App Info - 'Show notifications' auto-enables

DutchDitch

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I have a Note 3, a little under 3 years old now, running Lollipop 5.0.
For a while now, certain apps where I had unchecked 'Show notifications', will automatically reactivate notifications. It's not all apps, just a few that I'd prefer would not. This is not something that started after my most recent update. In fact, I don't recall this starting after any update, but just.... started randomly.

Any thoughts as to how to fix this? Ideally without a factory reset, as I do play a few games I'd prefer not to loose my entire progress of.

Ta.
 

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Welcome to Android Central! Have you been selecting the Reset All App Preferences option recently? Or does this happen after those apps are updated?
 

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No, I have not used the 'Reset All App Preferences' option, nor does it coincide with updates to the apps themselves. I have concluded though that it does happen when I restart my device.
 

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I vaguely recall this happening with some older Samsung phones -- can't remember if there was a solution. You could try reinstalling the firmware using Kies or Smart Switch.