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How to Manage App Notifications on Amazon Fire Tablets

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Apps on your Fire tablet will pop up notifications, but some apps overdo it and you might not need them. Here is how to manage app notifications on your Fire.

Apps on your Fire tablet will send you notifications that pop up in the notification shade which can be helpful if you get a news update or message to respond to. The Amazon’s Fire tablets run a customized version of Android called Fire OS. And, unlike apps on iOS, it doesn’t give you the option to turn down push notifications. Here is a look at how you can turn app notifications on or off.

Note: For this article, I’m using the new Fire HD 10 with Alexa Hands-Free, but the process of managing app notifications is essentially the same on the other current generation tablets like the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7.

Manage App Notifications on Amazon Fire Tablet

Like other recent versions of Android, you can see your notifications by swiping from the top of the screen down to display the notification shade.

App Notifications Amazon Fire Tablet

To manage notifications, head to Settings > Sound & Notification > App Notifications. Note that all apps will be installed with the default to display notifications.

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Next, scroll through the list of apps and tap the one you no longer want to see or hear notifications for. On the next screen, you can block the app’s notifications completely, or, set it as a priority so it always appears at the top of your notification list.

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The Amazon Fire tablet is meant to be an entertainment device, and, while you can get some productive things done, you probably don’t want to be constantly reminded of emails or other work items. Plus, it’s just plain annoying when your device is making noise every time an app wants you to know something.

There are other advantages of disabling app notifications, too. It will reduce the amount of bandwidth being used on your network, which is helpful in a busy household. And it can help improve the battery life of the tablet.

How do you manage app notifications on your Fire tablet or any other mobile device? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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