One of the most common duties that any apps on any mobile platform perform, is the simple function of sending relevant information to the user via notifications.
However, just because something feels like relevant to the app, doesn’t mean that it’s relevant to you as well, thus making these notifications more of a nuisance than help.
This nuisance becomes even more problematic, when these unwanted notifications pile up over time, causing you to delete them in such a hurry that you end up deleting important notifications.
Thankfully, there is still a way to See Dismissed Notifications, but that doesn’t exactly solve the problem we face. But what does help is a new feature in Android Nougat, which lets users set individual notification access for each app.
To activate this feature, follow these simple steps:
- Open “Settings” and scroll down to “About Phone”.
- Open About Phone and scroll down to “Build Number”.
- Tap the Build Number 7 times.
- Pull down the notification panel.
- Tap and hold the “Gear” icon in the top right.
- When it starts spinning and giving you feedback, let it go.
- Go back to the Settings app.
- You will find an added option for “System UI Tuner”.
- Open System UI Tuner and select “Other”.
- Select “Power Notification Controls” and turn it on.
- Close the Settings app.
- Wait till you get a notification.
- Open the notification and press and hold the notification.
- You will see a new popup for customizing the notification.
- Tap on “More Settings”.
- In the new screen, you will find an “Importance” section.
- This section will have an active “A” symbol next to a slider.
- Tap on the A to disable automatic notification control.
- Use the slider to manually select the level of notification access you want the app to have.
- Once done, close the screen.
- Repeat the process with every app you want.
With these simple steps, you will be able to manually control the Power Notification Control Levels for all apps in Android Nougat.