View Old notifications in Android : Notifications in Android Let us know New incoming messages, Alarms, Calender events, and on going events like Downloads. Whenever you get a notification it appears in the Notification shade ( AKA status bar). It is not uncommon that sometimes we accidentally tap on the “dismiss” icon to clear all the notifications & later trying check what we missed. Sometimes while dismissing the notifications we might get a glimpse of an important notification we haven’t read and then we start wondering from which app that notification is from?
There’s a way we can access the accidentally dismissed notifications. Some times we may want to view the old notification history on our android phones and this method works for that too.
Note: This method Works Only For Android Users with Jelly Bean, Kitkat or Lollipop.
How To View Old notifications In Android:
- Go to your android Homescreen and tap on the “All Apps” icon in the tray.
- Switch to Widgets tab in the top , Find “settings shortcut”( a gear icon). Now Tap and hold it to place it in the homescreen.
- Now from the options scroll down and select “Notifications”.
Now Tap on the icon you placed on the homescreen whenever you want to access the old / dismissed notifications from your notification history. From the Notification history you can directly jump to App info for an app.