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Original topic:

Galaxy Watch 4 Notifications - Showing Clock Over Notification

(Topic created on: 02-09-2021 03:28 PM)
lschoen
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9/14/21 Update: after reviewing the feedback of many others, intermittently blurring the screen is clearly an intentional software function that has existed since the GW3 (but curiously, not on the GWA2). I am hoping the following feature request makes it to Samsung: please remove this feature and allow us to protect our own privacy through use of a combination of existing features: AOD, lift to wake, wake on notification, and individual notification control. Comment below if you agree. Thank you!

Original post:

Hi all,

Received my GW4 last week and have been using it every day. Curious issue: sometimes (but not every time) when a notification is received, I look at the watch and it quickly blurs the notification and displays a generic, digital clock over the top. I have to hit a button to go back to the notification. There doesn't seem to be any discernible pattern to when this happens-- happens in any app, any time; even happens for one Whatsapp message, then not for another message immediately following. I even tried a factory reset and am still seeing the issue. Anyone else seeing this?

Settings: screen always on-YES, wake for notification-YES, lift to wake-NO, screen timeout-30.

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GZX
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Also do not like this feature, please remove it.

B3rt
Explorer
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Same issue, i hate this behaviour. 

I see and reported this as a bug, do samsung please fix this bug.

andrasszerencse
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I hate this feature, please remove it!

B3rt
Explorer
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This is not only with notifications, when you open a widget/app the same happens.

Turn the brezel and show a widget, move your wrist and the digital clock i shown over the widget.

VERY VERY anoying behavour.

Basss
Apprentice
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Very annoying and completely useless. Please remove

JeffB
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So annoying, happens to me when i'm riding the bike, i can't follow Maps instructions as the watch blurs immediately when i put my hand on the handlebar. 

Remove this please.

Benzfan33
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I am having the same issue. Why protect our messages like this? 

Tim-24
Apprentice
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Hate this, need the ability to be able to choose to have it on or off. 

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Hanger
Apprentice
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I hate this so much I register to this community just to post how much I hate the digital clock over my notification. My Samsung Watch Active 2 did not have this issue.

AOD- On
Lift to Wake- Off
Screen Timeout- 15

 

Siddique84
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Yes. Please remove this feature. What's the point of having the watch if I need to manually tap to see my notification. And while using the map function, 80% of the time it blurs out the screen while I'm trying to navigate. 

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