Questions tagged [push-notifications]

Push notifications are notifications directly sent from a server to your phone using Google Cloud Messaging or similar, without an app on the phone having to run all the time to create the notification

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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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How do push notifications work?

I am wondering how is push notifications system working? Is there an active TCP/IP connection that runs in the background to Google servers?
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How do certain apps show new notifications when internet access is restricted to them?

I have disabled WhatsApp's access to Internet by disabling both WLAN-usage and mobile network usage. I thought this should block WhatsApp from accessing the internet. But miraculously WhatsApp gives ...
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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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Is there a way to see which apps are using GCM?

I'm interested to know how many of the apps I have installed are using GCM. Is there a way to find out?
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Clear popup/push notification of an app without getting it removed from Notification drawer

I'm currently using an LG G3 with Lollipop 5.0.1. The problem I'm having is that when I'm using an app (or just doing something general on my phone) and I receive a text or similar notification a pop-...
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Notification numbers for a lot of apps don't show up?

We recently switched from iPhone to Android and on both of our Samsung phones, apps that we have notifications for (Facebook, Skype, etc.) do not have a number next to the icon showing how many ...
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How do I enable push notifications for Facebook for Android?

I'm currently running the latest stable release of CM7 for the HTC Droid Incredible and Facebook for Android 1.6.4 (released on 20 August). According to Facebook, push notifications are enabled for ...
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Push Notifications not working over WiFi on Google Devices

I have 3 Android devices at home: Nexus 4 Android 5.1.1, Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Android 4.4.2, all connected to my WiFi. The Nexus devices simply cannot receive Push Notifications (...
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How to disable app notifications of a certain app? [duplicate]

How can I disable the app notifications of a certain app I installed from Google Play?