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Manage Notifications on the Lock Screen of Galaxy Note8

Always on the go? You don’t even have to unlock your phone to open or dismiss notifications. Manage your notifications with a quick swipe. This way, you can check out what’s happening at a moment’s notice. You can also customize what is displayed on the lock screen and AOD (Always On Display).

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

Lock Screen Notifications

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

  • To dismiss a notification from the lock screen, swipe the notification to the left or right.

  • To open a notification from the lock screen, touch the desired notification and then swipe to unlock the screen.

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

Messages

You can read messages right from the lock screen of your phone without unlocking it. 

  • To read the notification from the lock screen, swipe down on the notification.

  • To dismiss the notification from the lock screen, swipe the notification to the left or right. 

Do Not Disturb

You can turn off notifications for a set amount of time using the Do not disturb mode on your phone.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Do not disturb

  3. The following settings are available:

    • Turn on now: Silence all calls, alerts and media sounds.

    • Turn on as scheduled: Turn Do not disturb on and off automatically at scheduled times. 

    • Allow exceptions: Allow exceptions for calls, alerts and media sounds when Do not disturb is on. 

    • Hide visual notifications: Hide notification options when Do not disturb is on. 

Information and FaceWidgets

Get quick access to the time, schedules, alarms and even contact information right from the lock screen. Great for busy schedules. It couldn’t be easier to set up:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Information and FaceWidgets.

  3. The following settings are available:

    • 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.

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