I've just acquired an Android 9 phone. It is part of the Android One scheme, so the software should be really stock Android. I do not currently wish to install a custom ROM, or otherwise mod the OS at a root level.
I've turned it on, and obviously it started catching up with updates :-).
I don't like that it keeps showing an animated download icon at the top of the screen. I don't want my attention repeatedly drawn to this, thanks. (I don't know why anyone would?)
I have set "Remove animations" in the accessibility settings. However, the animation still keeps appearing.
Is there a way to disable this animation?
Presumably I could go in "Manage Notifications" and disable Google Play Store, but...
I happened to notice that in "Manage Notifications", if I click on "Google Play Store" (instead of the toggle button next to it), I get a detailed list of notifications which I can disable individually. Some of these look important. I don't want to disable notifications that critical security updates have been released for Chrome, Play Services, and so on!
I can see seven "categories" of notifications. Does one of these cover the animated download icon? If so, what else will it disable?
- High priority
- Account alerts
- App updates available
- Updated apps
- Security and maintenance
- Device setup