With Android Oreo, we get our hands on a lot of cool features. Here our focus will be one of these features – the Notification Channel, and we will be seeing into how to use notification channels on Android Oreo.
With the Notification Channels, you have the option to fine-tune your experience by adjusting which notifications get to interrupt your day, so you will only be pinged when it is actually necessary.
Seems quite a handy tool, doesn’t it? Cause whereas a Mobile is quintessentially a life saver in difficult moments when communication is necessary, it can also be a productivity bummer by blasting you with concentration breaking notifications.
So without further delay, let’s get on with how to use Notification Channels on Android Oreo:
How to Use Notifcation Channels on Android Oreo 8.0
How to Change Notification Importance on Android Oreo
The notification’s importance will denote the type of notification it will send you. For example, if you want to get all the notifications from an app when it is available, then you will have to put it on Urgent.
Here is how you can go about doing this:
Step #1. Open the Settings page on your Android O mobile device.
Step #2. Now tap on Apps and Notifications.
Step #3. Next tap on App info.
Step #4. Once this is done, select ‘open the app’ in the app for which notification settings you want to tweak.
Step #5. Then you need to tap on the App Notifications button.
Step #6. Go to General Notifications.
Step #7. Select importance.
Step #8. Now just choose your new Notification Settings.
It is that simple! Once you are done adjusting the notification urgencies for all your apps, it is time to change the notification info that will get displayed on the lock screen.
How to Change the Lock Screen Notification Info
Step #1. Open the Settings page.
Step #2. Go into App and Notifications.
Step #3. Tap on App Info.
Step #4. Now open the App on which you want to adjust the notification settings.
Step #5. Tap the App notification button.
Step #6. Go into General notifications.
Step #7. Head into the Lock Screen.
Step #8. Next tap on the options and choose the information you want to display on your lock screen.
But what if you want some apps to override your Do not Disturb settings? Well that too can be easily addressed.
How to Override Do not Disturb Functionality
Step #1. Just like the steps before go to settings → Apps and Notifications → App info, and then select the app whose notification settings you want to change.
Step #2. Now tap on the App notifications button.
Step #3. Go into general Notifications.
Step #4. Here you will find a toggle button that lets you override the Do not Disturb function. Swipe it to green or turn it on and you are good to go.
So now we know who to manipulate with all the notifications. But what if you want to turn off notifications altogether?
How to Turn off Notifications
Step #1. Like the previous steps, head over to settings → Apps and Notifications → App Info – and tap to open the app whose notification you wish to turn off.
Step #2. Now here you will see the App notification button. Tap it.
Step #3. Inside, there will be a toggle to turn on or off the notifications for that particular app. By default, it should be turned on. Tap it once and it will turn off.
So now you know all the functionalities bought in with Android Oreo regarding Notification channels. Use them to its full extent and get notified only when you want to.