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If your Android notification shade is getting too cluttered but you are afraid clearing everything out will cause you to forget something important, Jack Wallen shows you how to snooze those notifications for later viewing.
Once upon a time, snoozing a notification in Android was all about swiping the notification card to the left or right and tapping Snooze. It was not only a simple path to putting those notifications down for a temporary respite, but it was also a configurable option. That method has been deprecated and a far simpler but more restrictive option has been put in its place.
But why would you even want to snooze a notification? The answer to that is simple: You're not ready to address the notification and you don't want to miss out on that handy reminder. Sure, you can always visit your Notification History, but that's only a viable option for 24 hours. After that…b'bye.
If, on the other hand, you snooze a notification, it'll vanish from your Notification Shade, only to later reappear to remind you, once again, to deal with that thing begging for your attention. And given how easy the Android notification snooze option is to use, it's a no-brainer. I've been making use of this feature for some time and it has dramatically decreased the number of notifications I either miss or forget about.
Most Pixel devices have notification snoozing enabled by default. The first thing you must do is locate the notification to be snoozed and tap the associated downward-pointing arrow (Figure 1).
Once you've expanded the notification, tap the clock icon (Figure 2).
Tap the click icon to reveal the Snooze drop-down (Figure 3).
Tap the drop-down (Figure 4) and select from 1 hour (default), 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours.
Although you are limited to the available options, you are not limited to how many times you can snooze a notification. So if 2 hours isn't enough, snooze it again for 2 hours when the notification reappears.
Snoozing notifications on a OnePlus 10 Pro
Other Android devices (such as the OnePlus 10 Pro) do not have snoozing enabled by default. Fear not, it's quite simple to switch on. To do this, go to Settings > Notifications & Status Bar > More settings. In that window (Figure 5), tap the On/Off slider for Allow notification snoozing until it's in the On position.
Once you've enabled snoozing, close the settings app and pull down your notification shade. If you swipe a notification to the left, you'll now see the clock icon (Figure 6).
At this point, snoozing the notification is handled in the same way as it is on the Pixel 6 Pro.
And that, my friends, is all there is to snoozing notifications in Android 12. This is a great way to temporarily vanquish notifications to keep your shade from getting too cluttered, while at the same time ensuring you don't miss anything important.