How to Easily Access Notifications With One Hand on Big Screen Androids

Ashish Mundhra

Handheld devices are getting bigger day by day, but the developers tend to forget that our hands are not getting any bigger… ever!! The iPhone also didn’t stand up to their promise and ended up launching the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen size. But there are advantages, and I really love the big screen when it comes to playing games or watching HD movies.

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The brand new Google Nexus 5. Image Bloomua via Shutterstock.

However I feel a bit annoyed when I have to use my other hand to pull down the notification drawer, which is nearly inaccessible with just one hand. It’s even more annoying when that second hand is occupied with other things like a coffee mug or a grocery bag. My point is, it would be nice to get a hold of the incoming notifications from a spot on the screen that I can reach with a single hand. So let’s talk about an app that can make this possible on your large screen Android devices.

Using C Notice to Access Incoming Notifications

C Notice is an amazing app for Android that can receive floating notifications from any app that’s installed on your device and displays them with an on-screen bubble. This way you don’t need to swipe your notification bar all the way from the top to see the notification that just popped up.

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Once you install the app and activate it, you will have to grant C Notice the ability to read the incoming notifications from the Android Accessibility settings. Having done that, the app will ask you to select the individual apps from which you would like to get notifications. Here you can ignore games and other unimportant apps and only select things like emails, messaging, Facebook, and WhatsApp. After this, your phone will be ready to display floating notifications on the right edge of your screen.

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Once you receive a notification, it will remain on the screen for 10 seconds before it fades. The auto visibility time can be adjusted as per your needs. As a free user, the app will only show one icon for all the incoming notifications, but if you upgrade to a prime account, you can select individual icons for the apps that are installed. The prime upgrade is available for just $1.49.

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All the options mentioned on the app are self-explanatory and you can easily configure the app according to how you’d like it. C Notice also allows you to set the app’s opacity while you are not using it. The app even shows the pop up notifications on the lockscreen, making it easier for the user to view and directly open the related application from the lockscreen.

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Conclusion

So go ahead and install the app on your big screen Android devices. I am sure you will love the ease of accessibility the app provides, which makes it easy for you to access your incoming notifications even when your second hand is engaged with something else. Don’t forget to share what you think about the app using the comments.

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Ashish Mundhra

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Ashish Mundhra

Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.