Friday Pro Tip: You can disable notifications for certain applications


Nearly all of us have had one application we’d hate to be without, but, unfortunately, it’s the one that spams us with a ton of the most useless notifications known to mankind. Sadly, more often than not, this eventually leads to us deleting the app, in order to restore some peace in our Notification Panel. However, you may like to know that there’s a much simpler fix, which enables you to keep the application and thankfully disable its notifications.

The process is extremely simple. It’s a matter of navigating through the built-in Settings screen, but you do have to know exactly what you’re looking for. To be able to hide the app’s push notifications, you will firstly need to be running Jelly Bean (4.1) and above. Then here’s what to do:

  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Then, head into Apps.
  3. Scroll down and select the application you wish to mute notifications for.
  4. You will be presented with a menu screen. Locate the box that reads Show Notifications. It should be checked. Untick it by clicking on the little black box.
  5. Click OK when you are asked to confirm the removal of notifications for this specific app.

Voilà! You will no longer receive push notifications from your desired application. If you run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.

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