Notifications are useful when it comes to getting informed about a new message, event or anything else. But there are some apps which annoy us by sending useless and spammy notifications. Thanks to android and its awesome features that we can get rid of these irritating notifications. Disabling app notifications is no more a heavy going task in android. Here in this article, we will talk about how to disable app notifications in android. You will also learn various notification options available in android marshmallow.
Disable app notifications in android
There are various methods available to disable app notifications in android marshmallow.
Step 1: Go to settings
Pull down the notification drawer. You will find the settings icon at the top right corner of the screen. It looks like a gear. Tap on it to open settings.
Step 2: Get to the App list
Scroll down to find the option called Apps and tap on it to access installed apps’ list. Other smartphones may have a different option. For example, this option is called Applications in Samsung smartphones. You have to dig around a bit to find this option depending on your smartphone brand.
Step 3: Find the victim and block it
Now, Find the victim app which is irritating you by sending spammy notifications. Tap on it to open its App info page. Here you will find an option called Notifications. Open it and you will see some options with a slider button next to each.
Step 1: Open your settings menu. Scroll down to find Sounds and notifications settings and open it.
Step 2: Scroll down and find the option called App notifications. Tap on it to open app list.
Step 3: Tap on the app which you want to stop from sending you the notifications. It will directly take you to the app notifications page. Turn on or off the options depending on your needs.
Note: This method is useful when you can’t find the victim app. In this method, you can disable app notifications directly from the notification itself.
Step 1: Pull down the notification drawer. Tap and hold on the notifications.
Step 2: Holding the notification will give you the name of the app which is responsible for the notification. It will also treat you with an option to directly go to the app notifications page.
Step 3: Turn on or off any setting as per your needs.
Various notification options in android marshmallow
Block all (Allow notifications on Samsung devices)
This option is turned off by default. You have to turn it on to disable app notifications. Whereas for Samsung devices, the option Allow notifications does the same thing when you turn it off.
Treat as priority
Treat as priority or set as priority on Samsung devices allows the app to send notifications even when Do not disturb mode is active. If you turn this option on it will override Do not disturb mode and send you notifications.
Peek notifications are those which pops up on any screen including your game or any other app screen. These are the most annoying notifications. Allow peeking option allows you to resist the app to send you peek notifications.