Houseparty has been one of the most used applications in this lockdown period. The application is available for both Android and iOS and is rated highly by people who want to take a break from regular video calls. Thanks to its collection of engaging games, Houseparty hasn’t had to struggle to get a foothold in this competitive segment.
Recently, it announced an immersive 3-day virtual festival, which is set to take place between May 15th and 17th, featuring over 40 artists across the globe. Houseparty has also promised to deliver such mesmerizing events in the future, hoping to maintain its firm grasp.
Houseparty is one of the most innovative and sophisticated applications on the market, but it still has some fundamental flaws that need to be rectified.
Today, we’ll take a look at one such frustrating issue that many Android users have been reporting. So, without further ado, let’s see what the issue is and how to rectify it ourselves.
What’s the issue with Houseparty notifications?
According to users, the Houseparty app doesn’t seem to respect Android’s notification rules. They’ve claimed that the app delivers audible notifications even when Do Not Disturb or Silent Mode is turned on.
This issue primarily occurs whenever one of your friends signs up. However, there have also been reports of the app not adhering to system rules when it is running.
Why is Houseparty sounding notification even in silent mode?
Apps use notification channels to deliver the notifications we deem important. Whenever developers fail to define the said notification channels properly, these problems come to the fore.
A properly created notification channel usually adheres to system rules and restrictions, which leads to notifications being silenced when you put your phone in DND mode. In this case, Houseparty developers may have failed to do what’s necessary and used one of Android’s pre-defined channels — one that doesn’t adhere to DND protocols, such as Alarm or favorite contacts.
How to disable Houseparty notifications completely?
Although it’s upon Houseparty to come up with a permanent solution, there’s one trick you could try to curb the chatter.
Go to Settings and tap on Apps. When the page loads, go to Houseparty and tap on Notifications. Now, toggle off the categories that bother you the most. Alternatively, you could also choose to turn off notifications completely and only receive alerts when you’re running the app.
In case it doesn’t fix the problem for you, do give us a shout in the comments box below.