1. deadbeatles's Avatar
    I had a bunch of notifications that I cleared, and right as I clicked "Clear All" I noticed one that I wanted to check, but it was too late.

    I looked up how to retrieve cleared notifications, but the advice all involves some "Settings" widget. The problem is there is no such thing on the S8 (not mine anyway).

    So...how do I find the "notification log" on the S8, if something like that even exists?
    burrzoo likes this.
    06-12-2017 05:40 PM
  2. burrzoo's Avatar
    I had a bunch of notifications that I cleared, and right as I clicked "Clear All" I noticed one that I wanted to check, but it was too late.

    I looked up how to retrieve cleared notifications, but the advice all involves some "Settings" widget. The problem is there is no such thing on the S8 (not mine anyway).

    So...how do I find the "notification log" on the S8, if something like that even exists?
    I'm very interested too. Had one app bit didn't work well. Forgot the name...
    06-12-2017 07:12 PM
  3. deadbeatles's Avatar
    I'm very interested too. Had one app bit didn't work well. Forgot the name...
    Well, I've looked up apps that can log your notifications, but it wouldn't do me any good now. It will only log notifications that occur after its installed.
    06-12-2017 07:57 PM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    This works on a Nexus (with the Google launcher), try it on your device, but it may not work.

    Long-press a blank area of the home screen, select to add a widget. Scroll through the widgets until you find the Settings widget, long-press that and drag it to your home screen. This should then pop up a list of settings you can add, one would be the Notification Log.

    How to retrieve cleared notifications?-screenshot_20170612-205101.jpg
    How to retrieve cleared notifications?-screenshot_20170612-205017.jpg

    Here is what you get:
    How to retrieve cleared notifications?-screenshot_20170612-205418.jpg
    rap1 and burrzoo like this.
    06-12-2017 08:53 PM
  5. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Don't have Settings as a widget on my S8+. Verizon may have removed it, not sure about other carriers.
    06-12-2017 09:05 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    Hey.. worth a shot to offer the steps in case it works...
    burrzoo likes this.
    06-12-2017 09:39 PM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Yeah, most Samsung devices don't include that widget. You can always try with Nova launcher and search for the notification log under widgets - Nova Activities.
    wackywalt and Venomous Scars like this.
    06-12-2017 09:47 PM
  8. Alan Burnstine's Avatar
    Yeah, most Samsung devices don't include that widget. You can always try with Nova launcher and search for the notification log under widgets - Nova Activities.
    Late to the party, but this is the answer. Just tries and it worked. Thanks for the suggestion.
    01-19-2018 08:51 AM
  9. Archaean X's Avatar
    Yeah, most Samsung devices don't include that widget. You can always try with Nova launcher and search for the notification log under widgets - Nova Activities.
    Sorry for this late reply. I wanted to thank you for posting this solution.
    this is the best way, because it shows past notifications, unlike other apps.
    Javier P likes this.
    04-03-2018 03:01 AM
  10. Javier P's Avatar
    Sorry for this late reply. I wanted to thank you for posting this solution.
    this is the best way, because it shows past notifications, unlike other apps.
    No worries. Glad it helped and thanks for the follow up! Welcome to the forums!
    04-07-2018 09:50 AM
  11. Venomous Scars's Avatar
    Sorry for this late reply. I wanted to thank you for posting this solution.
    this is the best way, because it shows past notifications, unlike other apps.
    I can't get it to show me notifications at all. Please help!
    06-14-2018 08:40 AM
  12. Venomous Scars's Avatar
    I can't get it to show me notifications at all. Please help!
    Ok so its not that I can't get it to show me notifications. I dont know how to get it to show me notifications
    06-14-2018 08:44 AM
  13. Radu Stanculescu's Avatar
    The steps you were given aren't complete. As said before, you need to get to the Activities widget from Nova Launcher. Then scroll down to "Settings", tap on that, and again scroll down through that list until you get to Notification Log.
    06-19-2018 06:51 AM
  14. thechina's Avatar
    The steps you were given aren't complete. As said before, you need to get to the Activities widget from Nova Launcher. Then scroll down to "Settings", tap on that, and again scroll down through that list until you get to Notification Log.
    You are a genius. Thanks for following up on the question and the providing the (slightly more detailed) instructions. I don't know if they helped the other person, but they helped me (reading the whole thread for the first time today). The notification log is not too easy to read and I can't click on it, but at least i can get the general idea. Thanks.
    07-05-2018 12:47 PM
  15. Stacy Masciarelli's Avatar
    Thank you all for the help
    07-22-2018 03:51 PM
  16. Jaxinvt1's Avatar
    If nothing else works, try Unnotification app by Nasah Apps in the play store. It worked beautifully for me. When you first launch the app it'll ask permission. Scroll down to unnotification to allow permission. That's it!

    I'm on a Galaxy S8
    12-05-2018 09:05 PM
  17. justnivek's Avatar
    I use an app named "Recent Notifications" it hides them until you either clear or set a limit (I have mine set to 100 notifications for each app I believe)
    12-07-2018 02:00 PM

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