I am running Android 2.2 on HTC Legend. I have a LOT of applications installed on it.

Today, after I changed my mobile operator, a notification appeared in the top bar. When I click on it, it says that my connection to Google is wrong and asks for the password.

However, since this is a dialog overlay, I have no mean to know if it is an application that I can trust (like a native one), or some sort of scam.

Any idea on how to identify from which app/service this message comes from?


This method does not work on Android 2.2.

Tested on Kitkat Android 4.4.2

Long press the notification and select App info. It will take you to the settings app and show the details of the app the notification comes from.

on Lollipop

A long press shows you the name of the application instead of the notification.

  • Don't get me wrong but what you wrote is more or less a universal fact. Even if it's not, Huey earlier came up with it in the comment on the question here. This should've been a wiki. Given that there is an active bounty, the proper way of answering (IMO) would've been to first clarify, for which Android the bounty seeks an answer, and then post the relevant answer. As of now, the answer is not relevant to original question and doesn't seem relevant to bounty either. – Firelord Oct 6 '15 at 11:40
  • I mainly answered for people searching for an answer to the title. I doubt many people know you can long press notifications. If i didn't see the comment I think many others wouldn't have seen it also. :) I do hope someone else can give a definitive answer for Froyo. – miva2 Oct 6 '15 at 11:52
  • Actually, somebody also posted a similar answer once. There is a deleted answer on this page (as far as I can recall) featuring MIUI with content almost similar to yours. – Firelord Oct 6 '15 at 11:55
  • If you think it is not useful for this question I'd suggest to flag and downvote it. We can let the community decide if it's useful or not. I thought it was. – miva2 Oct 6 '15 at 12:02

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