Android L aka Android Lollipop is the latest version of Android. It has tons of new features; as well as the user interface is much enhanced and better. Among all the brand new features of Android 5.0, Heads up Notification is the one of the best. Although, Android KitKat and all the previously launched versions show notification on the Status Bar but now, you will get all the notification on a popup.
This is much useful and very fast to do more with those notifications. If you want to get Android Lollipop like Heads Up notification on any Android device that is running Android 3.0 or later version, here is a solution.
How to get Android L like Heads Up Notification?
This is very easy and not much time consuming to get Android L like Heads Up notification on any Android device. You just need to install an app that is known as Heads Up Notification. Heads Up Notification is available on Google Play Store at free of cost.
How to setup and get Heads Up Notification?
This is another east task and the app doesn’t come with any complex settings. All the features are very dedicated and much useful. At first, download and install Heads Up Notification on your Android device. After installing this app on your Android device, just open it. You will get a screen that looks as follows,
Tap on Heads-up button. It will open the “Accessibility” settings page where you have to enable Heads Up Notification. While activating it, you will get the following confirmation popup on your screen.
After enabling heads Up Notification, the following screen will be appeared.
To set it up according to your wish, you will have to tap on “Settings”. You can find several options on the Settings page.
Some of the most essential features are demonstrated below,
This will help you to exclude any app(s) from Heads Up Notification. Excluded apps’ notifications will not be appeared via Heads Up Notification. You just have to remove the tick that indicates an app.
Suppose, you are watching a movie via video player. Obviously, the heads up notification will interrupt you. If you want to prevent any app from disturbing you, you can head over to the “Don’t Disturb” section and enlist the app.
Heads Up notification will help you to separate notifications as per their priorities. For example, Missed call, emergency alerts have Critical and Urgent Priority. On the other hand, Weather forecast, expired events etc. come up with very low priority. If you want to change the default priority, just go to “Notification Priority” section and make the change as you wish.
You can obviously change the appearance of the notifications. This is possible to set the notifications to look like Android L Dark/Light, Plain Light/Dark or random.
By default, this app shows all the notifications below status bar. However, if you do not like this default position, you can change it. You can display the notification at the top, in the center or bottom of your screen.
By default, the transparency level in 100%. That means the notification is having solid color. But, you can change the opacity right from “Opacity” section.
Lock Screen Settings:
The native version of Heads Up notification shows all notification on lock screen as well. If you want to get the notifications in the same place while using this app, just head over to the “Lock Screen” section and tick the option that says “Display on Lockscreen”. You can also turn the light on automatically to check the notification.
Although, the aforementioned settings are enough to get Android L like Heads Up notification on Android 3.0 and later versions but still you can check out some more options. For instance, this is possible to change the Font size, enable the popup only on lockscreen, round or square icon and so forth.
Usually, Google doesn’t roll out all the new features for previously launched versions. However, you can easily get most of the new features using some third party apps – just like this one.