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About this app

Dynamic Notifications allows you to receive all of your notifications even when your screen is off. When you receive a new email/text message, the display will discreetly light up to let you know. You don’t need to unlock the device. If you want to, the app even shows you a short preview of the message or information about the caller. This is so much better than just a pulsing notification LED, because it tells you immediately everything you want to know about the notification. With DynamicNotifications, you are always up to date!

* Notifications don't light up when your phone is in your pocket, purse, or face down to avoid accidental unlocks
* Select which app-notifications you'd like to receive via DynamicNotifications
* Change the appearance of the app (custom foreground/background color/image, show the date near the clock, change the main notification border style, and more)
* "Custom timeout": Select for how long DynamicNotifications should be shown (Premium feature)
* "Breathing notifications": Let not yet dismissed notifications reappear after custom intervals (Premium feature)
* "Night mode": Don't show notifications at night (Premium feature)
* "Hide additional details": Hide additional notification details (e.g. SMS text, sender) (Premium feature)
* "Use as lockscreen": Use the app as a replacement for your stock lockscreen (Premium feature)
* "Auto-wake": Automatically turn on the screen when you pull the device out of your pocket or pick it up from lying face-down (!) on a table (Premium feature)
* "Custom brightness": Select how bright the DynamicNotifications screen should be (Premium feature)
* "Edit swipe actions": Choose the action (e.g. unlock, dismiss, launch camera/custom app) for each swipe direction (Premium feature)

- Swipe right to see more details about the notification
- Swipe left to unlock the device (respects your unlock-security settings)
- Swipe up or down to dismiss the notification

- How can I make sure the app is working correctly?
Launch the app and follow the setup steps. Then, switch off your phone's screen and send an email to yourself from your PC. After a few seconds, the notification screen should light up!
- The screen sometimes turns on to the lockscreen, even if my phone is in my pocket
Please go to your phone's system settings --> "Security" --> "Device administrators" and tick the checkbox next to "DynamicNotifications". This will *only* allow the app to lock your screen, nothing else!
- When I lock my screen, nothing happens!
The app isn't a lockscreen replacement. It respects your security settings (PIN/Pattern lock) and only appears if you actually receive a new notification while the screen is turned off
- Will the app become available for Android 2.x, 3.x, 4.x?
The app is now compatible with Android >=4.0. If you're running Android 4.3, it will make use of the new "NotificationListenerService"-feature introduced in Android 4.3.
- Why can't I uninstall the app?
Please go to your system settings, select "Security", “Device Administrators” and uncheck the DynamicNotifications-entry. You will then be able to uninstall the app.
- My phone starts talking to me when I enable the app?!
This is a known Samsung-bug; Please go your system settings, select "Apps" --> "All" --> Samsung TTS engine --> Disable. If this isn't working, go to your system settings, "Accessibility", "Talkback" (make sure it's disabled), "Settings", and *uncheck* all options you see here.

Please let me know if there's something that doesn't work for you before leaving a review!

App formerly known as "ActiveNotifications". This app uses the Device Administrator permission.
Updated on
Nov 10, 2017

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40.9K reviews
Neil Gilley
August 27, 2020
This is a fantastic notifications app, which also has some great security features. I use it for all of my notifications, messages, etc. It can also be used as my screenlock, which is better. The lockscreen can save the battery, adjust the brightness in app!. With many other great features, I thoroughly recommend this app.
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A Google user
January 9, 2019
Downloaded free version of app to try to separate notification control on my P20 Pro like my Samsung devices. The free version didn't offer that feature, but the paid upgrade seemed to offer a lot more, so I purchased that, but was meet with failure. I emailed the developer; exclaimed why I'd purchased the paid version, and requested that if it didn't offer that function, they let me know, and refund my purchase......I have not received any reply, nor been refunded, tho the app is deleted.
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Jason Kole
February 12, 2021
Tried *several apps for days..no luck for a basic, no frills *new text notification (that's it) lol May have FINALLY found the one (eg: new text arrives & see a simple emoji/ icon preview on the locked screen)! 🙄Have a Samsung Galaxy J3 Archive. Been beyond tedious & defies sane reasoning WHY only Samsung phones seem to now lack something basically equal to hearing ur phone ring ffs! Lol Yet, seem to be b*ll busters now w/ this one (previously) super basic *standard 'feature'! 😬.
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What's new

- Maintenance release

- Minor fixes

- Compatibility with Android Nougat

- Fixes a display error in a settings dialog

- Support for fingerprint-lockscreen-security for Marshmallow-devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, and Nexus devices)! To activate fingerprint support, select a secure secondary unlock method from within the app ("Use as lockscreen" -> "Settings" -> "Lockscreen Security" -> PIN or Pattern) and the fingerprint reader will work