Notifications report the arrival of new messages, calendar events, and alarms, as well as ongoing events, such as when you've configured your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot.
When you receive a notification, its icon appears in the top left corner of the screen. Depending on your Sound settings, you may also hear a sound.
- See your notifications: Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen.
- Respond to a notification: Touch it.
- Dismiss a notification: Swipe it sideways.
- Dismiss all notifications: Touch the X in the top right corner.
Most apps that send notifications, such as Gmail and Google Talk, have notification settings that you can adjust.
To modify the sounds for your phone's notifications, touch the Settings icon > Device > Sound.