Guide for personalizing your Android mobile notifications

Android has always been a very customizable operating system and not just the personalization layer, the icons or the themes of a device. Also for some default options, which greatly facilitate our experience with the operating system? Notifications on Android are a world. We have many options to personalize them, prioritize some, and make the most annoying ones disappear and many more options. We show you how to customize them and all the options available.

Android mobile notifications

On most Android devices, we have an option in settings, which allows us to customize notifications quickly and accurately. There are some very simple options, such as activating or deactivating the Notification Notification LED, or change it in color. There is also an option, where we can manage the notifications of each of the applications installed in our device. To do this, we must go to Settings, notifications and enter ‘Notification management’ (Android Stock does not need the last step).

There we will be able to access all the applications that use our notifications and we will be able to establish different parameters. For example, we can directly block the notification, and do not let us know. Another option is the ability to display the notification, but quietly. That is, it will not emit any sound it will not even appear floating. It will only pop up in the notifications panel. We can also choose if we want notifications to appear on the lock screen, or if we want to prioritize it. That is, the application will skip us, even when the device is in doing not disturb mode.

There is another way to customize the notifications, this one, without having to go into adjustments. When we receive the notification, if we hold down on it, we will be shown different options. Make it not sound or vibrate, make it sound or block it. We can also enter the most advanced settings depending on which devices. In some terminals, we can even set the notification sound or even hide the ‘advertising’ notifications.

In the latest versions of Android, we can also customize the shortcut panel. This panel is located when the notification bar is detached, allows us to carry out several actions without having to enter the application or the adjustment. In the shortcut panel we can add or delete, or even sort, different operations. We will have to go to the edit tab, which will be at the bottom right. There we will deploy all the shortcuts and we can customize and order them to our liking.

Yes, we can also customize the status bar, that panel at the top. Although this ‘trick’ is a bit more complex and not all devices work. We should note that this feature only works from Android 6.0 Marshmallow onwards. It is about being able to customize the status bar, delete or add small icons and notifications. To activate the customize option we will have to go to the shortcut panel.

Once there, we will hold down on the adjustment wheel, until the device makes a small vibration. We will already have the system UI configuration, and we can access the status bar to customize it. Now, from that option you can activate or deactivate options show WIFI signal, coverage. The time or add some that are removed by default such as the notice of use with headphones, or the rotating screen. This option can be re-hidden by holding down the gear until the vibration sounds.