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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 ...

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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 ...
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Be notified of an update to an app that is not installed

Is there any way to receive an update/new version released notification from the Play Store for an app that is not installed in my phone? I'm using 4.3 on a Nexus 4.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disable WhatsApp notifications in status bar and notification menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. I want to stop displaying my WhatsApp message notifications in the status bar and the notification menu. I found the answer for Galaxy S4 that suggests: Go to ...
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Android 4.3: How to get the notification history

In the recent days, after the release of Android Jelly Bean 4.3, I've heard about a new feature: something like a notification history, which would be a screen showing not only the current ...
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How to display balloon counter over application launcher icon?

Is there a way display a "balloon counter" notification on top of an application launcher icon (like iOS)?
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Missing voicemail and SMS notifications

Device: Galaxy Note 2 Android: 4.1.2 I am not getting message notifications when a voicemail is in my messagebank and when I receive an SMS.
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Stop announcement of who is calling me

How do I stop my phone from announcing the name of who is calling me on my Droid Razr Maxx? I've gone into my settings and can't find out why this is doing this.
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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 ...
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Prevent Notifcations stopping Music Playback

On a Note 2, if I am listening to music or a video, whenever a notification comes in, the audio from the music or video is stopped to play the notification sound. This happens in any app I have ...
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How to turn off Viber's new SMS income message notification

I am getting double SMS notification, i.e. one from system SMS app and another one from Viber. I don't want Viber SMS notification and need to turn it off. I'm looking in Viber app's setting but I ...
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I've received a notification with a red star in my notification bar stating that 3 viruses have been detected, click now to remove [duplicate]

Is this red star notification legit or is it some kind of spam to sell an app or a virus in itself??? How should I proceed??
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New e-mail notifications and user-side filters

Does the built-in email application create a new e-mail notification if the e-mail is moved to another folder by a filter? In particular, imagine the following scenario: E-mail arrives at an ...
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How can I Have Separate Alerts for Email and SMS?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.2.2. Currently both SMS and Email notifications have the same sound. Before I was on this phone I was on an iPhone and this was easy to change. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 still vibrating when getting notification, even though I'm on silent mode

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. When I put it on silent mode, when I get a notification from Facebook, Facebook Messenger and GMail, or any other notification, it's still vibrating. This is very ...
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Instagram keeps sending me text messages

I turned off all my push notifications, and I still keep getting text from Instagram, e.g. when someone liked my photos or left a message. But I also keep receiving txt messages from Instagram telling ...
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Read Out Text Messaging Notification

I just bought a new Galaxy S 4 over the weekend - I did some light googling on this topic, but no luck yet. I want to know how to configure my Text Messaging Notifications. Ideally, the phone would ...
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Different notifications for different contacts

im going abroad and im going to set up some twitter text alerts for people i follow so i dont have to use data. But doing this will give me constant text alerts. Is there a way i can have the texts ...
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'Spy Activity Spotted' in Android notification

I bought a new Galaxy S3 and downloaded Frontline Commando: D-Day from Play Store. I have not inserted the SIM card yet. I use my phone via wifi, for now. Yesterday, I got a notification that 'Spy ...
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Turn off email notifications (not Gmail)

I have been getting email notifications from Gmail and the default email app on my Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. I only want to use Gmail but, when I go to uncheck "show notifications" for the default email ...
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Gmail Notifications

Recently I seem to have stopped getting notification when I receive new emails on Gmail. I used to get these until a few weeks back. I have a Nexus 4 with the Android 4.2.2 and I am running the ...
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Blinking icon in notification bar [duplicate]

I have a new annoying icon on my Razr notification bar. It is a tiny blinking symbol that sort of looks like a tiny house with a cloud over it. It is blinking above the network strength bars where ...
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MTP Intilization

What does it mean when I plug in my phone charger and it says MTP Intilization? As soon as I unplug it, it will say Media Scanner Running --> Media Scanning Completed... I am using a wall charger to ...
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Disable or sign out of Google Talk?

I have a Sony Xperia X10 Mini. It keeps annoying me with Google Talk notifications, although I already went to "running services" under Settings/Applications and cancelled them. How do I get it to ...
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Instagram LED Notifications

I have a custom ROM on my S3, but that shouldn't really be the issue here. I am on JB 4.2.2. With my custom ROM I am able to set up different colors of the LED notification for each app that I want. ...
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How to get rid of Sprint's notifications for ad-supported voicemail

On my Galaxy S4 (Sprint), I regularly get a voicemail icon in my notification bar with the message: With this update, you will be able to enjoy premium Ad-supported features such as inline ...
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Does turning off the “Show notifications” settings for apps improve battery life?

I recently found that there is a "Show notifications" settings for individual app in my HTC One X. I have turned it off for some applications like Subway Surfers (which tries to sell me coins in ...
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Seeing the full text of a long notification

I've got a notification on my phone where the length of the text exceeds the width of the screen and it doesn't wrap, just wanders off the edge. How can I see the full text of the notification? I've ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to override notifications that don't let me dismiss them?

I have a Galaxy Nexus that's running 4.2.2. Certain apps, like Words with Friends, occasionally send spammy notifications for trying out a different game or something like that. They won't dismiss ...
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My phone displays: “Notification has been set” at each boot

I am in doubt. My Galaxy SII phone began recently to display a standard pop-up notification box with the text "Notification has been set" at each boot. I uninstalled the software that I suspected was ...
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RAZR cuts off call ring after half a second

My Droid RAZR (original model, 18 mos. old), seems to have an issue where when a call comes in it will start to play the ring tone but then the sound shuts off after half a second. The call is still ...
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Android shows missed calls even after open

My phone shows the missed calls on the app icon even after I check and delete them from log. I did restart / battery off several times but it still hanging there!! Phone Samsung Galaxy S Duos Android ...
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Calendar notifications in status bar for RAZR M

I'm running Jelly Bean and when a calendar event reminder goes off, I don't get a notification in the status bar. Is there some way to enable this? It looks like they've disabled this feature and ...
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Turn off the voice notification for emails on GALAXY S4?

So I tried to figure this issue out for my boss and ended up stumped, decided to call Verizon for some assistance however, due to lack of "official literature" (?) the tech was unable to assist me in ...
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How can I prevent my phone from vibrating when service is lost or re-acquired?

I find it annoying when I'm in an area with poor service, that my phone vibrates every 15 seconds to tell me that service has been lost, or re-aquired. How can I disable this vibration? I have a ...
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HTC First - Not getting any Notifications for Phone, text or Voicemail. Only can see when Clicking on it

One thing I liked about my old phone was if I got a missed call, text or Voicemail, it would putt a number, or in a more older phone I owned, an Alert symbol, notification informing me that I have ...
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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??
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Where does the Foursquare notification come from?

Yesterday, I got a Foursquare friend request in the notifications panel. The only running services at that time were, I believe, the same that are running now. Definitely there was no Foursquare ...
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Setting phone to silence, but play notification sound on incoming mail from certain contact

I know "blocking mode" on Samsung S3, but it allows only phone calls from certain contacts. Can I do the same for email sound notifications for certain contacts? preferably without installing any ...
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What does the online status on Viber mean?

Does it mean that the contact is msging/calling another viber contact, or just that the app is activated in the phone and running in the background? My contacts complain about me not replying to them ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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No captive portal/hotspot sign-in notification

on my previous phone, an Xperia Arc, when I needed to sign in to my work's captive portal (wifi hotspot) I got a notification. Now that I have an HTC One I no longer get this notification. Is there ...
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Change sms signal for specific broadcast number

At work I'm on standby certain days and nights and get alarms through sms messages, I would like to give those messages another notification signal so that I know if it's an alarm or not. They seem ...