Check notifications on your phone

Nokia Lumia: How to view notifications and access settings

Want to check your latest mails or messages quickly? Or to connect to a WiFi network easily? You can quickly check notifications, change some settings, and more in the action centre that opens from the top of the screen.

The notification icon new notifications
icon shows you have unread notifications.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.

    In this screen, you can:

    • See your missed calls and recent unread mails and messages

    • Check any notifications, such as available app updates in Store

    • Open apps

    • Check for WiFi networks, and connect to them

    • Quickly jump to settings

  2. To close the menu, press the back key.

Personalise the action centre

  1. On the start screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and tap ALL SETTINGS > notifications+‎actions. To change a shortcut, tap the shortcut and the app you want. You can also select which notifications you want to receive and how.