Questions tagged [notifications]

Questions related to Android Mobile notifications, which can be visual (alert in notification bar), sounds, vibration of device, or arrival of mobile notifications via SMS. If applicable, please use the more specific tags as e.g. 'notification-bar' or 'notification-led'. See the full tag wiki for more information.

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What is the icon with what looks like Cupid and a bow and arrow? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what the symbol above of what looks like cupid with a bow and arrow is for?
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Silence all notifications by default

How can I silence all notifications by default on Android 12 without resorting to DnD? I just replaced my old phone (Google Pixel 4a, same as the old one) and restored everything from backup, but ...
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How can I increase the maximum stack size of notifications in the notification tray?

So my current phone is a Samsung Galaxy S21. I receive a LOT of push notifications, by choice. The problem is, when I receive those push notifications for, say, Twitter, the number of notifications ...
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Notification badge counter disappears on dismissing the notification

Device : Redmi Note 11 (MIUI 13.0.10.0 with Android 11) using the default launcher Problem: Whenever a notification gets dismissed (even without opening it) the badge counter attached to the ...
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How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a phone call while in "do not disturb" mode?

I tried to check allow all notifications: However, after saving it, it gets unchecked again. It works fine for other applications. How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a ...
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Locking a notification

How can I lock a notification so that I don't close it by accident? Some notifications are locked by the app and some action needs to be done to close it - I cannot simply swipe to the side. Can I do ...
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New Whatsapp message count in notification tray

Whatsapp used to show me the number of new messages from each chat in the notification shade in the right-hand side end for the corresponding chat. But after updating to MIUI13 13.0.1 this feature ...
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Is it possible to look at past system notifications? [duplicate]

If I am running an video game app that may pop up system notifications, I may place the phone down and browse the web on a computer, and if there is notifications, I will know because the phone would ...
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How to vibrate more than one time for system notifications?

I have a few Xiaomi, Samsung, and OnePlus Android phones, and want to set system notification for some apps so that it can vibrate 3 times or more. Is that possible?
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How to set custom text notification sounds with a Samsung Galaxy S22?

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S22. It runs Android 12 and One UI 4.1. What I am trying to do is use a custom notification sound for my text messages (Google Messages). I want a custom sound for ...
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Why notifications sound is controlled by media sound settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 10 and I have the following problem - in the sound settings, I have media and ringtone set to halfway, but notification and system sound set to 0. But I can ...
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Microsoft Account Notification on Samsung Note 9

I no longer use my Microsoft account but still get notifications on my mobile phone (Samsung Note 9) saying "Check your Microsoft Account, we couldn't connect" I can't access the Microsoft ...
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Badge icons disappear when clearing notification

I have a Samsung Galaxy S22. Overall I'm happy with it, but there is this one annoying feature. After I clear a notification, my badge icon which shows the nunber of unread emails for example ...
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Notification about cricket services

I have an At&t Alcatel phone with my service being through safelink. But the other day I received an notification telling me that I could go here (and it gives a website) to continue with my ...
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Calls go through even when notifications disabled

I disable all notifications in app notifications menu and text notifications do not show, as intended, but calls go through... no notification is shown when someone calls, but the call sound rings. So ...
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How do I turn off an app's custom notification sound

Some apps come with different notification sounds AKA the app switches from my default sound to their own sound. I don't want to turn off the notifications, but the sounds are poor quality and ear ...
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Keep showing unread mail notification in Gmail

Apparently, I'm one of the few people who use his mailbox as a to-do list, but since I got a new phone with Android 11, I lose my icon badge as soon as I clear the notification. In the past, I could ...
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How can I disable the battery saver window that appears at 15%?

I develop a kiosk app (can be a device owner if required) and I don't want to show the battery saver window that is shown at 15% on Samsung Galaxy Watch4 to my customers. I want to disable this ...
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Why is there a box floating on top of my other apps?

I'm coming back to Android after many years, and trying to manage Notifications. That's supposed to be accessible by holding a finger on a notification and a menu will pop up allowing you to adjust ...
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Delayed Notifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro

I ordered the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (China ROM) and the phone is doing fantastic except 1 annoying issue. All my notifications are being delayed and only get delivered when I wake up the screen. I ...
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Seeing a floating "notification square icon" on my MIUI 12.5 phone - why?

Here I was, just living my life, a happy camper of a MIUI 12.5.1 phone (Mi 9 SE to be specific), and everything was just fine. Well, not exactly, but for the purposes of this question it was. Then, a ...
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I cant shut off notification button highlights

I turned my note 9 on in safe mode and upon taking it back out the notification button actions were highlighted and I can't shut this feature off. Can someone help?
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Unnecessary system popups

I recently bought samsung s20 fe 5g and unnecessary pops ups giving me headache and I can't even disable it .i am sending some of the examples .please help me It's definitely a samsung Ui 4.0
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Network connectivity is lost intermittently Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G

I have a Note20 Ultra 5G that I have currently had for several months and is also a replacement for a previously damaged Note20. The issue is as follows: When I am at home my phone seems to be ...
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IFTTT multiple notification triggers not working

I'm trying to trigger an IFTTT action (turning heating on/off) when I arm or disarm my alarm system. The alarm system does not offer integration with IFTTT but, since arming/disarming the system gives ...
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How do I turn on app update notifications?

I've got a Moto G7 running Android 10, I've had it for 2+ years. I used to get notifications from the Play store that App A has updated. I haven't received these notifications in at least a year, ...
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Pixel 3 Android 12- Can't see Alert/Silent switch in app-specific notifications

I'm on a Pixel 3 running Android 12. See this screenshot, I'm trying to set this app to Silent notifications (In Settings > Notifications > App settings) but the option is no longer appearing:
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How to disable work Outlook notifications until the next morning?

Just installed my working Outlook on my phone and now I want to disable the notifications for this app until tomorrow, 9:30 in the morning. I really do not need to be notified for every email that ...
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What does this VPN prompt message "VPN app can monitor your network activity, including emails, apps and websites" mean?

When connected to a VPN in Android 11, the following prompt message appears [VPN app] can monitor your network activity, including emails, apps and websites What does this mean exactly? The VPN ...
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Unidentified alert (vibration and beep) every 5 minutes, even with sounds set to Mute and DND enabled

Every 5 minutes exactly, my Galaxy S9 G960U1 running Android 10 vibrates and then gives me a flat-toned beep lasting about half a second. It's not associated with any notifications, toasts, or changes ...
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Unknown notification in android

I noticed an unknown notification android phone (Vivo Z1 Pro). The title of the notification is 'links'. I opened the settings for that notification but couldn't understand which app is causing it. ...
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The notification area doesn't show up when I slide down on the notification bar. What could be the issue?

The notification area doesn't show up when I slide down on the notification bar. What could be the issue? I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12
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How can I get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6?

I wonder how I can get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6. I use Android 12.
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What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app when it's on screen/not opened at all?

I have the samsung a32 5g. What exactly does "allow background data usage" do for an app? Does it only work when the app is opened but not on screen, or is it also required to get ...
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How to make calls ring (with sound) while messages vibrate?

This seems like a fairly basic thing but I'm having trouble nonetheless. I'd like my calls to ring (with sound) while messages vibrate (no sound). How do I do this? Setting sound mode to "sound&...
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Separate call and notification volumes?

On my Google Pixel 3a phone running Android 12, I have a setting for "Ring & notification volume." A single sliding bar. Once upon a time it used to look like this: Is there a way to ...
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Force check for notifications without checking phone

When i haven't checked my phone (One Plus 6. Running OxygenOS 10.3.12) for a few hours, when i finally check it it lags like there is no tomorrow. My guess is that it requests and then receives a ...
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What does Chrome try to tell me? (aka red dot always appears on Google Chrome without apparent reason)

For a while now, there is a permanent red dot over my Google Chrome app icon: I don't have any tabs open (had many, closed them all trying to get rid of the dot) and checked all possible settings of ...
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How can I completely hide that my cell phone has an active call?

When we are on a call, the notification bar turns green and a notification with the tefelone icon appears uninterruptedly. I wanted my cell phone to go on as if there wasn't a call going on, the call ...
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Send A Notification To Android 9 Device Via ADB/shell/Script

wondering if it's possible to send a notification to an Android 9 device when a script finishes? I have a custom Magisk script that runs on first boot for my rom releases that does some things like ...
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Any way to disable the "Blank is draining the battery" notifications?

I get this little popup all the time on my phone: I can "Ignore for now" but it just comes back a few hours later. The thing is, I'm not running the "Amazon Alexa" app currently. ...
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Pixel 4a makes a mystery sound with no notification

Note: This is similar to Mystery "notification" sound, but not the same symptoms, so I believe it is a different thing. My issue For about the past month, my phone has made a mystery sound ...
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Android Notification History back up to cloud

Android 11 introduced notification history feature on OS/devices. The notification history keeps the notifications received in the last 24 hrs. I want to see if there is way to move this to the cloud ...
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What does the "Blocking temporarily off" Phone notification mean?

After calling an emergency number, I received a notification from the "Phone" app on my Android device that states: Blocking temporarily off Blocking is turned off after you dial or text an ...
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Display a user-entered note when a contact calls

In android is there a way to display a user entered note specific to a contact whenever that respective contact calls? Something like this... For context, it has to be similar to how Truecaller app ...
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Call declined on Android 11

I got a very strange situation when on Android 11 I got call declined. The caller is in favorites, did not set any filtering. This happen after 23:30h (11:30 PM). The problem is not in lost of mobile ...
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Preventing auto expansion of Gmail in the notification?

If I remember it correctly, Gmail used to show only a digest (the title/sender/time) of new e-mails in the system notification, and I had to expand it manually. I don't know since when it changed but ...
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Chrome for Android's media notifications disappear

Chrome and other browsers show media in the notifications area automatically. I use to be able to switch apps and continue playing the media. Now, when the app is no longer active, the media ...
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What line to change on my mixer_paths.xml so that notification/ringtones sound also sound through top speaker?

My current situation is i own a Samsung Galaxy S20. The problem is my bottom speaker is busted. I do have the top speaker working but only for alarms and media. Notification and ringtone sounds seems ...
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How exactly do apps not running "in the background" receive notifications?

So, Android has this view (I think left to the home button is standard) where you see all the "currently open" apps, whatever that means exactly. What I'm wondering is, how can apps that are ...
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