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Drag the Status bar down to open the Notification panel. From there, you can check notifications, open messaging apps, use the quick settings menu, and more.
Open the Notification panel
- Drag the Status bar down. (Slide your finger down from the top of the screen.)
- The Notification panel opens. To check notifications, tap an item in the list.
Close the Notification panel
- Drag the Notification panel up. (Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen.)
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- Tap Back to close the Notification panel.
Notification Panel Layout
The Notification panel gives you access both to notifications and the quick settings menu.