You may have cleared a notification on your Android phone and only wished you could undo that action, or maybe you left your Android phone with a shady friend who always play smart by clearing the notification or history before handing back the phone and you’ve always wanted to unravel their mischievous acts.
In this article, we will show you a simple way of seeing cleared notification on your Android device (phone or tablet). This simple trick is sure to work on all Android versions, we will be using an Android 7.0 Nougat device for the sake of this tutorial.
How To See Cleared Notifications On Android Phone
1. Press and hold on an empty space in the Home screen to bring out the Home screen Menu as you can see in the screenshot below;
2. Click on “WIDGETS” and scroll down until you see the ‘Settings shortcut’ widget.
3. Press and hold the Settings icon to position it into an empty space in the Home screen.
4. As soon as you drop the Settings icon in the Home screen, the ‘Settings shortcut’ options will popup. Scroll down until you see ‘Notification log’ then click on it and you’re done.
So, to now see your cleared notifications, you just have to click on the ‘Notification Log’ icon in the Home screen and all your phone’s notifications will be displayed. The ones that has been cleared will appear faded than the ones that are still on the Notification bar as you can see below;
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Thanks, I really appreciate, but what if I want to clear that log as well
In some devices, this Settings shortcut widget is not available. In such cases, you can try this Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ikvaesolutions.notificationhistorylog&hl=en
Very nice and concise guide. You may also like to see Recover Cleared Notifications On Your Android Device