Once upon a time, snoozing a notification in Android was simple — you slid the notification card to the left or right and tapped Snooze. It was not only a simple path to putting those notifications down for a temporary respite, but it was also a configurable option. That method, however, has been deprecated and an even simpler but more restrictive option has been put in its place.

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But why would you even want to snooze a notification? The answer is simple: You’re not ready to address the notification and you don’t want to miss out on that handy reminder. 

Sure, you can always visit your Notification History, but that’s only an available option within the next 24 hours– and after that– b’bye.

If, on the other hand, you snooze a notification, it’ll vanish from your Notification Shade, only to later reappear to remind you, once again, to deal with that thing begging for your attention. And given how easy the Android notification snooze option is to use, it’s a no-brainer. I’ve been making use of this feature for some time and it has dramatically decreased the number of notifications I either miss or forget about.

So, how do you snooze an Android 12 notification? I’ll be demonstrating on both a Pixel 6 Pro and a OnePlus 10 Pro

Snoozing notifications on a Pixel 6 Pro

Note that most Pixel devices have notification snoozing enabled by default. 

Step 1: Select the notification you want to Snooze 

The first thing you must do is locate the notification to be snoozed and tap the associated downward-pointing arrow.

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By default the notifications are not expanded, so you can’t see the Snooze button.

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Step 2: Tap the clock icon 

Once you’ve expanded the notification, tap the clock icon to reveal the Snooze drop-down. 

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The Snooze drop-down allows you to choose how long to snooze the notification.

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Step 3: Set the snooze time

Tap the drop-down and select from 1 hour (default), 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours depending on when you want to be notified. 

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Here is where you determine how long to snooze a notification.

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Although you are limited to the available options, you are not limited to how many times you can snooze a notification. So if 2 hours isn’t enough, snooze it again for 2 hours when the notification reappears.

Snoozing notifications on a OnePlus 10 Pro

Other Android devices (such as the OnePlus 10 Pro) do not have snoozing enabled by default. Fear not, it’s quite simple to switch on. 

Step 1: Enable Snoozing 

First up, go to Settings > Notifications & Status Bar > More settings. In that window, tap the On/Off slider for Allow notification snoozing until it’s in the On position.

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Enabling notification snoozing on a OnePlus 10 Pro.

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Step 2: Swipe left on notifications

Once you’ve enabled snoozing, close the settings app and pull down your notification shade. If you swipe a notification to the left, you’ll now see the clock icon. 

At this point, snoozing the notification is handled in the same way as it is on the Pixel 6 Pro. 

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The Snooze icon is now accessible within your notifications.

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And that, my friends, is all there is to snoozing notifications in Android 12. This is a great way to temporarily vanquish notifications to keep your shade from getting too cluttered, while at the same time ensuring you don’t miss anything important.

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