Android 8.1 still hasn’t reached a lot of Android phones but it is scheduled at some point. For those who were lucky enough to get their hands on Android 8.1 Oreo already, there’s some opportunity for tweaking that does not involve rooting. So, in this article we will be showing you the easiest method to change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without root permissions on your device.

Oreo is lauded for extemporaneous features like background app limitations, faster boot times, autofill APIs and notification snoozing. The latter is particularly added for an enhanced productivity at work, home, or wherever you might need to use it.

Notifications can be quite distracting and this feature comes in handy. By default, Oreo allows you to snoozing all notifications for either 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 120 minutes, but this can be changed easily.

How to Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root?

What you need to keep in mind is that the trick below will only work with Android 8.1, not 8.0. Moreover, only the below-listed devices are eligible as of now.

Google smartphones:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL

Nokia smartphone:

  • Nokia 8

However, customizing the changes would involve using the ADB or Android Debug Bridge. If you have never installed ADB before, follow the guide underneath that explains how to install and setup ADB on your Windows PC.

For the current task at hand, you will need a PC, although you can use MacOS or Linux too, but the ADB setup and command lines differ by a little bit. So, only for the purpose of convenience I shall be using Windows.

Furthermore, you will need an app developed by XDA Forum Moderator Zacharee1 and the app is named ‘SystemUI Tuner’. It’s a free app available on Google Play Store which you can get by click the download button below. Make sure that you get the app version 248.

System UI Tuner


Here’s how you can set up ADB on Windows:

  1. Download the ADB ZIP file for Windows. Download ADB ZIP file using the button below.
  2. Create a new folder in the C:\ drive and name it “adb.” Then extract the contents of the Zip file into ADB folder.
  3. Now get to the ADB folder using Windows Explorer and press down the Shift key and use the mouse right-click to launch a command prompt or PowerShell, if you are running Windows 10.
  4. Plug in your phone with a USB cable and connect to the computer. Don’t forget to change the USB mode to “File Transfer MTP” mode.
  5. Get to the Command Prompt window & type:
    adb devices
  6. When you receive a prompt on the phone, tap ALLOW USB debugging access.
  7. Now you must type in the command the same command in again. This will display your device’s serial number in the command prompt.
    adb devices

Once you’ve setup ADB on your PC, proceed with customizing notification snooze duration on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Open a command prompt on your PC and type the following:

adb shell pm grant com.zacharee1.systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

6 Easy Steps to Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root

Fire up SystemUI Tuner app that you downloaded to your Android and set it up as described under:

  1. Tap “to the tweaks!”Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root
  2. Accept any warnings that you may see.Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root
  3. Select “Miscellaneous.”notification snooze duration, android 8.1 oreo
  4. Scroll down to “Notification Snoozing.”notification snooze duration, android 8.1 oreo
  5. Here, you need to entire time in minutes only. So, 1 hour would be 60 minutes, 2 hours would be 120 minutes and so on. Customize your timings as you like and don’t forget to choose one default time that you have customized in either one of the four snooze times.
  6. Now, this final step is crucial. That’s because you don’t want to keep customizing the notification snooze durations after each system reboot. To avoid that from happening, head to Settings within the SystemUI Tuner app, then toggle “safe mode” to enable it.Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root

It is essential to bear in mind that only new notifications will be affected by the changes you just made. However, any existing notifications in the status bar won’t be affected.

A couple of things to remember:

This process will only work on Android 8.1 Oreo on the above mentioned list of devices.

When you get the app SystemUI Tuner from Google Play Store, ensure that it is version #248.

If you do want to know some more uses of the ADB interface that I showed you just now, you might want to check this post where we show you how you can use the ADB interface to download and install a Custom Recovery like TWRP on any Android device.

After that, you might want to root your device! Well we have got you covered in that respect as well! Click on this link to find out how you can root any android device with Magisk Manager.

If you have any questions or queries, then do leave them in the comments down below! And of course, for more interesting fixes like this one, click on this link! I hope you liked our article on how to Change the Notification Snooze Durations on Android 8.1 Oreo without Root, I’ll be catching up with you guys soon, on the next one!

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