Discarding soft notifications

The application that launches a soft notification can also discard it without user intervention when the notification becomes obsolete. A soft notification should remain pending either until the user responds to it, or until the user starts using the corresponding application (so that in effect the notification is obsolete). In that case, the application can discard the notification even though the user may not have seen it.

When the user reacts to a soft notification by pressing the left softkey (for example, Show), or selects one item of a grouped soft notification, the item is interpreted as obsolete, and will not reappear. If a soft notification contained more than one item, the others remain pending and reappear when the user returns to the Idle state.

The user can dismiss a notification by pressing the right softkey, labeled Exit. After this, the notification does not reappear until new events cause a new notification to be created. In the case of a grouped soft notification, all items it contains are discarded.

Note: Discarding a soft notification does not mean that the received content is lost.