Almost all popular websites ask consumers permission to push updates to their phones and its possible that over a period of time you have granted the same either inadvertently or on purpose. The updates from these websites can hog your precious notification panel space and to sift through these notifications to get to the useful stuff can be a huge pain.

Moreover, content from websites will also eat through your storage space and that could be a problem in the long run.

The good thing is that you can easily manage such notifications or altogether prohibit websites from asking you permission to push notifications. To manage these site updates here is what you need to do:

How to manage sites that push notifications or updates to your phone

You can easily manage these notifications from your Chrome App info page or prohibit websites from asking such permissions altogether. We have listed the steps below for Android 10 and Android 9 Pie.

  1. Open Chrome App Info page

    This can be done by long-pressing on your Chrome Icon and tapping App Info (i) on most phones. You may also access App Info page from Settings>> Apps> Chrome

  2. Open Notifications

    Android Notification management has really improved in the last few years. You will find granular notification control under the Notification option.

  3. Scroll down to ‘Sites’

    You will notice all the sites that you have allowed or blocked from pushing notifications. By tapping on individual sites, you can also customize notifications for individual sites that you find useful.

  4. Disable Site Notifications (for all or individual sites)

    You can disable options that you don’t need either individually or collectively by toggling off the ‘show notifications’ option at the start (under Sites).

How to prohibit sites from asking you for notification update permission altogether

To stop the whole madness, just follow these steps

Step 1: Scroll Down further in App info >> Notifications

Android 10

Step 2: Select ‘in-app notification settings’ option in Android Pie or “Additional Settings in the app option in Android 10

Android Pie

Step 3: Toggle off ‘Ask before Allowing sites to send notification (recommended)’.

Android Pie (left); Android 10 (right)

That’s it.

You can also manage your Site notifications from the desktop chrome browser, but the process is simpler on Android phones. Similar options are also available for Firefox and Safari browsers.


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