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Android system notification won’t go away? Here’s what to do


When it comes to third-party apps, many of them rely on permanent notifications to prevent Android from closing them while working in the background. And that’s understandable. But that’s shouldn’t be the case for System UI notifications. And some users report that a certain annoying Android system notification won’t go away.

Permanent System UI notifications usually appear with critical information like Low Battery, Low Storage, no SIM, etc. But they can be dismissed or addressed. If that’s not the case for some reason, check the explanation we provided below.

How to turn off Android System notifications?

The first thing you should do in case you can’t dismiss a certain System UI notification from the notification shade is just restart your device.

If that doesn’t help, you can try disabling that particular notification. This is not a solution but rather a workaround considering this will turn off System UI notifications in that category.

Most critical notifications can’t be disabled, but all can be put to silent. So, you can at least hide just a certain category from the status bar. Still, you can try hiding notifications from the notification shade.

If you are not sure how to disable notifications on your Android, follow the steps below:

  1. Slide right on the notification in the notification shade.
  2. Tap on the Cog icon.
  3. Toggle off notification categories you don’t want to see.
  4. To re-enable notifications, navigate to Settings > Apps > All apps > 3-dot menu > Show system processes. Just open System UI from the list of all apps and choose Notifications.

If the toggle-off option is grayed out, you can open All Categories, tap on the notification category that won’t go away, and select Silent (or Importance > Low). This will hide the notification from the Status bar. However, you’ll still see the notification in the Notification shade, in the Silent category at the bottom.

Of course, we suggest keeping your device up to date since there are reports about bugs causing the permanent notification. Some users suggest that wiping cache partition helps but we tried it and didn’t see any changes.

That should do it. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions with us in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in October 2021. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.

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3 thoughts on “Android system notification won’t go away? Here’s what to do”

  1. NOT buying a Samsung again–The Hours spent removing the “share Devices option in permissions & then have them re-appear-or Access all Files etc it’s TOO MUCH!!
    WHY Wld they think ppl wld stand for this??
    I feel it shld be illegal to put options on this phone TURNED on-not announce its there-& then Frey them out as though the Phone app needs it to run- which it doesnt-I disabled many . But to actually promote & ally with the Devil so to speak at the expense of your customers privacy-when it’s is almost a never-ending nightmare to resolve-let alone after your identity gets stolen. All under the “guise” of convenience ” of the customer!!

    Well this customer is making as many ppl aware as possible who Samsung is Making more important & how they don’t mind putting there customers in harms wsy-dont notify them about this change in new phones & then wont allow them to remove it!!

  2. I have a battery meter app that displays over the notification bar & cannot turn off the system notifications that appear when you pull down the notification bar. I’ve turned off the notification in the app. But that doesn’t work. Seems like I have to just live with it?


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