If your Android phone isn’t always on silent or do not disturb mode, you probably get tons of notifications every day, most of which you don’t really care about. I certainly don’t have to explain how the constant flood of warnings is irritatingand how the relentless ringing and buzzing can strain your mental health. Thankfully, Google is finally following Apple’s lead and now lets you choose whether to accept notifications whenever you install a new app on Android 13. You should refuse them. Your brain will thank you.
While in previous versions of Android you could mute notifications from the Settings app, this new Android 13 feature offers power It’s much easier to customize an app’s notification behavior from the moment you install it. Maybe you’re reading this and thinking, “Great, another thing to deal with when installing apps‘, but it’s a small extra step with a huge payoff.
Notification permission is a new standard feature for all Android 13 devices, so you don’t need to enable anything in your phone’s settings. Whenever you install an app, a pop-up window will appear asking if you want to allow the app to send you notifications. Beat “To allow” to turn them on, or “Don’t Allow” to disable them. As simple as that.
and tThough you might ramble on about whether or not you want notifications, wWe strongly recommend silence Everyone Notifications for new apps. There is, Naturally, Exceptions to the silence-by-default rule. IWhen you download a messaging app, you probably expect notifications of new text messages from your friends. Oapparently You should also keep important alerts turned on for apps you use to monitor important information like banking, health, or work.
However, as any Android user can attest, not every notification is worth it. It often feels like apps are desperate for your attention, sending out half a dozen spam notifications in between important ones. By muting notifications from the majority apps from the start can save you some serious headaches in the long run and ensure you don’t miss the notifications that really matter.
if you already decided to allow notifications for an app and change things upyou still can Customize an app’s notification permissions in your Settings app –often found under Settings > Notifications > App Settings. (Some devices may hide the menu elsewhere in your settings, but a quick search “Notifications” should jump you to the right option.) You can also long-press a notification from the notification bar to open a quick settings menu where you can change the behavior and permissions for that particular app.
That is, unless you are positive she Notifications must be enabled for this appit’s best to make it a habit to turn off notification permissions and only turn them on if you realize it later you actually need them. It will make your phone less of a distraction and may even improve it your day.