tap the notification.

    To dismiss a notification from the lock screen

    • Place your finger on the notification and flick 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

    You can set up your device so that only selected notifications get displayed on your lock screen. You can make all notifications and their content accessible, hide sensitive content for all notifications or specific apps, or choose not to show any notifications at all.

    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 > Sound & notification > When device is locked.
    3. Select an option.

    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, 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.

    Setting the notification level for an app

    You can set different notification behaviour for individual applications. For example, you can block all email notifications, prioritise Facebook™ notifications and make the content of messaging notifications invisible on the lock screen.

    To set the notification level for an app

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Sound & notification > App notifications.
    3. Select the app for which you want to change the notification settings.
    4. Drag the relevant slider to the right.

    Notification levels and options for specific applications

    Block all
    Never show notifications for the selected app.
    Treat as priority
    Receive the selected app’s notifications when Do not disturb is set to Priority only.
    Allow peeking
    Let the selected app emphasise certain notifications by sliding them briefly into view on the current screen.

    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

    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 > Sound & notification.
    3. Tap the Notification light slider.
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