Article ID : SX671302 / Last Modified : 05/18/2021

How do I remove the system software updates notification icon?

    Valid for

    • Android™ 11
    • Android 10
    • Android 9.0 Pie


    The software update notification icon is designed to appear whenever there is a new system software available. You can hide the notification icon in the status bar on Xperia® devices running Android version 4.4.

    In Android version 5.0 or higher it's not possible to permanently deactivate the system software update notification. However, you can deactivate it temporarily. The update notification will reappear after a restart of your Xperia device, or if you search for an update manually.

    Note: It's highly recommended you update the software as it increases the overall performance and improves the security protection of the device. By updating your device to the latest available software also reduces the risk of sending it for repair.

    Temporarily remove the system software update notification icon

    1. Find and tap SettingsApps & notificationsSee all [number of apps] apps.
    2. Tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) → Show system.
    3. Find and tap Software update.
    4. Tap StorageCLEAR DATA.