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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Google Now places a notification in my tray for weather and commute times - can I make it do the same for reminders?

I've noticed that Google does a great job of providing me with relevent information depending on where I am and the time of day. I can go to the Google Now page and I can see relevent reminders, ...
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“Battery too low to update automatically” message

My phone is less than a year old, and I really don't use it that heavily, but the battery life is terrible at times (not always). Sometimes, it will drain to single-digits (percentage-wise), and then ...
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Push notification not working

the problem I am having is with Push notifications in Android. In order to receive my WhatsApp notifications I need to manually launch the application, which I don't want do. I want to be able to ...
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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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Disable notifications of some emails

I daily receive many emails. I need a better control of emails. I want to disable notifications of some emails. A notification means for me that my phone vibrates and my smart watch vibrates. To ...
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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 to mute phone completely but keep watch's notifications vibrate?

I have and android phone and an android wear watch (specifically, LG G3 and sony swr50). If I get all the notifications on the watch, I prefer my phone to be completely muted - not ring, nor vibrate. ...
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How can I remove the notification header in Android 4.3? (Big hour, date, clear all button, notification/quick setting switch)

As shown in below screenshot: is there a way to remove the notification header, or at least replace it with a transparent image, on Android 4.3? Screenshot (click for larger variant)
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change notification sound for Google Keep

Is there a way/user settings which allows assigning a specific RING/Notification sound for Reminders in Google Keep application? It seems like there is no Settings for this feature provided in the ...
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Up/Down arrows in notification tray after unlocking

Just recently, I have noticed an icon that has an arrow pointing up and an arrow pointing down appear for a split second after I unlock my phone. It goes away so fast I can't get a screenshot. What is ...
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Is there any way to read long notifications in Android KitKat?

Some apps will create notifications that are too long to be read on the screen (horizontally or vertically). They get truncated and you can't read the end. Is there a way to read notifications that ...
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Virus warning Z3 Sony Expedia Compact

.I was on a site via F/b reading an article on Cancer. There were other sites down side of page with sites for other strange, sexy weird things!! Suddenly a warning msg took up the whole screen. Said ...
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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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Disabling email notifications from Android Hangouts app.

I have Hangouts on my Android Phone (S3) and I get emails of my incoming messages in my corresponding email associated with the same account as my Hangouts. It seems unnecessary and hard to turn off. ...
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How to turn off Vibration in Google Hangouts [ Version: 6.1.109448852]

It is really annoying that the mobile phone vibrates on every message arrives on google hangouts after update, how to disable it ? I mean for all messages I just don't need vibration, only sound ...
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Mute a single contact on WhatsApp

Basically I still want to receive the messages from a contact but on lesser priority. I don't want a notification to appear when this contact messages me. It is possible to mute a group chat, but not ...
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on my Samsung Galaxy Ace, the What's App notification will not clear even though I have read all my messages

I have a what's app notification in the top left corner of my phone that won't clear even after I read my what's app messages. Therefore it is a useless notification and I am not able to tell when I ...
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How to define a custom sound for Whatsapp?

When receiving mails or a whatsapp message, the same sound notification is played. I want to be able to tell those events apart and would like to define custom sounds. How can I achieve this? I ...
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What is the difference between active notifications and push notifications?

I know what push notifications are. But recently, I saw the term active notifications and push notifications used interchangeably. I am confused if they mean the same thing or different things. Does ...
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samsung galaxy a3: block all notifications except email and sms

Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2 I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor ...
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Voicemail indicator won't go away

On my Atrix running 2.3.6, there is a permanent icon in my notification bar saying that I have unread voicemail. I understand that this icon is flagged on the SIM card itself: sure enough, if I pop ...
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How do I drag apps from one home page to another?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. In Mega, I can drag one app from one home page to another without going through the ones in between. In S6E+, it seems that I have to go through each ...
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How do I undo a close of a tab?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. There seems to be no undo button. In Galaxy Mega, when I use Chrome, I can undo close tabs. However, in S6E+, each tab opened in chrome is part of the ...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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How to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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Mark Gmail as read when archiving from notification

The most recent version of the Gmail app as the great feature where you can choose between archiving or replying to e-mails directly from the notification. My problem is that, if you archive it from ...
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Why don't see notifications on 5.0.2 Android update for Sony Z3 Compact

Just updated to latest 5.0.2 Android on my Z3 compact, but noticed I cannot see any notifications for any apps on the lock screen. I have tried all settings (show all, not show sensitive etc.) for ...
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Notifications don't show up when phone is asleep - Samsung Galaxy s4 running CM12.1

Ok so this is a curious little problem I have. I recently flashed CM 12.1 on my S4 and since then I don't receive any notifications from apps like Bleacher Report, Snapchat or Instagram when I'm not ...
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How do I allow countdown timer alarm to go off while phone is in vibrate?

I upgraded from Galaxy Mega to Galaxy S6 Edge +. There is no menu button. In Galaxy Mega, part of the menu contains changing the settings of the countdown timer alarm. One setting I had was that I ...
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Nova Launcher displaying wrong icons

I'm using the Glim icon pack with Nova Launcher and everything displays correctly on my home screen and drawer. Though in my recent apps screen and notification screen, lock screen it shows a ...
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voicenotifier app has altered my phone ||

I have Motorola 2nd gen E mobile. Apps Hola launcher and Go SMS are my preferred apps. I wanted to have a separate notifier for email (Gmail) on my mobile other than SMS text notifier. Reading ...
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Is there a way to enable the ringer/notification sounds only when using headphones?

Let me explain the scenario: I always keep my phone in vibration mode (no ringer, no notification sounds, just the vibration), since I'm a forgetful person and I'd end up forgetting to turn the ...
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How can I tell what “Internal error” in Google Mail app

For a couple of days now I've had error messages when viewing my mail in the Google Mail app. In the beginning the error was displayed when loading mails further down the list. By now I won't see any ...
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Two-finger swipe 'breaks' heads-up notifications on Lollipop?

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) and a Moto X (2014) running Lollipop. On both of these, if I get a heads-up notification (i.e., those that show up on top of the screen when the device is unlocked) and swipe ...
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How do I remove the 'Slot 1: No SIM card detected' notification?

I'm using my phone as more of a tablet computer and less of a phone (I'm not using cellular radio, only wifi Internet), so I didn't put a SIM card in it. The issue is - the notification that I don't ...
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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Cannot connect Android device via USB

Whenever I connect my note 3 sm-n900 to my laptop, it doesn't connect and also the usb icon doesn't appear on my notification panel. My Android version is 5.0
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Notification when photos are being backed up?

Is there a way to see a notification when Google Photos backs up my photos? (throughout the whole process) I have a Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1
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Disable alarms for all day events in google calendar

When I have an all-day event in my calendar (a friend's birthday perhaps) I find that my phone will notify me to the start of the event at 11:50pm the previous day and every few minutes after that. ...
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How to disable avatars in Gmail notifications?

Currently in Android 4.4.4 Gmail app displays user pictures in new mail notifications. I would like them to display the standard Gmail icon instead. Is this possible? The reason is, I have multiple ...
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No WhatsApp notification on Xperia S after updating to JellyBean

I have Xperia S running Android ICS, and the notifications of a new message of WhatsApp appeared in the top notification panel showing an icon of WhatsApp. I received an update to JellyBean and after ...
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How to configure Android phone to get notifications of work emails sent directly to me

For my work, I have a company email account. I use the 'K-9 Mail' app to read on my Android phone (Nexus 6). Among the emails, on my phone, I really only care to read emails that have my name ...
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How can I change the vibrate duration for Google Calendar app reminder notifications?

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1. I have vibration enabled, and when a Calendar reminder notification triggers, my phone vibrates twice, quickly. This is often too fast/too weak for me to ...
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App permission management is running notification

Is there any option to get rid of those not useful, permament notifications on Android 5.1, in particular App permission management is running They are just taking space and focus, are not helpful to ...
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Does blocking app notifications stop app from accessing internet?

On Android smartphone, we can hold finger on any notification from app and after clicking on "i" it shows option to block any further notification from the app. Say for example, I do this for gmail ...
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Can anyone confirm updates to an application are what causes the notifications to turn back on?

I have turned off all notifications in Android 5.1.1 (although from my research, it doesn't appear to be limited to that OS- 4.3 and up at least). It appears every time I update the app, it resets the ...
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Calendar Plays Wrong Sound

I have set the sound in both Personalize->Sound->Notification Sounds->Calendar and Calendar->Menu->Settings->Select Notification to the same sound, but Calendar refuses to play the ...
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How can I get Google calendar to play a sound notification for an event?

Is it possible to get an audible notification of an event in Google Calendar? I have a new Android smartphone which I'm trying to fathom out. I'm new to all this.
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Handling Notifications - Vibrations / Screen / Tones?

My HTC One seems to vibrate for every damn notification that comes on. When it does this, the screen does not come on and there's no sound. I know how to turn notifications off, but I"m trying to ...
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How can I get notifications from two Android phones to one Android Wear watch?

I have a Nexus 5 as my personal phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5 as my work phone, and an LG Urbane watch. Currently my watch is linked to the Nexus 5 and due to Android Wear limitations it seems I can't ...