Notifications are an important component of smartphones, so it can be annoying if you accidentally swipe one off before reading it. Introducing Android 11, “Notification History”; is a log of every message you reject. How to use it.
The message history function is not activated by default. Once activated, it will keep a log of every message that was rejected in the last 24 hours. This includes system alerts and warnings that appeared and disappeared on their own.
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On your Android phone or tablet, swipe down from the top of the screen (once or twice depending on the device manufacturer) and then tap the “Gear” icon to open the “Settings” menu.
Select the “Apps and notifications” option from the menu.
Then tap “Messages”.
Select “Message History” at the top of the screen.
Finally, turn on the power switch at the top of the “Use Notification History” screen.
The log will be empty at first, but it will start storing notifications after you activate the feature. When notifications are displayed in the log, you take them to the associated app by tapping them, just like a regular notification.
The next time you accidentally delete a message, you can visit this section to see what it was!