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Use Notification Panel on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)

The Notification Panel is at the top of your mobile device's screen. It is hidden in the screen but can be accessed by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom. It is accessible from any menu or app screen.

Notification Panel

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Notification Panel

View the Notification Panel

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom. The first six shortcuts from the Quick Panel are displayed in a bar at the top. 

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Notification Panel
  2. Scroll down the list to see notification details.

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A Notification Panel
    • Touch an item to open it.

    • To clear a single notification, drag the notification left or right. Touch Clear to clear all notifications.

  3. To close the Notification Panel, swipe upward from the bottom of the screen or touch Back.

Quick Settings

Through the Notification Panel, you have access to the Quick Panel. The Quick Panel contains shortcuts to several feature settings options so you can quickly turn a setting on or off. When a feature is turned on, the icon and the bar below the feature name will turn green. If a feature is turned off, these areas are shown in gray.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Notification Panel

To view additional Quick settings:

  • Swipe left or right across the visible icons.

To customize the Quick settings that appear:

  • Touch EDIT.

  • Wi-Fi Turn your device's Wi-Fi transmitter on/off.

  • Location: Turn your device's GPS function on/off.

  • Sound: Switch between sound on, Vibrate, and Mute.

  • Screen rotation: Turn automatic screen rotation on/off.

  • Bluetooth: Turn your device's Bluetooth transmitter on/off.

  • Power saving: Turn power saving on or off.

  • Airplane mode: Turn Airplane mode on or off. When Airplane mode is on, all radio transmitters are turned off.

  • Do not disturb: Set your device to block all notifications and alerts. You can determine what notifications can make sounds, and during what time periods you want to enter this mode.

  • Reading mode: Turn reading mode on/off, which makes the screen's color and contrast suitable for reading.

  • U. power saving: Turn ultra power saving on/off.

  • Sync: Turn sync on or off.

The Notification Panel also provides a quick shortcut to your device's Settings menu. Touch the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the panel.

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