Removing stuck notifications on Android phones

It can be frustrating if notifications get stuck on your Home screen or lock screen, so this guide helps you get rid of them.

Choose which steps to follow depending on which version of Android you're using.

Android Marshmallow & Lollipop

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1.

Try to swipe the notification to get rid of it. If it won't go away, press and hold on it to see which app it's coming from.

2.

Open the Settings and go to Apps ( which could also be called Applications or Application management).

3.

Find the problem app and tap on it.

4.

Choose Force stop. A warning will pop-up, so just tap OK.

Go back to the Home screen and it should be gone.

Android KitKat or earlier

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1.

Try to swipe the notification to get rid of it. If it won't go away, press and hold on it and the 'App info' shortcut will pop-up.

2.

Choose Force stop.

3.

A warning will pop-up, just tap OK.

Hopefully that's you sorted, but if you need more help, you can get in touch with a Team Knowhow Expert here.