By means of an app icon indicator, the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra can be recognized directly by an app that a new notification has been received. The app icon indicator is particularly practical for WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram, as it allows you to see at a glance whether a new message has arrived.
However, if you can't see an app icon indicator on your apps, it means that a corresponding setting within the Android operating system has not been set correctly.
We would therefore like to describe below how you can activate the app icon indicator on your Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra:
Show icon indicator for new app notifications - Android
1. Press with your finger long on a free area of your start screen
2. The content contracts and reveals a menu Select "Home page settings" here.
3. Select "App icon indicator".
4. Activate the slider to enable the app icon indicator.
You have now made the basic setting for the app icon indicator on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra. However, we recommend that you also activate the following settings:
Enable indicator style and long press notification
Select the style of the indicator from the following two options:
Number shows you the number of new notifications, point shows only that a new notification is available.
Also enable the option "Notifications on app icons". This will cause existing notifications to be displayed when you touch and hold the app icon.
You now know which Android settings you need to set to display an app icon indicator on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ or S20 Ultra.