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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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 does Cloud message services reach devices behind NAT / firewall?

Getting push notifications with devices with a local IP works fine. I just wonder how is that it works. Is it just uPnP? The device starts communication with the cloud messaging service and then IGD ...
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How to remove persistent “Mi Band is Connected” notification in Android?

I have Mi band 2 from Xiaomi, always connected to my Android device for fitness activity tracking. In the notification drawer, there is always a persistent(unclearable notification) - "Mi Band is/isn'...
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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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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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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 do I disable Instagram notifications?

How do I disable push notifications for Instagram? As much as possible, I don't want apps to do any push notifications (except for MMS).
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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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Does Google Talk push messages?

I would like to know if Google Talk works like Gmail where it actually pushes your messages onto your phone instead of the phone pulling periodically.
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Enable notifications for some emails in gmail application on Android

I am not sure this is good place for this question, if not, if you could please route me to right page. So the thing is, I have android phone, and I have GMail account, and application GMail ...
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Notify me only once or twice a day

Is there a way to bundle all my android notifications and let notifications arrive at a specific time of the day? For example, let's say I only want to check notifications at 10am and 6pm, everyday. ...
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How to sync notifications between two android devices?

I have two android devices, but I usually use only one at a time. I want to see the other device notifications without using any computer or web app. I can use AirDroid to see notifications, but only ...
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How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
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From Visual Studio/Eclipse/IntelliJ to my Android phone - when is the build done?

Is there maybe an easy way to have my Visual Studio/Eclipse/IntelliJ "Build Successful" console output trigger a push notification to my Android phone? Sometimes it fails in less than a minute, ...
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Push notifications for Google Hangouts unreliable on WiFi

I just got a Moto E and am attempting to use Hangouts as both my chat client and my SMS client. This works well except for the fact that it is unreliable about receiving push notifications. The ...
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Huawei Ascend P7: Problem with Push Notifications

I've just purchased 2 brand-new Huawei Ascend P7 phones and have problems with both: The Push Notifications do not work properly: messages come in delayed, sometimes only when I enter the ...
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Block “Mobile Data Turned Off” Notification

I keep getting this one notification from Call Services on an AT&T LG G5 that says "Mobile Data Turned Off." Indeed, mobile data is turned off when I switch from cellular data to a wi-fi ...
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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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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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Baidu - Receive push notifications in China [closed]

For our client, we are developing an application where the majority of the users are located in Mainland China and we need to support push notifications for this group. Since Google and GCM (Google ...
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My phone buzzes (twice) but no notification

Since maybe a week I have this weird situation where my phone buzzes twice every so often, but there is no notification. It is really annoying. I saw some search results suggesting that this is a ...
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How do I get MIUI to allow notifications for reminder apps?

I'm using an MI phone (Redmi Note 4G), it runs on MIUI v7. This is a problem that a lot of people have been facing for a really long time now: Push notifications for reminder apps (Say Wunderlist, ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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Push notifications to my Droid on local network

I am looking for either an app or a way to allow my 3 Ubuntu server's running in my house on my local network to send a notification to my Android phone when a task is done. Every hour or so one of ...
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Can the Chrome logo icon in the notifications bar be changed to reflect the site delivering the push notification?

I've heard plenty about the power-draining properties of Facebook's app - I'm obviously as keen as the next smartphone user to find ways to save battery power. Of course, others have concerns about ...
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Custom notification sound for particular Hangout keeps reverting

On my stock, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.2, with Hangouts version 6.0.107278502 set as my default SMS app, I have the following settings (only giving you those I deem potentially ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Unable to view emails in folders other than inbox

I am using Hotmail app developed by "Microsoft + Seven" to read emails. I have many folders other than inbox to segregate my emails. There are rules set in web version of Hotmail, that moves the ...
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Is Samsung Push Service redundant?

I would assume the Android OS would handle Push Notifications for applications, since some phones are not Samsung phones. Can I safely disable this push service, and still get push notifications from ...
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How does Google find devices for Android Device Manager?

I've seen the news story a few weeks ago that Google has finally implemented a feature similar to Apple's Find My iPhone. The weird thing is that Google says that somehow magically all old devices ...
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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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Why do some apps still get push notifications when there's no data?

I have both Facebook and Instagram blocked from using data on my phone (only WiFi), but I still get push notifications from them when not on WiFi. How and why is this happening, and how do I stop it?
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What could be the cause of not receiving push notifications through 3g (gsm)?

When I'm on wifi I get push notifications normally. But if I go on 3g/4g only, I can use the net normally but I am getting no push notifications. This is the same for several applications that get ...
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How can you increase notification size?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 and I get notifications which are a bit longer than can be displayed. For example Helen wants you know that there are items waiting for you will be displayed as ...
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How to have an individual notification for every message?

Similar to the iPhone, is there any way I can get a separate, individual notification for every SMS, update, (any sort of notification)? This is not specific to SMS, but rather to any app. ...
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Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (like APNS)?

Is there a way to find out if a given app supports GCM (Google Cloud Messaging)? (GCM is Google's version of APNS.)
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HTC One S notification vibrate

I have a HTC One S and recently did a system update and am now running 4.1.1 (whatever that is called) I have a few games that have push notifications e.g. bakery story, restaurant story. As soon as ...
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Mail Insists on Being “Push”

Phone: Sprint Nexus S 4G with the ICS update. I have email accounts (hosted Exchange) set up and working without issue. Well, one small issue: No matter what "Check Frequency" I choose, they insist ...
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Android 8 delayed notifications

Every once in a while my device get "stuck" - I send an SMS or Email, and they are received only after 10 minutes or later. The device can be "stuck" even when the phone is on, and running other apps. ...
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Drive sends an almost-daily “1 file is now available offline” notification

On my second device (Nexus 5), I keep getting the same notification from Drive almost every morning. When I click on it, the app opens its main screen without marking the file that I was notified ...
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Prevent other users to get Whatsapp notification

Is there is any way to prevent other users to get notification when I joined Whatsapp? Apparently, I don't want others to announce I'm using it as I'm trying to join it for only selective friends and ...
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Why am I getting random push notifications from Venmo?

I got a Samsung Galaxy S8 not too long ago, and I can't seem to stop push notifications about random Facebook friends making transactions. First, I am logged in, so it's not the random-public-...
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Push notification not working

the problem I am having is with Push notifications in Android. In order to receive my WhatsApp notifications I need to manually launch the application, which I don't want do. I want to be able to ...
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How to show an image in notification which is coming from an app server using google cloud messaging in android

Link of image is coming from an app server but image is not shown on app in notification. How to resolve this problem? Please help me
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How to disable the Lollipop notification popups while in a game?

I know there are fixes for a rooted device with Android 5.0+ to stop the notification popups for like text messages and apps like facebook. These I've found tend to be perminant and not so easy to do ...
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Whatsapp message previews are not showing in Status bar when new message is received

I am using a Nexus 5 running the latest version of Kitkat. Whenever I receive a new whatsapp message the status bar slightly floats up and and shows the whatsapp icon saying the message receieved ...
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Does GCM always work over cellular data, as APNS?

APNS always works over cellular data, even if you are connected to WiFi (because WiFi uses extra power, and thus iOS devices turn it off during sleep, without affecting APNS). Is GCM (Google Cloud ...
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is more battery-dispendious shutting down or leave 3g on?

I know that many apps (like messaging apps eg whatsapp or facebook) every time like 30 seconds, ask the server for push notifications. I know that 3g has many state, when downloading data the consume ...
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How does my phone start installing apps so quickly when initiated from the play on-line store?

When I go to the Google Play on-line store and install an app, how does my phone know to install it? Is it using push notifications? Quite often it happens within a few seconds so presumably it can't ...
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Lock and erase options not appearing in Android Device manager

My FairPhone appears in the Android Device Manager, its location is picked up, and I can ring it: As you can see the separate Lock and Erase options do not appear as illustrated in the help: If I ...