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Make Your Android Notifications More Useful using this quick method (2017)

As we know it, the Android system doesn't have a default (native) means of snoozing notifications,   but with a few seconds of simple tinkering, you can give extra life to your device's alerts.  In today's article, i will be showing us two unique methods, in getting the most out of our Android Notifications.  The first one is somewhat limited in function but actually a (hidden) part of Android itself,  and the other a more robust setup that requires a third-party app to work.

Notification booster option #1:A Limited But Very Simple And Useful Shortcut

Few folks know it, but Android's actually had a built-in way to view past notifications for a few years now. As long as you're using a device with Android 4.3 or higher (and if you aren't, for the love of Google, go get a new phone already), it should be hidden on your system and just waiting to be found.

All you need to do is follow the normal process for adding a widget to your home screen , usually by long-pressing on a blank area on your Home Screen, and then selecting the Widgets option.

Android Home Screen

Search through the list for the item called "Settings shortcut," and then drag and drop it to  an empty space in your device Home Screen

Android Widgets Screen

Once you do, you should see a menu of available options. Find the one labeled "Notification log," and tap it. That'll give you a humble little icon on your home screen that looks a little something like this.

Android Notification Log Icon

Tap the icon, and you'll get a log of all the recent notifications that have come through on your device:

Android Notification Log

But wait, "i said wait", if you'd be a little observant, you should notice that these notification content doesn't have any details attached to them. Like say "we only knew that we had a missed call, but from whom?" see what i was telling you.

And that brings us to our option No. 2 , which is more robust and functional, but it is a Third-party Application.

Notification booster option #2: The power-packed solution

The great John Lennon wisely said, "All you need is love." As it turns out, his words from all those decades ago apply perfectly to our present conundrum. You just have to swap out "love" for "an app called Notif Log that makes it easy to view the full contents of past notifications." (Close enough, right?)

So what are you waiting for?  Head over to Google play store on your android device right now, and type in Notif Log on that little cute looking Search Bar up there, and you should get this..

Notif Log playstore Search

Install it, Open it, and Rejoice (or re-juice, if thirsty).
Notif Log does exactly what you'd want, It gives you an easy way to look back at all of your recent notifications in their entirety.

Notif Log

Notif Log even lets you interact with certain old notifications via their action buttons. The app actually has its own internal snooze function for setting reminders about past notifications. To me, the ability to go back and look through past notifications is the real value to be gained here.

So let us keep hoping and dreaming that Android finally thinks and implements something like this, but in the meantime, I think this is the Best.

Cheers... emmanuelGodwin

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Make Your Android Notifications More Useful using this quick method (2017) Make Your Android Notifications More Useful using this quick method (2017) Reviewed by Emmanuel Godwin on Sunday, November 26, 2017 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. The Notif Log seems a very good option, but I will try the default Android own first. And also thank you correctblogger for a correct article like this, I never knew of these stuffs. You're really doing what you say. Keep the good work. We love you

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