I just bought a new smartphone and the new Android (6.0.1) has this peeking thing that really annoys me. I wanted to disable it, for example for WhatsApp, so I went to

Settings -> Sound & notification -> App notifications -> Whatsapp -> Allow peeking (off)

This solves the issue. The problem is that when I turn the device off and then turn it on again, these settings go back to default and the peeking is re-enabled without my doing anything.

Is there a way to permanently disable peeking?


I've found this link and option 1 seemed very promising. However, I did that and it didn't work either. Still looking for the solution, though.

  • Wondering if your WhatsApp is on sd card ( not phone storage)- if so, reverting to phone storage and checking may help?
    – beeshyams
    Jan 4 '17 at 13:29
  • @beeshyams I've been looking this up on the Internet and that seems to be the problem for almost everyone. However, in my case, I have no apps on the SD Card, so this wouldn't be my case. It's really driving my crazy.
    – Tendero
    Jan 4 '17 at 13:31
  • Is it only WhatsApp or with all apps?
    – beeshyams
    Jan 4 '17 at 13:32
  • @beeshyams I don't know if all of them, but it appears to be a general problem, because I had turned peeking off for 6 or 7 apps and all of them reset after reboot.
    – Tendero
    Jan 4 '17 at 13:35
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    @beeshyams I just checked again, and it is only WhatsApp that is having this issue. I was wrong before, I got confused with all the tests I did and they were all on normal because I had put them like that the last time.
    – Tendero
    Jan 5 '17 at 0:30

Well, I finally got it to work. I'm going to post the solution just in case someone is having the same problem. I did exactly as it is stated here: just toggling another one of the other two options in the notification settings did the magic.

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