Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel is a centralized location for all notifications from all apps on your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
This guide applies to Galaxy S7 edge notification panel as well, although Galaxy S7 notification panel is used in the guide.
How to access Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel?
You can access Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel by swiping down from the status bar (top of the screen) as shown below.
If you are in immersive full-screen mode (full-screen without status bar), you can just swipe from top of the screen to access Galaxy S7 notification panel. You can in either landscape mode or portrait mode.
Please note, unlike other Android phones, Samsung Galaxy S7 only use one finger to access notification panel.
If you swipe down from top of screen with 2 fingers, or swipe down twice with one finger, you will get the Quick Setting buttons panel, not Galaxy S7 notification panel.
Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel for Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with single SIM card inside
Samsung Galaxy S7 (and S7 edge) has two versions based on number of SIM card supported: single SIM version and dual SIM version of Galaxy S7 (and S7 edge).
For single SIM version of Galaxy S7 (S7 edge), you can put SIM card in slot 1 and slot 2 is for micro SD card.
For dual SIM version of Galaxy S7 9S7 edge), you can put either SIM card or micro SD card into slot 2 (but not bother) as explained in Galaxy S7 SIM card guide page.
If there is only one SIM card installed, Galaxy S7 notification panel will look like the screenshot shown below.
You can find the following components in Galaxy S7 notification panel (as shown above):
- Date and time
- Settings icon. Tap the icon to launch Galaxy S7 Settings
- Quick Setting buttons. Tap the icon to enable/disable the corresponding features.
- More button (for quick setting buttons). Tap the button to see all quick setting buttons (quick settings panel). This is equivalent to swipe down again in notification panel. For more details on how to use quick setting button (and quick settings page), please check this guide.
- Brightness control.
- Quick connect.
- Notifications. Some notifications are actionable. You can perform certain actions through notifications in Galaxy S7 notification panel.
- Notification settings.
- Clear button. Tap the button to dismiss all notifications (excluding on-going notifications, e.g, USB notification).
Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel for Galaxy S7 or S7 edge with two SIM cards installed (for dual SIM models only)
If you installed two SIM cards in your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, you will get one more additional item on dual SIM card settings as shown below.
You can tap it to access Settings—SIM card manager.
How to dismiss notifications from Galaxy S7 notification panel?
What you can do with individual notification depends on the corresponding app.
To dismiss a notification from Galaxy S7 notification panel, you can swipe it left or right.
You can dismiss all notifications from notification panel by tapping Clear button as mentioned above.
Please note, dismissing/clearing notifications from notification panel does not change the number badge for some apps (e.g., email, messages…). For these apps, the number badge change only after you read the new message/notification.
If you want to know the app that sends the notification, you can tap and hold the notification, then tap more info.
How to dismiss (exit) Galaxy S7 notification panel?
To exit Galaxy S7 notification panel, you can use any of the following method:
All these 3 method will exit notification panel and you will be in the page before you access Galaxy S7 notification panel.
Can you access and use Samsung Galaxy S7 notification panel for your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy 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.