Disable and Manage Notifications on Samsung Galaxy S8

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Application and system notifications are not only necessary but also quite convenient. Knowing in real-time the moment something happens or changes without having to navigate to the app itself, is a huge time saver. The downside to this convenience, however, is there may be times when you would rather not see notifications from selected or even all your running apps.

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If for example, you're in do not disturb mode, you can set an app's notifications to both sound and display (light up the screen). The flexibility of choosing which apps display notifications is one of the many excellent features found on Android-powered devices.

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Below we will take you through the steps on how to; edit notification settings, access and manage individual app data, and reset notifications back to default. The following steps were completed using a Samsung Galaxy S8 running the Nougat OS. However, any Android device with Nougat will function the same.

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Turn Notifications On or Off and Manage App Settings

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    From the home screen, swipe up or down to access your app drawer.
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    Inside your app drawer, tap "Settings".
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    From the settings screen, tap "Notifications".
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    Here on the notifications screen, you have the option to enable/disable all apps by toggling the switch at the top.
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    You also have the option of enabling/disabling notifications for individual applications by toggling the switch next to the app.
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    To access a specific app's notification settings, scroll to and tap the application.
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    On the app notifications screen, there are three options to choose from; Allow notifications, Show silently, and Set as priority.
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    From the app notification screen, you can also access the app's information
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    Tap the app name at the top of the screen.
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    Here on the App info screen, everything regarding the application is accessible, including; Usage, App settings, and Advanced settings.
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    If you scroll down about halfway, You'll also see the notification setting that is currently active.
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Advanced Notification Settings

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    To edit the Advanced Notifications options, head back into "Notifications", via the main settings screen.
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    On the Notifications screen, tap "Advanced" in the upper-right corner.
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    Here on the advanced settings screen, tap the "All apps" drop-down to view the listing options.
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    The listing options are; Shown silently, Apps with blocked notifications, Apps with prioritized notifications, Apps with notifications hidden on the lock screen, Apps with content hidden on the lock screen.
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    To view your System apps, tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner, followed by "Show system apps".
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    If you need to revert to the default settings, tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner, then tap "Reset app preferences".
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    Review the warning in the pop-up dialog box, then tap "RESET".
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Always pay careful attention to which apps you edit notification settings on. Accidentally disabling notifications on your messenger app, for example, could be a bit of a nuisance (or blessing if you need a break from digital distractions).
  • When you install a new application, it's always good to set the notification settings right away. Typically, you'll see which notifications are displayed or sounded during the installation process, but you may wish to customize them.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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