What is notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?
Notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge reminds you until you check or read the notifications. This is important if you tend to ignore important notifications.
Samsung introduced this feature long time ago in their TouchWiz skin.
But in older versions of Galaxy phones prior to Galaxy S6, you can only turn on or turn off notification reminder for all apps. In the refreshed TouchWiz since Galaxy S6, you now can select important apps to be used in notification reminder.
So, you may find notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is very useful now.
Please note, notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is not a standard Android feature. It is a feature added by Samsung. Other Android vendors may or may not have similar features.
How to enable and configure notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?
By default, Galaxy S7 notification reminder is disabled.
To use this feature, you have to manually turn on/enable it.
You may follow these steps to enable and configure notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Step 1: Enter Galaxy S7 settings
You can enter Galaxy S7 settings in many different ways:
- From Galaxy S7 notification panel, tap the gear icon.
- From Galaxy S7 apps screen, tap Settings app icon.
- From Galaxy S7 home screen, tap Settings app icon, if you added the app into home screen already.
The result is identical.
Step 2. Naviagte to Accessibility settings
In Setting page, tap Accessibility.
I am not sure why Samsung branded notification reminder as an accessibility feature in the new TouchWiz.
Step 3: Enable notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
In Accessibility page, as shown below, you can find Notification reminder.
By default, this feature is turned off in Galaxy S7 ans S7 edge.
Tap Notification reminder as shown below.
Step 4: Configure notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
Now, in the Notification reminder page, you can enable or disable it.
To enable it, tap the switch (marked as 1 in the screenshot) as shown above.
You can also drag the switch to right side to enable it. In Galaxy S7 and S7 edge settings, dragging and tapping are identical for these switches.
After you enable notification reminder, you will have 4 more options to configure.
Vibrate (marked as 2 in the screenshot)
If enabled, in addition to normal notification tone, Galaxy S7 or S7 will also vibrate when the phone bugs you for unread notifications.
Reminder interval (marked as 3)
You can set how often you want to be reminded.
You can set the reminder interval as 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 mins.
In old Galaxy devices, the available intervals are 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 mins. I still think these options are better than those in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
All apps (marked as 4)
If you want to enable notification reminder for all apps, you can turn on this.
You can also use this option to quickly reset individual app settings.
Individual apps (marked as 5)
By default, after you enable the notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, no apps are included.
If you want to use it for all apps (it can be annoying), you can tap All apps as mentioned above.
Alternatively, you can select individual apps.
Normally, you want to consider possibly important notifications from some apps, e.g., text message.
After these steps, you can tap back button or home button to exit.
Now, you will be reminded for any unread notifications (from apps you selected).
Do you know how to enable and use notification reminder in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
You can also read Galaxy S7 camera guides here.