Android Lollipop 5.0 transforms the look and feel of Android, thanks to its new features and enhancements. One of most prominent change is how the lock screen looks and works. In this post, we take a look at what’s unique about it and how you can configure the lock screen notifications in Android Lollipop 5.0.
In Android Lollipop 5.0, the lock screen displays all notifications such as missed calls, new email, and new messages in the center of the screen. You can double tap on a notification to go directly to that notification app or swipe left or right to dismiss it. If you want to simply ignore the notifications and unlock your device, you’ll need to swipe from the bottom of the lock screen. Sliding your finger from left to right will open up the Contacts list while swiping from the right to the left will open up the Camera app.
The notification feature is great, but not everyone may appreciate the fact that they are visible to anyone who looks into your lock screen. After all, there might be some message from your bank or your (secret) girlfriend/boyfriend that you may not want anyone else to see. Thankfully, Android Lollipop 5.0 has options to disable them. Let’s see how.
How to Configure Lock Screen Notifications in Android Lollipop
1. Go to Settings on your Android device.
2. Scroll down to the Device section and tap Sound & notification.
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3. Scroll down to the notification section and tap When device is locked.
4. Three display options show up. Choose one that meets your requirements.
- Show all notification content
- Don't' show notifications at all.
- Hide sensitive notification content. This option will be visible if you have a screen lock pin, pattern or password set up.
5. If you want to block notifications for specific apps, on the Sound & notification screen, tap App notifications. On the App notifications screen, select the app, then choose from one of two options.
- Block: Select this option to block all notifications from the app.
- Priority: Select this option to show notifications at the top of the list and to come through when the device is set to priority mode.
That’s it folks. Now that you know how to configure lock screen notifications on Android Lollipop 5.0, you can have more control over what shows up on your screen.