How To Recover Mistakenly Removed Notifications on Android Devices

One of the awesome features of Android devices is the notification area which displays different types of alerts from your IM apps, app stores, messages, system notifications and even file download notifications. This feature has been included in all versions of Android OS up to the latest which is Android 7.0 Nougat version.

However, sometimes, the notifications can be annoying as they comes in too many especially those irrelevant notifications from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more annoyingly those from marketing firms with short codes. So most of us usually swipe the notification bar to remove all the notifications easily but sometimes, you might mistakenly remove an important notification and wish to get it back.

So I will show you how to recover a lost notification you mistakenly remove from your Android device. The trick is this, the lost notification is secretly stored in one area on your phone and you won't even know unless you are a geek. In some phones, you need to unlock developers mode in order to access this hidden place.


To unlock the developers mode on your Android, go to Settings and scroll down to About Phone, then tap "baseband version" continuously for seven times and you will be welcomed as a developer. (it also adds a new section in your Settings menu). Meanwhile, if you have already activated developers mode, follow me along below as I show you how to get back the lost notification.


1. Long-tap an empty space on your Android home screen then tap Widgets.

2. Swipe left or scroll down the widget menu until you get to the Settings shortcut widget.

3. Long-tap the widget until your home screens appear, then drag it to a home screen of your choice.

4. In the Settings shortcut menu that appears, scroll down and tap Notification log.

5. A Notification log shortcut will appear on your home screen. Just tap this, and you’ll have access to your notification history.

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Immediately you found yourself in the notification log, you'll see active notifications in white and notifications that you closed in gray. So to view those removed notifications, just tap on the gray area and you are good to go.

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  1. Thanks bro

    This long oo forget

    But will try to know if I will get the steps

  2. Wow i really appreciate this ur helpful posts wizy

  3. Without this blog i did not know how many important updates to that i will miss

  4. This is really an important post to look at cox it may help u recover ur mistakenly removed notification, and some notification are important.

    Thanks Wizy.

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  6. This is very useful to us the Android users

  7. I tried this with my Gionee M2 and it worked perfectly well

  8. LOL,
    if I should be honest I never knew it was possible to do this till I saw this post, honestly I never knew. We learn everyday sha.
    thanks wizytechs.

    meanwhile Do you know real life things your android could do?