How to see the notification history of my Android or iPhone?

Who I am
Marie-Ange Demory

Author and references

There is a false belief that if the notifications they don't appear in your phone's status bar you won't be able to see them. You should know that there is a way of looking at them that very few people know about.

There are two options to view the notification history of your Android or iPhone, the first is via the settings widget on the home screen in the case of Android, from the notification center if you have iPhone and with external applications. Find out how to do this with the following instructions.

Use your phone settings to view your Android or iPhone notification history

Just as the settings are used to update the Android software of a phone or tablet or simply to know if Android is 34-64 bit, they are also useful in this tutorial scenario.

The primary way to see your Android or iPhone's notification history is through the mobile settings. It is the least complicated way to do this for both operating systems, since you don't have to do much more than use the tools your mobile phone offers you.

Android notification history

This feature is available for the Android operating system since update 4.3 Jelly Bean in onwards.


It is important to keep in mind that it only works on pure Android and you must always have the latest software version on your up-to-date mobile.

Here are the steps to follow so that you can see your Android notification history from your phone settings:

  1. Go to your mobile home screen and press and hold any part free.
  2. After a few seconds, a menu will appear on the screen offering various options. Find what it says "Screen settings" and select it.
  3. When you are in the display settings window, scroll down until you find the option "Notification log".
  4. Selecting this option will fix the notification log widget on the home screen. To see the history you just have to go to the main screen and click on it.

IPhone notification history

From any iPhone you can see all the notifications that have arrived on your mobile thanks to the Notification Center. To do this, you need to follow the following steps:

  • If you want to see your notifications from the lock screen, you just have to slide your finger upwards from the center of the screen.
  • To see all notifications from any screen on your mobile you have to swipe down from the top of it.
  • You can also delete all history from the notification center. You just have to hold down the X key and select «Delete all notifications».

External applications to view the notification history of your Android or iPhone


If your cellphone does not use Pure Android, you won't be able to see its notification history via the widget we mentioned earlier.

However, applications can be used to view the notification log, with the exception that warnings prior to application installation cannot be retrieved. You will also need to grant permission for access mobile notifications.

Notification history

It is a fairly simple application to use and has a good reputation, you find it in the Play Store. The first thing to do is to install it and grant it the necessary permissions. Once this is done, the app allows you to sort the notifications based on the application that sends them; You can also order them chronologically or search for a specific one.

Audio Video How to see the notification history of my Android or iPhone?
add a comment of How to see the notification history of my Android or iPhone?
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.