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Android notification doesn't disappear after clicking the notifcation

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment


If got some issues with a notification I want to show in the notification bar. Although I set the notification flag to Notification.DEFAULT_LIGHTS & Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL the notification doesn’t disappear after clicking it. Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

NotificationManager mNotificationManager = (NotificationManager) getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);

    int icon = R.drawable.icon;
    CharSequence tickerText = "Ticker Text";
    long time = System.currentTimeMillis();

    Notification notification = new Notification(icon, tickerText, time);
    notification.flags = Notification.DEFAULT_LIGHTS & Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL; 

    Context context = getApplicationContext();
    CharSequence contentTitle = "Title";
    CharSequence contentText = "Text";
    Intent notificationIntent = new Intent(this, SilentFlipConfiguration.class);
    PendingIntent contentIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(this, 0, notificationIntent, 0);
    notification.setLatestEventInfo(context, contentTitle, contentText, contentIntent);
How to&Answers:

While building Notification by NotificationBuilder you can use notificationBuilder.setAutoCancel(true);.


notification.flags = Notification.DEFAULT_LIGHTS | Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL

From the documentation:

Bit to be bitwise-ored into the flags field that should be set
if the notification should be canceled when it is clicked by the user


// Uses the default lighting scheme
notification.defaults |= Notification.DEFAULT_LIGHTS;

// Will show lights and make the notification disappear when the presses it
notification.flags |= Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL | Notification.FLAG_SHOW_LIGHTS;


2016 state: you can use mBuilder.setAutoCancel(true).

Source: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Notification.Builder.html


Use the flag Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL

Notification notification = new Notification(icon, tickerText, when);
notification.setLatestEventInfo(context, contentTitle, contentText, pendingIntent);

// Cancel the notification after its selected
notification.flags |= Notification.FLAG_AUTO_CANCEL;

and to launch the app:

NotificationManager notificationManager = (NotificationManager) context.getSystemService(Context.NOTIFICATION_SERVICE);

Intent intent = new Intent(context, App.class);

PendingIntent pendingIntent = PendingIntent.getActivity(context, intent_id, intent, PendingIntent.FLAG_UPDATE_CURRENT);


The answer for me was to use mBuilder.setOngoing(false)