Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable or Disable Notification Reminder in Android 4.4 Kitkat

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy SIV to Android 4.4 Kitkat, you may noticed that most of new features were added under the accessibility menu. One of which is called notification reminder. Enabling this option will make your phone beeps at set intervals to remind you of any unread notifications.


How to enable or disable notification reminder?
There are 2 methods available that you can use to enable or disable this option, through the Settings menu or through the device options.


Method #1: From the Settings menu
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Scroll down to find Accessibility, then tap it.
  4. Scroll down to find Notification reminder, then tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable this option. When the ON/OFF switch is on the right side or shows green means the option is enabled.
  5. Tap Notification reminder.
  6. Tap Reminder interval, then select from the following options:
    • 3 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 3 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 5 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 5 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 10 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 10 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 30 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 30 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 1 hour: select this option to make your phone beeps every 1 hour until the unread notification is opened.
  7. Select the desired reminder interval you wish to use.


Method #2: From the Device option
This method can be used only if you have been added the accessibility shortcut to the device options. Well, here are the steps:
  1. In any screen, long tap the Power key.
  2. On pop up menu select Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down to find Notification reminder, then tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable this option. When the ON/OFF switch is on the right side or shows green means the option is enabled.
  4. Tap Notification reminder.
  5. Tap Reminder interval, then select from the following options:
    • 3 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 3 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 5 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 5 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 10 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 10 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 30 minutes: select this option to make your phone beeps every 30 minutes until the unread notification is opened.
    • 1 hour: select this option to make your phone beeps every 1 hour until the unread notification is opened.
  6. Select the desired reminder interval you wish to use.

Once you activated this feature, when you have an unread notification, the phone will keep beep at set intervals until the notification is opened. So, now you don't need to worry missed any notifications on your phone.

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