Notifications not showing

Niagara Launcher uniquely displays notifications on your home screen. Instead of notification dots, you'll see the message directly on your home screen:

I cannot grant the notification permission

If you get the error message "Restricted setting" when you try to turn on Niagara Launcher's accessibility settings, follow this guide.

Notifications of only a few apps are not shown

If only notifications of some but not all apps show up in Niagara Launcher, ensure you have enabled notification dots (can also be called Show app icon badges) for the app's notification categories.

To do that, long press the app in Niagara Launcher and tap on app info. Then, tap on notifications and check if Allow notification dot is enabled. Moreover, tap on each notification category listed here and check if Show notification dot is enabled here as well:

If a notification does only show up in a pop-up (opens when swiping right on the app that sent the notification), but not next to the app icon itself, this might be intended. Low-priority notifications, notifications that are not dismissible, or notifications of apps where "allow notification dots" is disabled (see above) will only be displayed in the pop-up.

Notifications don't show up at all

Note: If your device runs Android Go edition (a slimmed-down version of Android designed for low-end and ultra-budget smartphones), you, unfortunately, cannot use this feature as Android Go doesn't support other apps to display notifications.

Otherwise, please try the following steps:

  • Make sure you enabled notifications dots in Android's notification settings; here's how.
  • Moreover, Do Not Disturb may also block notifications on Niagara Launcher. If Do Not Disturb is enabled, go to Settings > Sound > Do Not Disturb and check if the following settings:
  • Restart your phone and check if notifications show up again afterward.

Notification bubbles aren't shown if the status bar is hidden

This is the intended behavior of Android, and we cannot change this. For a more immersive experience, Android also hides notification bubbles in Niagara Launcher if you turn off the status bar. This usually makes sense because hiding the status bar also hides other notifications. To quickly reveal the status bar and notification bubbles, you can scroll up in Niagara Launcher. You can reveal the status bar without opening the notification shade if you don't let go of your finger while scrolling.

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