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Manage Notifications on the Gear S3

iPhone® users can download Samsung Gear S from the App Store.

Want to get alerts for certain apps but not others? You can choose which apps can send notifications to your Gear S3, and how much information is displayed on your screen. Talk about total customization at your fingertips!

Manage App Notifications

Follow along to learn how to manage notifications for all your apps.

  1. Open Samsung Gear on your phone.

  2. Touch the SETTINGS tab.

  3. Touch Notifications.

  4. Touch Manage notifications.

    Touch the slider at the top of the screen to turn on notifications if they are currently turned off.

  5. Touch the sliders to turn on or off notifications to your Gear S3 for each app. Touch the slider next to All apps to turn on or off all app notifications.

Notification Displays

Now, choose when and how you receive your notifications.

  1. Open Samsung Gear on your phone.

  2. Touch the SETTINGS tab.

  3. Touch Notifications.

  4. Touch the sliders to turn the following notification settings on or off:

    • Show only while wearing Gear: Notifications will display on your Gear S3 while it's being worn.

    • Show while using phone: Continues to send notifications to your Gear S3 even while you are using your phone. This feature may decrease battery life for your Gear S3.

    • Turn on screen: New notifications turn on the Gear S3 screen. This feature may decrease battery life for your Gear S3.

    • Auto show details: Displays details of new notifications in the full screen popup view.

    • Notification indicator: Displays a yellow indicator on the watch face when there are unread notifications.

    • Smart relay: Content from your Gear S3 will display on your phone when you pick it up after receiving notifications.

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