06-21-2017 03:43 PM
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  1. gottria's Avatar
    Tried increasing the font size and even zooming in and still really small to see. Any way to increase font size for the notifications drop down?
    Lars DK73, Suebee54 and franklyray like this.
    02-20-2017 12:24 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Your font size selection may affect the text notifications that come and go, but the buttons and menus are probably fixed in size for the bar.
    Lars DK73 likes this.
    02-20-2017 03:58 PM
  3. gottria's Avatar
    I played with the font size and screen zoom with no change to the notification text.
    Lars DK73 and franklyray like this.
    02-20-2017 04:53 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you played around with any of the Accessibility options?
    Lars DK73 likes this.
    02-20-2017 05:28 PM
  5. gottria's Avatar
    Poked around but didn't see anything special. Anyone else notices if you put the screen zoom at max it vibrates slightly every second or so?
    Lars DK73 and franklyray like this.
    02-20-2017 07:06 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It may help to know which device you have, because different devices may have different accessibility features.
    Lars DK73 likes this.
    02-20-2017 09:37 PM
  7. gottria's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge on AT&T. Took the OTA update and waited a day then did a factory reset.
    Lars DK73 likes this.
    02-20-2017 10:54 PM
  8. rescuejg's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge on AT&T. Took the OTA update and waited a day then did a factory reset.
    Did the factory reset change the font size in the notification drop down menu? Or did the factory reset simply get rid of the Nougat update and the micro text issue has still not been resolved.

    The font size in the notification drop down menu is way too small. Ridiculous if there is no way to change it.
    02-22-2017 05:59 AM
  9. hallux's Avatar
    On my Nexus 6P running Nougat I have the following option in the Accessibility section:

    Magnification gesture. Tap 3 times on the screen and it zooms. You can then drag with 2 fingers and pinch/spread 2 fingers to zoom in/out. You can also tap 3 times and hold to zoom in and pan with only one finger.

    That gesture DOES work with the notification shade. I can add screenshots of the option screen later if you want.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-22-2017 01:59 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    Here are some screenshots of the settings I have.
    Attached Thumbnails Notifications drop down to small-21007.jpg  
    02-23-2017 06:36 AM
  11. rescuejg's Avatar
    Here are some screenshots of the settings I have.
    Hmmmm, I'm not seeing your pic. Anyone else having that issue?
    02-23-2017 07:39 AM
  12. hallux's Avatar
    Hmmmm, I'm not seeing your pic. Anyone else having that issue?
    I can see ONE. I actually attached 3. I did it using the AC app on my phone as I was having trouble using my computer at home...
    02-23-2017 10:00 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The AC app seems to be a little wonky when it comes to posting pics or viewing them as attachments. I only see one pic as well, and it's zoomed in -- was that an example of the magnification feature?
    02-23-2017 10:36 AM
  14. hallux's Avatar
    The AC app seems to be a little wonky when it comes to posting pics or viewing them as attachments. I only see one pic as well, and it's zoomed in -- was that an example of the magnification feature?
    Yes, it was. I'll see if I can get the others uploaded tonight, including one of the zoomed notification shade.
    02-23-2017 12:17 PM
  15. rescuejg's Avatar
    I don't think the s7 has the same functions as your phone.

    So, has anyone found a solution for the s7
    02-23-2017 12:33 PM
  16. dp619's Avatar
    Agreed... font is way too small on notifications with nougat. They also need to more clearly define the separation between notifications cause I just see gibberish now whereas before it was plainly visible what notifications I was looking at. Now I open it and it takes about 3 seconds for me to figure out what Im looking at
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    02-24-2017 07:27 AM
  17. hallux's Avatar
    Agreed... font is way too small on notifications with nougat. They also need to more clearly define the separation between notifications cause I just see gibberish now whereas before it was plainly visible what notifications I was looking at. Now I open it and it takes about 3 seconds for me to figure out what Im looking at
    See, I went the OTHER way. On my Nexus 6P, I also found a slider in accessibility that allowed me to adjust the size of things on the screen. Default was one step up from the smallest, I moved to the smallest.

    Of course, I did have Lasik a couple years ago and my primary care dcotor was surprised with my vision when I went for a checkup.
    02-24-2017 08:55 AM
  18. kia01's Avatar
    Im using S7 Edge and the notification font is way too small and cannot be change.

    Tried changing the font in Display and in Vision but no result.

    Magnification is available but is very frustrating to use.

    This is something that IOS has resolved years back and is something that Android needs to seriously look into.

    get the basic correct please.
    J Dubbs and Ace111 like this.
    03-11-2017 11:26 PM
  19. hallux's Avatar
    @kia01 Keep in mind, Samsung mucks around with the interface. I don't have a Samsung running Nougat but it's very likely that what you're seeing is something modified by Samsung and not an overall Android issue.

    Here is the notification shade on my Nexus 6P when I change the display size to the largest setting:
    Notifications drop down to small-screenshot-mar-12-2017-10-18-37-am-.jpg
    03-12-2017 09:21 AM
  20. dmevis's Avatar
    This is REALLY ANNOYING. I thought that "Notifications" in Nougat were supposed to be improved. Instead, I can't even read them, the font is so small.
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    03-23-2017 04:42 PM
  21. hallux's Avatar
    This is REALLY ANNOYING. I thought that "Notifications" in Nougat were supposed to be improved. Instead, I can't even read them, the font is so small.
    "Improving" notifications does not necessarily mean they made the font size bigger. I have provided suggestions (based on my Nexus device) as to how to make the font/screen larger. If your device does not support that, your beef is with the device manufacturer, not with Nougat itself, since the device manufacturer often will modify the settings to only make available what they feel you should have. Personally, I have mine set to the smallest font size so more info can fit on the screen, but my eyesight is pretty good (it better be for what I paid for Lasik!).

    For what it's worth, I find the notification changes very much welcome. I like that if I have multiple notifications from a Gmail account I can expand it to show individual emails and ACT on those individual emails right from the notification screen. I also like that I can expand them without the swipe-down gesture, just need to tap the top line of the that notification and it expands down.
    badcat likes this.
    03-24-2017 06:48 AM
  22. Kelly Morris2's Avatar
    I agree, they are totally unreadable. Big disappointment.

    Try this app - Echo Lock screen

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...een.echo&hl=en
    Ace111 likes this.
    04-05-2017 09:36 AM
  23. Kelly Morris2's Avatar
    04-05-2017 01:02 PM
  24. 1k2's Avatar
    Pull the drop down bar fully down,at the bottom should be the Brightness bar, right of that there is a button press that, and set the "Brightness Bar"at the top, sorted
    04-06-2017 01:10 AM
  25. infinitempg's Avatar
    Making notifications "better" shouldn't mean locking "everyone" into the same mold. Some of us, basically to the tune of 61% (or the majority of us for those mathematically challenged), wear glasses. Making the text a super tiny and thin lined font is not an improvement to those of us who have difficulty reading font size 6 (or 4 or whatever it is now) with no option to change it. The notifications are "different", being "better" or not is in the eye of the beholder and 61% of the beholders think it's not.

    Will be trying Heads Up (thanks Kelly) or other app but just kind of wish we had the option to make it back to the way it was, which is "better" than what it is now.
    Ace111 and Valerie White1 like this.
    04-28-2017 06:03 AM
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