Tag Archive: Notifications


Not getting notifications on time on your P30 Pro? Here’s how to fix it

Huawei’s EMUI skin has come a long way in the last three years, but there are areas where it falls short. Push notifications in particular have been an issue for some time now, with EMUI’s aggressive memory management to blame. There are times when notifications from a particular app just won’t show up, or instances where all background services are disabled if the screen has been off for a few hours. Here’s how you can manually fix the  [Read More…]

Not receiving notifications on your Galaxy S10? Here’s how to fix it

The Galaxy S10 runs Android Pie, and with Android Pie comes a number of battery-optimizing features that can put apps to sleep, but those same features can cause them to not receive notifications as quickly. Here’s how to ensure that your S10 isn’t putting your most needed apps to sleep and

How to turn off battery optimization for certain apps

While you can access the battery optimization for apps individually through the app info screen, it’s much quicker  [Read More…]

How to hide Android lock screen notifications

Android has matured into a great mobile operating system over the years. It excels at a lot of things, but one of the things it does best is notifications. They are rich, interactive, and well responsive. However, there are times that you want your notifications to be a little more incognito.

What’s the Problem?

One such time when we want notifications to be a little less obvious is the lock screen. There are times you may want to be discreet. Or  [Read More…]

Get your notifications in order on your Samsung Galaxy phone in One UI

Notifications are everywhere, and not all are created equal. Some notifications are useful and some are a nuisance, but you need to master all of them. Each app has its own way of categorically sorting and showing notifications, but no longer do we have to look a million places to get them in order. Whether you want to change the way all notifications are displayed or individual notification types from a single app, here’s how to make your  [Read More…]

Reclaim your Samsung lock screen notifications after the OneUI update!

Samsung’s OneUI update brings a major visual overhaul along with Android Pie, but you may have noticed your lock screen looks a lot less helpful. By default, OneUI relegates all of your notifications to icons rather than the traditional, full notifications displayed on the lock screen previous versions used. The good news is we can get back the useful notifications you know and love, and we can tweak a few more things while we’re at it!

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How to set up priority notifications for your home security system

When your home security system needs to tell you something, chances are you’ll want to listen. Here’s how to make sure you get those critical notifications you need.

Products Used In This Guide Best Buy: Nest Secure ($ 399) Amazon: Ring Alarm ($ 199) Setting priority notifications

We’re using the Nest app and the Nest Secure for demonstration purposes, but the process is the same for the Ring Alarm. too. There may be slight variations in the settings  [Read More…]

Android P features you’ll love: Improved notifications, 2018 edition

Small but significant changes are coming to your notification shade with Android P.

One of the best features of Android is its notification system. It uses the best ideas from companies that originally got it right, like Palm and Nokia, then blends them into a display of information and rich content that we have all come to rely on. Because the notification system is very important for a handheld device that’s supposed to keep you in touch  [Read More…]

Twitter doubles down on news with new app features and notifications

Twitter wants to make it easier to see the news it thinks you care about.

Twitter, the social media platform filled with good boys and endless political screaming, is getting serious about the way it tackles news. On June 13, the company announced a few new features coming to the app that should make it much easier to find topics you care about and get information from sources you trust. There’s not a name for any of  [Read More…]

How to enable swipe-down notifications on the Galaxy S9

Stop struggling to reach the top of your screen.

The Galaxy S9 is an incredible phone that combines beauty and brawn, packing the latest and greatest specs into a relatively small and comfortable form factor. The curved glass feels great in the hand, and the modern 18.5:9 aspect ratio helps turn almost every inch of the phone into usable screen space.

There’s just one problem: that extra-tall aspect ratio makes the top of the screen hard to  [Read More…]

Honor 7X not receiving push notifications? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re having problems with push notifications, this quick fix might help.

The Honor 7X is a great low-cost phone — in fact, it’s one of our top recommendations under $ 300. But the included EMUI software isn’t always the best part of using the phone, and one area it’s particularly known to cause problems with is receiving push notifications.

A number of users have complained about infrequent notifications on their Honor 7X, and some just don’t  [Read More…]