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Managing Notifications on Your Gear S2

Notifications about new email, voicemail, messages, and more can be sent to your Gear S2. You can view and take action on notifications directly on your Gear S2. You can also use the Samsung Gear application on your mobile device to customize notifications.

The screens and steps shown below may vary by wireless service provider and your mobile device.

View Notifications

  1. From the Watch screen, rotate the bezel to the left to view the Notification Panel.

      

  2. Notifications are grouped by application. The application with the most recent notification will display to the left of the Watch screen. Continue rotating the bezel to the left to view notifications from other applications.

       

       

  3. Touch the number at the bottom of the screen to view all notifications for an application.

       

        

  4. Touch More options to take action on a notification, such as replying or deleting. Options vary by application.

       

       

  5. Touch a notification to see more details.

    If a message includes long text or attachments, check the message details on your mobile device.

        

       

Clear Notifications

Swipe up on the Notification Panel to clear notifications for the application you are viewing.

Manage Notifications

Reducing the number of applications that send notifications to your Gear S2 can help conserve battery power.

  1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, touch Apps.

       

  2. Touch Samsung Gear.

    The Samsung Gear application may be located in the Samsung folder by default on some devices.

      

  3. Touch Notifications.

        

       

  4. Touch Manage notifications.

        

       

  5. Mark the checkboxes for the applications you want to add, or unmark the checkboxes to remove applications.

       

       

  6. Touch DONE.

Wake Up Your Screen

When your Gear S2 goes to sleep, you can wake it up by pressing the Home key or rotating the bezel. With Wake-up gesture turned on, you can also wake up your Gear S2 by raising your arm. Once your Gear S2 is awake, rotate the bezel to the left to view your notifications.

Follow the steps below to turn the Wake-up gesture on or off.

  1. From the Watch screen, press the Home key.

       

  2. Touch Settings.

       

  3. Rotate the bezel to the right and touch Device.

       

       

  4. Rotate the bezel to the right and touch Wake-up gesture.

       

       

  5. Touch Wake-up gesture to turn it on or off.

Limit Notifications

You can stop notifications from appearing on your Gear S2 while your mobile device is being used.

  1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, touch Apps.

       

  2. Touch Samsung Gear.

    The Samsung Gear application may be located in the Samsung folder by default on some devices.

         

  3. Touch Notifications.

       

      

  4. Touch the slider next to Limit notifications to turn it on.

       

Turn On Smart Relay

Smart Relay lets you view notifications sent to your Gear S2—such as missed calls—on your mobile device. As soon as you receive a notification on your Gear S2, Smart Relay sends it to your mobile device and opens the corresponding application.

  1. From the Home screen of your mobile device, touch Apps.

        

  2. Touch Samsung Gear.

    The Samsung Gear application may be located in the Samsung folder by default on some devices.

      

  3. Touch Notifications.

       

       

  4. Touch the slider next to Smart relay to turn it on.

       

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