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S8 always on display notifications not showing on screen

First Poster

I have changed nothing on my phone. However I don't get the icons on the screen anymore. My phone flashes but doesn't show on screen. I have checked my settings and notifications are on


Any ideas? 

Superuser I
Superuser I

Hi @Mrefc


Do you mean hen the phone receives a notification and you double tap it from the AOD to launch it ?


If this was my situation I'd first try a soft reboot by turning the phone Off and On. 

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B._ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

New Member

The same thing happened to me. My phone does not show any missed calls, whatsapp messages or email notifications below the clock/battery anymore since yesterday. the LED notification still works.

New Member

Same thing for me, except I'm using an A3 2017.   Clock shows up but icon alerts below it no longer show up.


Any ideas???

New Member

Figured out my own problem - when you don't have lock screen security turned on, notifications won't show up.  Pretty annoying it was designed this way (I don't need screen unlock).

New Member

Hello, just change your screen lock type frome "none" to "swipe" and notifications will appear again

New Member

Wow, I spent too long to finally read this. Thanks.  I don't have a need for the security so this is annoying to have to have it on just to see those notifications.

New Member

Notifications used to display on my S8+, with no security, but now I need at least a screen swipe, or I get no notifications on my ADO, how do I get back to notified, w no security? 

New Member
Same here, and I don't want security to access them. How do we change that?
New Member
It didn't used to be that way. I got notifications on ADO, and just hard pressed home key to access them, is there a way to return to that?
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