How can I access this through code? So I can open it for the users automatically and they don’t have to hunt through the Security settings to enable it.
I am unable to find it in Android Studio using
startActivity(new Intent(Settings.<>));, where <> is the list of setting screens.
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There is an outstanding bug in Android 4.3 where the notification listener screen action is not listed in
Settings. The current workaround is:
I’ve tested this across multiple Genymotion instances (4.3, 4.4, and 5.1) as well as a Galaxy S3 running 4.3, and this solution has worked perfectly in each case.
Strangely however Android Studio does give me a warning when I use this field on pre-API 22 projects, despite the fact that it works without problems:
Field requires API 22 (current min is 18): android.provider.Settings#ACTION_NOTIFICATION_LISTENER_SETTINGS
I believe that this warning should be able to be safely ignored, similarly to how you can use values from Build.VERSION_CODES on any version of the platform.
Link to the documentation: Settings.ACTION_NOTIFICATION_LISTENER_SETTINGS