Are getting irritated with the Heads Up Notification on your Android Device and want to disable it from your device? This article is the solution to this problem. In this article, I am going to provide you the accurate steps through which you can easily disable the Heads Up Notifications on Android.
Some phones and OS versions have a menu that lets you turn off these notifications, but it’s usually only on a per-app basis. Using this method, you have to urn off dozens of toggles to finally put an end to all heads-up notifications. But, in this article, I will give you a simple method for disabling the notifications using a single command for all the applications.
Before starting the procedure, you must have these things with you.
Here is the list of some required things which you must have to disable the Heads Up Notifications.
- You must have Android 6.0 or higher installed on your phone.
- Need Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer.
- USB Data Cable.
How to Disable Heads Up Notifications on Android
Now, let’s follow these steps for disabling the Heads up Notification on Android.
Step 1: Install ADB on PC
This step is somehow typical to start with. But, once you have completed this step, the other steps are very simple. Before heading further let’s take a look at what is ADB.
Android Debug Bridge or ADB is a communication tool between your smartphone and PC that you will find in Android Software Development Kit (SDK). It is basically a command line tool that does the communication between your Android device and a computer via command prompt. With ADB, you can easily control your device using USB, transfer files and it runs powerful shell commands. ADB can be used to send terminal commands to an Android device for changing the system level.
For installing the ADB on your Windows or Mac PC, refer to these articles:
Step 2: Open Command Prompt in Right Directory
After the successful installation of ADB on your PC, now you have to open a command window on your computer. Through cmd, you will send ADB command to block heads-up notifications. If you don’t know how to open the command prompt on your PC, then follow these steps.
If you’re using Windows, hold down the Windows button on your keyboard, then press the “R” key. In the search box, type “cmd” into the prompt and hit enter.
If you’re using a Mac or a Linux machine, you’ll just need to open the Terminal app. For doing this, press command and space bar simultaneously, then type “Terminal” into Spotlight search and hit enter.
With your command window open, now it’s time to change directories. You need to run this command from the platform-tools folder within your ADB installation directory, which will vary depending on how you installed ADB. For this, you have to search your hard drive for the platform-tools folder.
Most built-in file browsers (like Windows Explorer) will have a search bar in the top-right corner, so just type in “platform-tools.” Once you’ve found the folder, copy its full location, which should look something like this, depending on your operating system. See the image below for your reference.
After copying the path, now go to the Command Prompt and type “cd” into it then add a space. After this, paste the full folder location into the prompt and hit enter. The end result should look like this:
cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
Step 3: Verify the ADB Connection
Now, connect your Android phone to PC via USB Cable. After connecting your phone, you have to check the connection. For this, type the following command on Command Prompt:
After the command is executed, you will see a series of letters and numbers followed by the word “device” if everything is perfect. If you face any error, check the connection and ADB installation again.
Step 4: Disable Heads Up Notifications
This is the final step for Disabling the Heads up Notifications. For executing this, you have to type the following command and hit enter:
adb shell settings put global heads_up_notifications_enabled 0
After hitting the enter, let the process to complete. Now, the Heads Up Notifications are gone. You will not see any notifications and it will also save the battery consumption.
How to Enable Heads Up Notifications on Android
If you are just trying this method and want your notifications back on the Notification Bar, then it not very difficult. For this, you have to repeat the Steps 2, 3, and 4. And, in the 4th Step, type the following command instead of previous:
adb shell settings put global heads_up_notifications_enabled 1
After typing this command, press enter. So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully disabled the Heads Up Notification on your Android Device. And, also enabled it if done by mistake.
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