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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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I keep getting alerted regarding unread Facebook messages even though there is none

My phone beeps and tells me I have an unread Facebook message even though I don't. I've got a hunch what the source of the problem is. I have both the Facebook app and the Friend Caster app and they ...
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
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How to set up priority mode in Android 4.3?

I have an Android 4.3 phone and don't expect any Lollipop updates soon. However, Lollipop's "Priority Mode" is a feature that would be tremendously in my daily life. Specifically, I expect the ...
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Remove notification count when swiped away in notification drawer

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2 rooted. When I swipe away a notification from my notification drawer, is there a way I can make it also consider the notification as seen/read so that I don't have to ...
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Android tablet does not receive notifications when screen is off

I have a Ainol Novo 7 Aurora v3 tablet using unofficial ROM, rooted, CM10. Android OS version is 4.1.2, and I found that it cannot receive notifications such as WhatsApp. After the screen is turned ...
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How to dismiss an individual entry from the Calendar Notifications list?

On my Nexus 5 phone running Android 4.4, if I have several calendar notifications come at the same time, I can easily dismiss them all at once by either: 1) pulling down the notification menu ...
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Why don't I get Google Talk notifications on my Android from people using iPhones?

I'm using the stock Google Talk app. I don't seem to have a problem getting Google Talk notifications from people on a PC. However, I don't get any notifications at all from people using iPhones (or, ...
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Marking an e-mail as unread pops a “new email” notification

My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S2 phones, and use the GMail app for reading and writing emails. In that app, when I mark a read mail as "unread", it throws me back into the previous screen ...
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Bluetooth device battery life indicator unavailable

I'd like to understand why Android seems to be lacking some kind of low level Bluetooth support which iOS has. I've recently bought a fairly cheap pair of BT headphones (VTIN Swan) which work great, ...
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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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Reminder at a specific date and time

My phone is a Huawei Ascend Y511 with Android 4.2.2. I like the Alarms feature in the built-in Clock app, but it only lets me choose a time (and days of the week, if using a recurring alarm), not a ...
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Phantom noise diagnosis: logcat included

I've got brand new Moto X Style. Great phone, but I have a weird issue which I'm trying to diagnose. My phone sometimes makes that volume change acknowledgement noise without any interaction. If you ...
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On multiple devices, remove notifications if they have been read on one device

I use two cell phones and multiple devices. I work in the US and live in Canada. When I cross the border and turn on my Nexus 4, I get every notification sent since it was turned off. If it was one ...
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Some notification tones only shows up for certain apps?

Let's say WhatsApp app. When I try to change notification tones for WhatsApp, some ringtones show up which are not shown when I change device's notification tones. For example in Sound Picker, only ...
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Block persistent notifications, but keep regular ones?

I use Steam and Skype. I'd like to be able to hide the ongoing "Online" notifications each service have without them being killed in the background. Skype has an option to disable the ongoing ...
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Reminders doesn't work (Google Keep, Any.Do, …)

No reminders work in applications like Google Keep or Any.Do But when standard alarm event is fired - boom! All past reminders that you were supposed to remember 5 hours ago are displayed. How to ...
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How can I increase the size of the notification bar?

My mom recently got a nexus 5, and she really likes it, but she has moderately bad vision and so she can't see the icons in the notification bar (so she doesn't know when she gets a notification). Can ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HTC Chacha - random facebook notifications?! please help!

My boyfriend bought me this phone about a week ago as an xmas present, and i've been very happy with it so far. Thing is, everytime I try to text somebody/look through my phone it constantly flashes ...
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Unknown Notification Alerts

My S3 constantly sounds a Notification alert but I can't tell what it is trying to notify me about. No new emails, no new messages. What is it trying to tell me?
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Unable to dismiss calender alerts on Droid RAZR after 4.0.4 update

I updated my Droid RAZR to Android 4.0.4 last month. Ever since then I can't dismiss my calendar alerts. No matter what I do they just keep repeating every 5 minutes. I've tried using the dismiss ...
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Ringer and Notification Volume

Before icecream sandwich, on my HTC I was able to make my notification volume on zero (so it would vibrate) while my ringer was at full volume. Now with icecream sandwich the ringer and notification ...
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Instagram notifications on my PHONE

I'm wondering how I can get the notifications to pop up on my phone, in the top bar. I've gone through all the settings and enabled all notifications but they do not notify me. With my twitter app, ...
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Why is my Galaxy S notifying me about a new message when my inbox is empty?

My Galaxy S keeps telling me I have a text message. I have erased my entire inbox but the notification won't go away. How do I make this notification stop?
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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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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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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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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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“Priority only” as default mode - Marshmallow

When I try to change the "Notifications mode" using the volume key, it always defaults to "Alarms only" mode, but I would like this to be set as "Priority only". I know I can swipe down to access "Do ...
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“Improve Location Accuracy” question won't stop coming up

Immediately, no matter if I hit "yes" or "no", it will pop up one second later when I'm on Tinder. No matter how many times I answer, it will just come right back up immediately. I've tried ...
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Why are heads up notifications not showing after an update in Samsung Galaxy E7?

I've recently updated my Samsung device to Android 5.1.1 lollipop and as I have been playing around with it I noticed that I wasn't getting any heads up notifications. Is there a certain option to ...
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Instagram Post Notification Cache Location

Instagram has a "post notification" feature which notifies users on a specific user's new posts. These notifications show the image preview in expanded notification view in notification panel. The ...
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Can't see most notifications on my phone until I unlock it. (Android 4.1.2)

My phone's an LG-E460. Sometimes, when I lock my phone, I stop getting most chat notifications (Whatsapp, Telegram, Google Hangouts...) Happens specially often with Whatsapp, though. I'm talking to ...
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Display only the sender's name in text notifications

When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the notification, just the sender name is enough.
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Disable Notification Vibration for Specific Apps

I would like to change a setting for my Android (v5.1.1) to make my YouTube app show notifications (on the Lock Screen and Status Bar as it currently does), but without vibration and sound. That is, ...
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No longer I get SMS notifications

I‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ have installed a few new SMS management apps to test them and uninstalled them ...
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Change notification text and background color

I'm looking for a way to change the color of the text that appears on the notifications in the notification drawer. I'm running CM12.1 with Xposed.
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make calls ring (sound) while notifications vibrate only

Is it possible to control volume in such a way that I can make ringtone ring (sound), while notifications only vibrate. It doesn't matter if calls vibrate or not, ideally though it does vibrate. I ...
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Application messages

Need assistance. If I power on or restart my GT-P7500 10.1 Samsung tablet, it takes an awe full long time to become usable. It keeps coming up with messages like "Messager is not responding" - with ...
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Un-combining notifications on HTC M9/Lollipop?

On my HTC One M9 with Android Lollipop, notifications are combined by category. For example, if I have 3 emails and 5 text messages, the notification list will show two items - "3 new emails" and "5 ...
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iOS' Quick Reply feature on WhatsApp for Android

Recently I got my first Android phone, LG G3 and updated to the Android Lollipop, the latest OS ver. The transition from iOS isn't smooth as I thought and this because I'm trying to find how to enable ...
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App notifications block setting not set after phone restart

I updated my Sony Xperia Z1's Android to Lollipop (official update from Sony) a few days ago, and just noticed that the applications having their notifications blocked reset back when my phone is ...
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Voice Notification can't be turned off?

I just got the Lg G3, Android 4.4.2, and I can't seem to cancel the voice notification off, it works just fine with my friend's phone, which is the same model and has the same OS version. I go to ...
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Can I get Android to not expand the top notification?

I've had Android 4.4 (on a HTC One) for a while now. And it never automatically expanded notifications. A short while ago I accidentally expanded one of the notifications, and at that point the system ...