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Notifications inform you of events such as new messages and calendar notifications, as well as activities in progress like 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

Opening or closing the notification panel
  1. To open the Notification panel, drag the status bar downward, or simply double-tap it.
  2. To close the Notification panel, drag or flick the panel upward.

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 snooze a notification, drag the notification slowly to the side and tap Snooze icon. Notifications can be snoozed for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 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.

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 Lockscreen

  • Double-tap the notification.

To Dismiss a Notification from the Lockscreen

  • Swipe the notification left or right.

To Expand a Notification on the Lockscreen

  • Drag the notification downward.

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 Apps & 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. New notification 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.

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.

You can keep notifications on the lock screen until you swipe to dismiss them. To enable this feature, tap the Keep notifications slider 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 Priority only Receive notifications from this app even when Do not disturb is set to On.

You can set notification channels to categorize notification levels. Long press 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 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, such as when the battery level falls below 15 percent.

To enable or disable the notification light

  1. Find and tap Settings > Apps & notifications > Configure notifications.
  2. Tap the slider beside Use LED light to show incoming notifications to enable or disable the function.
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