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How to stop news notifications on Android

Many of us today use an Android device. So often, we may notice news headlines appearing in our notification center. While other news apps such as the BBC or Bloomberg can also send notifications, these headlines probably come from the Google News app. Receiving headlines throughout the day can be frustrating. It can even hamper our productivity throughout the day. Therefore, in this article, we will guide you through the steps that will show you how to stop news notifications on Android.

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How to stop news notifications on Android

It is important to understand the application that sends news headlines to your notification center. This is important because it would determine the following method to solve your problem.

How to stop news notifications on Android

Method 1: other news apps not Google News

  1. Determine the news application that sent you notifications. Note the name of the application.
  2. From the home page, go to Apps. From there, find and tap the Settings app.
  3. Scroll down and find the option: Applications and notifications.
  4. Below, tap Notifications. Then select the settings for application notifications.
  5. Tap the individual app you noted. Change the settings for this app in a way that helps you unclutter. You can choose to have notifications that appear only on your lock screen, or choose to turn off all notifications for your app.

Method 2: Disabling Google News notifications from the Google News app

  1. From your home page, tap Apps. Find the Google News app. If you cannot find the application, type News in the search function and this should help you locate the application on your phone.
  2. In the upper right corner, tap your Google profile photo. A menu panel will appear at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap the Settings option. This is usually the third option on the list.
  4. Under Settings, click the Notifications option.
  5. In the notifications parameter, it is possible to pass no notification. Toggle this slider and select to turn off notifications.

You can also choose to use method 1 to turn off notifications for Android settings to make sure nothing slips past your current settings.

Alternatively, if you want to slow down the frequency of notifications, you can choose to drag the slider to Low under Number of notifications. This setting can be found after step 4.

Method 3: Disabling notifications that don't concern you on Google News

Sometimes showing headlines in our notification center can help alert us to key news headlines. Therefore, we may wish to retain some of the notifications to notify us in a timely manner.

  1. From your home page, tap Apps. Find the Google News app. If you cannot find the application, type News in the search function and this should help you locate the application on your phone.
  2. In the upper right corner, tap your Google profile photo. A menu panel will appear at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap the Settings option. This is usually the third option on the list.
  4. Under Settings, click the Notifications option.
  5. Keep only the toggle switch for the latest news. Disable the rest of the options. When the rocker switch is activated, it lights up blue.

Closing words

There is no problem digesting information later than the others. The problem arises when your device hinders your productivity. Always make sure that only essential notifications are active.