We released an Android app called "Notification History Log" which helps you to view notification history of your Android device. This application works on almost all Android devices. You no longer worry about the notifications you have cleared accidentally. Download, Install and Configure our Notification History Log app and you can view old notifications of your Android mobile or tablet anytime.
The usage of mobile apps increased in the last couple of years and more apps are releasing every day on play store. Almost all successful products have their own native Android apps today along with web apps. The more apps you install on your device, the more notifications you receive. Mainly applications send you notifications about their promotions, offers and your activity in their app.
Most of the times you simply clear all the notifications at once and the chances of missing an important notification are very high. At this time you will need access to notification log. But how? Don't worry, today in this article we'll see how you can view old notifications using our Notification History Log Android application.
How to Use Notification History Log Application to View Old Notification History
For some weird reasons, most of the manufacturers tweak the source code and hide the notification log activity. Few other manufacturers like Samsung completely remove traces of notification log. In such cases, you can not view the notification log until you install third-party apps like Notification History Log.
Here is how you can view old notifications on any latest Android device:
First of all, you need to download Notification History Log android application from play store. This app is free to download and offer one in-app purchase.
Open the application and wait for 2 seconds until it configures the settings automatically based on your device.
After completion of settings configuration, you will see the following screen showing the status of notification log and advanced history features.
If you see any one of them turn white with tick mark then your device is capable of showing android notification log.
Two ways of accessing Android notification history
If your device supports Android notification history, It will open the default Android notification log. Here you can see all your old Android notifications. The drawback of Android notification log is, it shows a lot of unwanted data and you can not open notifications from it.
You should try Advanced History option for more useful and advanced features.
Tap Advanced History and allow permission (when you are opening for the first time) to listen to all upcoming notifications. Click "Enable Permission" and tap the button beside Notification History Log. (Why we need this permission?)
After enabling the permission, all your upcoming notifications will be saved locally on your phone until you delete them.
Whenever you feel you need to open the old notification, just open Advanced History in "Notification History Log" and you will get entire notification log depending on the configured settings. You can also use the search feature to find specific notifications.
Settings of Android Notification History Log
Notification History Log offers a lot of options to configure the Android notification log. Here are the useful settings of Notification History Log Android application.
Open Advanced History by Default: Enable to open advanced notification history by default whenever you open the application.
Notification History Log Size: You can define the size of notification log you need. If you need to store unlimited Android notification log, select "Unlimited".
Disable Notification Log: It will temporarily disable storing notification log until you enable it again.
Blacklist Apps: Select the apps for which you don't want to maintain the notification log in Android.
Swipe to Delete Notification: When enabled, you can swipe any notification to left in Advanced History to delete it from saved notification log.
Clear Notifications: This will permanently delete entire notification history from your Android device. Use this when you feel app size is increasing rapidly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does this app work?
A: "Notification History" tries to open the hidden activity in Android that stores last 50 notifications. In "Advanced History", when you enable the permission, our app will listen to all upcoming notifications and store them in your phone local memory. Whenever you need to see notification log, we fetch it from your phone itself.
Q: Why do it need "Notification access" permission.
A: Notification access permission is used to listen to your upcoming notifications. We just store them locally on your device and we don't have any control over your notification history. If you uninstall the application or clear the data, your Android notification log will be gone forever.
Q: What are the features of Pro Version
A: When you made the In-App purchase, following features will be unlocked:
- Unlimited notification history log size.
- Blacklist applications to exclude from advanced notification log.
- Swipe to delete notification.
- Ad-free experience
Note: When you uninstall the app and install again after some time, just click on "Restore Purchase" button in settings. Your app will automatically upgrade to pro version. Your card will NOT be charged again.
Q: Do you store notifications on your server?
A: No. We respect your privacy and we never get any information about your notification log. All notifications will be stored on your device locally.
Q: How can I see WhatsApp deleted messages?
A: Though our app can show the deleted message in WhatsApp, this is not our primary feature. Our UI is not designed to see deleted messages easily. So we released a new app called WA Delete for Everyone, which can show the WhatsApp deleted messages in a user-friendly way.
Q: Will this app work on my mobile?
A: Notification History Log will work on almost any Android device. It includes Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, S8, S7 Edge, LG G4 etc. The only condition is your device should be running on either Android KitKat or Android Lollipop or Android Marshmallow or Android Oreo.
If you like our Notification History Log Android application, consider buying the pro version to support us and we'll try to develop more useful apps in future.