How to speed up your Android notifications if they arrive too late [root]

How to speed up your Android notifications if they arrive too late [root]
When it comes to the speed with which your smartphone or tablet receives notifications, it's a question of how often a heartbeat exchange occurs. Mind you, we're not even remotely referencing the kind of heartbeat exchange that Apple Watch users are able to do. In this case, HE stands for how often your device calls the Google Cloud Messaging service's Push function, which powers the notifications engine behind many popular Android apps. A Push request is basically your device asking GCM "What's up, got anything for me?" and GCM answering "No.", or quickly delivering the notifications content. 

Usually, a heartbeat exchange occurs every 15 minutes on Wi-Fi, and every 28 minutes on mobile data. That's okay for the majority of users, but if you depend on notifications from many apps in your daily computing, you may find these intervals a tad wider than what's comfortable for you. Additionally, some carriers and internet providers stop idle connections after 5 to 10 minutes of no traffic exchange. This means your device will be disconnected from the GCM Push service, and you might end up with many late notifications while your device is counting down the minutes to the next scheduled heartbeat exchange - which could end up being a plus 20 minutes wait! 

So what can we do? Of course, Android is open enough to let you customize the intervals between heartbeat exchanges, but to make that happen, you'll need a rooted device and an app by the name of Push Notifications Fixer. Grab it from the Google Play Store and we'll show you how it works. It's pretty simple, really.


source: WonderHowTo

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5 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Will this drain the battery? You should be more informative. Although you did good with the [root] tag on the title

2. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Must drain the battery. Just don't know how much it will affects.

3. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Depends on your default number and a new one. If it was 24 min. but you change it to 6 min. then 4 times!

4. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Not really, there are many other things affecting battery, so this might in reality be like .01% of the battery load. Not saying it is, but your simplification is far too simple.

5. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Well, lets say if it used 0.1% before then it's 0.4% of your battery now in the same environment.

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