Block Excessive Notifications From Any App In Lollipop With A Long Press

Block Excessive Notifications From Any App In Lollipop With A Long Press
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Android: If you’re getting swamped with unnecessary notifications, Android Lollipop has a built-in shortcut to cut down on that spam.

Newly-installed apps love to enable notifications by default, but Lollipop has a helpful fix in place: when you get a notification from an annoying app, long-press on the notification. Tap the “i” button that appears, and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can block all notifications from that app at the OS level — perfect if the app’s own notification settings are less than reliable.

This may not be new to longtime users of Lollipop, but for those of us just now getting the update (holler to my Moto X users), this was a nice hidden little feature.

Tips & Tricks: 26 hidden or little-known Android 5.0 Lollipop features [PhoneArena.com]

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  • This had been possible since KK at least. Long pressing a notification on my HTC One M7 gave a popup button for “App Info” which allowed notifications to be turned off.

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