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How to fix android Oreo notification dots not working

Android Oreo 8.0 launched with awesome features such as Notification dots, Picture-in-picture mode, Auto-fill, Android instant apps, install unknown apps and more. Currently several Pixel and Nexus devices get updates to latest android 8.0 Oreo. But after update Nexus 5X / Nexus 6P and Pixel C to Oreo, Notification dots not showing when receive messages. Several users also reported notification dots not working after Oreo updated. Currently there are not any officially solutions to fix android Oreo notification dots not working issues.

You can use third party launchers to use notification dots feature on your Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices. Google Now launcher doesn’t support notification dots. You’ll try Nova launcher, Pixel launcher or action launcher in your device. Check out below given possible solutions to fix android Oreo notification dots not working.


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How to fix android Oreo notification dots not working on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C

By default enable notification dots on android Oreo 8.0 devices. If not showing notification dots when receive message, first of all disable notification dots and then after enable it again after restart your device.

Enable / Disable notification dots on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and other android Oreo devices:

1st Way: Quickly disable notification dots on Pixel 2

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Tap Apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap Notifications

By default enable in your android Oreo devices.

Allow notification dots on android 8.0 Oreo devices

Step 4: Disable allow notification dots

2nd Way: Hide notification dots using apps & notification settings

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

Step 3: Tap app info

Step 4: Tap app want to turn off notification dots

Step 5: Tap app notifications

Fix android Oreo notification dots not working

By default enable notification dots on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and other Oreo devices.

Step 6: Disable allow notification dots

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3rd Way: Disable notification dots on Pixel 2 using home screen settings

Step 1: Tap & hold the blank screen in your Oreo home screen

Step 2: Tap settings icon

Here you can see several options including app suggestion, display Google app, add icon to home screen, change icon shape, Notification dots and allow home screen rotation. It’s quiet easy to use notification dots on android Oreo 8.0 devices.

Disable notification dots on Pixel 2 using home screen settings

Step 3: Tap notification dots

By default enable on your Oreo devices.

Step 4: Disable allow notification dots

In message and phone app, you will disable this feature with other tips, check out below given settings.

And that’s all. I hope this tip helpful to fix android Oreo notification dots not working problem. Do you have any tips to fix notification dots issue? Tell us in below comment box. Stay connected with us for daily latest android Oreo 8.0 tips and tricks.

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