Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Text Message Notification Settings

Note Ensure your apps are updated as the following steps apply to the most recent version.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Tap Messages Messaging icon.
    Note If prompted to change the default SMS app, tap NEXT > YES to confirm.
  3. Tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Notifications.
  6. Tap the Show notifications switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
    Note When on, configure the following:
    1. Tap App icon badges to turn on or off.
      Note When on, a small dot appears on the app icon indicating there's a notification you may have missed.
    2. From the Categories section, select any of the following:
      • General notifications
      • New messages
    3. Select any of the following to configure:
      Note The available options may vary.
      • Notification style
        Note Tap then select the desired option (e.g., Sound, Silent).
      • Sound
        Note Tap then select the desired option (e.g., Default, Silent, etc.).
      • Vibrate
        Note Tap to turn on or off.
      • Blink light
        Note Tap to turn on or off.
      • App icon badges
        Note Tap then select the desired option (e.g., Show content, Hide, Do not show).
      • Lock screen
        Note Tap then select the desired option.
      • Ignore Do not disturb custom settings
        Note Tap to turn on or off.
      • In-app notifications settings
        Note Tap to turn on or off.
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