I'm trying to disable app notification for a particular app. The usual method is to go to System > Apps > click on the app > uncheck the "show notifications" checkbox.

The problem is, this checkbox doesn't appear for this app, or for any of the random apps that I sampled which are installed on my phone (eg. GMail).

Am I missing something? I'm running a Samsung Galaxy (SGH-S730M) with Android 4.0.4. I found instructions (with screenshots) that look like they date back to Android OS 2.x or 1.6.

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The feature isn't present in Android 4.0.4: it was added in 4.1.

  • Is there any work-around to achieve the same thing in versions older than 4.1?
    – ashes999
    Aug 15, 2014 at 16:43
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    I don't believe so, no. You have to disable notifications from within the app's settings.
    – Dan Hulme
    Aug 15, 2014 at 17:11
  • Apart from "uninstalling the app", I'm not aware of any (never felt the need, to be honest). But you might check some apps to adjust notifications to figure yourself – and then let us know?
    – Izzy
    Aug 15, 2014 at 17:12
  • The app in question doesn't seem to have a setting. Thanks for your help.
    – ashes999
    Aug 15, 2014 at 19:53

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