Google introduced head up or peeking notification feature in the Android Lollipop update and continued with the latest Android 8.0/8.1. It designed to give you a preview of notifications at the top of the screen from any app. So, you can get messages with a sort visual without opening the app. However, there are a lot of users still wish to turn off peeking notification in Android 8.0 Oreo.
Well, the head up notification feature in Oreo has the same excellence. But, there are few changes in the Android Oreo setting. So, many people have found tough to disable head up notification on Oreo. Hence, those who prefer more privacy on some apps and don’t to want to pop up any message on the screen from any app, they can go through this guide to turn off peeking or Head-Up notification in Android Oreo.
How to Turn Off Peeking or Head-Up Notification in Android Oreo
Note: I tried this steps on my OnePlus 3T running Android Oreo.
On the previous updates, there was a simple “Allow Peeking” option in App Notification settings which you can use to turn ON/OFF peeking notifications. But, in the Android 8.0, there are a few changes. Let’s see those tweaks!
How to Turn Off Peeking or Head Up Notification for pre-installed apps in Android Oreo
In this test, I’m going to turn off Peeking or Head Up Notification for Messages app.
Step #1. Open Setting → Notifications → Messages.
You can also use these steps for disabling head up a notification from Google map, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google Due, and Gmail on Android Oreo. Every app has a different setting; you can set as per your preference.
Turn Off Peeking or Head Up Notification in Facebook app in Android Oreo
Google also has replaced the “Allow Peeking” option with “Allow Sound” in some apps like Facebook, Instagram and more. To disable it:
Open Setting → Notifications→ Facebook and turn off the toggle next to “Allow Sound.”
Turn Off Peeking or Head Up Notification in WhatsApp in Android Oreo
WhatsApp is the widely used messaging app, and some people don’t want to see any continue WhatsApp messages on the screen. So, you can turn it off by heading to Open Setting → Notifications→ WhatsApp and turn off the toggle next to “Silent Notification.”
To disable Android Oreo peeking notification for Twitter, you will need to Open Setting → Notifications → Twitter and there you can see several options to disable. You can toggle off Direct Messages, Emergency Alert, Tweets replies and more.
Well, these were all proper steps to turn off head up notification on Android Oreo. You can also apply ADB shell to turn of peeking notifications. For that, you will just need to plug your phone into your computer, run ADB (Head over to this post to install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, Mac, and Linux) and just enter the following command:
adb shell settings put global heads_up_notifications_enabled 0
There are also third-party apps like AutoNotification and Nougat / Oreo Quick Settings available on Google Play Store which will help you to manage and disable notifications easily as per your preference.
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After perfectly following this guide, if you are still not able to turn off peeking notification in Android 8.0 Oreo, then don’t hesitate to ask us by commenting below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.