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How To Stop Yahoo! News Notifications on Android

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Yahoo! has recently upped its ante when spamming phones with notifications. While some are useful, others are irrelevant news updates that can take a toll on your phone’s battery if left unchecked. This begs the question, how do you stop Yahoo! News notifications on Android?

Quick Answer

Here’s how you can stop Yahoo! News notifications on Android.

• Completely uninstall the application.
• Turn on Do Not Disturb mode on your Android phone.
• Turn your notifications off in the Settings application.

In this article, we’ll go over all the different methods you can use to turn off Yahoo! News notifications on an Android and include how you can turn off news updates for Daily Updates in the Yahoo! Mail application.

Method #1: Uninstall the Application

If you don’t use Yahoo! Mail anymore or have switched to an alternative news/mail companion, removing the application saves you space and lets you get rid of Yahoo! News notifications.

Here’s how you can get rid of Yahoo! News notifications on Android.

  1. Open the Settings application on your Android phone.
  2. Head to “Applications” and select “Yahoo! News”.
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  3. Tap on the “Uninstall” button.

After uninstalling the application, you won’t have to deal with Yahoo! News notifications anymore, and it will save a few MBs of storage on your Android phone (about 40 MBs last time I checked the application size).

Method #2: Turn On the Do Not Disturb Mode

Picture this, you are in an important meeting, and suddenly, you get a notification from Yahoo! News. Now, there’s a chance that you are okay with getting these notifications – just not constantly. If that’s the case, Android’s Do Not Disturb feature makes the most sense.

Here’s how you can turn off Yahoo! News notifications on Android using Do Not Disturb mode.

  1. Open the Settings application on your phone.
  2. Tap on “Sound & Vibration” and select “Do Not Disturb”.
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  3. You’ll be able to select “Apps”.
  4. Turn off Yahoo! News as an application that can send notifications.

Now, when you turn on Do Not Disturb Mode, you won’t be getting any notifications from Yahoo! news on Android.

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Quick Tip

Once you’ve turned on Do Not Disturb, you can head to the Settings application and schedule DND to be triggered at particular timings/occasions. This way, you won’t need to manually turn on Do Not Disturb constantly.

Method #3: Turn Your Notifications Off in Settings

Turning notifications off completely makes the most sense if you don’t want to uninstall the application since you use it but never want it to send notifications to your Android phone. Unlike Do Not Disturb mode, you won’t be getting any notifications until you repeat these steps and turn alerts on.

Here’s how you can turn your notifications off to stop Yahoo! News notifications on Android.

  1. Open the Settings application on your Android.
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  2. Head to “Notifications”.
  3. Select “Yahoo! News”.
  4. Turn notifications off by tapping on the “Allow Notifications” toggle.
Keep in Mind

If you turn notifications off this way, you will not be receiving any notifications from the application, even if they’re of critical importance and are not news updates. Depending on your Android version, you may have the option to disable news updates only.

How To Turn Off News Updates in the Yahoo! App

The Yahoo! Mail application also sends out news updates from time to time. If you use it primarily as your mailing application, this can get annoying quickly as the updates are periodically sent and do not have a rhythm.

Therefore, here’s what you need to do to disable news updates in Yahoo! Mail.

  1. Open the Yahoo! Mail application.
  2. Tap on your account profile picture.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. Head to “Notifications”.
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  5. Scroll down and disable “Daily Brief”.
  6. Head down to “Other Alerts” and disable those too.

If you don’t use the Yahoo! Mail application anymore, you can go ahead and uninstall the application in its entirety to avoid notifications. Otherwise, this method works well if you use the application.


The Yahoo! News application and even the Yahoo! Mail application send out tons of news updates daily, which can get extremely annoying. While we recommend turning notifications off if you never want to see them again, using Do Not Disturb mode is a viable alternative, especially if you don’t want the notifications popping up on your phone at specific times. 

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