4 Notifications
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Gadgetbridge offers wide notifications possibilities and settings. Some are global, some might be device specific.

Persistent notification in Notifications drawer

There is a persistent notification in the Notifications drawer.

For the most time, this is actually required, to ensure that Gadgetbridge keeps running in the background and keeps Bluetooth connection with the band/watch (even if the application is not currently open and used), that is required by Android itself. This notification can be hidden via Settings → “Hide the Gadgetbridge notification”. In Android 10, this settings might not be working anymore, but you can hide the notification on Android 10 when you long-press on the notification and hide it from there.

Phone Calls, SMS, generic notification support

The Settings menu has several items allow to tweak the notifications as required, for example choose whether incoming calls should be signalled to your Gadget, choose when incoming SMS should cause notifications on your Gadget: always, only when your Android device’s screen is off, never... You can also set Minimum time between notifications etc.

Device specific notification settings

Some devices allow you to receive additional notifications, here are few examples:

Notification when you reach your daily goal, like steps etc. Some devices might also offer specific vibrations settings. Disconnect notification, which can be set up also only for some Scheduled time interval period.

Notification blacklist management

You can adjust very previse notification filtering for each individual application installed on the Android device.

App blacklisting

For each app (you can search for a particular app), you can choose if notifications are Disabled (blacklisted) by checking the NOTIF checkbox.

You can also set all apps to enabled/disabled in bulk via the dots menu.

Detailed per app filtering

For each app, you can establish detailed filtering rules, allowing to forward or block particular notification based on it’s content. Click on the hamburger menu of each app , so the the required rules.