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Monthly Archives: March 2019

I don’t know why Google hid the notification log widget and judging from the huge number of apps in the Play store that offer to record notifications for you, it really is a sought after feature.

You CAN access the classic Notification Log in Android 8 on Samsung phones. Use Nova Launcher, then once installed, add a “widget” to your Nova Launcher home screen for the “Notification Log”.

1. Install Nova Launcher and run it
2. Long press on your Nova Launcher home screen

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3. Press and hold to add an __ACTIVITIES__ widget (should be near the top)

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4. From there choose a Settings widget

20190302_1654495. Choose Notification Log

20190302_1633186. Select your new Notification Log to access the Android Notification Log.

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Woot! Old notifications. Did you really need it?

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Note this UI only displays about 50 past notifications. I am not sure what it does with older ones.

Originally seen in a comment from Javier P [on this page: https://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s8-and-s8-plus/893346-can-i-retrieve-cleared-notifications.html. May the gods bless his life.

Thanks to Nova Launcher for making such a great app.