Android's notification shade is awesome — except when you accidentally clear all and catch a glimpse of a message you need to read. Crap, what app was that in? As of Android 4.3 and up, there's an easy way to find out.
By creating a shortcut to the notifications section of Settings, you can open up a list of every notification you've received. Here's how:
- Open the widget selector.
- Find "Settings shortcut" and place it on the screen.
- Choose "Notifications" from the menu.
Now, you can tap this shortcut whenever you need to see your old notifications! It won't include everything you've ever received since the beginning of time, but it will go back quite a while. You can also use this interface to jump to the App Info for an app that may be sending you unwelcome notifications.
How to View your Old Notifications in Android [Digital Inspiration]