How to Recover Lost Notifications on Android Phone

By | November 5, 2017

Most of the times you will find Android notification panel filled with multiple notifications. Honestly speaking, it is easy to clear all notifications at once rather than going through them one by one. However, if you have swiped some important notification, then you can still get it back. Yes, that’s true! If you are a stock Android user, then you can recover lost notifications on Android by finding Notification History in the settings section. However, for phones with a different UI, for example, TouchWiz or HTC sense then you will have to use a third party application.

How to Access Android Notification History?

If you are an avid Android user, then you must know that with Android Jelly Bean, Android Notification history feature was first introduced. This feature is also available for Android Nougat and Oreo. It allows you to view deleted notifications. In fact, you can see your all notifications using it. However, most of the people are not familiar with this feature. It is accessible through a secret notification widget. Therefore, most of the people have no idea how to access Android Notification history to recover lost notifications on Android.

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To unlock the widget option you will have to unlock the developer options first. To unlock developer options on Android you should follow below steps.

  1. Go to you Android phone settings.
  2. Open About Phone from settings.
  3. Look for Baseband version and tap on it 4 to 5 times.
  4. It will unlock developers option on your phone.

Recover Lost Notifications on Android:

All those who are on stock Android should follow below guide to recover lost notifications on Android phone.

  1. Long press on your home screen and then tap on widgets.
  2. Find Settings shortcut widget.
  3. Now hold the widget and drag and place it on your home screen.
  4. Open the settings shortcut, look for Notification log and tap on it.
  5. Now a notification log shortcut will show up on your home screen. Open it to view your notification history.

Now when you open the notification log, you can find all notifications here. It will help you to recover lost notifications on Android. Closed notifications will show in grey color, and unread notifications will show in white color. You can tap on any notification, and it will take you straight to the source of the notification.

Use Third Party Application to Access Notification History on Android:

The above method will work for Android phones with stock Android only. If you have a phone with custom Android then there is an app based solution for you.

Notification History Log is a popular application. It has a very simple and attractive user interface. The free version of the app will allow you to view the notification history for one day. However, if you buy the premium version then there is no limit on the notification history.

There are many other useful features in the application and I recommend you to test it out in detail. It will prove quite helpful to recover lost notifications on Android.


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