Tag Archive: Notification


How to change the quick settings in your notification drawer on Android Pie

Make your quick settings shortcuts even more convenient by having what you want in place.

Everyone loves the quick settings feature on their smartphone. There will always be a short list of things we’ll want or need to change often enough that digging into the device settings to do them becomes a chore so the “one tap” solution of a quick setting toggle is a lifesaver. Since everyone has different things they need and different ways to  [Read More…]

Android Oreo’s annoying ‘app is using battery’ notification is gone in Android P

Thank goodness.

In Android Oreo, Google introduced a new way to “shame” apps, for lack of a better term, that were running in the background unnecessarily and draining your phone’s battery. The goal was to give a persistent notification that said “[app] is using battery” whenever that app was running in the background without actually providing anything to you, in hopes that you would track down the issue and stop it … at least, that was the  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.9 will add unread notification dots on all watch faces

Developers also get new goodies with the new Android Wear SDK 2.2.0.

If you’re an Android Wear loyal and still rocking a smartwatch that’s powered by Google’s wearable OS, you’ve got a new feature to look forward to with the upcoming 2.9 release – an unread notification indicator.

Receiving notifications from your phone is one of the highlight features of smartwatches, but if you get busy and forget to check your watch after some time has passed,  [Read More…]

Android’s notification dots are coming to Chrome OS

A new commit suggests that Chrome OS will soon get Android Oreo’s notification dots.

Oreo wasn’t the biggest Android update ever released, but one of the features it did add was notification dots. Notification dots are those colorful circles that appear next to your app icons, and long-pressing on an app with one of these reveals the notification(s) for that app above your app shortcuts.

A new commit was recently discovered by Chrome Story, and it suggests  [Read More…]

How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy Note 8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who’s used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the  [Read More…]

How to use Notification channels on Android Oreo

Fine tune what Notifications interrupt your day with Notification channels on Android Oreo.

Android Oreo delivers plenty of awesome new features for you to play with, and one of the best for those who like to finely tune every aspect of the experience is the addition of Notification channels. This nifty setup makes it much easier to properly adjust what Notifications interrupt your day so that you only get pinged when it’s actually necessary.

Here’s how it  [Read More…]

Notification channels in Android Oreo: Everything you need to know!

Android Oreo comes with the power to take control over your notification tray so you can sort out just what you want to see.

One of the bigger changes and features coming with Android Oreo is the new Notification Channels system. It can also be a little confusing to talk about since it’s not something we’re used to seeing on our phones. But when you cut through all the fancy technical words and developer language, they’re not  [Read More…]

Android Oreo features you’ll love: Notification badges and previews

Keeping up with notifications is a constant struggle.

Notifications. It’s the first thing most of us deal with in the morning, and no matter what time of day, there’s probably three or four of them sitting just waiting there. Unread badges have existed on mobile home screens since before Android to help remind us of things we need to take care of. Up until this year, they’ve mostly just been these awkward blobs in the corner of  [Read More…]

OnePlus explains why it sent a push notification survey to OnePlus 5 customers

OnePlus gets caught out advertising the OnePlus 5 to OnePlus 5 customers.

OnePlus came under fire once again yesterday for sending out a push notification to OnePlus 5 customers asking them to take part in a survey to win a OnePlus 5. As expected, the move didn’t go down well over on Reddit, with enterprising users tracking down the app that sent out the notification — the “Push” system app.

In an official statement, OnePlus said  [Read More…]

Android O’s notification coloring is an abomination

This idea needs a second look, Google.

Not every idea is a good idea. And some good ideas aren’t nearly as good as they sound once put into use. I’m not sure where the idea of colorizing media notifications in Android O fits into the “good” scale of ideas, but I know one thing. It’s an idea that needs to change.

In case you’re not up to snuff with what I’m talking about — even when launched  [Read More…]