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Manage Information and Quick Tools on the Lock Screen of Galaxy Note8

Eager to get those notifications before you even unlock your phone? Hey, some things just can’t wait. You can decide which notifications appear on the Lock screen and customize app shortcuts on the Lock screen. This way, you can check what’s happening with your apps at a glance.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Notifications

You can pick which apps you need up-to-the-minute alerts from, and which you’re okay with saving for later. Say you can’t go five minutes without checking who liked your photos on Instagram, but hate getting pop-ups from Youtube. Enable or disable notifications to your likings. You can also hide the content and details of notifications on the Lock screen.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Lock screen and security.

  3. Touch Notifications.

  4. To disable notifications from a specific app, touch the slider next to the desired app.

  5. To hide notification content, touch the slider next to Hide content.

  6. To hide all the details of notifications, touch the slider next to Notification icons only.

App Shortcuts

Want instant access to your photo gallery? You can customize the app shortcuts that are displayed on the Lock screen. It’s easy to set up shortcuts to your most-used apps. Just follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Lock screen and security.

  3. Swipe to and touch App shortcuts.

  4. Touch Left shortcut.

  5. Select the desired app. For this example, touch Gallery.

  6. Gallery will now be displayed on the Lock screen.

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