You can choose to show all notification icons, last 3 icons, or the total number of notification icons in Galaxy S20 status bar.
This Galaxy S20 guide explains the details of Galaxy S20 status bar, the icon arrangements, and how to customize notification icon style in Galaxy S20 status bar to hide notification icons, show 3 recent icons, show all notification icons, or only show the number of notifications in the status bar.
Please note, the status bar and notification icons work identically on Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, although there are significant differences among these 3 phones.
What is Galaxy S20 status bar?
Like all other Android phones (even iPhones), the top part of the Galaxy S20 screen is reserved for the system to show status icons and notification icons.
As shown in the screenshot below., a typical Galaxy S20 status bar has two parts separated by the punching hole of the front-facing camera:
- Notification icons (and time, which cannot be disabled) aligned to the left edge on the left side of the front camera.
- Status icons aligned to the right edge on the right side of the front camera.
Since Galaxy S8, Samsung allows you to limit the total number of notification icons on the status bar. Galaxy S20 allows more options to customize notification style on the status bar.
Actually, all Galaxy phones with the Android 10 update has a similar feature.
What is the dot in the Galaxy S20 status bar?
You may notice the dot icon, as shown in the screenshot above (marked in the green circle), on the rightmost of the status bar.
The dot icon in the Galaxy S20 status bar means “and more”. In other words, the dot icon tells you there are more than 3 notifications icons.
By default, Galaxy S20 status bar only displays up to 3 notification icons. If there are more than 3, the most recent 3 notification icons will be shown and the dot icon starts to appear.
Of course, you can change this default behaviour to customize notification icon style on Galaxy S20 status bar (read on).
Anyway, do not be panic when you see the dot icon on the status bar.
How to customize notification icon style in Galaxy S20 status bar?
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