You can finally dismiss app notifications in Android 13

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Unless your Android phone is always on silent or do not disturb mode, you are likely to get a lot of daily notifications, which you don’t actually care about. I’m sure I don’t have to explain how Which disturbs the constant barrage of alertsHow can the relentless blows and buzz Negatively affects your mental health. Fortunately, Google is finally following Apple’s lead, and now lets you choose whether to accept notifications the moment you install a new app on Android 13. You should decline them. Your mind will thank you.

While previous Android versions let you silence notifications from the Settings app, this new Android 13 feature Make It is much easier to customize the behavior of an app’s notification from the moment you install it. You might read that and think, “Cool, another thing I have to deal with when installing appsBut it’s a small extra step that pays big.

Notification permission is a new default feature for all Android 13 devices, so you don’t need to turn anything on in your phone settings. When you install an app, a popup will appear asking if you want to allow the app to send you notifications. Faucet “Allow” to play it, or “do not allow” to disable it. Simply.

WhatHow can you ask whether or not you want notifications, wHighly recommend silencing All Notifications for new applications. there, naturally, Exceptions to the silence rule by default. IIf you have downloaded a messaging app, you can probably expect to receive notifications of new texts from your friends. aIt is clear You should also turn on Important Alerts for apps you use to monitor important information such as banking, health, or work.

However, as any Android user can attest, not every notice is worthwhile. Apps often feel like they desperately need your attention, sending half a dozen unwanted alerts between important alerts. By muting notifications from The majority of From the apps right from the start, you can save yourself some serious hassle in the long run, and ensure you don’t miss out on really important notifications.

If you are already You decide to allow an app’s notifications and want to change things upyou can still Customizing app notification permissions in Settings appoften found under Settings> Notifications> App Settings. (Some devices may hide the list elsewhere in your settings, but a quick search for “Notices” It should jump you to the right choice.) You can also long press on a notification from the notification drawer to open a quick settings menu where you can change the behavior and permissions of that specific app.

That said, unless you’re positive you need notifications turned on for that app, it’s best to make a habit of declining notification permissions, and only turning them on if you realize later you actually need them. It will make your phone less of a distraction, and may even improve your day.

[WIRED]