5 tricks to manage notifications in the Samsung One UI

A user interface is the layer of personalization present in Samsung phones, this actually is releasing version 2.5 of it on many phones in Spain, waiting for the launch of the new version based on Android 11. This interface is known because it offers us a large number of functions, with which we can make good use of the phone.

Notification management is important in Android, for which there are several tricks. Although in One UI we have some additional functions available, which allows us to manage notifications in a much more personalized way. Thanks to them you can enjoy your Samsung cell phone.

Notification window or pop-up view

If you use a lot of messaging apps on your phone, a good system to manage notifications It becomes necessary. One UI has a feature called Smart Popup View, which allows us to choose some applications that will then issue a notification and an application icon will be displayed on the screen. Clicking on this icon opens a small pop-up window, where you can read the message that was sent to us. So you can reply directly from that popup window or just read the content. This function is activated as follows:

  1. Open configuration.
  2. Access advanced functions.
  3. Touch Smart Popup View.
  4. Select which applications can have this type of notification.

Alerts for pending notifications

Pending Alert Notification Icons

To know if we have pending notifications, the system gives us more options, in addition to the phone’s notification bar. One of them is the alert function for pending notifications. This feature will display a small orange circle with the number of pending notifications at the top of the app icon. So when we move on the phone, we can see this symbol and thus see that we have pending notifications in a specific application. In a user interface, it can be activated by following these steps:

  1. Open settings.
  2. Enter the Notifications section.
  3. Enable the Alerts option of the application icon.

Access notifications from anywhere in a user interface

On-screen notifications of a user interface swipe

On-screen notifications of a user interface swipe

Your Samsung phone probably has a screen that’s too big for you, then swipe the notification bar with one hand it is not possible or very complicated. A UI has an easy solution to this problem, since it allows us to access notifications from anywhere on the screen. So we can swipe down anywhere on the phone screen. This is done by following these steps:

  1. Open settings.
  2. Enter the home screen.
  3. Look for the option Swipe down to receive notifications.
  4. Please enable this option.

Customize the status bar

Customize a user interface status bar

Customize a user interface status bar

If you receive many notifications at the same time, or if you have some pending to read and new ones arrive, the status bar in One UI can fill up further. Samsung allows you to configure how many notifications and how they will appear in this status bar. So you can see more information about the notification or bet on a design where the application and the number of notifications are displayed. It can be configured like this:

  1. Open your phone settings.
  2. Insert notifications.
  3. Touch the status bar.
  4. Select the option / type of notifications you want.

Use One UIe edge lighting

Few months ago we talk about this function, which arrived with the Galaxy S20 in stores. This function replaces the notification LED and it comes under the name Edge Lighting. What this function does is that some of the pixels on the OLED screen are used to notify us of a new notification on it, such as when we receive a message from WhatsApp. The steps to activate this function are:

  1. Open configuration.
  2. Enter the Screen section.
  3. Go to the Edge screen option.
  4. We click on Edge Lighting.
  5. Choose the lighting style to customize the lighting color, effects, width, transparency, and duration.
  6. Select the Show edge lighting option to choose whether to replace notification pop-ups when the screen is on, off, or both.
  7. We choose which applications can enable side lighting when receiving a notification.

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