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Is there a way to open notifications with a single tap?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Graham shoe man, May 14, 2021.

  1. Graham shoe man

    Thread Starter

    After switching from an iphone to a pixel last year, everything is great except for one thing - why do you have to double tap to open a notification ?! It seems so pointless and is the only time a double tap is used in the whole OS. I've searched everywhere and no one seems to have mentioned it anywhere online, but is there a way to make it so they open with just a single tap?

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  2. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    Which pixel do you have and do all notifications make you double tap or just some of them?

    I've had the Pixel 1,2 & 5 and I don't have to double tap notifications when the device is unlocked or from the lockscreen.
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  3. Graham shoe man

    Thread Starter

    I've got a pixel 5 and the same thing happened with my pixel 4. It happens with every notification when I try to open it from the lockscreen, where it asks me to tap the notification again if I only tap it once.
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    do you have accessibility turned on? usually you have to double tap to open up things like that.
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  5. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    I think it's a lockscreen thing. The second tap unlocks the screen and goes to the notification. I'm guessing you don't have a password set on the phone? It's sort of how you just swipe up to unlock.

    In the same fashion, I have a fingerprint security on my phone and if I tap a notification, it doesn't open until I unlock the device, then it goes right to it. (so I tap the notification and then use my fingerprint).

    I don't believe there's any way to bypass the lockscreen and just go straight to it with one tap.

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