Smartphones have been particularly conceived to become a part of your everyday life. And it only makes sense that you get to use them for all kinds of activities, this being one of the reasons why smartphone displays got bigger and bigger. But while your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus stretched their screens to give you a better experience… Let’s just say that something pretty important was left out of the picture. Read on to learn how to pull down the notification shade on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus without stretching.
You will easily notice what that “something” is the first time you’ll try to handle the device with one hand and a notification will pop up at the top of the screen. That’s right, as smart as your display technology is, you can’t seem to find a way to dismiss that notification without touching the notification shade. Still, trying to do it with one hand and stretching your finger all the way up to the nasty shade is no easy thing…
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do that without having to glide your finger that much? And without having to install a third-party launcher, be it Nove or anything else? Moreover, isn’t it frustrating how you can’t get this option anywhere else than on the Chinese overlays?
So… why are we here talking about how to pull down the notification shade on Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Note devices without having to stretch your finger? Because you can and it’s not about the above-mentioned third-party launchers!
The TouchWiz Trick For Pulling Down Notifications On Galaxy S9 and GalaxY S9 Plus
This feature has been available for at least the last 3 TW editions and there are probably only two reasons why many Samsung users are not taking advantage of it. They either don’t know about it or they don’t like it because it involves having a small circle that floats on your Home Screen all the time. You can follow the steps below to use TouchWiz to pull down notifications on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. If you’re from the first category, try it first and decide if you like it afterward:
- Launch the Settings app;
- Scroll down to and select the Accessibility menu;
- Tap on Dexterity & Interaction;
- Open up the Assistant Menu;
- Turn on the dedicated switch of the Assistant Menu, which will bring up a blue circle close to the right edge of your display;
- Before you leave the settings, move around the circle until you position it in an area where you think it won’t be an inconvenience to you;
- Explore the settings and decide what shortcuts you want to have at hand when tapping on the blue circle.
That’s all you should know about it, with the mention that one particular shortcut of the Assistant Menu is the one that lets you dismiss notifications without having to actually tap on the notification shade. It looks like a virtual back key and it will drop down the notification shade for you almost instantly.
Long story short, this is the built-in feature available on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus and even Note. If you like the TouchWiz and you’re not curious about other Chinese UIs or third-party apps that can crash or manifest lags when you expect less, try this one out!