Questions tagged [notification-bar]

The bar at the top of the screen in the Android OS, where the time is displayed, along with small icons corresponding to notifications from the Android system and user applications.

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How do I delete an email in Gmail from the notification screen?

The latest Gmail app update (26 MAR 2013) introduced a feature for devices running Android 4.1 (Jellybean) and higher wherein a user could directly archive / reply to an email from within the ...
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Complete list of Lollipop system icons shown in notification bar?

Is there a complete list of these? I've seen lots of Q&A about "What does x icon mean" but it would be really useful if there were a complete list for reference!
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What are the different signal indicators avalable on the notification bar?

The signal indicator on my phone often shows "3G" or "H+" in the signal indicator. When there's no connectivity it doesn't show anything. I'm referring to the icons in the status bar like these: ...
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

I have a Bluetooth headset (BlueBuds X) which uses a battery. I want to know its battery status directly from the phone. I've looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution that isn't a scam. Is it ...
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Why does my notification bar get stuck on Galaxy S?

The notification bar on my Samsung Galaxy S with Froyo has a nasty habit of getting stuck. When this happens and I try to pull it down, the (I don't know what to call it) "dragging bar" appears, but ...
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Seeing the full text of a long notification

I've got a notification on my phone where the length of the text exceeds the width of the screen and it doesn't wrap, just wanders off the edge. How can I see the full text of the notification? I've ...
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What is this “Vo LTE” notification bar icon?

This icon started showing up in my Android notification bar last week. I think it was after I used the Google Drive app for the first time (I had never opened this app before and was just curious). ...
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How to remove persistent “Mi Band is Connected” notification in Android?

I have Mi band 2 from Xiaomi, always connected to my Android device for fitness activity tracking. In the notification drawer, there is always a persistent(unclearable notification) - "Mi Band is/isn'...
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Gmail app duplicate notifications - one for Inbox and again for Custom Label

I am getting 2 notifications for the same email, both from the Gmail app. One notification is for the Inbox and the other is for a custom Label. I do not want two notifications for the same email, so ...
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Temporarily cache notifications

Is there a way to completely block notifications on my Android device? I'm not asking for "silent mode" or "remove individual apps, one by one". What I'd like, ideally, is an app that disables ...
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Voicemail indicator won't go away

On my Atrix running 2.3.6, there is a permanent icon in my notification bar saying that I have unread voicemail. I understand that this icon is flagged on the SIM card itself: sure enough, if I pop ...
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Spam alerts in notification bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I get spam alerts about free ipads and typical junk like that on my notification bar when I start my droid. This also ...
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How can I prevent apps from going full screen and hiding the notification bar?

The notification bar takes only a few pixels yet contains so much useful information. Unfortunately, there are some apps (that I otherwise love) that insist on being in full screen, and therefore ...
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Can't Pull Bar to Mount Storage

I don't know what's wrong with my phone. Things are breaking left and right ... To mount the phone so I can access files on it (I don't have an SD card), I: Disable USB debugging Enable Mass Storage ...
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How to open read notifications?

I got a notification which was shown in my notification bar on my Google Nexus 5. As soon as I clicked on the notification an app opened and the notification has been removed from my toolbar. With the ...
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Need only one icon in the top notification bar for multiple Gmail accounts

I am trying to figure out how to have only one notification icon on the top notification bar for an incoming e-mail for any of my multiple Gmail accounts. This was the way Gmail worked on my phone ...
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How to show date in status bar in Android 7?

Back in Android 4/5, date was shown in the status bar along with time. However, I recently upgraded to Nougat/7 and now date is gone from the status bar and there doesn't seem to be any setting to re-...
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how to remove sticky (permanent) notifications from notification bar?

I have a buggy app installed in my phone, which sometimes creates permanent download progress notification with animated icon but fails to remove it from notification bar by its own. I tried to ...
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Can anyone recognize this app (toggles WiFi, GPS, Sync, BT, etc.) in the notification bar?

I found this screenshot in one of the market apps (Galaxy Nexus Flashlight), in the red rectangle there is an app do you know this app? it seem very interesting.
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Unknown status bar icon (Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 5.1.1)

What does the following icon in my status bar indicate? And how do I remove it? As far as I know I didn't turn any setting on that triggered it. I can't find the icon online. My first guess was that ...
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How do I get these toggles in my notification bar?

I was reading an article talking about the Galaxy Nexus vs. the Galaxy SIII, and ended up buying a Nexus (was a steal, and I knew it was getting JB). Anyway, I've recently updated it to Jellybean, ...
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Google Play Music frequently flashing in notification bar and notification tray

Recently, Google issued an update for Google Play Music. Now, I frequently see the Google Play Music icon briefly appearing in the Android notification bar (aka status bar). It will appear for about ...
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Why are my network icons blue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray? I've got a Motorola Electrify on Android 2.3. Sometimes my network icons (3G and the cellular ...
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Replace notification bar

The default notification bar in Nexus S is very basic. It doesn't have any toggle buttons like others do. Can I replace it?
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Can I shorten the network name in my status-bar so I have room for more icons?

The network-operator name takes up that important real-estate in the top-left corner of my screen, on the left side of the notification bar. It takes up room that can better be used for notifications. ...
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Is there a way to hide all notifications during the night?

I mean something like this: I'd like to hide them like this during "downtime period" or "do not disturb mode". I'd like to hide them both on the lock screen on the status bar at the top of the screen....
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Display media volume in the status bar

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII running CM9. Currently I have an app that displays my media volume by using a persistent notification. However I have 2 problems with this. Since media volume is a ...
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A swipe on status bar opens on quick setting instead of notifcation panel

In short: any idea how to set a swipe on the status bar to open the notification panel, not the quick settings one? (It was the default setting before I installed/uninstalled an app) The whole story:...
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RSSI range for WiFi icons

What is stock RSSI range for the WiFi indicator icon in notification bar?
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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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Disable Google Play Ads in Notification Area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I'm not sure if everyone has experienced this annoying behavior, I often see ads in my notification area pointing to games ...
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Bigger Notification Bar?

Is there a way to make the Notification Bar thicker? I recently bought this case and it makes it incredibly hard to pull down the notification bar. I was wondering if there was a way to thicken the ...
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Can't swipe down notifications on Nexus 4

i have a 12 day old Nexus 4 and i can't swipe down the notifications bar. i've tried turning it off i've tried performing a factory reset If i go into an application that supports landscape mode (e....
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Hide SMS message in notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Android Kitkat. When I receive an SMS, I get a notification displaying the sender name with the message. I don't want the message text to be displayed in the notification,...
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Disabling animation of the Wifi connection icon

On Android 7.1 the wifi icon does not only show the signal strength by the well known circular four bar image, but also underneath it there are two tiny arrows, one pointing up and the other one ...
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Notify me only once or twice a day

Is there a way to bundle all my android notifications and let notifications arrive at a specific time of the day? For example, let's say I only want to check notifications at 10am and 6pm, everyday. ...
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How do I prevent notifications from certain app from being dismissed?

So, going on the opposite side of the maiority of people: there are apps whose notifications I don't want to be able do dismiss. For example, I use Samsung Health and Daylio to keep track of my ...
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Shortcut to the notifications panel?

Many applications place an icon on the notification bar. But then to get to the action I need to long tap the notification bar (taking care not to tap the screen area below it) and then pull it down (...
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Replace default battery status icon

Is there any way to replace the default battery status icon with percentage values to indicate battery status? For example as I saw in a screen shot
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What is the difference between these two persistent notifications?

I use two apps which require a persistent notification: (1) the Pebble Smartwatch app, and (2) Tasker. When I pull down the notification bar (see screenshot), I see both notifications. However, only ...
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Android Lollipop's notification bar is not transparent in Nexus 4

I had updated my Nexus 4 with Android 5.0 OTA update last week. I observed that the notification bar is not transparent. I see some reviews of Android Lollipop (Nexus 4) in YouTube and as I remembered ...
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How can I control the brightness from the notification bar?

My friend has the Galaxy S and is able to control the brightness by sliding his finger over the notification-bar. He said he didn't install anything to have it (but he has a custom ROM, so that doesn'...
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How can I customize which Gmail notifications are shown in the notification bar?

I receive dozen of useless newsletters everyday from my school, at the same time the same addresses may send a few important e-mails that I need to read ASAP. How can I setup the Gmail client and the ...
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Screenshot of Notifications on Lollipop

There is a notification in Chinese showing on my Android Lollipop screen. I'd like to get a translation but have no access to a Chinese speaker at the moment, so I attempted to take a screenshot of it ...
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Weird icon on notification bar

Any ideas as to what it is? Its not a notification or an ongoing notification. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running Android 4.1.2
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Notification bar key-binding?

I have a bluetooth keyboard that I've set up in such a way that I can essentially use every function on my phone using just they keyboard, with home and menu and arrow keys and such. The only major ...
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How to get Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) on stock rom

Can I have the Power Control Widget (Status bar widget) from CM7 on the Stock ROM? This is the is the only feature I missed from CM7 when I switched back to Stock ROM. It gives the quick access to ...
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How to customize the notification bar?

I don't know even thats possible in case of Xperia mini pro. When I flashed Cyanogen ROM into my Xperia Mini Pro, I was able to customize the notification bar. I mean I was able to change the ...
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How to hide the carrier name in status bar?

I'm using MIUI rom and in the Philippines, the carrier name is pretty long. "Globe Telecom-P" and it takes up a lot of status bar space. Gah. Is there a way to hide this?
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How to disable USSD notifications?

On Android 4.2.1, some new stuff has appeared in the notification area. It shows my current balance and has an icon of the "SIM-card menu" app. Also, sometimes, some spammy messages appears (from my ...

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