Tame your Android notifications with these 5 tips and tricks

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These days Android notifications have gone from useful reminders to constant interruptions that have a real impact on your mental state. Whether you’re a big mobile gamer or a social media junkie, the barrage of notifications can be overwhelming.

Sure, you can always turn on Do Not Disturb mode, but at that point, you might as well tuck your phone into a drawer and forget about it. It works, but it’s not exactly the most elegant way to manage notifications.

Fortunately, if you’re willing to invest a little time there are ways to manage your Android notifications and regain that peace of mind. Keep reading for our list of tips and tricks for taming your Android notifications.

Block unnecessary notification categories

Notification categories were added in Android Oreo, and they are a powerful tool in managing app notifications. They allow you to mute specific types of notifications, such as group message notifications in Whatsapp, commute notices from Google, and so on. By blocking unnecessary notifications, you can be sure that when you do receive a notification, it’s something you want to check.

Accessing Android notification categories on Oreo and above

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Apps & notifications
  3. Tap See all (#) apps
  4. Select the app you want to modify

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