How to shut off notifications on your Android

notifications on Android phone - How to shut off notifications on your Android

While each version of Android OS may present different ways to handle incoming notifications, and instructions may vary between devices/manufacturers, the following info should help you curb alerts on your device.

Turning off notifications for Android devices

The easiest method for eliminating notifications using Android 9.0 Pie is to pull down the notification panel and press down the recent notification you wish to turn off. Your device will list a few options, including ‘turn off notifications’ for that specific application. If you want to stop the app alerts; toggle it off, click save, and you’re done.

Are you wanting to turn off other applications from sending you notifications as well? You can do so from this screen by merely tapping on notification settings. Once in settings, under recently sent, click ‘See all’ to view apps that send you notifications, then toggle off applications that you do not want to receive alerts from.

Customizing your notifications

If you can’t quite commit to ridding your device and life of notifications, maybe you should consider customizing the tones associated with them. Defining unique sounds to each app will allow you to discern if a new notification needs your immediate attention or if it can wait.

The best part of customizing your notification sounds on your Android is you have the option of using sound bites or music snips you have downloaded on to your device. After downloading your desired tracks, locate the file and copy or move it to your notifications folder. This process will add it to your sound options within your apps.

To change the sound of an alert go into your device settings and tap on notifications. Click on the app you wish to modify.

By Christa Geraghty

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  1. Caroline Stringfield says

    Can I completely turn off my FB pages. I just want a break not permanently turning off my FB accounts. I also want to merge the two FB into one account.

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