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 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 do I disable the "Select input method" Notification?

I don't know if this is standard ICS behavior or if it's due to my Cyanogenmod based ROM, but every time I open the soft keyboard by clicking on a text box/area a notification appears in the ...
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Silencing a Whatsapp group

I would like to stop receiving new message notifications from a certain Whatsapp group. Is it possible? Clarifications: I don't want to leave the group. I don't want to turn off all Whatsapp ...
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how to replace gmail with the new inbox by gmail

I've got an invite to the new inbox by gmail service. I downloaded the app, but I can't seem to make it the default mailing app on the phone. (when I receive new emails, I get system notifications ...
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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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Keeping Android quiet at night

I'd like my Android device to keep quiet during the night, no alerts for mails and talk messages, only calls and of course, the wake-up alarm. How can I do it?
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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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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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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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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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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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Turn off notification sounds and vibrations while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibration on Nexus 5

I have a Nexus 5 running Android 4.3.2. I want to turn off all sound and vibration notifications for all apps, while allowing phone calls to trigger sound and/or vibrations. Is there a way to do this? ...
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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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Lollipop - mute notifications but not calls

I'd like to have phone calls ring at full volume, and all other notifications be silent. Notifications should still vibrate and/or use the LED; whatever their default behavior is. I can't figure out ...
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How can I disable voicemail notifications?

I have a prepaid T-Mobile line that I use for development purposes only. I do not really use it for calls. However, some 800-number company has been calling me constantly (which I have already added ...
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Disable Missed Call Notifications

Is there a way to disable missed call notifications? I haven't found it in any settings on the device, but I'm wondering if anyone knows a trick to disable them. Possibly an app that someone knows of? ...
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Persistent Notification for Calendar Events

The Google Calendar app recently updated to the new Material Design look. I've noticed that notifications have changed in a way that I do not like. When a calendar event comes due, it appears as a ...
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Hide Alarm icon in the status bar

I have at least one alarm set to go off daily so the "alarm clock" icon on my notification bar is really pointless. Is there a way to make this icon hidden in Android Froyo or Android Gingerbread?
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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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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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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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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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Sensitive option is missing on App Notifications

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article on LifeHacker, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below, but I don't, for any app. I have a lock screen pattern. All lock screen ...
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Low disk space notification, but heaps of space free

A few days ago I put two large files (about 300MB all up) on the phone storage. I got a low space notification. I connected the phone via USB to a Windows XP machine and deleted the files, but I ...
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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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Turn off vibration for 'Sign in to WiFi network' notification

Since the Android 6.0 update on Nexus 5, everytime I get the notification 'Sign in to WiFi network' the phone vibrates. Any idea where I can turn this off while keeping the vibration for calls, SMS, ...
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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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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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Find out which app is pushing ads in my notification bar? [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate question but it seems the bad guy has improved its technology and known methods don't work so far. Anyway, started recently, my phone shows a notification every few days. ...
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How do I disable notifications for a second Gmail account?

I have two Gmail accounts, one that I use for mailing lists and signing up for online services and whatnot, and the other one for more important stuff like work and friends. I'd like to set it up so ...
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Can I silence only certain notifications during the night?

I would like to be able to set up a silent period (at night for sleeping) where email alerts - but ONLY email alerts - will be silenced. I still would like to have text messages and phone rings be ...
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How do I disable the USB Connected notification?

Every time I plug in my phone, I get a notification for USB connected. Is there any way to disable the notification, without disabling USB debugging? Phone: LG Optimus S Carrier: Sprint Android: 2.2, ...
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Is it possible to have Android only alert me when specific email accounts have new mail?

I have Froyo 2.2 on my HT-03A "Magic" phone. Currently, I am in the process of consolidating all my email accounts into my Gmail account, so that I can access them anywhere. I want to be able to not ...
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How can I disable "app is running in the background" notifications?

I've a notification from Android system that I can only snooze, not remove permanently, about an app running in the background. It's specifically about Keepass2Android: Keepass2Android is running ...
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How can I get Google calendar to play a sound notification for an event?

Is it possible to get an audible notification of an event in Google Calendar? I have a new Android smartphone which I'm trying to fathom out. I'm new to all this.
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I installed another SMS application, now I get notified twice

I have a Google Nexus One with Android 2.2. I didn't like the default SMS-application so I installed Handcent-SMS. Now when I get an SMS, I get notified twice. How can I fix this?
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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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How can I get rid of the low disk space notification?

The low disk space notification frequently comes up. I can't get rid of it; the clear button doesn't clear it, and neither does tapping it. It's just taking up space. How can I get rid of it? I've ...
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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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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 disable SMS preview displayed over a locked screen?

On an Android device (HTC Desire S if that matters) with a locked screen whenever an SMS is received it's preview is displayed over the locked screen. This is super inconvenient - anyone who is nearby ...
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Mark Gmail as read when archiving from notification

The most recent version of the Gmail app as the great feature where you can choose between archiving or replying to e-mails directly from the notification. My problem is that, if you archive it from ...
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Hide "Successfully Updated" notifications from Google Play/Market

I have a lot of apps on auto-update and I really don't care when most of them update. I almost always have 3 notifications saying some app has successfully updated. Is there any way I can the ...
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Stop notifications from briefly lowering media volume

I have an LG G6 running Oreo and whenever media is playing and a notification sound comes through something briefly lowers (not fully muted) my media volume. How can I stop this? I don't want ...
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How to disable Notification Sounds on per-app basis?

I have an news app which gives me the option to get informed via push notification. I would like to receive this notification but I don't want it to make a notification sound. However the app doesn't ...
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Change the notification sound in the new Inbox by Gmail

I looked for a way to change the default notification sound for new e-mails in Inbox but could not find the setting. In the Gmail app I could change the sound. Does anyone know how to change it or ...
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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 to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)?

I get too many Gmail notifications so my phone beeps too often and is annoying. How to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)? For example, only "Important" ones as I'm using Priority ...
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How do I disable the popup when I connect my phone to my PC via USB?

How do I disable the popup (the one asking me if I want to mount my SD card) when I connect my phone to my PC via USB? I've been told it's a feature of CyanogenMod but I can't for the life of me find ...
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How to recall or review WEA Alerts e.g. Amber Alerts?

The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system sends warnings for weather and other emergencies. On my AT&T Moto X, the alert is a super loud sound and an alert box with an OK button. Once you push OK, ...

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