How to View Android Notification History and Logs.
The number of notifications you receive on your Android can be overwhelming. Sometimes you accidentally swipe away a notification right after it arrived and you never know what it was. Don’t worry, here’s how you can view your Android notification history.
How to view Android notification history (WhatsApp trick)
First method: Settings tool
Fortunately, Android already has a widget that lets you see all the notifications you’ve received in the past few hours. Android Notification Log debuted with Jelly Bean, but went unnoticed for a long time.
Press and hold an empty area of the home screen to open the Widgets section, and tap it.
Scroll down to the bottom and you will see the size of the Settings widget 1 × 1. Drag and drop it onto the screen.
In doing so, he will ask you to select the option to which you want to link the widget. Your new shortcut. Here you will select the notification log.
A new shortcut appears on the home screen – Notification Log. Click on it to view all past notifications you’ve received in the last few hours.
Where did it fall?
It is unclear how far back in time it will go to show notifications. Does it depend on the number of notifications or the duration? Plus, it shows a lot of unwanted detail. For example, a few days ago, I accidentally deleted a notification from Uber that included a coupon code. I tried to access the lost notification using this notification log and although it showed me a notification from uber it didn’t have a coupon code in it. However, it’s still worth trying if you don’t need to pre-install the notification recovery app.
Note. Clicking on an individual notification will not take you to it. Instead, it will open the log further to open the application information window with developer-specific data such as permissions, data usage and other small details. But you know the name of the app that sent you the notification. So, you can simply open this app to view the update.
Deleted WhatsApp messages
WhatsApp introduced a feature with which you can delete messages sent to a user or group and the latter will not be able to read them. This feature is useful when you are sending a message that you might regret, however, using the notification history trick, you can still see the message! This is really a flaw that WhatsApp overlooked, because every notification is logged in the system, even WhatsApp. Let’s see it in action.
I sent a message to Mrinal and then deleted it before he saw it. To my surprise, he could still see the message after the above method.
It should be noted here that you can only recover and read messages with which you have interacted to some extent. If you’ve read the message or deleted it from the notification center, you should be able to see the same in the notification logs. However, if the message was deleted before you could read it or work with it, you also won’t be able to see it in the logs.
This is somewhat better because otherwise the main purpose of deleting messages would be lost. But it also means that if a post was deleted after you viewed it and you want to return it as evidence, you got it.
Method 2: Desktop Notifications – Free
Desktop notifications are not really an Android notification history app, it rather syncs your Android notifications with your computer. This is useful for people who work on their desktops and laptops all day and find it cumbersome to check their cell phone every time it pings.
You start by installing the browser add-on for Chrome / Firefox and then install the companion app on your smartphone. The app uses your Google account associated with your Android to connect and manage notifications. Run the application and give it access to notifications. Then connect it to your Google account. You will now receive notifications in your browser where the add-ons are located.
Now, even if you accidentally swiped a notification on your Android device, you can go back to your computer and view past notifications in your browser.
Other features include app management, where you can configure apps that are allowed to send push notifications to your browser. Thus, you can set it up to receive notifications from important apps like Slack or Gmail for example. You can also connect your mobile phone to other Android devices such as tablets to receive notifications.
Method 3: Media History
This is another application that will allow you to track and log Android notifications. This time, instead of a browser, you will be able to access and view all past notifications on the mobile phone itself.
This app offers many features and comes with a professional version. All notifications are stored in time along with pop-up messages. The app will allow you to search for a specific message and filter it by date.
You can define filters for which notifications are important and which should appear in search results. Once you receive the notification, you can schedule it to reappear at a later day and time. Swiping to the right will close the notification.
The premium version is available for $ 1.49 and will offer an ad-free environment with the option to use an unlimited number of filters and set a custom date range on the browsing screen. The ad-supported version allows a maximum of 3 filters.
Conclusion: Record Android notifications
Notifications are a great way to keep up with what’s happening on your mobile phone. When you can’t view them for any reason, things start to spiral out of control. Following one of these methods will greatly simplify your life, help you go back in time and see what you missed. There is no need to be extra careful when you get a bunch of notifications when you don’t have time to go through all of them.
Come to think of it, I think I might have too many applications installed at all. But then again, aren’t we all like that?