Have you ever missed an important notification on your Android smartphone? Don’t get frustrated as there’s an easy to see all the past notifications. The Android OS on our phone will keep a notification log that kind of works like an archive.
Follow these steps to access the notification history on your Android phone:
Time Needed: 1 minute
Launch the homescreen
Check for an empty space on your Android phone’s home screen.
Tap & hold on an empty space on the screen
You will get to see the Widgets option on your home screen. Select that option to continue.
Now, you need to scroll down until you find the Settings icon i.e., Gear-shaped symbol. Tap on that icon.
Create a Settings shortcut
Then, you will have to create a settings shortcut for that icon by scrolling down & selecting the Notifications log option.
Go back to home
After you create the shortcut, press the home button to close Widgets.
Tap on that shortcut
Now, simply tap on the Notifications log shortcut icon that you just created.
As soon as you tap on that shortcut icon, you will get to see the past notifications that you received on your Android phone. Beside each notification, there will be a time at which the notification was received. You can tap on each notification to see the technical information and also the message in it.
In most cases, you will only be able to access the notification history of a day and there’s no way you can interact with those notifications. And so, if you wanna see all the notifications from the past (more than a day), you can make use of third-party apps.
Best Apps to access the notification log are –
These are a few apps you can try to see past notifications on your Android smartphone. The Notification History is a popular free app that is downloaded and installed by over 5 million people across the world. There’s a premium version of this app called Notification History Pro which costs you around $1-$2.