If a on your Android device too much applications that are constantly buzzing with notifications, this is a quick process to turn off notifications and remove notification content from the lock screen. Turn off notifications on devices Android easy and can be done on a per app basis so you can turn off annoying apps without stopping notifications from the more useful apps you prefer.
The instructions for turning off Android app notifications and lock screen notifications are similar and should have minor differences in Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 8.0 Oreo, and Android 9.0 Pie. Even though device manufacturers often customize the Android OS, and some devices may have slightly different menus with different looks, the instructions should remain similar.
How to turn off notifications for individual apps on Android
If you know exactly which apps you want to turn off notifications for, the process is very simple, but there are two paths to choose from.
If you’re not sure which apps are sending you notifications in the notification shade, we’ll provide you with a way to disable these notifications below.
To get started, identify the app for which you want to turn off notifications. The most direct way to start the process is to find the app on home screen your Android device or in the app drawer. Once you have found the application, follow this process:
Press and hold the icon of the app you want to block until a pop-up menu appears.
In the pop-up menu, click » Application information» or information symbol (this may look like a lowercase » i » inside the circle). This will take you to a new application settings menu.
Click » Notifications» or » App Notifications » . This will give you the last page to configure app notification settings.
Or click » Settings» > » Applications and notifications» then tap the app for which you want to turn off notifications.
On this final page, you will see the available notification options for the app. Click on the switch Show notifications at the top of the page to turn off all notifications, or click individual types of notifications to turn off.
How to stop notifications from apps you can’t identify
If you frequently receive notifications from an app but can’t determine which app is sending them, the instructions above might not work.
This may be the case if the app displays advertisements in the form of notifications that do not create a clear connection between the app and the notification. To turn off notifications in this case, you need to wait until one of the offending notifications appears. When a notification appears, do the following: