SOLVED: OxygenOS 14.0 silent notifications

Mr. Lucky

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Ever since the update to Android 14 there has been an issue with silent notifications. According to the verbiage in "Set as silent" in Settings, "Silent applications will not be shown on the Lock screen or in the status bar and you will not be alerted by them. You can view them only in the notification drawer." GREAT, but it doesn't work! It does indeed show the notification within the drawer as Silent, but the notification bar icon is still there too. I had hoped that the next update from 1+ would fix this, but nope. I received a combination feature and security update yesterday (now s/w version # CPH2551_14.0.0.702(EX01), but the silent notification issue was still there.

I was able to find a workaround with the free AutoNotification app. You need to either start the app's full feature trial or do an in-app purchase ($0.99) for "Notification Categories." Select the app(s) and channel desired and set them to low importance . OxygenOS had set them to 'high' which is contrary to Google documentation for silent notifications and undoubtedly why they acted the way they did.
 
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Ever since the update to Android 14 there has been an issue with silent notifications. According to the verbiage in "Set as silent" in Settings, "Silent applications will not be shown on the Lock screen or in the status bar and you will not be alerted by them. You can view them only in the notification drawer." GREAT, but it doesn't work! It does indeed show the notification within the drawer as Silent, but the notification bar icon is still there too. I had hoped that the next update from 1+ would fix this, but nope. I received a combination feature and security update yesterday (now s/w version # CPH2551_14.0.0.702(EX01), but the silent notification issue was still there.

I was able to find a workaround with the free AutoNotification app. You need to either start the app's full feature trial or do an in-app purchase ($0.99) for "Notification Categories." Select the app(s) and channel desired and set them to low importance . OxygenOS had set them to 'high' which is contrary to Google documentation for silent notifications and undoubtedly why they acted the way they did.
Hi, I created an account here just to reply to your post. I had the same issue and your solution was the only one available on the internet. It seems the issue is mainly because oxygen os has not added a setting which was added to stock android settings app to hide/show silent notifications on status bar. There is a simpler workaround which doesn't involve trials or paid apps. use any app that can add settings shortcuts and access the notification settings. This opens the stock android settings page instead and you can toggle the setting from there. I used the Android Hidden Settings app. In this app, one can access the toggle from notification assistant settings > hide silent notifications in status bar.
 

Mr. Lucky

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Good find! Your solution works too, but I'm still keeping the Auto Notification app as it does many other things besides making silent notifications behave.