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How do I change the application notifications on my Samsung Galaxy S6 active™?

You can control which applications push notifications to your device using the App notifications settings.

Set Application Notifications as Priority

Setting application notifications as priority means notifications will display at the top of the Notification Panel, even when your device is in Do not disturb mode.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch App notifications.

  6. Touch the name of an application you want to set as priority.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  7. Touch the slider OFF to turn Set as priority ON.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  8. Applications with notifications set as priority are identified by the words Set as priority under the application name.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications

Block Application Notifications

Blocking notifications for an application means notifications will not display on your lock screen, status bar, or Notification Panel. For example, if you block Gmail™ notifications, your device will not display a notification and will not play a sound or vibrate when you receive email to that account.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch App notifications.

  6. Touch the name of an application for which you want to block notifications.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  7. Touch the slider OFF to turn Block notifications ON. Blocking notifications will turn them off even if the application is set as priority.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  8. Applications with notifications blocked are identified by the word Blocked under the application name.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications

Hide Content on Lock Screen

The Hide content on lock screen option is only available for individual applications when you choose a Pattern, PIN, or Password screen lock.

If a secure lock is set on your device, you can hide sensitive content from selected applications' lock screen notifications.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

  4. Touch Sounds and notifications.

  5. Touch App notifications.

  6. Touch the name of an application for which you want to hide content.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  7. Touch the slider OFF to turn Hide content on lock screen ON.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications
  8. Applications with sensitive notification content hidden are identified by the words Hide content on lock screen under the application name.

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Change the Application Notifications

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