Thanks to notifications, you can stay on top of things. For example, if you have an event for today on your Google Calendar, you’ll surely get a notification reminding you of the occasion. But, there comes a time when you want some peace and quiet, and that involves not having to deal with notifications.
There are various ways you can keep notifications under control. You can either use your Android device’s settings, or you can use a third-party app. Either way, the goal is for your notifications not to drive you crazy. Let’s see what methods can help you keep you sane.
How to See Erased Notifications
You’re going through your notifications, and you accidentally erase one that you needed to see. Now what? To never lose another notification again, it’s a good idea to install a third-party app such as Notif Log.
With this app, you’ll be able to read notifications you’ve accidentally swiped away. You can also read messages (WhatsApp, for example) that the sender has erased. Other useful features you can use are being able to pin important notifications and rearrange them as well.
The goodies don’t end there, it’s also possible to add the theme you want, snooze notifications, and even save notifications after you’ve restarted your Android device.
How to Only Receive Certain Types of Notifications (Oreo)
You can’t stand the amount of msg’s you get from Messenger, but you don’t want to disable your notifications completely. There’s a way around that. In Android Oreo, you can set things up, so you only receive the type of notifications you want.
To make these changes, go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > App info > Choose the app, and disable the kind of notifications you don’t want to receive any more.
How to Change Notifications Sounds (Oreo)
When an app has a different notification sound, you immediately know if it’s important or not. For example, let’s say that you want to give the messages a different notification sound. Go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Notifications > Messages > Additional settings in the app > Notifications > Sound. The next time you hear that particular notification sound, you immediately know what app it is.
Hide/Reveal Notification Info on the Lock Screen
When you can read the info on the notification, you can get an idea of what the message is about. The only problem with that is that the info can be read by anyone near you. To prevent notifications from showing any information go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications > On the lock screen.
How to Snooze Android Notifications (Oreo)
If there are notifications that you don’t want to deal with at the moment, but you also don’t want to dismiss, you can always snooze them. To do this, the next time you get a notification you want to snooze, slight swipe to the left, but too much or else you’ll dismiss it.
You should see a cog wheel and a clock icon. Click on the clock icon, followed by the drop-down menu next to the one hour option. Choose how long you want to snooze the notification for.
How to Change the Importance of a Notification
If you don’t need a live notification every time you take a screenshot, you can quickly modify it by swiping the notification slightly to your left. Tap on the cog wheel, followed by All Categories. Select an option and you should see the importance level of the app. Tap on it and give the notification a medium or low importance.
Notifications are something. Android users have to deal with. Without them, you would miss out on what an app has to offer. With these useful tips, you can at least have them under control, so they don’t drive you crazy. How do you keep your Android notifications under control? Don’t forget to leave a comment and share your thoughts.