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Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times. Read more.

Android 7.0 Nougat made some pretty big improvements to notifications, but there’s one feature that’s gone unsung. Now, you can easily manipulate an app’s ability to generate notifications directly from the notification shade.

One of Android’s best features has always been notifications. But as time has gone on and the OS has grown, developers have essentially learned to “abuse” the notification system (whether intentional or not), so Google started giving users more control of which apps could generate notifications in Lollipop. Unfortunately, that process was still several taps deep, and thus more work than many users were willing to put—especially for multiple apps.

Ideally, you’d be able to silence or turn off notifications from the offending app’s settings, and you should try that first. However, if the app doesn’t offer the options you want, Nougat offers a second line of defense. In 7.0, Google added quick notification controls that are directly accessible from the shade, as well as more advanced controls in a few different places. Here’s how to get a grip on those notifications once and for all.

Nougat’s New In-Shade Notification Controls

So let’s say an app is being particularly annoying. The next time it sends you a notification, find it in the shade, and give it a long-press.

This will open a new menu that give you three options: Show notifications silently, Block all notifications, or Don’t silence or block (this is the default option). If you want to continue to get notifications from this particular app but don’t necessarily want to be alerted every time, the first option is perfect. If you never want to see another notification from the app, use the “block” option.

If that’s enough for you, then you’re actually done here. But there’s also a “More settings” button at the bottom, which takes you directly into that app’s more advanced notification settings. This is where you can block all notifications generated by the app, show them silently, control what shows up on the lock screen, or allow the app to override Do Not Disturb settings. It’s also worth mentioning that if you elect to show the notifications silently, you can’t tell it to override Do Not Disturb settings (because, you know, it can’t override if it doesn’t make a sound).

That’s it—simple, but super effective.

Go Even More Granular with Nougat’s Experimental Notification Settings

Want even more control? Man, you’re greedy. Thankfully, Google has even more granular controls for you to fiddle with–they’re just tucked away in the secret System UI Tuner.

To enable this hidden menu, pull down the notification shade twice, then long-press on the cog icon. When you let go, it will spin around and a little wrench will appear next to it. There will now be a new entry called “System UI Tuner” at the bottom of the Settings menu.

Go ahead and jump into the System UI Tuner, then tap the “Other” option.

The second option in this menu is “Power Notification Controls.” Go ahead and tape on that, then enable the feature by flipping the little toggle.

These controls are broken down by levels, with five being the most lenient, and zero blocking all notifications:

  • Show at the top of the notification list
  • Always full screen interruption
  • Always Peek
  • Prevent full screen interruption
  • Always peek
  • Prevent full screen interruption
  • Never peek
  • Prevent full screen interruption
  • Never peek
  • Never make sound or vibrate
  • Prevent full screen interruption
  • Never peek
  • Never make sound or vibrate
  • Hide from lock screen and status bar
  • Show at the bottom of the notification list
  • Block all notifications from this app

Like I said, it’s super granular.

Okay, so now that you’ve enabled the feature and know what each level does, how do you actually use it? Well, there is a new option in every app’s setting. So head into Settings > Apps and pick one. In the app’s main “App info” screen, tap the on the “Notifications” option.

In this menu, you’ll see a slider—this is where those levels from earlier come into play. I currently have Twitter at Level 2, because I don’t want to be interrupted, but I still like to see that I have new notifications. As you cycle through the various levels, new options will show up at the bottom. For example, on Level 0, there are no other options. Why? Because that blocks all notifications. There’s no need for further options.

On Level 2, however, you can control lock screen notification. Move up to Level 3, however, and the option to Override Do Not Disturb becomes available.

Here’s the best thing about Power Notification Controls: you don’t have to set it for every app you have installed. In fact, this is really great for apps that you either want to block completely, or for those that you’d like to give priority. All others will continue to operate with the default level. It’s also worth mentioning that once you enable Power Notification Controls, it will be the default option moving forward. So if you long-press a notification to change its settings, you’ll now the get slider instead of the simpler three choice menu.

Really, what this comes down to is choice. While many users will be completely fine with the stock notification options, some will want more much more granular control over certain apps. Thankfully, Nougat gives you a ton of options.

Cameron Summerson is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Review Geek and served as an Editorial Advisor for How-To Geek and LifeSavvy. He covered technology for a decade and wrote over 4,000 articles and hundreds of product reviews in that time. He’s been published in print magazines and quoted as a smartphone expert in the New York Times. Read more.

Android’s notification system is easily one of its most powerful features. But with great power comes great responsibility, and some apps choose to abuse this. If you’re sick of constant notifications from specific apps, here’s how to completely disable them.

Ideally, you’d turn off notifications through the offending app’s settings. Don’t want Facebook bombarding you with notifications? Head to the Facebook app, open its settings, and turn notifications off. That’s the best way to do things.

But some apps are big jerks, and don’t have options to turn off notifications. In those cases, you can go a more nuclear route and block that app from sending notifications altogether, thanks to a setting within Android. That’s what we’re going to talk about today.

Before we get started, it’s worth pointing out that disabling notifications can vary greatly depending on what device and Android build you’re currently using. We’re going to focus on Lollipop (Android 5.x) and Marshmallow (Android 6.x) in this post—if you’re already running Nougat, we also have directions on how to extensively control notifications here.

With that, let’s dig in, starting with Lollipop.

How to Disable Notifications in Android Lollipop

While Lollipop is a few years old at this point, it’s still the most popular Android build running in the wild—as of September 2016, it’s still active on roughly a quarter of all Android handsets. Given how many Android devices are out there, that’s quite a large number.

The good news is that disabling app notifications on Lollipop is incredibly simple—all it takes is a few taps.

The first thing you’ll need to do is head into the Settings menu. Give the notification shade a tug, then tap the cog icon. On devices running stock Android builds, you’ll need to pull the shade twice before the cog shows up.

In the Settings menu, head down to “Apps.” On some devices, the name may vary—it’s titled “Applications” on Samsung devices, for example. Either way, that’s what you’re looking for.

Now, here’s where things can get a bit tricky. On stock devices, this will open a menu with a full list of all installed applications, which is what you’re looking for. On Samsung devices, however, you’ll first need to tap the “Application Manager” option before seeing this list. If you’re using a different manufacturer’s handset, you may need to dig around a bit to find the correct option, but you’ll know you’re there when you see all of your install apps. From here, all devices should be the same.

In this list, scroll until you find the problem app, then tap on it. There will be a little checkbox titled “Show notifications,” that’s your setting—give it a tap to turn off all notifications from that particular app.

A warning dialog will then pop up, letting you know that you could “miss important alerts and updates” if you disable notifications. If you’re still not scared, go ahead and tap “OK.”

Boom, you’re done. Simple, right? Yep. You can also turn notifications back on but repeating this process—you know, in case you start missing the extra attention.

How to Disable Notifications in Android Marshmallow

Marshmallow has more notification options, but the first part of the process is still the exact same: pull down the shade, tap the cog, and jump into Apps. Again, other devices may have a different name here, like Applications.

Again, if you don’t see the full app list here, you may need to enter another menu—Samsung devices have a specific entry for “Application Manager.”

Once in the appropriate menu, find the problem app, then tap on it. This is where things differ from Lollipop.

Down this menu, there’s an entry that reads “Notifications.” Tap that.

You can also block notifications from the shade itself. If you see a notification from an app you want to block, just long-press the notification. On Samsung devices, this will take you straight to the app’s notification settings. On stock Android devices, the notification will change color and a little “info” button will show up on the right side. Just tap that to go straight to the app’s notifications settings.

Now you have options! To disable notifications completely, just toggle the “Block All” option. This options is actually called “Allow notifications” on Samsung devices and is toggled on by default (to allow notifications). To disallow notifications, just turn this option off.

Once you’ve toggled the appropriate entry, you’re done. Say goodbye to annoying notifications!

When your Android device wants to alert you of something, this arrives in the form of a notification. These notifications alert you to most elements and apps on your Android device which may have new messages and email, calendar events, update notifications, and other such things that Android feels you, the user, should be aware of. Now depending on their level of urgency or severity, you may want to manage which notifications you want at what time. And since notifications work slightly differently for each app and Android element, you will need to manage and customize them according to how you want.

So this “how-to” will show you how to view and manage notifications. More importantly, you can customize your notification settings so that you get relevant notifications when and where you need them. Remember though, that the way to manage notifications may change from one version of Android to another. This tutorial might be current for Android Nougat and Oreo, but a bit different for lower versions.

The basics

Android displays all current notifications that you have in one place – this is called the notification area.

These are the icons you see at the top-left of your screen. With one glance, you can already tell when you do have notifications that are yet unchecked, and what types of notifications they are. The icons can represent app notifications, system notifications, or messaging notifications.

To see a bit more detail, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification shade/drawer.

On stock Android, this are will show a list of current notifications and some information about each. Tapping on a notification will usually open the app that the notification is associated with. You can dismiss a notification by swiping it left or right. There’s also a “dismiss all” icon that clears your notification drawer of all notifications.

Choose how you are notified

You can choose how your device notifies you. This is how to manage the general way your devices gives you notifications.

  1. Open your device’s Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Notifications.
  3. Under “App notifications,” see how many apps have notifications turned off.
  4. Pick the options you want as your device’s defaults.
    • On the lock screen
    • Learn how to control notifications on the lock screen.
    • Allow notification dots
    • Blink light
    • Default notification sound
    • Swipe fingerprint for notifications

Managing specific app notifications

To change the notifications for specific apps, this is the way you manage those.

  1. Open your device’s Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then Notifications and then App notifications.
  3. Tap an app.
    • Turn Notifications on or off.
    • Turn Allow notification dot on or off.
  4. If the app has notification categories:
    • You can turn notifications of a category on or off.
    • You can tap a category for more options, like Sound, Vibrate, Show notification dot, Blink light, and Override Do Not Disturb.

Remember, a lot of apps let you control notifications from their own settings menu within the app. You can also make your changes there.

Limiting interruptions

There are times when you want the device to interrupt you with notifications (audio, notifications over your current app, etc.), and there are times when you don’t want them. Fortunately, it is easy for users to customize these settings on Android.

You can mute your device so that it doesn’t make sounds or vibrate. There’s also the “Do Not Disturb” feature, which we talked about already. There are settings that will allow notifications that you prioritize. You can also block visual interruptions – notifications that appear over your current app – via the specific app settings.

Do you deal with notification overload on your Android device? Checking off these alerts one by one is a big waste of time. To stay focused, you need to manage these interruptions more efficiently. In this complete guide, we bring you the solutions to the most common notification issues and show you how to manage your notifications on Android.

1. Android System Notification

While the individual apps are seen as a major culprit, it’s the Android system notifications that are responsible for the bulk of spam. On an unlocked Android screen, there are three areas serving you separate system notifications.

  • Status bar alerts in an area at the top
  • Notification drawer in an area in the middle
  • Bottom notifications in an area at the bottom

Once you know the exact area where you’re getting the alerts, they can be modified from system settings. This Settings app is commonly represented by a gear icon, and you can individually manage various notification sources for “status bar,” “notification drawer” and “bottom tray.”

There are certain Android system apps you should never disable: SIM display, battery status alerts, Wi-Fi connectivity, mobile data, and, perhaps, the Torch. But if these alerts come from sources such as “Talkback” or “Accuweather,” they are safe to disable.

2. Types of Notifications

There are different kinds of system or app notifications that show up on an Android screen. We have listed the major ones here.

Lockscreen

From Android 5.0 onward, all devices allow notifications to display on the lockscreen. Usually as a default, the lockscreen hides any sensitive content, such as text messages. But if they do show up, you can disable them through “Settings -> Apps and Notifications.”

Quick Settings

The Quick Settings menu on Android can be easily accessed by dragging down the top portion of your screen or from a pencil-like menu. It has important system features, such as Wi-Fi, mobile data, Airplane mode, battery status, Bluetooth, flashlight, and more.

Homescreen

Not to be confused with the lockscreen, the homescreen notifications are prominently visible in the notifications drawer after sliding the screen to the left.

Do you see frequent notifications from an unwanted source in the notification drawer? All you have to do is “long press” on the notification for the app and go to its “manage” section to disable it. This is the fastest technique to deal with the app overload problem, and we cover more of these tricks below.

Floating Notification

Many Android notifications appear in a floating window, which can be annoying for less used apps. But they do save you time in not having to scroll further.

You can disable these floating windows entirely from “Settings” by not allowing any previews. If you must have the floating notifications for some important apps, have them enabled for those apps only.

Heads Up Notifications

Similar to floating notifications, heads up notifications spring into the top section for a brief instant. If you do not promptly interact with these notifications, they will be added to the notifications drawer for you to check later.

Make sure very few apps have heads up notification status, as they use ringtones, can vibrate, and can seriously interfere with your work.

Do Not Disturb Notifications

Just as they sound, “do not disturb” notifications will mute the incoming calls and messages once enabled and are very important for your much-needed privacy. This feature can also be accessed from “Apps and Notifications” in “Settings.” You can customize this feature to allow calls and messages from your favorite contacts, which can be family members and/or emergency contacts.

App Icon Badges

On devices with Android 12 and higher, notifications on the bottom tray can be further expanded using “app icon badges.” Just long-press on the concerned app for it to expand into the middle to display the full details.

3. How to Customize Notifications for Individual Apps

To access any of these customized notifications, go to “Manage notifications” in “Settings” and click one of the concerned apps. You can decide whether the notifications should be allowed on the lockscreen or be kept to the banner. You can also disable all notifications for apps you don’t use frequently.

4. Customize Notification Sounds

If you have the needs to customize the sound settings for individual apps, you can find the “Sound and vibration” section in Settings that helps you keep track of the sound alerts you choose.

Using a slider, you can tweak the volume buttons for the app sound notifications. You can further customize whether you want the phone to vibrate with the app notification. Mute the app notification if you don’t really need the app much.

You can also vary the notification ringtone for the app based on the available music selection or add your own music file.

5. Third-Party Notification Apps

Want more customization for your apps than the default options? There are some good third-party apps which give you more advanced capabilities. One of them is Bottom Quick Settings. It helps to customize your bottom tray screen.

To use the app, you need to set up some permissions from the phone’s “accessibility service” menu. It also needs permissions to modify your system settings.

Unlike Android’s built-in features, this app has a blacklisting capability which totally stops all notifications from certain apps in their tracks.

Want to control the app notification sounds? The app has a feature which allow you to control the notification volume with a slider, along with brightness, media playback, alarms and ringing.

Power Shade is another useful app which helps control the appearance and screen visibility of your Android device.

To work with Power Shade, you must enable it from System Settings.

While the app is running, you can customize your layouts, colors, pop-up windows, and edge triggers for the device on specific apps.

The following notification drawer has been greatly modified using Power Shade. if you don’t like your phone’s default notifications area, the app will bring about a great change.

6. Notification Histories

Most notifications histories for an Android app drawer don’t go further back than one day. If you want to keep track of all your notifications throughout a certain period of time, check whether your device has a “notification log” screen. If not, there are a few workarounds you may try to grab all the past notifications.

7. Granular Notification Controls

Most Android devices these days support granular notifications, such as with “Smart replies,” which do not need you to message from the app itself. Another feature is a motorcycle mode which allows you to reply to the messages and calls while driving a two-wheeler. We emphatically do not recommend driving and texting at the same time, but if you must reply to someone while on the move, you can use a feature where the phone call is answered only when the motorcycle is stopped.

With the apps providing constant reminders to the users, as well as texts from unimportant contacts and necessary system alerts, you may be compelled to turn everything off.

Now that we’ve learned to ease the interruptions from unnecessary notifications, check out these apps, which can help a person rid themselves of a porn addiction and block spam calls on Android.

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How to prioritize notifications for individual apps in Android Nougat

Android 7 offers very important tweaks to the platform, including the ability to customize individual apps for the priority notification system.

With Android Lollipop, the notification priority system arrived to little hoopla–users didn’t want a complex system for the simple act of placing their device on silent. When Marshmallow came out, the priority system started making perfect sense. Android users wondered how this feature would evolve in Nougat. I’m here to say the developers have added just the right tweaks to improve the priority system in exactly the right ways.

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One such improvement is the ability to prioritize individual notifications. Instead of it being “all or none” or “starred contacts,” you can now set the priority for individual apps.

Say you want to set incoming SMS messages to not be silenced or blocked, but you want to silence all Facebook messages–you can do that. Or, you want to silently show the notifications from Twitter, Allow Phone and Email to notify you without any change, and you want to completely silent Facebook–you can do that, too.

How? It’s very easy, which is another plus to the new priority system. I’ll show you how simple it is to manage the priorities with Android 7, so you can finally tweak the Android notifications to your exact specifications.

Getting to the settings

When a notification comes in, if you slide it slightly to the right a gear icon will appear (Figure A).

Figure A

Configuring Nougat priorities in a Verizon-branded Nexus 6.

When you tap the gear icon, a new popup will appear asking what priority you want to give to that particular app (Figure B). Tap Show Notifications Silently, Block All Notifications, or Don’t Silence Or Block. Tap Done.

Figure B

Configuring notifications for Facebook Messenger.

Certain notifications such as System UI notifications do not offer all three options. For example, the notification for screenshots only allows you to Show Notifications Silently or Don’t Silence (Figure C).

Figure C

Setting priority for a System UI notification.

Undoing a preference

If you set something for total silence, how can you change that setting to allow the notifications to come through? Simple. Go to Settings | Notifications, and you’ll see a complete listing of every app you installed. Go through that listing, locate and tap the app you want to unblock from notifications, and then unset the Block All option (Figure D).

Figure D

Unblocking Authy from the notifications.

Once you unblock the app from notifications, more options will be available (Figure E).

Figure E

An unblocked app with more settings available.

Along with the regular priority features, you can also override Do Not Disturb for an individual app; this is a great feature if you happen to use a collaboration app with a team and need to ensure those notifications always appear.

Android keeps getting better and better

With every iteration of Android, the improvements continue to make the platform more flexible, more powerful, and more of a must-have–the priority system is a perfect example. No matter what level of user you are, Android can make your mobile life better, easier, and more reliable.

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How to allow an app notification to override Do Not Disturb in Android Nougat

If you prefer to have your Android device on Do Not Disturb, but have crucial apps that need to bypass that system, Jack Wallen shows you how to do just that.

When the Do Not Disturb feature came out for Android, it was greeted with a mixed bag of acceptance. Some disliked the idea that the simple act of silencing a phone had become a bit more complicated, while others (like myself) lauded the developers for finally creating a flexible system that allowed users to take full control over how their devices would alert the user (or not) to incoming calls, messages, and notifications.

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Do Not Disturb (DND) was the replacement for the much-aligned Interruptions feature in Android Lollipop and did an outstanding job of putting control in the user’s hands. You could now set your device on DND so that the interruptions would fall into an abyss of silence. Going to an important meeting? DND. Going to a movie? DND.

But we wanted more.

Fortunately, the developers gave us more. With Android Nougat comes a handy feature that allows you to configure applications to override the Do Not Disturb setting, such that it will crawl from that abyss of silence to alert you. This could be crucial, especially if, say, you’re awaiting a game-changing email from a client.

How do you give an app the power to bypass DND? It’s actually quite simple. Let me walk you through the process.

Getting to the notification settings

There are two ways to get to this particular setting. The first method is to wait until you see a notification from the app you want to allow past DND. Once you see a notification appear from that app, long press it and then, when the notification expands (Figure A), tap MORE SETTINGS.

Figure A

The second method is to pull down your notification shade until you see the Settings gear icon. Tap that to open Settings and then go to Notifications. Within this window, locate and tap the app you want to give override privilege. In the new window (Figure B), tap Override Do Not Disturb and that app will no longer be silenced by the DND system.

Figure B

A simple caveat

When you use the DND system, you can still control the volume of your device. If you have the volume all the way down, overriding DND will serve no purpose. To that end, make sure you have your volume set at a reasonable level, otherwise you’ll never hear that crucial notification.

Notifications your way

It’s hard to argue against how the Android notification system has evolved from a single-purpose feature to an incredibly flexible tool that allows you to be notified in the precise manner in which you want. You now have the ability to dictate exactly what you are notified of and how the notification alerts you.

That’s having it your way, wouldn’t you say?

Android 7.0 Nougat har lavet nogle ret store forbedringer af meddelelser, men der er en funktion, der er gået udenfor. Nu kan du nemt manipulere en apps evne til at generere underretninger direkte fra meddelelsesskyggen.

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En af Androids bedste funktioner har altid var meddelelser. Men som tiden er gået, og operativsystemet er vokset, har udviklere i det væsentlige lært at “misbruge” underretningssystemet (hvad enten det er forsætligt eller ej), så Google begyndte at give brugerne mere kontrol over, hvilke apps der kunne generere underretninger i Lollipop. Desværre var denne proces stadig flere vandhaner dybt, og dermed mere arbejde end mange brugere var villige til at sætte især til flere apps.

Ideelt set kunne du tavle eller slukke for meddelelser fra de angående appens indstillinger, og du bør prøve det først. Men hvis appen ikke tilbyder de ønskede muligheder, tilbyder Nougat en anden forsvarslinje. I 7.0 tilføjede Google hurtige underretningskontroller, der er direkte tilgængelige fra skyggen, samt mere avancerede kontroller på et par forskellige steder. Sådan får du fat i disse meddelelser en gang for alle.

Nougat’s New In-Shade Notification Controls

Så lad os sige, at en app er særligt irriterende. Næste gang det sender dig en besked, skal du finde den i skyggen og give den en lang tryk.

Dette åbner en ny menu, der giver dig tre muligheder: Vis meddelelser lydløst, Bloker alle meddelelser eller Ikke stilhed eller blokering (dette er standardindstillingen). Hvis du vil fortsætte med at få beskeder fra denne app, men ikke nødvendigvis vil være opmærksom på hver gang, er den første mulighed perfekt. Hvis du aldrig vil se en anden anmeldelse fra appen, skal du bruge “blok” -funktionen.

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Hvis det er nok for dig, så er du faktisk gjort her. Men der er også en “Flere indstillinger” -knapp nederst, som tager dig direkte ind i appens mere avancerede meddelelsesindstillinger. Her kan du blokere alle meddelelser, der genereres af appen, vise dem lydløst, kontrollere, hvad der vises på låseskærmen, eller lad appen tilsidesætte indstillingerne Ikke forstyrr. Det er også værd at nævne, at hvis du vælger at vise meddelelserne lydløst, kan du ikke fortælle det om at tilsidesætte ikke forstyrrelsesindstillingerne (fordi du ved, det kan ikke tilsidesættes, hvis det ikke lyder).

Det er simpelt, men super effektivt.

Gå endnu mere granuleret med Nougats eksperimentelle meddelelsesindstillinger

Ønsker du endnu mere kontrol? Mand, du er grådig. Heldigvis har Google endnu mere granulære kontroller, så du kan fikle med – de er lige gemt væk i den hemmelige systembruger-tuner.

For at aktivere denne skjulte menu, trækker du ned notifikationsskyggen to gange, så tryk langsomt på tandhjulet ikon. Når du giver slip, vil det dreje rundt, og der kommer en lille skruenøgle ud for den. Der vil nu være en ny post kaldet “System UI Tuner” nederst i menuen Indstillinger.

Gå videre og spring ind i System UI Tuner, og tryk derefter på “Other”.

Den anden mulighed i dette menuen er “Power Notification Controls.” Gå videre og bånd på det, og aktiver derefter funktionen ved at vende det lille skifte.

Disse kontroller er opdelt efter niveauer, hvor fem er mest tilbøjelige og null blokerer alle meddelelser:

  • Vis øverst på meddelelseslisten
  • Altid fuld skærmafbrydelse
  • Altid kig
  • Forhindre fuld skærmafbrydelse
  • Kig altid
  • Forhindre fuld skærmafbrydelse
  • Aldrig kigge
  • Forhindre fuld skærmafbrydelse
  • Kig aldrig på
  • Lad aldrig lyd eller vibrere
  • Forhindre fuld skærmafbrydelse
  • Se aldrig på
  • Foretag aldrig lyd eller vibrationer
  • Skjul fra låseskærm og statuslinje
  • Vis nederst på meddelelseslisten
  • Bloker alle meddelelser fra denne app

Som jeg sagde, er det super granuleret.

Okay, så nu du har aktiveret funktionen og ved, hvad hvert niveau gør, hvordan bruger du det faktisk? Nå er der en ny mulighed i hver apps indstilling. Så gå ind i Indstillinger> Apps og vælg en. På appens hovedskærm “App info” skal du trykke på knappen “Notifikationer”.

I denne menu vil du se en skyder – det er her, hvor niveauerne fra tidligere kommer i spil. Jeg har for tiden Twitter på niveau 2, fordi jeg ikke vil blive afbrudt, men jeg kan stadig se, at jeg har nye anmeldelser. Når du cykler gennem de forskellige niveauer, vises nye muligheder i bunden. For eksempel på niveau 0 er der ingen andre muligheder. Hvorfor? Fordi det blokerer alle meddelelser. Der er ikke behov for yderligere muligheder.

På niveau 2 kan du dog kontrollere låseskærmen. Flyt op til niveau 3, og muligheden for at Overstyr ikke forstyrres bliver tilgængelig.

Her er det bedste ved Power Notification Controls: du behøver ikke at angive det for hver app, du har installeret. Faktisk er dette virkelig fantastisk til apps, som du enten vil blokere helt eller til dem, du gerne vil prioritere. Alle andre vil fortsætte med at operere med standardniveauet. Det er også værd at nævne, at når du aktiverer Power Notification Controls, vil det være standardindstillingen fremadrettet. Så hvis du længe trykker på en anmeldelse for at ændre dens indstillinger, får du nu skyderen i stedet for den enklere valgmulighed.

Virkelig, hvad dette kommer ned til, er valg. Mens mange brugere vil være helt fine med lagernotificeringsindstillingerne, vil nogle have mere meget mere granulær kontrol over visse apps. Heldigvis giver Nougat dig et væld af muligheder.

Det er nemt nok at ændre en IP-adresse på din pc ved hjælp af kontrolpanelet, men vidste du også, at du kan gøre det fra kommandoen Spørg? Ændring af din IP-adresse med kontrolpanelets grænseflade er ikke svært, men det kræver at klikke gennem en række forskellige vinduer og dialogbokse. Hvis du er fan af kommandoprompten, kan du dog gøre det hurtigere ved hjælp af kommandoen netsh , som er blot en af ​​de store netværktøjer, der er indbygget i Windows.

Du har sikkert hørt, at du altid skal bruge ikonet Sikker fjernelse af hardware, før du trækker en USB-enhed fra. Der er dog også en god chance for at du har taget USB-enheden ud uden at bruge denne indstilling, og alt fungerede fint. Windows sig selv fortæller dig, at du ikke behøver at bruge funktionen Safely Remove Hardware, hvis du bruger visse indstillinger – Standardindstillingerne – men det råd, som Windows giver, er vildledende.

“Android” 7.0 “Nuga” pranešimai pagamino šiek tiek didelių patobulinimų, tačiau yra viena funkcija, kuri nėra įtraukta. Dabar galite lengvai manipuliuoti programos gebėjimu kurti pranešimus tiesiai iš pranešimų atspalvio.

SUSIJUSIOS: Geriausios naujos funkcijos “Android” 7.0 “Nuga”

Viena iš geriausių “Android” funkcijų yra visada buvo pranešimų. Tačiau, kai praėjo laikas ir OS išaugo, kūrėjai iš esmės išmoko “piktnaudžiauti” pranešimų sistema (ty tyčia ar ne), todėl “Google” pradėjo suteikti vartotojams daugiau galios, kokios programos gali generuoti pranešimus “Lollipop”. Deja, šiam procesui vis dar buvo keletas klaidų, taigi daugeliui vartotojų daug norėjo įdėti daugiau nei , ypač įvairioms programoms.

Idealiu atveju galėsite tylėti arba išjungti pranešimus iš pažeidžiančiojo programos nustatymus, todėl pirmiausia turėtumėte pabandyti. Tačiau, jei programa nesiūlo norimų variantų, “Nuga” siūlo antrą gynybos liniją. 7,0 m. “Google” pridėjo greitus pranešimų valdiklius, kurie yra tiesiogiai prieinami iš šešėlio, taip pat patobulintus valdiklius keliose skirtingose ​​vietose. Štai kaip kartą ir visiems laikams susipažinti su šiais pranešimais.

“Nuga” naujoji “In-Shade” pranešimų kontrolė

Taigi, tarkime, programa yra ypač erzina. Kitą kartą jums atsiųs pranešimą, raskite jį šešėlyje ir ilgai paspauskite.

Tai atvers naują meniu, kuriame bus trys variantai: Rodyti pranešimus tyliai, Blokuoti visus pranešimus arba Negalima tyla arba blokuoti (tai yra numatytoji parinktis). Jei norite toliau gauti pranešimus iš šios konkrečios programos, bet nebūtinai norite, kad kiekvieną kartą būtų įspėti, pirmoji galimybė yra tobulas. Jei niekada nenorite matyti kito pranešimo iš programos, naudokite parinktį “blokuoti”.

SUSIJUSIOS: “Android” sutrikdo “Neribok” nustatymus, paaiškinta

Jei jums tai pakanka, tada jūs esate iš tikrųjų čia padaryta. Be to, apačioje yra mygtukas “Daugiau nustatymų”, kuris jus nukreipia tiesiai į to programos išsamesnius pranešimų nustatymus. Čia galite užblokuoti visus programos sukurtus pranešimus, parodyti juos tyliai, valdyti, kas rodomi užrakinimo ekrane, arba leisti programai nepaisyti nustatymų “Nepažeisti”. Taip pat verta paminėti, kad jei pasirinksite, kad pranešimai būtų rodomi tyliai, negalėsite sakyti, kad jis pakeistų nustatymus “netrikdo” (nes žinote, kad jo negalima panaikinti, jei jis nesudaro garso).

Tai labai paprasta, bet itin efektyvi.

Eiti dar labiau granuliuotos su “Nuga” eksperimentiniais pranešimų nustatymo parametrais

Norite dar labiau kontroliuoti? Žmogus, tu esi godus. Laimei, “Google” turi dar tikslesnius valdiklius, kad galėtumėte nubėgti, nes jie tiesiog pritvirtinti slaptoje “System UI Tuner”.

Norėdami įjungti šį paslėptą meniu, du kartus nuspauskite pranešimo šešėlį, tada ilgai paspauskite ant cog piktograma. Kai atsitrauksite, jis sukasi aplink ir šalia jo atsiras mažas raktas. Meniu Nustatymų meniu apačioje bus naujas įrašas “System UI Tuner”.

Eik į priekį ir šokinėja į “System UI Tuner”, tada bakstelėkite parinktį “Kita”.

Antroji parinktis šiame meniu yra “Power Notification Controls”. “Eikite į priekį ir įrašykite juostą, tada įjunkite funkciją, apversdami mažą perjungimą.

Šie valdikliai yra suskirstyti pagal lygius, penki yra labiausiai atsipalaiduoti ir nulis blokuoja visus pranešimus:

  • rodomas pranešimų sąrašo viršuje
  • visada visiško ekrano trikdymas
  • visada peek
  • užkertamas kelias į visą ekraną
  • visada žiūrėkite
  • Užkirsti kelią viso ekrano trikdymui
  • Niekada nepastebėti
  • Užkirsti kelią viso ekrano trikdymui
  • Niekada nepastebėti
  • Niekada nesigilinti ir nekeisti
  • Užkirsti kelią viso ekrano trikdymui
  • Niekada nepastebėti
  • Niekada nepadaryti garsų ar vibruoti
  • Slėpti nuo užrakto ekrano ir būsenos juostos
  • Rodyti pranešimų sąrašo apačioje
  • Užblokuokite visus šios programos pranešimus

Kaip sakiau, tai yra super granuliuotas.

Gerai, dabar, kai įjungėte šią funkciją ir žinote, kas kiekviename lygyje veikia, kaip jūs iš tikrųjų ją naudojate? Na, kiekvienoje programos nustatymui yra nauja parinktis. Taigi eikite į “Nustatymai”> “Apps” ir pasirinkite vieną. Programos pagrindiniame ekrano “Informacija apie programą” bakstelėkite parinktį “Pranešimai”.

Šiame meniu pamatysite slankiklį – tai yra ta vieta, kur pradedami ankstesni lygiai. Aš šiuo metu naudoju “Twitter” 2 lygį, nes nenoriu, kad jis būtų pertrauktas, bet vis tiek norėčiau pamatyti, kad gavau naujų pranešimų. Kai važiuojate įvairiais lygmenimis, apačioje pasirodys naujos parinktys. Pavyzdžiui, 0 lygyje nėra kitų parinkčių. Kodėl? Kadangi jis blokuoja visus pranešimus. Nėra jokių papildomų galimybių.

Tačiau 2 lygiu galite valdyti blokavimo ekrano pranešimą. Tačiau pereikite prie 3 lygio ir pasirinksite “Nepažeisti netrikdymo”.

Štai geriausias dalykas, susijęs su “Power Notification Controls”: jums nereikia nustatyti jo kiekvienai įdiegtai programai. Tiesą sakant, tai tikrai puikiai tinka programoms, kurias norite arba visiškai blokuoti, arba tiems, kuriuos norite suteikti pirmenybę. Visi kiti veiks ir toliau pagal numatytuosius nustatymus. Taip pat verta paminėti, kad kai įjungsite “Power Notification Controls”, tai bus numatytoji parinktis. Taigi, jei ilgai paspausite pranešimą, kad pakeistumėte jo nustatymus, dabar galite pasirinkti slankiklį, o ne paprastesnį trijų pasirinkimų meniu.

Iš tiesų, tai, ko tai lemia, yra pasirinkimas. Nors daugeliui vartotojų bus visiškai gerai, kai bus pateiktos informacijos apie atsargas, kai kurie norės daugiau konkretesnių programų kontroliuoti. Laimei, “Nuga” suteikia jums daug galimybių.

” “Windows 10” sistemoje “Microsoft” lėtai nukelia nuo “Control Panel”, naudodama naują “Nustatymų” programą, kuri sukuria labiau vieningą ir nuoseklų vieta kurti klasikinius ir papildomus nustatymus. Bet kaip lengvai atidaryti tam tikrą puslapį iš nuorodos? Beveik kiekvienas Nustatymų puslapis turi savo URI (Uniform Resource Identifier), kuris leidžia tiesiogiai atidaryti bet kurį puslapį Nustatymai naudodami specialią komandą.

Antivirusinės programos yra galingos programinės įrangos dalys, kurios yra svarbios “Windows” kompiuteriams. Jei kada nors susimąstėte, kaip antivirusinės programos aptinka virusus, ką jie daro jūsų kompiuteryje ir ar jums reikia reguliariai nuskaityti sistemas, skaitykite toliau. Antivirusinė programa yra esminė daugiasluoksnės sistemos dalis saugumo strategija – net jei esate protingas kompiuterio vartotojas, nuolatinis naršyklių, papildinių ir “Windows” operacinės sistemos pažeidžiamumų srautas užtikrina svarbų antivirusinę apsaugą.

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One benefit users of stock Android devices have had for the past few iterations of the OS is the System UI Tuner—a hidden menu that allows for extra customization of simple things like which icons are shown in the status bar, powerful notification controls, and more. Now, thanks to a new app (and a short workaround), you can have this menu on any Android device—not just ones running stock Android.

What is the System UI Tuner?

While we have a longer explanation of what this menu is—along with how to enable it on stock Android devices—you may want a quick and dirty explanation. In short, this is a menu filled with experimental options that aren’t yet stable enough to be part of the main operating system. It first made an appearance in Marshmallow, then got a slight makeover in Nougat. in Android O, it will most likely change again.

In the stock Android UI Tuner, you can do a number of simple things, like enable/disable a certain icons in the status bar. For example, you can hide icons that only show up circumstantially, like the casting or hotspot icons, or hide true system icons like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular, and the like. You can also add a battery percentage to status bar, which is often a default option on many manufacturer skins. My favorite use for the System UI Tuner’s status bar mods, though, is hiding the stupid alarm icon. Seriously, I don’t need that.

The System UI Tuner on Stock Android.

In addition, you can modify the Do Not Disturb behavior and enable a more in-depth way to control Android’s notifications.

Now, that’s what the stock option offers. What we’re talking about today is more of an “aftermarket” solution. Basically, it includes almost all of what the stock UI Tuner can do, along with a few extras. In fact, this app also works on devices with the stock UI Tuner.

How to Get the System UI Tuner on Any Device

Since most manufacturers—Samsung, LG, etc.—disable this, a clever developer found a workaround and released it bundled into an app. It’s called—get this—SystemUI Tuner. Crazy, right? It’s a free download in the Play Store, but if you dig the app, you can also donate.

So, to get started, you’ll need to install the app. Go ahead and do that now, I’ll wait.

Once installed, fire it up. You’ll go through a brief “walkthrough” that basically tells you what the app is all about and asks if you’re rooted. If you’re running a rooted handset, the step of enabling the app will be automated. If not, however, you’ll need to input some adb commands yourself.

If you don’t already have adb set up on your computer, you can find out how to do that here. You can also add adb to your system PATH for quick access, which I recommend doing if you think you’ll use adb more than just this one time.

If you haven’t set adb up in your System PATH, make sure you run these commands from within the adb folder—just navigate to it, right click, and select “Open Command Prompt here.” On some versions of Windows, it may also read “PowerShell” instead of “Command Prompt.”

Once you have adb up and running, fire up a command line and input the following commands:

NOTE: I’m using Linux here, so it may look a little bit different than what you see. The commands and end results are the same, however.

With the commands out of the way, just back over to the phone and tap the next button at the bottom. It will make sure the commands were executed correctly—if everything worked, you’ll just see a big green checkmark. Boom, you’re in.

Using SystemUI Tuner

Once everything is up and running, you pretty much have free rein to do what you want. The UI Tuner is set up a little differently than the stock option—it has more options and better organization.

There really isn’t a whole lot more to it, but here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect in each section:

  • Status Bar: Enable/disable icons in the status bar. This is a godsend on most non-stock devices, since manufacturers love to clutter this area.
  • Quick Settings: Change the number of tiles that show in the header (collapsed view), as well as disable animations for slightly quicker access, and move full rows of icons at a time.
  • Demo Mode: Creates a custom scenario in the status bar where you can customize the Wi-Fi and mobile data indicators, battery percentage, and more. This is only for appearances—it’s perfect for screenshots.
  • Touchwiz: All sorts of settings just for Samsung phones.
  • Miscellaneous: Other general settings that don’t fit in anywhere else.

That’s pretty much it, though there is one other thing worth noting, specifically for Samsung users.

Basically, because Samsung is, well, Samsung, these settings may break things. They also may not survive a reboot, in which case you’ll just need to re-enable them from the app again. The developer has a thread over on XDA specifically for Samsung users—I encourage you to read it before using the app. You’ve been warned.

The System UI Tuner is one of those things that, while simple in nature, houses some really nice little tweaks for stock Android devices. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m personally glad to see it make an appearance on other handsets—and just for the record, everything worked perfectly in my testing, which was done on a Galaxy S8.

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How to manage notifications in Android 10

How to manage notifications in Android 10

The newest version of Android offers various ways to control notifications. Follow these steps to manage notifications in Android 10.

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Receiving notifications on your phone can be helpful if you’re waiting for an important alert, though much of the time, notifications seem to pop up at the worst possible moment. In Android 10, you’ll find a variety of options for controlling and limiting notifications. The new and improved Notifications screen helps you more easily manage notifications and turn them on and off for each app. You can also put a notification into silent mode. And there’s always the old, reliable Do Not Disturb tool. Let’s look at the different ways for managing your notifications in Android 10.

First, open Settings and tap the setting for Apps & Notifications. At the Apps & Notifications screen, tap the entry for Notifications. By default, notifications are on for all apps. The Notifications screen shows you the apps for the most recently sent notifications. Tap the link to See All From Last 7 Days to see more notifications. Turn off the switch for any apps for which you don’t want to receive notifications (Figure A). Tap the left arrow to go back.

Figure A

Tap the entry for Notifications on the lock screen–this is where you can opt to see all alerting and silent notifications on the lock screen, only alerting notifications, or no notifications at all. Tap the option you want to use or tap Cancel if you don’t wish to make any changes. Back at the Notifications screen, you can turn off the switch to show sensitive notifications when your phone is locked if you want to keep them from prying eyes.

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Next, tap on the arrow to display the Advanced section. Sometimes you receive a notification that may be important, but you don’t have time right now to view it or respond to it–you can snooze it. Turn on the switch to Allow Notification Snoozing. The next time you have notifications waiting for you, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal them. Swipe a notification to the left or right. You’ll see a clock icon. Tap that icon, and the notification will be snoozed for an hour (Figure B).

Figure B

Back at the Advanced section on the Notification screen in Settings, you can leave the options enabled for Suggested Actions And Replies, a feature that tries to help you respond to a notification. Allow notification dots lets you preview certain notifications by tapping on a dot, so that can be enabled as well. The option for Blink Light flashes a blinking blue light for notifications, which can help you better see them. Default Notification Sound lets you change the noise made when you receive a notification. And Swipe Fingerprint For Notifications lets you swipe on your phone’s fingerprint reader to view your notifications (Figure C).

Figure C

Next, you can always enable Do Not Disturb mode to turn off all notifications, phone calls, messages, and other incoming items. Tap the option for Do Not Disturb. This is where you can choose which calls and messages to allow and from whom, restrict both visuals and sounds or only sounds for notifications, set the duration for Do Not Disturb mode, and schedule specific hours when it goes on and off automatically. Tap the Turn On Now button when you want to activate Do Not Disturb (Figure D).

Figure D

You can control the type of alert you receive for an existing notification. Swipe down from the top to display your current notifications. Long press on one of the notifications. You have two options: Alerting and Silent. Alerting emits a sound and vibration to get your attention; Silent reveals the notification quietly without any sound or vibration. Make your choice and tap Done or Apply (Figure E).

Figure E

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Android Marshmallow is a pretty good phone OS with a lot of scope to customize it to your particular needs. Once you’re familiar with the system, it’s easy to configure it just how you like it. It’s one of the many ways it outperforms other phone OS. One way to make it your own is by customizing notifications. If you would like to know how to set notifications on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, read on.

Control what apps notify you in Android Marshmallow
One of the first things you will likely want to do is control exactly what apps interrupt your day. Here’s how.

1. Swipe down the notifications screen and tap the gear icon.
2. Select Sound and notification and then App notifications.
3. Select your app of choice and decide whether to block completely, treat as a priority and allow peeking.

Use Do Not Disturb to temporarily stop all notifications
Do not disturb mode is useful for meetings, interviews, dates or whatever you’re doing where you don’t want to be interrupted. It stops notifications, calls, SMS and all noise from your phone.

1. Swipe down the notification screen.
2. Select the Do Not Disturb icon.
3. Choose Total Silence and for how long you want it to last.

Alternatively, you might want to mark an app notification as priority and ensure it always gets through. Here’s how.

Mark an app as a priority app in Android Marshmallow
1. Navigate to Settings and then Apps.
2. Select your app of choice and select Notifications.
3. Toggle Treat as priority.

The app you just selected will still notify you even if you have Do Not Disturb activated. It’s a useful tweak but should be used carefully!