Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

How to Fix Samsung Z Flip 4 Cover Notifications Not Working

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 cover notifications offer convenient access to important information at a glance without opening the device.

However, some users have reported that cover notifications do not display on their device when the smartphone is completely opened, despite getting alerts on the main screen, the mini screen does not display any notifications.

We have identified 7 possible reasons that cause this problem.

  1. Temporary glitches
  2. Lock screen notification settings
  3. Power saving mode
  4. Do Not Display settings
  5. Software bug
  6. App notification settings
  7. Settings conflicts

This guide explores 7 potential solutions to resolve this issue. The following are arranged starting from the simplest possible solution.

Fix 01 – Restart the Device

Occasionally, temporary software glitches cause notification issues, which certainly are resolved by restarting the device.

Follow the steps below to restart the device.

  1. Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until the device starts to turn off and display the Samsung logo.

This procedure refreshes your phone’s memory and reduces the inconvenience of software malfunctions. Then check if the cover notifications start working after the restart.

Fix 02 – Enable Notifications on Lock Screen

Lock screen notifications may be disabled or turned off after a software update, leading to the problem. To solve this, you need to enable the notification settings on the phone.

Do that this way.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Notifications.
  1. Tap on Lock screen notifications.
Enabling Show content in lock screen notifications
  1. Select Show content.

Fix 03 – Turn Off Power Saving Mode

Power saving mode can disable certain features, including cover screen notifications, to conserve battery power. Remember to disable the feature after you recharge the phone once the power saving mode is turned on.

If that is what caused the error, follow these steps to fix it.

  1. Swipe down the notification bar.
  2. Tap on the power saving mode icon to turn if off.
turn off power saving

Fix 04 – Change Always on Display to “Tap to Show”

The Do Not Display feature on the small screen offers different configuration options. Therefore, setting it to “Tap to Show” is required for cover screen notifications to work.

Here’s how to do it,

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Lock Screen.
  3. Toggle on “Always on Display”.
  4. Tap on “Always On Display” to check the settings.
  5. Turn on “Tap to Show”.

Now verify if the cover screen notifications now work as intended. If it doesn’t work, check the next solution.

Fix 05 – Do a Software Update

As Samsung always releases software updates to users, you must be facing this problem because you haven’t updated the device software recently. These errors are caused by software bugs due to not updating and it will resolve by updating your device for sure.

To do that;

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care11
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update12
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.

After the update, test if the cover notifications are functioning properly. If the problem persists, move on to the next solution.

Fix 06 – Check in-App Notification Settings

If the issue is specific to a particular app, it is possible that the app’s notification settings have been turned off in the device settings. It means the relevant app has not been given permission to show the notification.

Do the following to resolve it.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  1. Scroll down and select “App Name
Scroll down and select App Name
  1. Tap on or off Notifications.
Tap on or off Notifications
  1. Turn on or off everything.

Then test if the cover notifications for that app now appear as expected..

Fix 07 – Reset All Settings

In some cases, conflicts or incorrect settings within the device’s settings cause notification problems, which can be resolved by resetting all settings. By doing this, if there are settings made with errors, they will also be deleted and the device will be brought back to the initial state.

This is how to do that;

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to General management.
general management
  1. Tap on Reset.
  1. Tap on Reset all settings.
reset all
  1. Confirm.
reset conform

Wrapping Up

We have discussed 7 possible solutions to help resolve the issue of cover notifications not working on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. 

We hope this guide has provided you with the necessary information to fix the problem you were experiencing. If you found this guide helpful, please consider leaving feedback. If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please feel free to leave a comment below.


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