How to Enable and Disable Push Notification Android?

What is Push Notification Android? Why it Matters?

Push Notifications are alerts or brief messages that are sent through an installed app in your Android phone if you have enabled specific apps for push notifications. Since, it does’ matter whether you have iPhone or Android phone, you can still receive these push notifications and so can anyone to whom want to send your communications.

When a specific app send notifications or push notifications in your phone’s screen, then app doesn’t have to be opened at the time of the notifications in order for the message to be visible. These push notifications show some short of messages in notification without opening the app.

Some of the most common uses of push notifications across various business demographics include gaming updates, event reminders, automated bank alerts, marketing offers, breaking news, weather alerts, order updates, location-based messages and travel plan changes. This way, the push notifications are used.

Push Notification Android provide important information

These alert messages or brief messages provide valuable information in the formats unlike traditional emails or text messages. For example, when you send an email, it travels from your account to another recipient’s inbox and it waits there until that recipient chooses to read it.

If these emails deliver to recipient’s junk or spam folder, it may never be seen at all. On other hand, when you send a text message, it delivers directly to recipient’s phone. In case if recipient is not using the phone or messaging app at this time, then the message will be delivered as push notification on their phone offers them open the message just tap on push notification.

Push Notifications Vs Text Messages

Push Notifications and Text Messages both directly delivered to your phone and look similar on your Android phone lock screen. But both are completely different. When we talk about text messages, it can be longer compared to push notifications because you can text messages to read the entire messages while push notifications have some short of messages or brief messages.

If you want a push notification to show up on your lock screen properly, then you need to have a restricted character limit. However, push notifications have higher click-through rates because these alert messages contain some shorts of words or characters which are meaningful information.

Text message will bring you to your messaging app while push notification will bring you to specific app sent the message like WhatsApp, Facebook or other apps. You are allowed to receive push notifications on Android for the free while it is not necessary that text message offers you to read this for free.

If you don’t want push notifications on Android, then you can turn OFF it

As mentioned, push notifications are alerts or brief messages delivered by specific apps installed in your device like WhatsApp, Facebook or others. But if don’t want push notifications from a specific app and the app is distracting you while you use your phones by delivering regular push notifications, then you can block or disable them to stop showing push notifications.

How to disable Push Notification Android?

If a specific app is distracting or irritating you while you work on your Android by showing regular push notifications, then you can disable push notification for a specific app to stop.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in your Android phone

Step 2: Go to ‘Apps or App Manager’

Step 3: Locate the app in the list you want to disable push notifications for and tap on it

Step 4: Now, tap on ‘Notifications’ options and confirm ‘Block All’ is toggled ON.

Step 5: Finally, reboot your device and check if it works.

How to enable Push Notification Android?

You can re-enable the push notifications for the app you blocked before or enable show notifications for a specific app using the steps below.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in your android phone

Step 2: Go to ‘Apps or App Manger’

Step 3: Locate the app in the list which you want to enable push notification for and tap on it

Step 4: Tap ‘Notifications’ and confirm ‘Block All’ is toggled OFF.

Step 5: Finally, reboot your device to save the changes.


I am sure this post helped you to know about Push Notification Android and its importance, how it is different from text messages and how to enable/disable Push Notification on Android phone. You can enable and disable Push Notification for any app installed in your device using steps mentioned above. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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