What are push notifications on Android or iPhone?

Push-technology (push from English translates as “push”, “push”) is one of the methods of disseminating information when data arrives on the screen of a device (tablet, smartphone, etc.) based on the set parameters. In simple terms, these are notifications that apps transmit and that appear on the user’s device screen.

The first company to launch push notifications for their devices was Apple – push notifications appeared on OS X. Later they appeared on other operating systems, including mobile ones: iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, etc..

Push notifications are the receipt of important information. Want an example? Please take the popular Whatsapp messenger. The application is closed, push notifications are enabled, the device is connected to the Internet. When a message is sent to the user (you), a push notification with a message appears on the device’s screen. Agree, this is very convenient.

This way you will not miss an important message, of course, provided that you have an Internet connection and, most importantly, receive push notifications.

Above is a screenshot for iOS on iPhone, and here is an example of push notification on a device based on Android OS:

But push notifications are not always useful, sometimes they are annoying. A simple example: you installed the game, played it, closed it, and safely forgot about it. After some time, the application sends you a push notification – saying why you forgot about the game, play again. It would seem that this is so? Firstly, not everyone is happy that the application sends completely unnecessary messages, and secondly, such notifications can come even late at night when you are sleeping. Of course, this is accompanied by a ringing melody.

Fortunately, push notifications are easy to disable, and you can do this for each application separately..