How to disable heads up notifications on android Oreo

Here’s complete guide to disable heads up notifications on android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL, Nexus 6p/5x etc. First time in android lollipop devices introduces heads up (Peeking) notification feature. When enable this feature, you can see notification on home screen and reply from home screen without open app in your android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1 devices.

In android 8.1 Oreo devices, you can disable interruptions of app you don’t want to show pop up notifications on screen, sound and vibrate when receive any app notification. Different android device has slightly different settings to turn off peeking notification in android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo devices. Some of the device has Allow Peeking option under app notifications, so you can easily enable/disable it. But in android Oreo slightly different settings. Check out below given step by step guide to disable heads up notifications on android Oreo 8.1.

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How to disable heads up notifications on android Oreo 8.0 and 8.1

Let see steps to android Oreo disable peeking notifications of individual apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more.

How to turn off peeking notification in Google Pixel Oreo 8.1

In android 8.1 Oreo device only by default installed app has importance level settings available.


Step 1: Go to settings in your android 8.1

Step 2: Tap on apps & notifications

App Notification in android 8.1 Oreo phone

Step 3: Tap on notifications

App notification settings in Android 8.1 Oreo device

Step 4: Tap on app notifications

turn off peek heads up notification on Google Pixel 2

Step 5: Select app you want to disable peek notification in Google Pixel Oreo

Tap on any app category you want to disable peeking notification in Oreo

Step 6: Tap on any categories from list

Change importance level on Google Pixel 2 Oreo

Step 7: Tap on importance

How to turn off peeking notification in Google Pixel Oreo 8.1

Step 8: Choose Low

Now it will disable heads up notifications on android Oreo apps such as YouTube, Gamil, Chrome, Google Due and other apps.

If you can’t find importance level option in your android Oreo device, disable app interruption using below settings to turn off peek heads up notification on Google Pixel 2 and other Oreo devices.

Disable WhatsApp peek notifications in android Oreo 8.1

Step 1: Go to settings in your android 8.1

Step 2: Tap on apps & notifications

Recently opened apps settings in Google Pixel Oreo

Step 3: Tap on see all apps

Step 4: Scroll down at the end of the page and tap on WhatsApp

Android Oreo app notification settings

Step 5: Tap on app notifications

How to disable heads up notifications on android Oreo

Step 6: Turn off toggle button of all interruptions

Now when you get WhatsApp notification in your Google Pixel, you can’t see pop-up notification, vibrate and sound in your Oreo device.

Turn off head up notification in Facebook app in android Oreo 8.0

Settings > apps & notifications > Facebook > Disable sound

Just select other app such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and you’ll disable peek heads up notification in Google Pixel 2 using above settings. Also disable notification peeking on android Oreo 8.0 by third party apps (Nougat/Oreo quick settings) and ADB shell in your Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and other devices.

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