How to Snooze Notifications in Android 12

Snooze Android notifications for a specific time

What to Know

  • To enable Notification Snoozing: Settings > Notifications > select Allow notification snoozing.
  • Once enabled, you can snooze alerts by tapping the small clock icon at the bottom of the icon. 

This article provides instructions for how to snooze notifications in Android 12, including how to enable notification snoozing and how to turn off notification snoozing.

How to Snooze Notifications in Android 12

A feature which has received a large update in Android 12 is notification snoozing. Unlike Do Not Disturb, which simply silences all notifications, notification snoozing can allow you to pick and choose which apps you want to silence notifications from.

Notification snoozing can be exceptionally handy if you need to mute the incoming dings of specific applications. If you want to snooze a notification on Android 12, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen after receiving a notification.

  2. Locate the app you want to snooze alerts from.

  3. Tap the tiny alarm clock icon in the bottom right corner of the notification. You can now select from a few different snooze lengths. You can also tap History to bring up a list of all the notifications you’ve recently dismissed or snoozed.

    An Android 12 user snoozes a notification

How Do I Turn Off Snooze Notifications on Android 12?

While snoozing alerts from certain apps can be helpful, you may find yourself needing to unsnooze them sometimes. Follow these steps to turn off snoozed notifications on Android.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to bring down the notification shade.

  2. Locate the app you need enable notifications.

  3. Tap the Undo button to turn notifications back on.

How to Enable Notification Snoozing on Android 12

Before you can start snoozing alerts for different apps, you may need to enable the feature. Here’s how to enable notification snoozing.

  1. Open Settings on your Android 12 phone.

  2. Locate the Notifications or Apps and Notifications listing (the naming convention may vary depending on the phone manufacturer).

  3. Tap Notifications or Apps and Notifications and then locate the Allow notification snoozing option near the bottom of the list.

    An Android 12 user chooses to allow notification snoozing in Settings

What Is Notification Snoozing in Android 12?

Notification snoozing is a way to silence notifications quickly and easily for a particular application. You can typically snooze alerts for up to two hours, allowing you to quiet them for a short amount of time. It’s useful for quieting alerts for reminders happening later in the evening, or if you’re heading into a meeting and need to quiet that group message you joined with all your friends.

Unlike Do Not Disturb, notification snoozing in Android 12 will not allow you to quiet alerts for all applications at once, or for days at a time. Instead, you will need to do it on an app-by-app basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What new features are included in Android 12? In addition to notification snoozing, Android 12's biggest features include a new design language called Material You, which gives you greater customization options for your device; smoother motions and animations; a Privacy Dashboard where you can control what personal information you share with apps; and more.
  • What is Android 12's release date? Google hasn't given a specific release date just yet. Android 12 is currently in beta. The final version will probably launch in late 2021.
  • What phones will get Android 12 first? Certain eligible devices can join the Android 12 beta right now and download the update ahead of the general public. Companies partnering with Google for the beta include Asus, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Techno, TCL, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.
  • How can I get into the Android 12 beta? Visit https://www.google.com/android/beta and sign into your Google account to see if you have an eligible device. Select the Opt In button under your device and accept the beta program's Terms of Service. Keep in mind that this is a beta, so updates can have bugs that affect your device's performance. If you opt out of the program, you will need to wipe all locally saved data on your device.
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