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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Constant "<Untitled> Download unsuccessful." notifications

I'm constantly harassed by these "<Untitled> Download unsuccessful." notifications. After taking the above screenshot, I cleared the entire notifications list. Within the next three minutes (...
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No Vibrate During Calls

Is there a way to get my phone to not vibrate during calls? I want it to vibrate for various notifications when I'm not in a call, but it's a bit startling with my phone up to my ear. I've found a ...
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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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How to spawn "sign-in to network" page for a captive portal?

How do I execute captive portal? On a Z828 from ZTE, Android version 5.1.1, I'm trying to get something like: While Starbucks generally works for me, all too often, other networks, when using public ...
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What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity?

What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity history?
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Annoying ribbon blocks my screen on Cubot phone

I have a Cubot phone Android OS. It's a new phone and I have a very annoying problem. Every time I perform a function, a ribbon appears at the bottom of the screen telling me what function I am ...
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How to see notification history on Samsung Galaxy A24?

Often, my Samsung Galaxy A24 phone makes some sound, apparently a notification. A text flashes at the top of the screen for a second. While I rush to the phone, the text has gone away. How can I see ...
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How can I make my Google Calendar make sounds when an event is about to begin?

I have OnePlus 3 running Android 8.0 (OxygenOS 5). It currently just shows one notification for every notification I add in the app for an event. How can I make my Google Calendar make sounds when an ...
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Phone not always receiving instant messages on time

I have a persistent issue with my Pixel 7a Android 14 phone, that messages sent through WhatsApp don't always get received on my phone until a while (30+ minutes). Sometimes they don't get received at ...
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Is a standalone periodic email checker app feasible?

I bought my first smartphone in 2012. I had one motivation for doing so: my clients, instead of ringing me, were increasingly emailing me. I had to have a computer "to go" to respond in a ...
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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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Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications?

I have a Samsung S21 with Android 14, with Personal and Work profiles. It keeps issuing (annoying) notification sounds. I cannot identify which apps are responsible for that, so I cannot customize ...
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Notification history does not seem to show all notifications. Is this correct? How to see them all?

In connection with Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications? (it makes no sense to copy the body of the OP), to try identifying the culprit of ...
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Can an app send notification sounds without a displayed notification?

In connection with Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications? (it makes no sense to copy the body of the OP), is there any configuration state other ...
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Why does the Android no disturb mode says that only some calls and messages are allowed even though I thought I allowed all calls and messages?

I thought I configured Android no disturb mode so that I would be notified of any calls and messages I may receive: However, it says that only "some calls and messages" are allowed: Why?
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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 to disable notification popups in the Mute mode?

I cannot find a way to prevent notifications from popping up even in the Mute mode. I don't want any popups to distract me when I'm reading for example. Is there a way to achieve that via Developer ...
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How to activate time left notification in Google Family Link?

I installed the Google Family Link app on my kid's phone, mainly to limit his screen time. He asked me to be notified before his time is running out but I can't find a way to activate such a ...
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How to identify which Google user account any particular push notification is intended for (A13)?

Long story short, my wife has many accounts (against my advisement), and one of them is sending Find Device push notifications that aren't being pinged by either of us. I advised her to check all her ...
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Summon on Samsung of bent arrow icon to the left with a number 2?

I woke up to a bent arrow pointing down to the left with a number two. I know this isn’t missed calls as it didn’t have a phone. This icon was in my notifications bar and I swiped away before I saw ...
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Macrodroid: Handling notification

I have a macro which sets a notification. This notification should invoke a macro upon clicking. That macro should have the text of the notification available to it for further processing. The first ...
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Samsung Galaxy S24 Android 13 Notification Suppression for Children's School

Small non-profit that cares for high-risk children uses stealth recording software on company-owned cell phones that stay on the property to protect the kids. They have legal right, etc. Cannot find a ...
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Cannot receive SMS on Android Second Profile

I have a OnePlus 10 Pro with Android 14, with the second profile for work use. I have never been able to receive SMS on the second profile, which is a pain in the butt to say the least, like getting ...
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Instagram LED Notifications

I have a custom ROM on my S3, but that shouldn't really be the issue here. I am on JB 4.2.2. With my custom ROM I am able to set up different colors of the LED notification for each app that I want. ...
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What is the difference between "Lock screen", "Badge" and "Pop-up" notifications

I just got a new Samsung A54 and I'm trying to set it's notifications to "preserve my sanity" mode. In Settings > Notifications > App notifications, I can select individual app. On the ...
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Throttle all notifications’ sound every 2 minutes

I have a lot of notifications on my phone even after I limited it only to the essential ones. I wish I could throttle their sounds every 2 minutes or so. I want notifications to appear on screen in ...
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Android App Lock AND see the notification

When using app lock, the notification from the locked apps show as "1 new message" (and not the content) This forces me to open the notification/app to see the content of the notification. ...
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How to identify/eliminate system sound generated by SystemUI that defeats DND

I have a recurring notification chime (whatever my default system notification sound is set to) just about every 3 minutes, even if DND is set (defeats DND even with no app notifications allowed). ...
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How to receive notifications when an app goes on sale on Google Play store

I would like to know if there's a way to receive notifications on the computer (online) or smartphone (offline) when a customized list of apps goes on sale on Google Play store. (Maybe through e-mail, ...
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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Notifications coming thru BUT no Internet access to apps?

I'm using OnePlus 5 on Android 10. Notifications never stopped arriving, but if I tried to connect to the Internet (e.g. Browser, Banking App), the app connection failed (timed out). I'm pretty sure ...
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How to stop "Couldn't sign in" notifications?

I have my Nexus 9 (on 5.x) connected to my iCloud account for email. It works fine, I even get notifications for new email. It can connect to the server just fine. However, I get notifications from ...
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Multiple notifications

This started with the latest update about a month ago. It first started with getting no notifications. Now i get multiple notifications for each email. They used to be grouped together. Samsung s23. ...
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Silent notifications except for specific contacts

I have a Android 10 Huawei phone and only want the phone to ring when specific people call. However I do want to keep onscreen notifications and the LED to pulse (which is working atm). It seems like ...
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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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Gmail notifications stopped working (Android 9)

There are already questions about this, but they are quite old and the answers didn't work for me, so I think there should be a separate question for newer Android versions. Also in my case it's ...
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Notifications randomly stop being shown from Telegram

I recently bought an Android 13 phone (Ulefone Armor 24 if that matters), and I stumbled upon a problem that oftentimes I stop getting notifications from Telegram about new messages. Judging by my ...
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How can I turn on automatic updates of applications or at least notifications on new app updates?

I have a Nokia G22 phone with Android 12. I would like to have automatic updating working, or at least to be notified on new app updates in Google Play Store. In Applications > Google Play Store I ...
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Why am I getting a separate notification for each incoming e-mail?

I recently did a factory reset on my Pixel 6a (running Android 14). Now I find that I get a separate notification in the notification shade for each incoming e-mail. So, for example, if five e-mails ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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Disable all notifications from one of multiple (two) Google accounts on my phone

I have two Google accounts on my phone; one for work and the other is my main personal account. I want to disable all notifications from my work account; that includes email and calendar and anything ...
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Is there a way to route notification to the phone speaker when connected to a Bluetooth speaker?

I often listen to music/radio on my Bluetooth speaker. Everytime a message is received the music mutes and I hear a very loud notification sound. I would like the music to continue and the ...
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How to Remove persistent "Samsung Account" notification? It keeps showing up regardless of settings

I have been struggling to find out how to turn off (or otherwise hide) the notification that says: Samsung account Tap here to use your Samsung Account I've read elsewhere online about ways to stop ...
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Persistent event notifications from Samsung Calendar

Similar to this post, but in my case it's for the Samsung Calendar app. I have recurring events that used to generate persistent top-of-the-screen notifications. E.g. 'every Thursday, from 11 to 12 - ...
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How to hide Termux notifications without breaking functionality?

My Pixel 7 (Android 14) has a persistent ssh server set up, but Termux shows a "wake lock held" notification, which is very annoying. Is it possible to hide notifications so that they exist ...
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Disable heads-up notifications

How to disable heads-up notifications (pop-up notifications)? (These are the notifications that show at the upper part of the screen and obstruct the view.)
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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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What app is this chat icon from? [duplicate]

Hi all, I've been trying to identify what app this chat icon (outlined in red) is from. It's a screenshot from a Samsung phone in the USA. It's not the native Samsung or Google messages app. It has a ...
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How can I disable permission monitoring on Android 13? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S9+ to the S23 Ultra and noticed that it almost daily pushes notifications like this: Settings: Android System Intelligence got your location in the ...
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How to set the notification dots on a Moto G6?

I activated the notification dots on my Moto G6 following this process: Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > Allow notification dots, but the dots are not appearing. Did I do ...

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