Learn how to turn off WhatsApp notifications on an Android device. You have the option of blocking all notifications in your phone settings or deactivating certain notification options like "Notification sound" or "Popup notification".
Part 1 of 2: Block all notifications
Step 1. Go to your Android device's settings
This service is represented by the icon of a toothed wheel or a wrench.
Step 2. Tap Applications or Application Manager
In the menu Settings, find the menu of applications that are installed on your device and open it. This is the place where you can uninstall or disable the apps that are on your Android phone.
- On most Android devices, you will see this option under the name of Applications or from Application manager. However, on other devices it may have a different name.
Step 3. Scroll down and tap on WhatsApp
This action will open the application information page.
Step 4. Turn off all notifications
Depending on the model of your device and its software, you may need to uncheck the option Show notifications or press the button Block notifications.
- If you see a menu named Notifications on the application's information page, tap it and activate the option Block all.
- Otherwise, look for the option Show notifications at the top of the page and uncheck it.
Step 5. Confirm your action
Some devices will prompt you to confirm disabling notifications. If so, press To confirm Where OK to save the settings. You will no longer see any WhatsApp notifications appear on your home screen or in your notification bar.
Part 2 of 2: Customize notification options
Step 1. Open WhatsApp
The icon for this app looks like a green text bubble inside of which is a white phone.
Step 2. Press the menu button
It is represented by three vertical dots and can be found in the upper right corner of the WhatsApp home screen. When you click on it, a drop-down menu will open.
If the app opens for a chat, the three dots will present further options. In this case, press the back arrow to return to the tab DISC.
(chats), then press the menu button.
Step 3. Select Settings
This action will open the menu Settings of WhatsApp.
Step 4. Tap Notifications
You will see this inscription next to a bell icon in the menu Settings. At this level, you have the possibility to personalize all your notifications and to deactivate those which you find unnecessary.
Step 5. Uncheck the Disc ringtones option
This option is at the top of the page Notifications and when you uncheck it, you will turn off the ringtones for all chats. It will stop playing sounds when you send and receive a message in a chat.
Step 6. Personalize your Message Notifications
In the section Message notifications, you have the option to change or disable the notification sound, vibrate option, popup notification and indicator light. These settings will apply to all of your personal chats.
- Press on Notification sound, then tick None to turn off the sound. Your device will now stop playing a sound when you receive a message.
- Select Vibrator and press Deactivated to cut the vibration. When you turn off this option, your device will not vibrate when you receive notifications.
- Choose Popup notification and select No popup. This way, you won't see a popup notification on your device's home screen when you receive a new message.
- Press on Seeing and choose None to perform the deactivation. So your device's notification light will not blink when you receive a message.
Step 7. Scroll down and customize your Group Notifications
You will have the same options as the section Message notifications, and these will allow you to disable the functionality Seeing, Popup notification, Vibrator and Notification sound.
Step 8. Scroll down and customize your Call Notifications
You have the possibility to change or deactivate the options Vibrator and Alarm for calls you will receive on WhatsApp.
- Press on Alarm, tick None. Your ringing option will now be silent. Your device will therefore no longer be able to ring when you receive a call on WhatsApp.
- Press on Vibrator and select Deactivated to proceed with deactivation. Once this option is deactivated, the device will no longer be able to vibrate when you receive calls on WhatsApp.