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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

    Image of 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 swipe the panel upwards.

    Hint

    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.

    Hint

    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.

    Note

    Not all notifications can be dismissed.

    Hint

    To snooze a notification, drag the notification slowly to the side and tap (Snooze icon). Notifications can be snoozed for 15, 30 minutes or 1 or 2 hours.

    To expand a notification on the Notification panel

    • Tap (More options icon) 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.

    Hint

    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.

    Note

    Not all notifications are expandable.

    Notification display options on the lock screen

    Don't show notifications at all

    You won’t get any 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 Configure notifications settings menu.

    Hide sensitive content

    You must have a PIN, password, or pattern set up as your screen lock in order for this setting to be available. When you get a sensitive notification for an incoming email or chat, the content won’t be visible on your lock screen.

    To select the notifications to display on the lock screen

    1. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications > Configure notifications.
    2. Tap Show notifications.
    3. Select an option.

    Hint

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

    Setting the notification level for an app

    Allow notification dot

    Show notification dots.

    Allow interruptions

    Allow all notifications from the selected app.

    Show notifications

    Show or hide all notification content on the lock screen.

    Interrupts in Priority only

    Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to On.

    Note

    You can set notification channels to categorise notification levels. Touch and hold a notification to change the notification categories.

    To set the notification level for an app

    1. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications.
    2. Select the desired app, then tap Notifications.
    3. Tap the switches 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.

    Diargram of the position of the 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. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications > Configure notifications.
    2. Tap the Use LED light to show incoming notifications switch to enable or disable the function.
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