Questions related to Android Mobile notifications, which can be visual (alert in notification bar), sounds, vibration of device, or arrival of mobile notifications via SMS. If applicable, please use the more specific tags as e.g. 'notification-bar' or 'notification-led'. See the full tag wiki for ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I open a text notification from lock screen on S4?

I have given up on my iPhone 5 and now I have the Samsung Galaxy S 4. So far I love it with one exception: I get the notifications in the lock screen and the preview in the lock screen, but I can't ...
4
votes
1answer
28k views

Persistent download notification on Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3

My Galaxy S3 from Sprint keeps showing me that a file (a picture) has been downloaded. I deleted the downloaded file after a day or two, yet the notification still pops up and when I tap on it, it ...
1
vote
1answer
710 views

How do you adjust notifications on the LG Nexus 4

I use to see notifications for Facebook and Snapchat on my phone but now I don't. Can you tell me how to get this back.
4
votes
1answer
371 views

Stop the nag notification for enabling texts on Hangouts?

Pretty much every time I get a text message, Hangouts gives me an annoying notification asking to handle my text messages (which I don't want to do). Is there a way to disable it?
3
votes
1answer
42k views

how do you turn off the vibration alert for incoming text messages on a samsung galaxy s3 mini?

I've gone through the settings menu but can only find options to change the vibration pattern, not to turn it off completely. Any ideas??
2
votes
1answer
673 views

Sending notifications from the desktop to an android device

I'd like to be able to be able to send alert from my PC to my phone, preferably via wifi. The only related app I found was Android Notifier, but it does the other way: android to PC.
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Unfortunately, Software Update has stopped

I have Android 4.1.2 installed on my phone, which is not rooted. It's stock Android (I'm not sure if 100.00% stock though). This is the first Software Update notification that I have ever received. ...
1
vote
1answer
240 views

How do I show the upload status in the notification bar?

I have an HTC One. I recently went to Settings --> Apps and disabled "Show Notifications" on one of the apps listed that prevented showing the upload status of whatever I upload (Facebook video, ...
1
vote
1answer
431 views

How can I eliminate duplicate notifications when I have a custom notification on a Gmail label?

I've set up a custom notification on a particular Gmail label (call it [special]). However, when an email with the [special] tag arrives, I get a notification for both the [inbox] and [special]. ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

gmail label notification is overlapped by general one

I have set up notification by label on gmail app. Label notification is working but simultaneously with general gmail notification. When message comes to target label: First runs label ...
0
votes
2answers
612 views

Notifications enabled on app make the app run on background?

Let me start with an example, Delta's airline app called "FlyDelta" has an option in it settings to enable/disable "Get check-in reminders & status notifications". My question is, if I enable this ...
2
votes
0answers
897 views

android missed call notifications not going

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6012. Long time back (I do not remember when) I've got a call. Even though I answered that call, it was put as missed call. Since then it shows a missed call alert in my ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Google Now “time to leave” notifications are late

When I first got my Nexus 4, the "time to leave" notifications from Google Now were reasonable. I'd get a notification at 9:30am saying that I should leave at 9:45am for a calendar appointment. After ...
10
votes
2answers
5k views

Find out which app is pushing ads in my notification bar? [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate question but it seems the bad guy has improved its technology and known methods don't work so far. Anyway, started recently, my phone shows a notification every few days. ...
12
votes
6answers
20k views

Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
1
vote
0answers
104 views

how to only get one alert until i read gmail

I have my gmail app set to "sound on, notify once", and "notify for every message" unchecked. I also have all my inbox categories unchecked so I get all my emails in one inbox. Most of the time, I ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Getting rid of stale notification icons in the notification _bar_? [duplicate]

How can I get rid of notification icons for Skype in particular, but any app in general when the app was killed using one of the many available task managers, but the notification icon still remains ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Is it possible to get notifications for specific email senders? [duplicate]

I just want push notifications when my boss sends me email.
10
votes
1answer
364 views

Multiple update notifications from Android Market

I have recently upgraded my HTC Desire to run CyanogenMod 7. The main reason I did this was so that I could use a more recent version of the Android Market that supported multiple accounts. The ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

Gmail app - cancel notification but see number of unread

I have two problems with the Gmail app: I'm using LauncherPro and have the Gmail app icon in the down task-bar, but I don't see the unread mail count. How can I make the unread number appear there? ...
0
votes
0answers
544 views

How is Whatsapp delivering notifications?

I am having some issues with Whatsapp notifications and I'd like to better understand what's the root cause of the problem. It seems that the application is somehow bypassing (at least partially) the ...
0
votes
1answer
684 views

Disable notification sounds but keep SMS Sounds

Device: Galaxy Ace Duos 6802 I want to to turn off all the notification sounds, but keep the SMS sounds when I get SMS, WhatsApp messages, Skype messages, etc. It is very frustrating having to hear ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How to get notified of new automatically archived emails in Gmail?

I am a very organized person, and thus also in the case of my emails. I have taken the time to set various filters and labels to keep my emails organized, some of these filters automatically archive ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Sound defaults to vibrate

Sound defaults to vibrate after any notification even though phone (Nexus) is on loud. Tried power off and battery switch. Changed vibrate and ring tone settings.
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Removing item from download list

HTC One S, Android 4.1.1, HTC Sense 4+ I was messing around with a media server at home and started a download of a large file. This file is now gone from the source but the phone is still trying to ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Galaxy S4: disable weather notifications?

A stupid question. I cannot find a way to disable weather notifications from google. Every a few hours I get in the notifications list "how it is like outside" - temperature and clouds. I searched ...
0
votes
1answer
598 views

Gmail App Expanded Email Notification Not Collapsed Automatically

Recently I freshly installed the Gmail app from the Play Store and it had this nice feature which offered a peek of my email in the notification area whenever I swiped down the notification tray; it ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Turning off just email notification sound [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I turn off Notification Sounds and leave phone sounds on my dad just got a brand new Motorola XT603 running Android 2.3.5. He would like to differ the ...
2
votes
1answer
255 views

Built-in alarm, calendar suddenly talking to me. How can I shut them up?

I use the native Clock app, and my alarm used to just have a normal ringtone. I assume there was some automatic update recently because this morning, in addition to the normal ringtone, there was a ...
3
votes
2answers
629 views

Repeating email notifications

Can email notification sounds be repeated on an HTC Thunderbolt until the message is opened?
1
vote
1answer
355 views

Galaxy S3 Providing Audible Voicemail Notifications and Alarm reads the time out loud [duplicate]

My Galaxy S3 just started notifying me of voicemails by stating out loud that I had a new voicemail. In addition, the alarm now states the time out loud as it plays the normal alarm music. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Disable voice notifications on SGS2/Android 2.3?

I don't know what I've modified recently, but my Samsung Galaxy SII (running stock Android 2.3) keeps notifying me vocally whenever I get an incoming call or an SMS. Is there a way to disable this ...
1
vote
1answer
236 views

Galaxy S2 9100 Apps Sms download or not notification in China

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 in China. It is a great phone for apps, but I constantly get notifications via sms for new apps mostly in Chinese. If I click on it, it says install or ...
1
vote
1answer
551 views

Google Music's cover art, song name, pause and play don't appear in my notifications

I have a Razr Maxx HD on Verizon and noticed that unlike my friends' Androids, when I play music using Google Music, the album art, song name, and pause/play notification isn't present. In fact, if I ...
1
vote
0answers
440 views

How to get Gmail-like/non-generic notifications with stock Android app?

When I get a email notification from the stock Android Email app I just get a generic notification on the line of: +------------------------------------------+ | [Mail icon] New email ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Why do some Android devices (Samsung) show battery charge in steps of 10% whereas others (HTC) show more accurate percentage?

Why is it that Samsung devices (and perhaps others) show the battery charge remaining in multiples of 10% whereas other devices are able to show a more accurate percentage like 96% etc? Is this a ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I stop from getting notified twice when I get a text to my Google Voice number?

When I receive a text message to my Google voice number, I get a notification from my text application, as well as the Google Voice application. It would seem that the message is being forwarded to my ...
2
votes
3answers
62k views

Vibrate function on my Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't work though it is turned on. What is the cause?

I have had this phone for a few months and only now did I try to start using the vibrate function. When I choose "Vibrate" from the drop-down bar it never vibrates when I receive texts though ...
2
votes
0answers
118 views

Making notifications easier to hear when listening to music

I would like to find some way to make it more likely for me to hear my notifications (mostly incoming SMS) while I'm playing music on my phone. The phone does vibrate, but that is of little help if ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

How to turn on notification light at N4?

I have just bought a Nexus 4 and the notification light doesn't work. I have checked the display and put a tick on notification light but still no light.. even when I put it on charge the light ...
1
vote
0answers
345 views

Why does my Droid RAZR play the new email notification when I visit my inbox on my PC?

This is truly a mystery to me. When I get new email, it's normal for me to receive an audio notification on my Droid RAZR. However, when I visit my Gmail Inbox via my browser on my PC, my Droid RAZR ...
2
votes
0answers
206 views

In Android 4, does disabling “Show notifications” have an effect on the process priority with regards to low memory?

Android 4 has a feature where you can disable notifications for an app by going to that app's properties and unchecking a checkbox. Both temporary and ongoing notifications will be hidden. My ...
2
votes
0answers
825 views

Disable repeating email sign in error notification

When there are problems with IMAP server that I'm using, email app makes a notification every few seconds or minutes (inbox check frequency is set to every hour): Couldn't sign in which leads to ...
1
vote
0answers
262 views

Reversing the order of notifications in the notification bar of a given app

I have a Galaxy S1 (I9000) running SlimRom (Android 4.2.2). The problem I have is the following: Assume someone sends me 3 messages in whatsapp (this is case important to me, but the problem is in ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I turn off the “low battery” noise?

I've started getting a loud beep notification when my battery hits 15%. Possibly this happened after an Audio Manager update but I don't see any settings in the app to change it. Previously the ...
2
votes
1answer
192 views

How to get to notifications in settings?

The title sounds misleading... There exists a shortcut under the settings shortcut widget that points to notifications. In this I can see all the notifications that my phone had (even after clearing ...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

Change the fallback notification sound

Is it possible to change the fallback notification sound that is played when the active sound is not available? I have a sound file I use for notifications on my SD card and every time I have the ...
1
vote
0answers
539 views

How to make notification lights turn off automatically when new email is read from another platform?

I'm using a Samsung S3 and I currently have the notification LED indicator option ON when an email arrives. Is there a way to make the flashing blue light stops when I read this new email from ...
1
vote
0answers
554 views

Sprint Galaxy S4. Javascript required random popup

I get a random popup on my S4. "Javascript required" and then it gives me instructions to enable Java on various browsers. This error has nothing to do with me actively using a browser on the phone. ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Filtering notifications

Is it possible to filter the notification that my Android device shows to me? For example I'd like to filter out the notifications about apps getting updated. (I use CyanogenMod 9 if that matters.)