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Persistent Notification for Calendar Events

The Google Calendar app recently updated to the new Material Design look. I've noticed that notifications have changed in a way that I do not like. When a calendar event comes due, it appears as a ...
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Crossed bell on notification meaning in Lollipop

If you long-press a notification in Lollipop, you could see a crossed bell on some app. It seems to permanently mute every notification with the same text inside. A new notification with a ...
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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 can I get heads-up notifications for WhatsApp?

I really love the new heads-up notifications in Lollipop because they look much cleaner now, but it's really weird some apps use them or not. I would really want them to work with WhatsApp, but I ...
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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Is there a way to “mute” an alert tone that's already in the process of playing?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S5 and have it set to play a fairly loud 15 second alert if I get a text message in the middle of the night (I'm frequently on-call). I usually wake up within the first 5 ...
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Google Hangouts vibrates although vibration is disabled

I'm having a really annoying issue to where when i receive a text message through hangouts my phone will vibrate and make a sound when it isn't muted even though in the hangouts app and in the ...
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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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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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Is this notification that keeps coming up on my phone a virus?

This notification keeps coming up, and i'm not sure if it's real or a virus, or how to stop it coming up. It says 'Android system warning! Google has found serious bugs in your Battery Module!Click on ...
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Automatic deletion of new mail gmail notification on android when already read online

If I get a new mail in gmail I am happy to see the notification for this. But if I had read the mail on web gmail on a desktop pc already I don't want to see a notification. Is there a setting in ...
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Determining/stopping random phantom notifications during calls

I recently switch carriers and got a used Galaxy S4 to replace the one I would no longer be using. The phone was already cleaned up but I did a factory reset on it myself to be sure. The problem I ...
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Completely muting notifications while leaving the ringtone on vibration

I have an LG G2. I'd like to completely mute notifications, while leaving the ringtone on vibration. I know I can set different volumes to notifications and ringtone, but the lowest the notifications ...
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WhatsApp Settings in Samsung S3 - Where do I find it?

I use WhatsApp on my Samsung S3. Is there no setting for showing notifications on the icon (new messages received etc?)? I can't find any settings option.....can someone help? I reinstalled the app ...
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How do I disable the “Select input method” Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
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How to disable Android Wear?

I don't have a Android Wear, but I always get a notification from the Google Play Services App with this content: Android Wear Listening via TCP on 127.0.0.1:5601 I want to disable this spying ...
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Hide SMS Message in Notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Google Android Kitkat. When i receive a SMS, i am getting notification displaying the Sender Name with the Message. I don't want the Message received to be disaplyed in ...
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Not recieving messages from only one WhatsApp contact

When I first met the love of my life, he insisted that we use WhatsApp to communicate. He lives in Brasil and uses WhatsApp on his Windows Phone. I'm in the United States and use WhatsApp for Android ...
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Samsung S3 4.3 update - Cannot change notification sound?

My phone is a T branded device. It's got that AWFUL loud and NOISY notification/startup sound. It wakes the dead as well.* Back with the 4.1.2 update, I changed it to one of the stock notification ...
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How can I set different notifications sounds for different WhatsApp groups?

How can I set different notification sounds for different WhatsApp groups? I can set different notification sounds for different contacts individually, but I want to know whether I can set different ...
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How to shrink a notification in notification bar in Android Lollipop?

I was used to shrinking and enlarging notifications for more buttons in former android version - Kitkat. Now with Lollipop I am unsure how to execute this. I want to shrink notificaitons with buttons ...
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What is the difference between these two persistent notifications?

I use two apps which require a persistent notification: (1) the Pebble Smartwatch app, and Tasker. When I pull down the notification bar (see screenshot), I see both notifications. However, only the ...
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How to fix Google Play Store Update Error in Android 4.0.4?

I hope this question is not a duplicate of other related questions. In my Samsung Galaxy S duos mobile (Android 4.0.4 OS) I received frequent notification to update my software. Though I ...
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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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“Brendon's url” and Chinese apps on home screen. Is it a virus? How do I fix it?

My tab was charging when I noticed there were notifications in Chinese and unknown home screen shortcuts created. Some were named "Brendon's URL" and the others were in Chinese. The notifications were ...
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Interruptions are either broken or some apps disregard settings?

So, I updated to Android 5 and I discovered this new feature, interruptions and priority notifications. I set up the phone to interrupt me only for calls and messages and I went to sleep. I was ...
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Delay notifications

I'm looking for a way to delay notifications on a per-app-basis to a specific time threshold. For example, I don't want to get gmail notifications more than hourly. I don't want text message ...
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Disabled app notifications getting automatically re-enabled

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. There's an app I use frequently, but don't want notifications from. Under "App info" I unchecked "Show notifications", and initially this does dismiss ...
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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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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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notification alert without unlocking screen on Lollipop

Before my phone got upgraded to lollipop, I was able see that I had a missed call,SMS text, other app notification without having to unlock my screen. Now I have to unlock my screen just to see if I ...
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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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How to permanently disable priority interruptions setting?

I'd like to revert to the pre-Android 5.0 Lollipop behaviour of having all notifications (including calls, messages and alerts) come through at all times. The problem is that whenever I configure the ...
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Cannot download apps over mobile data

I am using Samsung Tab S. My device cannot download any apps from the Play Store when I use my data plan, but it is working when I'm using WiFi. I also did not receive any notification for FB, insta, ...
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Lollipop - mute notifications but not calls

I'd like to have phone calls ring at full volume, and all other notifications be silent. Notifications should still vibrate and/or use the LED; whatever their default behavior is. I can't figure out ...
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Android 5.0 download notification hidden forever

I've got a Nexus 4 and have been looking forward to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, so I installed MultiROM and set a secondary ROM for that. While playing with the notification control in Settings, I ...
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Dismissing an upcoming alarm when a Calendar notification is present

I had my Nexus 5 updated to Android 5.0 recently. I notice the following "interesting" behavior of the new notification system in Android 5.0. As you know, when there is an upcoming alarm the stock ...
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Notification light in silent mode on Lollipop

With Android 4.4 on my Nexus 5, when I set the notification volume to 0, the notification LED would still pulse when receiving a notififaction. This is the setting I usually want. Now, with 5.0, I ...
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Turn off app update notification sound

Does anyone know how to turn off sounds for notification of app updates? Turning off notification sounds also turns off message tones. This is becoming really annoying as phone beeps every time an app ...
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No Longer Receiving Message Notifications on Lock Screen

I have a SG3 recently updated to Jelly Bean 4.3. When the update ran, I received message previews on the lock screen, accessed them without trouble, and enjoyed the feature. In the last 24-36 hours, ...
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How do I hide the preview text on WhatsApp notifications on HTC ONE M8 lock screen?

WhatsApp on iOS can do it from inside the app, so that I'm only notified who texted me without a preview of what they wrote. How can I do it on Android?
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Permitting alarm clock interruption

Recently upgraded my Nexus 5 for Lollipop. I am having a bit of trouble understanding how "interruptions" work. It appears that setting Interruptions to None (using the volume control to bring up the ...
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I don't see the App Notification > Sensitive option

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article, http://www.lifehacker.co.uk/2014/11/18/20-hidden-android-lollipop-tips-tricks, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below but I don't for any ...
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Latest Gmail update is not working on my Samsung Galaxy S3

I have the Gmail app installed and in the latest update it said we could reply to emails directly from the drop-down status bar without having to open the app. I don't see any feature like this. How ...
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Cyanogenmod - What is “Notification mode”?

I think I'm misunderstanding the profiles options in Cyanogenmod regarding notifications. Here's what I'm trying to do: I would like all notifications to pop in the status bar, but only the phone and ...
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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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Cant click on heads up notifications on Lollipop Nexus 5

I installed android lollipop from the factory images on googles website. I dont know if its supposed to be like this but i think not. I cant click on the options in the notifications be it to answer ...
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Android Lollipop with Nexus 5 - Proximity & Notification Bar

I've updated my non-rooted, Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then I have noticed quite a few things. I am not sure if those are bugs or not. The Proximity Sensor does not ...
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How do I disable/change the NFC sounds?

I love the NFC functionality of my LG L5, but the sounds are too annoying. Is there a way to customize or disable the sounds that are played whenever a tag was read?
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Change the notification sound in the new Inbox by Gmail

I looked for a way to change the default notification sound for new e-mails in Inbox but could not find the setting. In the Gmail app I could change the sound. Does anyone know how to change it or ...