How to change the audio output on an Android without disconnecting your headphones or speakers

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You can change the audio output on Android 11 in a few simple steps for easier listening across devices.

If your phone is running Android 11 or later and your audio app supports it, you can now easily change your audio output destination with just a tap or two without the need to disconnect and reconnect playback devices. This lets you easily switch between Bluetooth earbuds and Bluetooth speaker, for example, in the middle of playing music on Spotify.  

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How to see your Android notification history so you can reference dismissed notifications from the past 24 hours

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Android 11 introduced a feature that lets you view past notification messages, even ones you’ve already dismissed.

  • You can see your Android notification history on Android 11 through the Settings app.
  • In Settings, go to “Apps & Notifications,” then “Notifications.” 
  • You can think of this feature like a recycle bin for accidentally deleted notifications. 
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Clearing notifications is a double-edged sword; there’s a satisfying sense of accomplishment to dismissing them, but every once in a while, you might be overeager and discard a notification you needed to read in more detail. 

If you have ever deleted a notification a moment before you realized you needed it, Android 11 has a handy new feature. Its notification history lets you browse dismissed alerts from the previous 24 hours. It’s like a recycle bin for your app messages. 

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