How to recover lost notifications on Android

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Sometimes Android notifications menu shows a different list of notifications that fill up the tray, and it’s so easy to clear without checking it.

While deleting these notifications, you might have clear some important notification accidentally and you think you can’t get it back, but you can still get it back.

How to recover lost notifications on Android.

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Android users can recover lost notifications on their device by Android notification history.

Most devices with different UI like Samsung’s TouchWiz, this approach might not be available, but there is an App-based solution.

Android Notification History

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The Notification Log was initially introduced in Android 4.3 Jellybean, and still can be used from Lollipop through Nougat and Oreo.

The main purpose of the Notification Log is that it enables you to view your deleted notifications including all system notifications.

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On many devices, you have to enable Developer Options than by unlocking the widgets you can get your lost notifications.

To achieve this purpose, just go to Settings > About Phone > and look for Build number, tap on the Build number several times.

After 3 or 4 taps, you will receive an on-screen message that you are now a developer, many devices like Samsung you have to tap like 7 times.

  1. Long tap on your home screen until you see widget option.
  2. Tap Widgets. Scroll down and look for Setting shortcut widget.
  3. Drag it to your home screen, then open it and look for Notification log.
  4. A Notification log shortcut will appear on your screen, tap and see your notification history.

Retrieve Notifications through App

Notification History Log

Notification history log works fine for stock Android users, designed by ikva eSolution that keep log of all notifications, you can blacklist certain apps and customize recovery.

One potential drawback is this app won’t work if your phone has different UI setup like Samsung.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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