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  1. Éloen01

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    Hi, I recently got the new Android Oreo update on my Nexus 5x and the notification dots won't work. They are turned on on all the apps but they won't appear on my home screen. Is this a current bug? I can't seem to make the dots work at all. I've gotten plenty of notifications and nothing appears over the app icons, idk what to do. Anybody have the same problem?
     

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    While Android 8.0 Oreo enables notification dots at the system level, it is entirely up to your launcher or home screen to support them. Unfortunately, the Google Now Launcher which ships as the default launcher app on Nexus devices does not support notification dots. You won't be able to gain notification dots by using your Nexus 5X in stock form.

    There are a number of quality third-party launchers which do support the feature, though, including Nova Launcher and Action Launcher. Both are great options which provide a number of additional features and capabilities in addition to the notification dots.
     

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