[SOLVED] How To Get Rid Of Silent Notifications

While silent notifications prove handy at times, it’s not uncommon to see Android users asking about how to get rid of silent notifications. You also feel frustrated by silent notifications on your Android phone but don’t know the way to turn off the feature? In that case, you have come to the right place. This article could show you what must be done to disable silent notifications in a blink of an eye. 

Turning Off Silent Notifications: Guidelines

Via The Notification Bar

  • Step 1: Swipe down to reveal the notification bar. You’ll see two kinds of notifications: silent and alerting notifications. Proceed to long-press the notification under the Silent section. 
  • Step 2: Tick the Alert circle.
  • Step 3: Hit Save.

Via Apps Notification Settings 

Some apps allow you to customize their notification ranging from the type of notifications they send to whether the notifications make a sound. You can change the app’s settings to prevent it from sending silent notifications.

  • Step 1: Open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Apps & notifications and choose Notifications.
  • Step 3: Scroll down to Lock Screen, click the listed lock screen and pick Show Alerting Notifications Only.

Disable Background Data

If you’re tired of receiving silent notifications from certain apps on your Android device, try disabling background data for those apps. By doing so, you could effectively stop apps from sending you silent notifications. The method is especially effective against apps that rely on data to function as it prevents them from sending notifications outside of use. 

There is a catch though: the method only works for apps that do not Google Cloud Messaging. Apps that use GCM such as Facebook will still show notifications. 

Disable/Uninstall Apps

Disabling/uninstalling an app should put an end to silent notifications and other unwanted notifications on your phone. However, it’s important to point out that disabling/uninstalling apps may impair important functions and features. Therefore, you should think it through before disabling/uninstalling apps. To uninstall an app, go through the steps down below:

  • Step 1: Open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Apps & notifications and choose the app you want to uninstall.
  • Step 3: Tap Uninstall then hit Yes if prompted to confirm your decision.

Keep in mind that uninstalling an app will also delete data associated with the app such as saved settings or user data. If you just want to stop the app from sending notifications, you can try disabling it by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Open Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Apps & notifications and choose the app you want to disable.
  • Step 3: Tap Disable then hit Yes if prompted to confirm your decision.

Snooze Notifications

  • Step 1: Open Settings.
  • Step 2: Hit Notifications.
  • Step 3: Enable Allow notification snoozing.

What Exactly Is A Silent Notification?

A silent notification on an Android device is a notification that appears in the notification tray but does not make a sound or show a notification message on the device’s screen. Silent notifications have quite a few applications like displaying the update progress of apps, letting the user know that an event is coming up, providing information without disrupting the user’s current activity, …

What Is The Meaning Of Floating Notification?

A floating notification is a type of notification that appears on top of the current app or screen instead of the notification tray. Floating notifications show important information to the user (incoming calls, messages, alerts,..)  without requiring the user to switch to apps/screens. Such notifications often provide quick and easy access to important information but they also display ads and other types of content at times.

Why Are Silent Notifications A Problem On Android?

Silent notifications can be a problem on Android because they can be easy to miss and can even clutter up your notification panel without realizing it. In some cases, they can cause battery drain and other performance issues on your device.