If you've worked with Android for a long time, you've probably mistakenly smuggled one or two notifications for one reason or another. Maybe you're in a hurry like my colleague Dieter Bohn or you accidentally deleted everything in the notification drawer without wanting it, or you just wonder where all your notifications go and if there's a historical list of them after you have dismissed them.
But do not worry, you can find everything from missed messages, emails, app updates and even system messages in the Notification Log option. You can also use the "Notification" feature on any Android 8.0+ phone to recover your last disapproved notification. Both methods are lifesavers if you've missed an urgent message from work or your family and do not know which app to open first to find the missed alarm.
A much better approach is the un-notification https://t.co/vmywWdSuTV.
The notification protocol is super user-unfriendly and not the same as retrieving the wiped notification altogether.
We urgently need this as a standard Android function, a button Undo
̵1; Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) October 19, 2018
Remember that any Android phone may not be the Share notification log. I've tested this shortcut on the Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Razer Phone 2 – all phones with stock or near-shelf versions of Android. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 had the protocol nowhere in the system settings of Android. But there is a workaround for as on Twitter by Artem Russakovskii from Android Police .
For phones that do not have the standard protocol (or if you want more users) experience, you can also download un-notification. The app will return your last rejected notification as well as your notification history. You can find the app in the Play Store.
How to View Your Notification History Android
- Long press anywhere on your home screen
- Select widgets at the bottom of the screen
- Scroll down and touch the Settings widget  Tap on "Notification Log"
- Place the widget on your home screen
- Tap on the widget and scroll through your past notifications