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How to change notification importance on android Oreo

In android Oreo 8.0 notification channel, you can set or change notification importance on android Oreo for messages and calls. This importance notification on Oreo has four levels including Urgent, High, Medium and Low. You can also see notification dot, blink light, Oreo lock screen content, override Do not disturb and other additional settings.

Some of the apps include notifications categories in android 8.0 Oreo such as clock, calendar, Google Allo, messages, contact etc. Also see display over the apps settings in android 8.0 Oreo to control each app individually. Follow below given step by step guide to change notification importance on android Oreo 8.0.


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How to set or change notification importance on android Oreo 8.0

You can change messages and calls notification importance using apps & notification settings in android 8.0 Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, LG, OnePlus 5/3T/3, HTC and more.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Here you can see app permissions, notifications, app info and advanced settings for apps & notifications.

Step 3: Tap app info

Step 4: Tap Messages

Step 5: Tap app notifications

You can change notification importance on messages using below given both options.

Change Android 8.0 Oreo notification importance

Step 6: Tap default under categories OR additional settings of app

By default set urgent as importance notification in messages.

Tap importance in notifications on android 8.0 Oreo

Step 7: Tap Importance

You will see below given four options.

Change notification importance on android Oreo 8.0

Urgent: Make sound and pop up on screen

High: make sound when your Oreo device gets notifications.

Medium: No sound, you can see notification in status bar.

Low: When receive notification in your android Oreo, no sound or visual interruption. It means silent notification in android 8.0 Oreo.

Step 8: Choose from above options

It’s quiet easy to change notification importance on android Oreo 8.0 devices.

You can also set android 8.0 notification importance for messages app using below settings.

Messages app > Three vertical dots > settings > Notifications > Importance > Choose option want to set

Change importance notification Android 8.0 Oreo for calls:

Step 1: Open phone app

Step 2: Tap three vertical dots from top right side corner

Step 3: Tap settings

You can see phone settings such as sounds & vibration, call blocking, voicemail, accessibility, caller ID & spam and more.

Step 4: Tap voicemail

Step 5: Tap notifications

Change importance notification Android 8.0 Oreo for calls

Step 6: Tap importance

By default set voicemail notifications as high. So whenever you receive notification from message, your device makes sound and see message on notification bar.

Step 7: Choose from options

That’s it.

Enable / disable display over other apps on android 8.0 Oreo:

Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced > Special app access >Display over other apps

You will see list of various apps and by default enable display over other apps in android Oreo 8.0 device.

I hope above given tips helpful to change notification importance on android Oreo 8.0 devices. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment section. We will respond as soon as possible. Stay connected with for daily android O tips.

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