It's time to rethink how many notifications your phone is showing you

Popular Science | 10/18/2017 | Staff
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In recent years, Androids—particularly the latest version of the operating system, Oreo—have added extra options for managing your notifications. You now have more control over which apps and events can send you prompts, and how these messages appear on the screen.

To start configuring these controls, open Settings, go to Apps & notifications, and tap Notifications. If your phone runs an older version of the operating system (anything before Android Oreo), just navigate directly from Settings to Notifications. On this page, you can select an app to customize its notifications. Decide whether it can show you alerts, what sounds those notifications make, and whether they'll appear on the lock screen.

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Oreo users get extra management abilities. For example, you can now snooze notifications: When an alert appears, either on the lock screen or in the list of notifications at the top of the screen, drag it to the right, and a clock icon will appear. Tap the clock icon, and you can set the notification to temporarily disappear, and then reappear at a set date and time.

Android Oreo also lets you break down an app's alerts by category, so you can receive nudges for certain activities...
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