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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How can I deduce/identify an app from a notification icon?

I'm concerned about an app on my child's phone. I saw an app icon in the notification area that looked strange (Andy Android head, slightly tilted as its icon). How can I find out what app it is from ...
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How to determine which app is creating a notification [duplicate]

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 ...
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Popups, dialogs, notifications, toasts: what's the difference?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with an unwanted pop-up message, and the person who's trying to help asked what kind of pop-up it is. It's just a message on the screen, what difference does it ...
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How to block specific notifications from an app?

A certain app I use gives me crucial notifications that I need, but also notifies me almost daily that over 80% of my RAM is used. I would like to allow this app to send me all notifications except ...
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How to turn off notifications for individual apps?

On my iphone, there is a "notifications" setting section, which basically just allows me to choose which apps has the power to notify me. I was wondering if there's anything similar that is available ...
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Notification messages from when I turned on the phone. Where are they?

My Galaxy j7 shows me notification messages when I turned on the phone (i.e. received messages, phone calls, apps updated, etc.) Is there a way to see those from the normal interface without having ...
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How to disable Heads Up notifications in Android Lollipop? (notification popup at top of the screen)

How can I disable the heads up for Android Lollipop, just like it was in KitKat and below? If it is possible to disable heads up, is it also possible to enable it for certain apps only , like when ...
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How can I get heads-up notifications for WhatsApp?

I really love the new heads-up notifications in Lollipop because they look much cleaner now, but it's really weird some apps use them or not. I would really want them to work with WhatsApp, but I ...
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How to disable battery full notification sound?

When battery has been charged full, my Galaxy S phone gives the same notification sound that is used when I receive SMS. Is there a way to disable the sound without also disabling sound from SMS? It ...
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How can I be informed through my computer if a new SMS is received?

While I'm working with my computer, my mobile lies next to me and every time I receive a new SMS or WhatsApp message, I have to grab the phone, read the message and answer it. So it would be really ...
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How to get rid of OTA software update notification?

I upgraded my Nexus 4 to Lollipop a few days ago but I don't like it. I'll leave out my reasons because they're not relevant here. I wiped my phone and installed a clean stock 4.2.2 version instead. I'...
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"Low on space" warning with over 50% free

I recently started getting the following notification: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. When I click on the notification, it takes me to the "All" applications screen listing how ...
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False "low on space" (internal storage) warning on HTC Incredible

A while ago, I posted another question here when I had plenty of free internal storage but was getting the following warning: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. The problem was ...
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How to fix "Notification access is not available" on Android Go?

I have a TECNO Spark 2 running on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). Every time I try to install apps that require notification access, it says that the feature is not available. How to fix it?
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Different notification sounds for sms and email?

Is there a way to use different sounds for a sms text alert and an email alert? I can't find the setting. I'm on HTC Hero, Android 2.1
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Is there a way to customize vibrate patterns?

Like many people my phone is most of the time in silent/vibrate mode. I was wondering if there's a way to assign different vibration patterns for different notifications, just like we do for ringtones ...
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Is this notification that keeps coming up on my phone a virus?

This notification keeps coming up, and i'm not sure if it's real or a virus, or how to stop it coming up. It says 'Android system warning! Google has found serious bugs in your Battery Module!Click on ...
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Android 4.3: How to get the notification history

In the recent days, after the release of Android Jelly Bean 4.3, I've heard about a new feature: something like a notification history, which would be a screen showing not only the current ...
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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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Be notified of an update to an app that is not installed

Is there any way to receive an update/new version released notification from the Play Store for an app that is not installed in my phone? I'm using 4.3 on a Nexus 4.
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Disable notifications per app and time frame

I would like to know if there's any app or any Tasker plugin that would allow me to block notifications on the weekends. I got two email accounts, one personal with the Gmail app and the other work-...
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Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.)

What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time: Through Android internally (with some ...
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Blocking notification based on content or sticky-ness

I have a messaging app (TextNow) that sometimes likes to put a sticky notification up (to notify me that I have used up my data and am being throttled), which I do not want and cannot be disabled in ...
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"Weather is running" notification

Running 8.1.0 on a Moto x4: I keep getting this notification: Weather is running Tap for more information or to stop the app. If I tap and Force Stop the Weather app, it comes back before ...
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How can I configure WhatsApp so that an email is sent to me when someone sends me a message on WhatsApp?

How can I configure WhatsApp so that an email is sent to me when someone sends me a message on WhatsApp?
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"Show notifications" is greyed out for some apps. What's causing it and how do I change it?

There are some apps for which "Show Notifications" is greyed out, thus effectively barring you from changing the notification policy of that app. Why or when does it happen? I've noticed this issue ...
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How can I turn off Notification Sounds and leave phone sounds on

How can I turn off the annoying Notification sounds but still leave phone ringer on?
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Why to get Mobile Broadcast notices in OxygenOS 3.x abroad?

I am abroad and get such notices about cell broadcast etc when in Baltics in Fig. 1. My SIM card settings are in Fig. (2-3). Fig. 1 Broadcast-notice visible often in Baltics, Fig. 2 Settings > SIM ...
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"Priority only" as default mode - Marshmallow

When I try to change the "Notifications mode" using the volume key, it always defaults to "Alarms only" mode, but I would like this to be set as "Priority only". I know I can swipe down to access "Do ...
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App permission management is running notification

Is there any option to get rid of those not useful, permament notifications on Android 5.1, in particular App permission management is running They are just taking space and focus, are not helpful to ...
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How can I disable the notification sounds while playing music?

I don't like the notification sounds overlaying my music playback, but I can't find any setting to disable notification sounds while playing music. I also don't like the way the sound overlay works. ...
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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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Is it possible to only silence certain notifications?

I'm running Android 2.2 FroYo on an HTC Droid Incredible. When I go to bed, I want to turn off all notifications except for incoming phone calls, which I still want to receive. Is this possible, ...
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How to disable Peek / Heads Up notifications globally in Android Oreo?

There are multiple ways to disable Peek/Heads Up notifications in previous versions of Android (e.g. these or these), but it seems that the changes introduced by Oreo (Android 8.X) prevents them all. ...
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Uninstall harmful app. 'Mobile tracker' can damage your device.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 international i9300 since 2012. I've never rooted it. The last app I've installed was a few months ago. I'm running Android 4.4.4. Today, for the first time ever, I've ...
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Is there anything similar to APNS on Android?

Is there anything similar to APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) on Android? (APNS uses a single TCP connection between an iOS device and an Apple-controlled server, which issues push ...
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"Wrong file type, please select again" when choosing a ringtone

I have a Nexus 5, all my ringtones and notification sounds returned to default, and when I try to set any file as a sound I get this message: Wrong file type, please select again I get the same ...
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Email application with notifications only for specified contacts (standard SMTP/POP3/IMAP)

I have a lot of mail traffic on my phone. But I want to be notified only for mail from certain contacts like my family, colleagues/boss, critical automated systems or at least any contact in my phone ...
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How do I disable the triple vibrate of Viber?

When I get a notification in Viber it vibrates three times, as well as playing the sound. How do I stop it from vibrating three times!? I saw the question about receiving multiple notifications but ...
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Turn off the notification sound at system level - Android Marshmallow

I have an OPO 3 and I was wondering if there is a possibility to turn off the notification sound for all app, but I would like to retain ringtone sound as well as vibration. Normally on Samsung S6, ...
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How can i disable android permission manager notification? [duplicate]

I have an android 4.4.2 device and permission manager app enabled. I have facebook messenger installed for example and i deny it permission to read my sms or phone contacts. It works, but keeps ...
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Show notifications for all users

If I am using a different user on my Android phone, notifications to the main user (owner) don't get shown until I switch back to that user. This might be for privacy reasons and such, but I see ...
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Can gmail notifications be customized by label?

I have filters configured on my gmail account to add labels to incoming messages based on sender, subject, etc. I'd like to configure the default gmail client to apply different notifications based ...
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How can I know which app is giving me notification sounds?

I've removed the permission for almost every app to show me notifications on the status bar but now that led me to a situation in that a lot of times during the day there will be a notification sound (...
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Two-finger swipe 'breaks' heads-up notifications on Lollipop?

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) and a Moto X (2014) running Lollipop. On both of these, if I get a heads-up notification (i.e., those that show up on top of the screen when the device is unlocked) and swipe ...
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Red Star And Green Cross Icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is this red star icon malware? How to get rid of it? I have a Motorola Defy and in the notifications bar I am always getting red stars and bright green crosses. The Red Star ...
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Only connect to certain Wi-Fi networks

I have a Bionic and recently upgraded from Gingerbread to ICS. I used to have my home Wi-Fi and my work Wi-Fi networks saved in my phone, and I had it set to not look for any other networks. I never ...
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How to manually upload ringtones and notifications to DroidX?

I've created 2 folders on the root of the SD card, Ringtones Notifications and placed one mp3 file within each. When I disconnect the DroidX from the USB cable and navigate to either "Settings" > "...
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Why am I getting shopping trolley notifications about local store savings?

I am getting "Shopping Trolley" notifications appearing regularly. The notification looks like this: The notification is about "Store savings" at a local supermarket and that is it! Is this ...
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Decrease default vibration length on notification?

Is there any way to decrease the duration of vibration on receiving a notification? I want to keep it short, like you can do it for WhatsApp messages. I'm running 5.1 on Moto G 1st gen, not currently ...