Using the Cover Screen on the Galaxy Z Flip

Last Update date : Oct 13. 2021

On the Galaxy Z Flip you can now answer calls, change songs and check notifications without having to unfold your device. Simply press the side key or double tap the cover screen on the back of the device to wake up the screen. Follow the below guide to learn how to use the Cover Screen on your Galaxy Z Flip. 

Please Note: This guide is designed for Australian variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary.

Checking Notifications

To check your notifications double tap the screen or press the side key to wake up your cover screen then, use your finger and swipe to the left. You should be able to view your notifications. By tapping on a notification icon, you should be able to view and read the application information. If you are unable to access your notification window, ensure that you haven't disabled notifications to be viewed on your Lock Screen. Check out our guide Notifications not being Displayed on my Lock Screen for more information.

Check notifications

Answering Calls

When a call comes through on your Galaxy Z Flip you should be able to view the Caller ID, to answer or decline the call simply tap on the Caller ID name and swipe your finger across  or to answer or decline the call.

Answering calls on the Galazy Z Flip

Once you're ready to end the call simply tap and hold on  the drag across the screen.

Ending calls on the Galazy Z Flip

Changing Music

If you want to change the song while your Galaxy Z Flip is folded swipe from right to left on the cover screen to view your current song. Tap on the back, pause or next buttons to change the song or pause the song altogether. 

Changing the song on the Galaxy Z Flip

Please Note: You are only able to access the music window if you are already playing music before folding your Galaxy Z Flip. If you pause and your cover screen goes back to sleep you are unable to play music unless you unfold your device.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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