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How to Clear Notifications on Android Phone Tablet

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Delete a single notification from your Android device.
  • Delete all notifications from your Android device.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Android device nearby.
Notifications on Android phone

1 Clear Notifications

Depending on the version of Android OS your device is running, or whether or not it has a custom brand or carrier UI, things on your device may look slightly different than the images depict below.

There are multiple ways to clear notifications on your Android mobile device.

Swipe To Clear a Single Notification

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Home screen with arrow pointing down
  2. On the notification(s) that you wish to remove, swipe from left to right on that notification to remove it.
    Notification being swiped to the right

Clear All Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Home screen with arrow pointing down
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the notifications and click Clear All.
    Notifications with Clear All highlighted

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Delete a single notification from your Android device.
  • Delete all notifications from your Android device.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Android device nearby.
Notifications on Android phone

Depending on the version of Android OS your device is running, or whether or not it has a custom brand or carrier UI, things on your device may look slightly different than the images depict below.

There are multiple ways to clear notifications on your Android mobile device.

Swipe To Clear a Single Notification

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Home screen with arrow pointing down
  2. On the notification(s) that you wish to remove, swipe from left to right on that notification to remove it.
    Notification being swiped to the right

Clear All Notifications

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Home screen with arrow pointing down
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the notifications and click Clear All.
    Notifications with Clear All highlighted