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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Lollipop Notification Enhancements

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I was reading up on the enhancements the new version of Android introduces and besides the improved UI and design their are a few notification tricks worth getting familiar with.   The trick of the day is in the way you engage the notification under the new design, how you swipe the screen will dictate the display shown.   Let's take a look at the options.

Option 1: The Single Swipe

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Pretty standard notification tray view right?  The first option is engaged with a single contact point swipe down from the top of the screen bringing up the view Android users are familiar with.   As with previous Android generations line item displays of all unread notifications and programs running in the background will be listed in a linear fashion.  When several notification items accumulate the new design has a nice accordion effect when you scroll through them, nothing functional but a nice visual touch.   The active function buttons at the top of the screen are fully customizable in the settings menu.


Option 2:  The Double

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Here is the new part of the design which is a nice functional touch.   If you swipe down from the top of the screen with two contact points the screen to the view to the left appears.   Normally you would have to engage the option in the upper right hand corner of the previous screenshot but guess what, now you have options.   As with the row of icons in the first option this view is customizable as well with the flexibility to influence order.

In addition to the new interaction capabilities you will also have the flexibility to control when and what notifications are displayed.  Notification delivery is primarily controlled by assigning "Do Not Disturb" periods that shut down all notifications within a customizable time frame with the option of allowing exceptions.   You will be able to select what types of notifications are considered exceptions based off of the type of service, call/text/email, or by designating specific applications with exception status. 

Learn all the tips and tricks of your device by checking out the other Product Ambassador posts, as always if you have any questions don't hesitate to post a comment here.

Until Next Time,

The Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee.”

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