There is the sound chance that you get lots of notifications on your tablet or phone that it is no longer difficult to dismiss them even without glancing through them. Slowly it gets more possible that on an unfortunate day,as you habitually swipe a notification away, you may come realize that it is too relevant and then you are thrown into panic. But don’t break much sweat in worry: if it is in Android, there is a stress-free path to follow to easily access a log of your notifications.
On a lot of Android devices operating the 4.3 Jelly Bean and above, it is possible to work out a shortcut on your home screen which gives you the opportunity to view all your previous notifications, it doesn’t really matter if you have dismissed them. An exemplary instance of this is if we are making use of stock Android on a Google Nexus 7. The sad truth however is you don’t get this option on every device (for example even, you will not see it on your Samsung tablet), but then if your option does not supports that way, this guide will refurbish you with another alternative you could adopt to get within reach of your notification log at the end of this article.
Tap the “Apps” icon either on the right side (landscape mode) or the bottom (portrait mode) of your Home screen– to create the shortcut,
Go on to tap the “Widgets” tab in the upper-left corner on the “Apps” screen,
Swipe to the left, you will eventually see the “Settings shortcut”. Hold after pressing on the shortcut…
…your Home screens will eventually display, then drag it to one of the screens.
The “Settings shortcut” screen displays the moment you lift your finger, giving you the opportunity to make a choice as to the setting you prefer to attach to this shortcut. Scroll down and then tap “Notification log”.
By this time, you should have a shortcut to the notification log on your Home screen as well as having the ability to view all previous notifications you dismissed some time past; so you could now look through them and locate any vital ones that calls your attention.
Displaying in white is active notifications that have not been dismissed (included in this are notifications which stays on the status bar) in the “Notification log” and then displaying in green is notifications you’ve dismissed. So there is the option to tap on any notification to go to the “App Info” screen for that app.
If like the Samsung tablet, your device doesn’t presents a “Settings” widget, we would recommend you use the Notification Saver app to get accessibility to previous notifications. This app displays notifications just in the same manner the Nexus 7 does, in light gray for dismissed notifications and then in white for active notifications. You get a dialog box display which provides additional information and buttons providing access to the app on the Play Store as well as in “App Info”— when you tap on notification. It is also possible to export the notifications list as a .csv file (in the app’s Settings) which you could open in Excel.We have many other apps on the Play Store which share functional identity with the notification Saver which you can also try your hands on.
It may be handy to remind you that many apps which give you access to your notification history will not show any history previous to when had you installed them. They begin displaying and recording notification history from when they are installed. Each app will as well inform you that some particular accessibility options should be enabled for the app to get properly functional, usually providing links to convenient access of the settings which are required to be enabled.