How to Disable WhatsApp Notifications in Android: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Disable WhatsApp Notifications in Android: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Disable WhatsApp Notifications in Android: 13 Steps (with Pictures)
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This article will show you how to turn off WhatsApp notifications on an Android. You can disable all notifications in your device's settings, or control individual options – such as the notification sound or pop-up notifications – in WhatsApp's settings.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Block all notifications

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Step 1. Open your Android device's settings

The Settings app usually looks like a gear or a wrench.

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Step #2. Tap on Application Manager or Apps

Open the Settings menu from the list of applications on your device. This is also the menu where you can disable or uninstall apps from your Android.

On most Android devices, this option is called "Application Manager" or "Apps", but on some devices this name may be different

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Step #3. Scroll down and tap WhatsApp

You now open the 'App info' page for WhatsApp.

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Step #4. Turn off all notifications

Depending on your device model and software, you may need to deselect the 'Show notifications' option or turn on the 'Block notifications' switch.

  • If you see a "Notifications" menu on the page, tap it and turn on the "Block all" switch.
  • If you don't see a 'Notifications' menu, find and uncheck the 'Show notifications' option at the top of your screen.
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Step 5. Confirm your action

Some devices will now ask you if you really want to turn off notifications. In this case, tap "OK" or "Confirm" to save your changes. Now you will no longer see any notifications from WhatsApp on your home screen or at the top of your screen.

Method 2 of 2: Adjust notification options

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp

The WhatsApp icon looks like a green speech bubble with a white phone inside.

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Step #2. Tap on the menu button

This button looks like three dots on top of each other, in the top right corner of the WhatsApp home screen. This will open a drop-down menu.

If WhatsApp opens in a conversation, the menu button will show something else. In this case, first tap the back button to return to the home screen, then tap the menu button

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Step #3. Tap on Settings

This will open the WhatsApp settings menu.

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Step #4. Tap on Notifications

This option is next to a green clock in the Settings menu. Here you can customize all your notifications, and keep only the ones you find useful.

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Step 5. Deselect Notification Sounds option

Turn off all notification sounds by deselecting this option at the top of the menu. With this option turned off, you will no longer hear sounds when receiving and sending messages.

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Step 6. Customize the Messages notifications

Under the 'Messages' heading, you can customize the notification sound, vibrate, pop-up notifications, and notification LED options. These options apply to all your personal conversations.

  • Tap Notification Sound, select Silent, then tap OK to turn off the sound. Your device will now stop sounding when you get a notification.
  • Tap "Vibrate" and select "Off" to turn it off. Your device will no longer vibrate for a notification.
  • Tap "Popup Notifications" and select "No Popup" to turn it off. You will now not see a pop-up notification on your device's home screen when you receive a new message.
  • Tap "Notification LED" and select "None" to turn it off. Your device will now not show a notification light on a new message.
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Step 7. Scroll down and adjust the Group Messages options

In the menu is a separate section to customize the notifications for group messages. Here you have the same options as 'Messages' to adjust the settings for 'Notification sound', 'Vibrate', 'Pop-up notifications' and 'Notification LED'.

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Step 8. Scroll down and adjust the Calls options

You can also adjust options for notifications when calling via WhatsApp.

  • Tap Ringtone, select Silent, then tap OK. Your ringtone will now be silent, and your device will no longer make a sound for an incoming call via WhatsApp.
  • Tap "Vibrate" and select "Off" to turn it off. If you disable this option, your device will not vibrate for an incoming call via WhatsApp.

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