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Status bar notification doesn't unlock screen

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Default Status bar notification doesn't unlock screen

When I receive notifications from certain apps (Facebook and others I forgot) if I pull my status bar down and tap the notification nothing happens. My lock screen just remains on and then shuts off. I don't have a passcode lock or pattern. For example, if I get an email I hit the power button to turn my screen on, pull down my status bar and click the email it will open up to my email. With some apps I tap the notification and nothing happens. Never had this issue before on older Samsung phones.

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The times I've seen this happen where when the app that sent the notification was running behind the lock screen. Example would be Wi-Fi tether. I'd pull down the notification and tap the Wi-Fi tether icon and nothing happened. If I was at my home screen it would unlock and go to the tether app. Not sure if you see the same thing.

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