Notifications are a key component of smartphones. Hence, it can be annoying if you accidentally wipe one off before reading it. Introduced in Android 11, “Notification History”
The notification history feature is not enabled by default. After switching on, a log is kept of all notifications that have been rejected in the last 24 hours. This includes system notifications 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 manufacturer of your device), then tap the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
Select the “Apps & Notifications” option from the menu.
Then tap on “Notifications”.
Select Notification History at the top of the screen.
Finally, toggle the “Use Notification History” switch on at the top of the screen.
The log is initially blank, but notifications are saved after you enable the feature. As soon as notifications are displayed in the log, tapping them will take you to the associated app, just like a regular notification.
The next time you accidentally remove a notification, you can visit this section to see what it was!