Background: I often get no signal on my phone, so use apps like Airdroid and O2 TuGo which allow for texting and calling over wifi and from multiple devices.

The problem is, when I get my signal back, I suddenly get a flood of text messages which take a long time to individually mark as read. I also get message/call notifications from apps like TuGo even if I've already read the message from another device such as a desktop PC or tablet.

Is there a way I can permanently clear the notifications, preferably from the lock screen and/or the notifications bar?

A search leads to this question but it only applies to SMS messages, not other notifications.

Android's own "clear all" button does not mark notifications as read, it only temporarily removes them which is pretty useless.

  • Marking texts as read is a per-app thing, so there's no standard way to do it. By 'permanently' clearing notifications, do you mean disabling all notifications entirely (for a period of time or for ever)?
    – user43185
    Aug 15, 2015 at 20:19
  • @JoshHolland I meant clearing only that instance of a notification permanently. E.g. banish a missed call alert, but don't forbid any more missed call alerts from occuring in the future.
    – WackGet
    Aug 25, 2015 at 0:58

1 Answer 1


I have some solutions.

  1. To avoid apps permanently not to display in notification bar.

Go in app info of particular app and disable show notifications.

  1. To read all SMS at once.

Install Tetra SMS from play store .This app gives option to mark as read to all SMS

  • Could you link the app?
    – Firelord
    Sep 22, 2015 at 9:27

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