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Customize notifications and what displays on your Galaxy phone's lock screen

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We know you're busy. And when you're in a rush, you may not have time to unlock your phone to open and dismiss all those notifications. The good news is that you can manage your notifications right from the lock screen.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. Some features and settings are only available on phones with the Pie OS.

Lock screen notification settings

Nobody likes when other people can view your notifications. Fortunately, you can hide the notification details on the Lock screen.

From Settings, swipe to and tap Lock screen. Then, tap Notifications, explore the available settings, and customize to your liking. You can even adjust the transparency.

A list of settings with switches next to them
  • View style: Choose from Detailed, Icons only, and Brief.

  • Hide content: Hide notification content.

  • Show on Always on Display: Show or hide notifcations when your Always on Display is active.

Lock screen notifications

You can open or dismiss notifications right from the lock screen of your phone. Because, let’s be honest, some notifications are just meant to be dismissed. 

From the lock screen, tap the notification's icon to open up the Notification Panel. To open a specific notification, simply tap the desired notification and unlock your phone if needed.

To dismiss a notification, swipe the desired notification to the left or right until it disappears.

Lock screen with notifications

Note: If you have a screen lock set up, you will need to enter your credentials to view the notification.

Lock screen display settings

Not only does the Lock screen display time and notifications, you can access apps and settings without unlocking your Galaxy phone. With certain settings, you can get quick access to the camera, schedules, alarms, and even contact information right from the lock screen.

From Settings, tap Lock screen. Use the following settings to customize your Lock screen:

Lock screen at top with a list of settings
  • Clock style: Set the type and color for the clock on the Lock screen and Always On Display.

  • Roaming clock: You can set your home time zone. Both local and your home time zones will be displayed when you are roaming.

  • FaceWidgets: You can set the Lock screen and Always On Display to display the Music controller, Today’s schedule, and the Next Alarm.

  • Contact information: You can add your contact information and it will be displayed on the Lock screen.

  • Notifications: Adjust the style and settings of the notifcations that appear on your lock screen.

  • App shortcuts: Select apps to open from the lock screen.

Snooze notification

Just like how you snooze your alarm clock every morning, you can "snooze" your notifications too. This will make them disappear and then reappear after a set amount of time.

To snooze a notification from the lock screen, swipe the desired notification slightly to the left or right. If you swipe too fast or too far, you might accidentally close the notifcation.

Tap the Snooze icon (it looks like a bell), select your desired amount of time, and then tap Save. Ahh, peace and quiet.

Snooze notification with 1 hour chosen

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