How to block YouTube notifications on Android

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The YouTube application for Android is very useful when we want to see one of the millions of videos found on the Google platform. However, it can also be annoying when you have notifications turned on.

Subscriptions, recommended videos, mentions, replies to comments ... There are many types of notifications you can receive from the YouTube app on your mobile, so we recommend that you block them if they seem heavy or useless.

In this article we explain how to block youtube notifications in your Android app. This way, your mobile will stop sending you so many alerts and you will live a little more peacefully.



The YouTube app on an Android phone.

How to block YouTube notifications on Android

Blocking all YouTube notifications on your Android requires a very simple process that you can perform in seconds. Step by step, we explain how to do it from your phone settings:

  1. Log in to the app "Settings".
  2. Click on the section "Applications".
  3. In the list of applications, click "Youtube".
  4. Within the YouTube menu, enter "Notifications".
  5. Slide the "Show notifications" box on the left to disable the function and thus block all notifications you receive from the YouTube app.

The name of some sections can vary slightly depending on the manufacturer phone, but, in short, everything consists in entering the list of installed applications, accessing YouTube and deselecting the “Show notifications” function.

This procedure will not affect the performance of the YouTube application on your Android, you can continue to use it normally to watch all the videos you want, forgetting about the constant notifications that came to you.



How to block only those YouTube notifications you don't care about

If radically blocking all notifications from the YouTube app seems like a very extreme decision to you, you can choose to configure the sending of these notifications to your terminal at your convenience.

In this case, you have to do it from the YouTube application itself, which among all the functions to modify your account offers you a specific one for enable or disable the different types of notifications. If you want to block those YouTube ads that aren't useful, follow these steps:


  1. Log in to the app YouTube on your mobile.
  2. Click on the profile photo in the upper right corner for access the settings.
  3. In the new window, click on the section "Settings".
  4. Now select "Notifications".
  5. In the new menu you will find all the notifications you can receive from the YouTube app. Check or uncheck the boxes a depending on how useful each of them is for you.


Subscriptions, scheduled notification summary, channel mentions, TV viewing, shared content, product news… YouTube notifications can help keep you updated on everything that happens on your channel and on those you subscribe to. Configure the alerts according to your needs and you can get the most out of this feature.

If, on the other hand, you are not interested in receiving YouTube notifications in any way, you just have to block them by following the procedure explained in the previous lines and forget about it once and for all.


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