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How to: Disable Application Notifications in Jelly Bean [Beginners’ Guide]

We have all been there. You download an application from Google Play, then all of a sudden it’s sending you notifications every ten minutes and annoys you to no end. Thankfully, with the introduction of Jelly Bean, Google has enabled the ability to disable any given application’s notifications entirely. If you have a pesky app doing this and you want it to stop, follow these simple instructions. 

Quick Way:

1.  When the application’s notification appears in your notification bar, long press on the offending notification.
2.  A dialog box will appear called “App Info.”
3.  After selecting App Info, it will take you to the Application’s Info page under Settings.
4.  Under the “Force Stop” button, you will see an option for “Show Notifications.”
5.  Un-check the box and it will ask you if you’re sure.
6. Once un-checked, you will no longer see that app’s notifications.

That’s the fastest way to disable notifications for an application.

Long Way:

1.  From your homescreen, go into the Settings menu.

Press the Menu button and then Settings. On some devices without a Menu button, you can pull down your Notification menu and select the Settings icon.

2.  Under the menu of “Device,” select “Apps.”
3.  Select which app you would like the notifications to be disabled.
4.  Under the “Force Stop” button, you will see an option for “Show Notifications.”
5.  Un-check the box and it will ask you if you’re sure. Yes, we are sure.
6.  To go back and re-enable the notifications, just make sure the box is checked in the future.

You will now no longer receive unwanted notifications.

*Android Beginners Guide is a way for people new to Android to get to learn how Android works. We will be posting many tips and tricks on how to optimize your usage of the Android operating system.

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