What types of notifications can you have
Notifications are the method your mobile uses to notify you of all the news or content updates that happen in the apps you have installed. The method is simple, if the app sends a notification, it will send it only through a notification.Not all these notifications are the same although they all display in the same way. When a notification arrives, it will call your attention with a sound and a vibration.
In general, we can classify notifications into two groups. One of them is notifications of little interest, with suggestions and unimportant notices from the app that have nothing to do with the content in them. These are usually minor advertisements and notices, although sometimes there may be reminders and notices that you may find useful. But you also have notifications directly related to what's actively happening in your app , which are usually the most useful.
But then, each application can show you different types of notification . This is so because each app you have installed has its own notification types, so each one can notify you for different things. Some may only issue a few notifications, while others have many types of notifications.
A multipurpose and feature-rich app may end up showing you many types of notifications, and some types may be of more interest than others . For example, a notification that your online order in a store is already on its way is not the same as another with a promotion that you are not even interested in.
And precisely here our guide comes into play, since you will be able to manage each type of notification of each app , to decide which ones you want to see and which ones you don't. This allows you to take control of not only which apps display notifications, but what types of notification each app displays.
Interact directly with notifications
When you receive a notification, it usually does so by displaying content to tell you what has happened. As will show you the last WhatsApp or Telegram message that has been sent to you and also show the start of an email.
When you receive notifications, you can open them to expand them and on the right side you have a button with a down arrow that you can open to show the content. Even if an app notification unifies several notifications, for example several emails, each one will have one of these arrows.
When you display the content with it, you will see that below the notification you have buttons with options. These buttons are used to interact with the content of the notification without entering the app , directly from the notification itself.
The options that you have available will depend directly on each application, since they are the ones that can add or not buttons to interact with the content , and each one will have different options depending on its context. For example, a Gmail email may have the options to archive the email or reply to it.
There are many messaging applications in the world that you can reply to without opening them. They do this because instead of the buttons with actions, directly below the notification you will see a text field to write the response.
And finally, in some cases you will also have the possibility to open the content of the notification in a bubble .These apps aren't found, but you'll see an icon at the bottom right of the notification window. If you press, the conversation will open independently without loading the entire app.
Decide which apps show notifications
This is a first method to control which apps can show you notifications and which ones you prefer to be silent. But since we all don't get it right the first time, ColorOS also has settings to control this whenever you want. To configure which apps show notifications, you have to open the Android settings. Once inside, click on the Notifications and status bar section to enter this specific configuration. Inside, you will see that a section called Application notifications appears below .
By default, the order of the list is by the last ones that issued a notification. But if you press where it says Recent you will see a pop-up window in which you can choose the other methods to order the applications that appear to you.
Choose which notifications each app shows
You can still spin finer, and you can also choose what type of notifications you deactivate in each app instead of deactivating them all at once. This way you will only remove the ones that are less useful, leaving the rest active. For that, enter Notifications and status bar in the settings, and go to the list of apps from Application notifications.
With this you will enter a screen where you have the list of all the categories of notifications that each app sends you . In it, you can proceed to deactivate all those that do not interest you, but keeping the others running.
You can also get to this screen by holding your finger on the notification in your notification panel. This will open a small menu where you will have to click on More settings , and you will go to the list of notification categories.
Which apps display each type of notification
Your mobile can show three types of notification on three different sites. The types are on the lock screen, with a floating notification and with a balloon on the icons. If you go to the Notifications and status bar section , at the top you have the three types at the top so you can control which apps show each type. Simply click on one of these three types. In this list, you can deactivate them with the switch on the right. But this doesn't turn off all notifications, just the type you've chosen.
In addition to this, when you go to the general list of Notifications and status bar apps and tap on an app, ColorOS will also show you these three types of notification here so you can disable them from a specific app.
Silence notifications from an app
Here, in the notification options of this app you can deactivate the Sounds option . When you do, the app will show notifications but will not play the sound. In addition, you can also disable the vibration of this notification.
configure the conversations
Within the same messaging app you can also configure notifications for each chat separately .This will allow you to avoid removing notifications from the app if there is a conversation that is bothering you. To do so, click on Notifications and status bar , and inside click on the Manage conversations option . This will show you a list with all the conversations of your separate messaging chats that have sent you notifications.
Silence notifications so they don't disturb
On the notifications screen you also have a shortcut to silence them in a simple way. You have to catch a notification to bring up the options.
In this menu, simply tap on the Mute option . When you do, notifications from that app won't make noise or vibrate, though they'll still pop up with its content. Of course, the silenced notifications will appear at the bottom of the notification screen with their icons, and by sliding down they will be displayed.
Set Do Not Disturb mode
Although the applications are useful, there may be times of the day when you prefer to disconnect from your mobile and you do not receive any temporarily. For that you can configure the Do Not Disturb mode , to establish a few hours in which all notifications are deactivated.
To use it, go to settings and tap on the Sound and vibration section . Within Sound and vibration, click on the Do not disturb option , which will appear in the first options box.
Do Not Disturb Two
Once inside, you have several options. To activate it in a timely manner, you can click on Do not disturb at the top. But to schedule it you can click on the Schedules option . Here you will be able to configure the hours at which the Do Not Disturb mode begins and ends , as well as the frequency with which you want it to repeat.
Back on the main Do Not Disturb screen , you'll also have the ability to set exceptions so that notifications from specific contacts or apps skip Do Not Disturb. You can also activate Tone for repeated calls , so that if someone calls you several times in a row, the tone will sound, skipping the do not disturb mode in case of an emergency.
Activate and use the notification history
Your OPPO mobile also includes the Android option to activate a notification history . It comes deactivated to prioritize your privacy, but you can activate it whenever you want so that your mobile registers all the notifications that come to you . Thus, if you have accidentally closed one, you can go to the history to see it there.
To activate this option you have to enter the mobile settings and enter Notifications and status bar . In here, click on More settings , and click on the Notification history option at the bottom. When you enter, it will appear blank, but once you activate it, it will start recording notifications .
Choose which apps can read your notifications
You can also control which applications and devices can read your notifications , in case you want to prevent a specific one from doing so to save your privacy. You can control the permissions from Google Play to the mobile notification manager itself, and any other app. Any service that interacts with your notifications can read and save them, and you can choose this.
Once inside, click on the Applications section , and enter the Special access to applications option .You will go to a list of apps that give you notifications and by clicking on them you can revoke that permission.
Other notification settings
- When you enter the Notifications and status bar settings , you will have a section called More settings Here you have some other very interesting options, showing data usage in the notification panel and you can turn it off so it doesn't bother you.
- Allow notification snooze : You can activate it to be able to snooze notifications so that they appear again later and you don't forget them.
- Reduce notification feedback : On, it will make the notifications that come to you softer, vibrate less, and be quieter when you view something in full screen.
- Bubbles : You will make the icon of each app appear or not a small circle with the number of pending notifications.
- Improved notifications : Receive notifications of responses, suggestions for actions, and more.