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Use the Notification Panel on Your Phone

Never miss a text or call when you check the Notification Panel. You can view recent messages and access functions on your phone. With the Oreo update, you can snooze notifications right from the Notification Panel, and remove annoying app badge notifications.

• Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

• Some features and settings are only be available on Oreo updated phones.

View Notifications

What's the status on that app you downloaded from the Play Store? Oh, it was successfully installed. Awesome! To view your notifications, swipe down from the top of a screen. Notifications will be displayed under Quick settings.

The following actions are available:

  • To open a notification, touch it.

  • To clear a notification, swipe to the left or right.

  • To clear all notifications, touch CLEAR.

  • To close the notification panel, swipe up or touch Back.

Fingerprint Sensor

To open the Notification Panel, all you have to do is swipe your finger up and down on your phone’s fingerprint sensor. That's it! To enable this function, from Settings, search for and select Finger sensor gestures. Touch the slider to turn it on. After the feature is turned on, give it a try by swiping up or down on the fingerprint sensor to open or close the Notification Panel. It's pretty neat.

Snooze Notifications

Want to save that notification for later? You can now snooze notifications with the Oreo update. Swipe down to open the Notification Panel, and then swipe the desired notification slightly to the left or right. If you swipe too fast or too far, you might miss the icons. Touch Snooze notification, select the desired time to snooze, and then touch SAVE. Ahh, peace and quiet.

App Icon Badges

App icon badges are the numbers that show up in the corner of an app icon when you have a notification from that app. App icon badges make sure you never miss a heap of alerts! From Settings, search for and select App icon badges. To turn App icon badges on or off, touch the slider. You can also select the badge style by selecting Show with number or Show without number.

Notification Settings

You can choose which apps are allowed to send you notifications, so you only get alerts you want to see. From Settings, touch Notifications. All of your apps will be listed. Here are all the options available to you:

  • To allow an app to send notifications, touch the off slider next to the app.

  • To prevent an app from sending notifications, touch the on slider next to the app.

  • To allow all apps to send notifications, touch the slider next to All apps.

Quick Settings

Certain settings on your phone have shortcuts built in. Say the captain’s preparing for take-off and a flight attendant just reprimanded you to turn on Airplane mode. With a few swipes, you’ll be good to go. To access Quick settings, swipe down from the top of a Home screen using two fingers. To turn on or off a Quick setting, touch the desired setting. You can also swipe left to view more Quick settings.

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