One of androids best features since it’s early inception is the status bar. The status bar is a pull down UI component, that always persists on your android device’s screen and can be pulled down to view notifications and other useful information like the time, battery status, signal strength, etc. App Notifications are very useful in many ways. They help apps to inform you of events that occur like messages received, reminders, chat pings or any other app specific events. However some apps have a tendency to pester you with useless notifications. Such apps keep sending you notifications of menial events with are not important to you. They do not have options to disable these notifications either.
Luckily Android’s latest upgrade the Jellybean 4.1 supports disabling notifications from individual apps. This is one of the many features that Jellybean provides. This allows you to choose whether you want to receive notifications from that particular app. This feature however can be enjoyed by only users running firmware based on Android Jellybean 4.1+. Disabling notifications doesn’t affect the functioning of the app in any manner. However one needs to carefully consider before disabling notifications as you may miss some important notifications.
- Firmware running Android Jellybean 4.1.x/4.2.x
- Press the menu button on the home screen.
- Select the option system settings.
- Scroll down to find the option “App” under the label “Device”
- Once you select the “Apps” option you will see a list of all apps installed on your device listed.
- Select the app you wish to disable notifications for.
- Now un tick the option “Show Notifications” for the app you wish to disable notifications for.