I love Android Q Beta 3. Between the new gesture bar and the system wide dark theme, this update contains some important changes. What I do not like is a new automatic notification pricer that hides notifications.
After I installed the new firmware on my Pixel 3a, I noticed I was missing notifications. It was not until I worked through the phone's settings menu that I realized that Android's new Notification Assistant was hiding "less important" alerts.
You can see the notification suppression below:
If you are like me and you do not want Android Q to decide which notifications to show , you can disable the feature. That's how it's done.
Disabling Notification Priorizer
The new "Automatic Notification Prioritizer" feature disappears from the notification menu of Android. To find them, go to the Settings menu on your phone, select Apps and Notifications, and select Notifications. Disable the feature and your notifications will start.
The other setting you might want to look at is "Hide silent notification status icons." This option hides the low priority notifications from the status bar. If this option is disabled, you will still be alerted to the notifications, even if you manually mute an app or leave the Android Q priority counter enabled.
I fully understood why Google implemented this feature, but it should not be enabled by default. In my opinion, this would be the perfect companion to some of Digital Wellbeing's other features introduced on Google I / O.
One thing to keep in mind is that this is still a beta version of Android Q. The Aggressive Notification Assistant will not be enabled by default once the firmware is complete.