ANDROID NOTIFICATIONS Posts on XDA

How to recreate Android’s old notification ticker using Tasker

Android's notification system is one of its biggest advantages over iOS, but that doesn't mean everyone is satisfied with how Android's notifications have turned out. For example, Android 8.0 Oreo's notification channels were designed to give users more control over alerts, but they're also a mess to deal with if an app creates more than...

Google will let you change the notification swipe to dismiss direction in a future Android release

Android Q is, without a doubt, a big release. While it's not really big in terms of UI changes, contrary to Android releases like Android Pie, Android Oreo, or Android Nougat, it sure does bring a series of under-the-hood changes--some of which are clear improvements over Android Pie and others, well, not as much. Some...

Android Q tests Facebook Messenger-like chat heads for notifications

It has barely been a few days since the release of Android Q for Google Pixel devices, and we have already found a bunch of new features and functionalities. These include a system-wide dark theme, dual SIM dual standby support for the Pixel 3, a desktop mode, TLS 1.3 support, customizable navigation gestures, lock screen...

Bridge syncs your notifications between your Android smartphones and tablets

Being able to sync information between our connected devices has been a highly requested feature for a lot of people. These requests are typically about syncing notifications and SMS messages between a phone and a desktop or laptop PC, but there are times when syncing notifications between Android smartphones and tablets is the main goal...

Miss the notification LED on the Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T? Try Pixel Pulse!

Android enthusiasts tend to be the last group of people who cling to features that OEMs deem "unnecessary." We've seen this over and over again. The 3.5mm headphone jack is a hot issue right now, but one that seems to be flying under the radar is the notification LED. This feature that was a mainstay...

TidyPanel helps you clean up your notification panel

Over time, Android has gotten better at letting you control what type of notifications are viewable in your notification shade. We can easily deny the permissions for games and applications by diving into the Settings, but Android Pie has even begun to suggest hiding notifications from an application if you just swipe them away enough...

Future Android update will let you see apps with blocked notifications

One of the headlining features of Android Pie is "digital wellbeing." Google included a section in the Settings by that very name, but it also involves other parts of the OS. One such thing is the ability to ask users if they'd like to permanently disable notifications that they commonly swipe away without action. It...

The Razer Phone 2 may have Chroma LED effects for notifications

It wasn't much of a surprise when Razer acquired the company behind the Nextbit Robin that they had plans to enter the smartphone market in some way or another. Then, late last year, the Razer Phone was launched with its flagship feature being a 120Hz display and its focus on mobile gaming. It was recently...

Niagara Launcher is a minimalist launcher that integrates with your notifications

Customization is a big reason why so many people are attracted to the Android operating system. The home screen is something that some people look at dozens of times throughout the day, so making it as efficient and organized as possible can really improve their user experience. So it's understandable why there are so many...

Notifix is an Android app that groups your notifications like Gmail

Notifications are a big part of what makes Android such a great operating system. Since it was first launched, Android has had the best smartphone notification system. Google has changed how they work and look over the years. One of the biggest changes was "bundled" notifications. This feature groups multiple notifications from a single app....

Chrome OS beta adds in-line replies for Android app notifications

Chrome OS has been steadily catching up to Android in terms of functionality. Android apps arrived in Chrome OS a few years ago, letting Chromebooks install apps from the Google Play Store. Since then, Chrome OS has received improvements for touchscreen use, such as support for a floating keyboard and Android-like lock screen notifications. The...

The Android Notification Nuisance: Need Smarter Notifications? They Are Coming

Notifications are an integral part of a user's experience with a device. It's one of those areas on our phones that we see tens and possibly even hundreds of times everyday. It serves as the primary area of getting a user notified about things he cares about -- at least, that was the plan. But app...