Glimpse Notifications – Like to get repeated reminders for pending notifications

[App] Glimpse Notifications

Glimpse Notifications  Tired of having to press the power button to see new notifications?

Ex-iPhone user can can’t believe Android doesn’t offer such a basic function?
Your new phone doesn’t have LED notification anymore?
Want to pull your phone out of your bag or pocket and immediately have it enabled?
Like to get repeated reminders for pending notifications?

Then this app is for you!


Depending on your configuration, this app may need the Device Administrator permission.

To implement several (optional) features, Glimpse Notifications may need to turn off the screen. This happens with a delay imposed by Android and smart locks such as fingerprint sensors will keep working. Alternatively, the app may be registered as a device administrator. The screen is then locked immediately, but fingerprint sensors and other smart locks will no longer work.


Keeps using the default lock screen
Control how long the lock screen is shown
Double-tap to lock
Choose which apps whose notifications should turn on the screen
Multiple Quiet Times to prevent the screen from turning on at a bad time
Supports Lollipop+ Priority Interruptions and Marshmallow+ Do Not Disturb (DnD) modes
Extensive pocket mode to prevent the screen from turning on in your pocket
Double-tap to lock on the lock screen (only < Oreo)
Recurring notifications
Motion detection notices when you picket up the phone to check a new notification
Using modern Android APIs this app is as compliant and energy efficient as possible
No ads
This is a private pet project – so it’s free! No data is being collected!

Caschys Blog (German):


XDA Development Thread:


BIND_NOTIFICATION_LISTENER_SERVICE: Core permission to have the app being informed about new notifications. This is required.
WAKE_LOCK: required to turn on the screen
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: to determine the duration of custom notification sounds.
SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: to implement double-tap to lock and to notice user interactions when a customized lockscreen display time is chosen.
BIND_DEVICE_ADMIN: for custom lock screen durations or double tap to lock, you can chose to register it as a Device Administrator to fully and immediately lock the screen.
VIBRATE: recurring notifications can be indicated using a vibration pattern


Please read the FAQ post to understand why this is necessary:


Edge lighting and Glimpse Notifications try to solve the same problem. To avoid conflicts, it is recommended to disable Edge lighting or at least remove Glimpse Notifications from Edge lighting.


Nullgrad Apps cannot be held responsible for damages happening by using this app. This includes, but is not limited to, notifications being missed or misinterpreted due some function of Glimpse Notifications.

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Glimpse Notifications user reviews :

I purchased an LG G7, and Ambient Display isn’t an option on this device. Glimpse filled that gap in features for me. No problems, no big battery drain, as far as I can tell, and works flawlessly.

Awesome app. Resolved the notification problem on my S10 and more for the Pie and Samsung One UI. Want to say ‘Thanks’ to the creator and keep up the good work. You guys rock!!

I needed something to turn on the screen on my S10+ when i got notifications, this does that and i’m happy with it BUT it also turns the screen on when the battery gets fully charged! And since i usually keep the phone on the wireless charger… The screen stays on until i take it off the charger… Anyway to fix this?
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Latest Update :

update dependencies
improve custom language handling
editing of quiet times more consistent
improved 3rd party license view (AboutLibraries)
many small bug fixes and performance improvements
to all translators!

the app? Give it some !
Questions? Email  to nullgrad.apps[at]!

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